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FX-8320 Performance Specification
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FX-8320 Game Requirement Analysis

FX-8320 is a high-end CPU based on the 32nm Piledriver architecture.


It offers 8 Physical Cores (8 Logical), initially clocked at 3.5GHz, which may go up to 4.0GHz 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.


It performs around 20% worse. Its performance is very good and sufficient for extreme gaming.


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GearTight's Rig
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Could I reliably overclock this one to 4 GHz using just a 125W-motherboard, like the MSi 970A-G43? (I'm using an aftermarket cooling unit)

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Easily. Turbos to 4ghz by default.


That board can actually push out 140watts, just make sure you're cooling is on par with your OC and you should be fine. If you start getting glitches and instability, don't push it.


Personally I'd got with Asus M5A78L-M as your budget choice, depending on your gpu choice.

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Perfect!
I ended up purchasing the Gigabyte 970A-DS3P, as the MSi-Board was out-of-stock by the time I went back to purchase it. It clearly mentions FX-8350 and even FX-8370-support. But I'm clueless on that board's TDP. Also 140W?

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Ya, that will work fine, its a 140watt board as well. This board has a few bells and whistles that budget end boards don't so it's a solid pick.

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Alright, I'll most likely go with the FX-8320 then. Thanks for the help!

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go for it buddy :)

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No worries. Happy to help.

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I got that motherboard and i got my fx 8320 up 4.2 ghz

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Should i sell my FX-6300, buy the FX-8320 and OC it to 4Ghz, or buy a 1080p monitor?

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If I was in your shoes, I would honestly not go for either. Your res is shows 1050p, VERY close to 1080p. Also, upgrading from a 6-core to this won't be much of an upgrade. If anything, keep saving up for something a bit better. Maybe add another 8gb or RAM?

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Thanks for the reply ZeroHour060. I was thinking about a new monitor because my current one is a analog VGA, although a pretty good one specs wise(5ms, 300cd/m2).
Also i would like some HDMI inputs for my console, tv box etc. Adding more RAM could be a problem since i have 2 slots used, and the first one is blocked by the cooler. It would disable the dual channel if i added a 3rd stick.

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Well if that is the case, I guess go for the monitor instead. That is a more pressing issue, the CPU upgrade can wait.

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why would you buy 1080p,for me your resolution is fine,you do not need fx8320 but it is always better to have faster cpu so go for fx 8320 if you can :)

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I was thinking the same thing Grbicdragan95, but ppl say that the upgrade is negligible. My current CPU is 2% weaker that the 8320 on stock. Thanks for the reply btw :)

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np buddy,i am here to help how i can :)

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Performance wise there are arguments for both sides. Really swings game to game. With that said and more games taking up multi-threading and core designs, next-gen titles will really make use of the extra cores. BUT it's not 100% required to get (subjectively) great performance.

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yes intel is probably always going to have best single core preformance,the games are core hungry but they are more hungry for single core real speed…

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For now - Watch this space. Times will change as interactive entertainment in all forms will require much greater levels of processing.


Give it a year or two and you'll start to see that single core speeds will be dropped for low clocked multi core processors.


Even intel is moving this way with their i7 5960x 8 core, 16 thread beast.


AMD has something in the works. Hush hush atm.

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i am not a fan boy,but i will always choose amd because i dont have much money to spend on pc…

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I personally choose AMD chipsets because I rather their performance from a workstation point of view, which is 60% of what I do on my machine, gaming fills the rest.


Render times, compression and other tasks I believe run at lower overall times compared to intels options (which I have tried).


In the end it doesn't really matter. Choose what's best for you, your needs and your budget.

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yes you are right :)

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Well said again Brad! :D

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this cpu is 2 percent better than my i5….

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That's Intel vs AMD for you. Intel just has better tech in their processors. It's the truth.

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Is it worth upgrading to? also is it advisable to use a stock cooler?… will it work with a Gigabyte Ga-z77x ud5h mobo?

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nope. thats an AM3+ processor. and the motherboard that fit this cpu is one of them 990FX series motherboards,

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thanks. the 2400 is not bad so I will keep it for a year or two then get something better

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well your i5 2400 is still a good cpu for some of the newest game out there. . but that GTX 660 should be replace if you were to ask me, something like an AMD R9 280. or GTX 760. .I'm just saying !! peace

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is good for the AMD R7-260x?

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go for an AMD R9 270 or 280. for nvidia a GTX 770 is gonna kill some games with a little bit of overclock

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what about the AMD R7-260x cause iam not bulding is it good for it??

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yes its a good card but this cpu pack a punch when overclock and its gonna be a lot better if your gonna get a better gpu,

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guys what do you think,can i change my rig for laptop MS 16F33 Gaming laptop, i7 3610QM, GTX 675M, 16GB DDR3, 750GB WDB, FHD ,is that good?thank you

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Yea , thats a pretty good laptop Should be able to run most of the games on high , but the more demanding games have to be bumped down in order to play on 1080p :)

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Hey guys! This or the FX 6300 would suit my rig better? I know this has 8 cores, but do I need it as a casual gamer? I do not edit videos, if that helps! Thanks in advance!!

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Well if you wanna save some money get FX 6300 because it's a best-buy and it is a great CPU,too :)

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the highest i have seen my fx-8320 run at is 59c 100%-load on the socket temp and 52c on the core temp using the stock cooler. i do lots of gaming, no need for an aftermarket cooler if you have a case at least as good as mine.

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Hey Guyz Is IT Better for gaming than I5 3470 3.2 ghz

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Yes

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tnx

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Hey guys will an fx 8320 bottleneck a r9 280x?

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Not at all! Perfect combination! I use the gtx 770 which is almost identical in performance (1-2 frame differences)

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It shouldn't. I have my FX-8320 running an R9 290x with no issues.

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Same here

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Nope,perfect match :)

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