*The second generation FX processor is here, based on the new improved microarchitecture Piledriver and in four module, eight core format. Does it deliver the promised 15% increase over last years FX? Can it compete with the Intel Core i-series? How does it overclock? Worth upgrading from a Phenom II? All these questions are answered in our performance review of the AMD FX-8350."
Any major computer upgrade generally requires a full software reinstall too. No so if you heed the advice in the guide to Upgrading a Motherboard without Reinstalling. PCSTATS Tips