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Game Xeon Processor L5320 FX-8150
PlayerUnknowns Battlegrounds 247% 3%
Call of Duty: WWII 214% 7%
Assassins Creed: Origins 286% 15%
FIFA 18 136% 30%
Star Wars: Battlefront 2 286% 15%
Grand Theft Auto VI 302% 20%
Far Cry 5 163% 22%
Pro Evolution Soccer 2018 125% 33%
Need For Speed Payback 286% 15%
ARK: Survival Evolved 299% 19%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the AMD FX-8150 is massively better than the Intel Xeon Processor L5320 when it comes to running the latest games. This also means it will be less likely to bottleneck more powerful GPUs, allowing them to achieve more of their gaming performance potential.

The FX-8150 was released less than a year after the Xeon Processor L5320, and so they are likely to have similar levels of support, and similarly optimized performance when running the latest games.

The FX-8150 has 4 more cores than the Xeon Processor L5320. 8 cores is probably excessive if you mean to just run the latest games, as games are not yet able to harness this many cores. The cores in the Xeon Processor L5320 is more than enough for gaming purposes. However, if you intend on running a server with the FX-8150, it would seem to be a decent choice.

More important for gaming than the number of cores and threads is the clock rate. Problematically, unless the two CPUs are from the same family, this can only serve as a general guide and nothing like an exact comparison, because the clock cycles per instruction (CPI) will vary so much.

The Xeon Processor L5320 and FX-8150 are not from the same family of CPUs, so their clock speeds are by no means directly comparable. Bear in mind, then, that while the FX-8150 has a 1.74 GHz faster frequency, this is not always an indicator that it will be superior in performance, despite frequency being crucial when trying to avoid GPU bottlenecking. In this case, however, the difference is probably a good indicator that the FX-8150 is superior.

Aside from the clock rate, the next-most important CPU features for PC game performance are L2 and L3 cache size. Faster than RAM, the more cache available, the more data that can be stored for lightning-fast retrieval. L1 Cache is not usually an issue anymore for gaming, with most high-end CPUs eking out about the same L1 performance, and L2 is more important than L3 - but L3 is still important if you want to reach the highest levels of performance. Bear in mind that although it is better to have a larger cache, the larger it is, the higher the latency, so a balance has to be struck.

The Xeon Processor L5320 and the FX-8150 have the same L2 cache size, but the Xeon Processor L5320 does not appear to have an L3 cache, so the FX-8150 definitely wins out in this area.

The maximum Thermal Design Power is the power in Watts that the CPU will consume in the worst case scenario. The lithography is the semiconductor manufacturing technology being used to create the CPU - the smaller this is, the more transistors that can be fit into the CPU, and the closer the connections. For both the lithography and the TDP, it is the lower the better, because a lower number means a lower amount of power is necessary to run the CPU, and consequently a lower amount of heat is produced.

The Xeon Processor L5320 has a 75 Watt lower Maximum TDP than the FX-8150. However, the FX-8150 was created with a 33 nm smaller manufacturing technology. Overall, by taking both into account, the Xeon Processor L5320 is likely the CPU with the lower heat production and power requirements, but there really isn't much in it.

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CPU Core Details

CPU CodenameClovertownZambezi
MoBo SocketLGA 771/Socket JSocket AM3+
Notebook CPUnono
Release Date12 Mar 200712 Oct 2011
CPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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CPU Technical Specifications

CPU Cores4vs8
CPU Threads-vs8
Clock Speed1.86 GHzvs3.6 GHz
Turbo Frequency-vs3.9 GHz
Max TDP50 Wvs125 W
Lithography65 nmvs32 nm
Bit Width-vs64 Bit
Max Temperature-vs61°C
Virtualization Technologynovsno
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L1 Cache Size256 KBvs384 KB
L2 Cache Size8192 KBvs8192 KB
L3 Cache Size-vs8 MB
Memory Channels-vs2
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CPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewThe Intel Xeon L5320 is a low-power consumption server processor. Its intended task is for handling workloads beyond the realm of gaming, however its age and technology no longer suits it for that task. With a relatively low clock speed, even for the 65nm process, and a lack of L3 cache, it is not considered a modern processor, and thus will not perform very well in demanding games, although older or less demanding ones should not give it trouble.FX-8150 is a high-end CPU based on the 32nm Bulldozer architecture.

It offers 8 Physical Cores (8 Logical), initially clocked at 3.6GHz, which may go up to 3.9GHz and 8MB of L3 Cache.
Among its many features, Turbo Core and Virtualization are activated and the clock multiplier is unlocked, meaning it can be overclocked easily.

The processor DOES NOT integrated any graphics. and has a rated board TDP of 125W.

Its performance is very good and sufficient for extreme gaming.