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March 14, 2013 6:28:22 PM

So I just built a new computer, and I based it around the AMD FX-8320. I bought it instead of the 8350 because it was 30 dollars cheaper, and was the "same" processor - or so I thought. I assumed that the only reason why the 8350 was 199$ and the 8320 was 179$ was simply because the 8350 came "factory" clocked at 4.0 instead of 3.5. I assumed that I could O.C. anyways and achieve the same results, and save thirty bucks. But I still have that gut feeling like I didn't purchase "the best" part, and its eating me alive...I can't sleep! (jk). But really, its bothering me, and I want to know if there is any other difference that I don't know about besides the factory clock settings. Any input is appreciated.

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AMD FX 8320 CPU
HD RADEON 6750
(4X2) CORSAIR VENGEANCE @1600
SEAGATE BARRACUDA 7200 RPM 1TB HDD
WINDOWS 7
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March 14, 2013 6:43:55 PM

Well you may be able to achieve overclocks with lower voltages using the FX 8350, and that's about it really!
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March 14, 2013 7:04:13 PM

You can easily achieve the std clocks of the 8350 with the 8320 all you need to do is get a reasonable after market cooler like http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... chances are that you would want one for the 8350 so still money saved.
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March 14, 2013 7:28:54 PM

The higher binned goes to 8350, the one that have "lower quality" goes to 8320...
This can be important factor if u are trying to get very high O.C....

anyways I heard u can easyly O.C. 8320 to runs at 8350 speed... It a not bad buy if u are trying to save some money......
March 14, 2013 7:41:33 PM

I've had both processors in 2 identical builds, and the 8320 over clocks better but not as high, but I might have been lucky to get a gem 8320
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March 14, 2013 7:44:55 PM

I would agree, save the money get the 8320, and good cooler so u can oc to 8350 speeds, u will be about even on the costs, but instead of the stock cooler with the stock 4ghz 8350, ull have a nice cooler and a similar clocked 8320, similar performance with a better cooler

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March 15, 2013 5:30:55 AM
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The savings are could be marginal. The money you're saving on the processor, you'll be spending it on the cooler.. So it's pretty much the same thing.
March 15, 2013 8:03:32 AM

Thanks for all the input! I appreciate it. Looks like i'm going with the corsair H60 and trying to achieve a 4.2 OC. Thanks!
July 21, 2013 10:15:27 PM

Neuspeed said:
The savings are could be marginal. The money you're saving on the processor, you'll be spending it on the cooler.. So it's pretty much the same thing.


Sorry for restarting a older post, but, wouldn't you be buying a nice aftermarket cooler even with the 8350? I'm not so sure what you posted is a valid point. If you're going to overclock the FX 8320, you'd most likely over clock the FX 8350, you'd need a good aftermarket both ways. Right?

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July 22, 2013 3:14:10 AM

I'm agreed with "chargeit" ...
I'm also hard to understand that logic.... :( 

8320 + after market cooler vs 8350 + stock cooler, i will pick the first...
July 24, 2013 1:45:55 PM

Why do you want to achieve the performance of FX8350 with FX8320? Why the limit?
Get an FX8350 with stock cooler now. When you want to overclock, get a better cooler and overclock some more.
July 24, 2013 6:27:03 PM

Jhutson25 said:
So I just built a new computer, and I based it around the AMD FX-8320. I bought it instead of the 8350 because it was 30 dollars cheaper, and was the "same" processor - or so I thought. I assumed that the only reason why the 8350 was 199$ and the 8320 was 179$ was simply because the 8350 came "factory" clocked at 4.0 instead of 3.5. I assumed that I could O.C. anyways and achieve the same results, and save thirty bucks. But I still have that gut feeling like I didn't purchase "the best" part, and its eating me alive...I can't sleep! (jk). But really, its bothering me, and I want to know if there is any other difference that I don't know about besides the factory clock settings. Any input is appreciated.

Corsair Carbide Series 200R
Corsair CX 750 PSU
ASUS M5A99FX PRO R2.0 AM3+ AMD 990FX
AMD FX 8320 CPU
HD RADEON 6750
(4X2) CORSAIR VENGEANCE @1600
SEAGATE BARRACUDA 7200 RPM 1TB HDD
WINDOWS 7
ASUS DVD DRIVE (OEM)


Why can not my FX8320 Turbo to 4.0 Hz, only to 3.7 Turbo
July 25, 2013 9:39:51 AM

hylhyl001 said:
Why can not my FX8320 Turbo to 4.0 Hz, only to 3.7 Turbo


FX 8320 have 2 turbo levels: 3.7 and 4.0 Ghz (max), my FX 8320 came with 3.7 Ghz turbo. You have to download AMD Overdrive, in AMD Overdrive go to "lock/voltage", then select "turbo core control" and move the "core multiplier" to 20x and press ok and apply, It automatically set the correct voltage (at least mine do)
Remember to have a good cooler (hyper 212 or similar), AMD dont recommend to get more than 62º at full with FX 8320. More than 62º can shorten the CPU life
July 25, 2013 9:56:40 AM

cssmarco said:
hylhyl001 said:
Why can not my FX8320 Turbo to 4.0 Hz, only to 3.7 Turbo


FX 8320 have 2 turbo levels: 3.7 and 4.0 Ghz (max), my FX 8320 came with 3.7 Ghz turbo. You have to download AMD Overdrive, in AMD Overdrive go to "lock/voltage", then select "turbo core control" and move the "core multiplier" to 20x and press ok and apply, It automatically set the correct voltage (at least mine do)
Remember to have a good cooler (hyper 212 or similar), AMD dont recommend to get more than 62º at full with FX 8320. More than 62º can shorten the CPU life


thanks for you help!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!now i know~
November 9, 2013 7:01:20 AM

Hi guys, i'm bringing this topic back to life once again as i see no point in making a similar one.

I'm planning in buying a 8320 with an aftermarket cooler. Budget wise, i was thinking of an Deepcool Gammax 300 . I hear that the stock cooler is rather impotent and noisy .
Also, everybody seems to recommend hyper 212 but it's twice the price of the deep cool. Also, a combo of 8320 + hyper evo would be about the same price of the 8350.
I'm not planning to OC the cpu, but there may be situations when the cpu wil run in turbo moder for an extended period of time ( rendering, gaming ) so i find it mandatory to buy an aftermarket cooler.

My questions for you :

Is the 8350 cooler any different from the stock 8320 cooler or would it also need a custom cooler ?
Would the Gammax 300 be enough to cool the 8320 to acceptable temp's or should i look for another cooler ? For instance, currently there is another CM cooler at an acceptable price range , the TX3 Evo OR a Zalman CNPS10X Optima 2011.
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November 9, 2013 7:33:35 AM

DellUser88 said:
Is the 8350 cooler any different from the stock 8320 cooler or would it also need a custom cooler ?
Would the Gammax 300 be enough to cool the 8320 to acceptable temp's or should i look for another cooler ? For instance, currently there is another CM cooler at an acceptable price range , the TX3 Evo OR a Zalman CNPS10X Optima 2011.


1) Stock cooler for both processors are exactly the same.
2) Says on their website it supports FX8 so I'm guessing it'll be able to cool it just fine and dandy.
3) TX3 is most suited for 95w CPUs I'd say. The Zalman looks pretty nice.
December 22, 2013 11:29:05 AM

Intel i7 and i5 Vs. AMD Fx 8320 and FX 8350

In Techspot's most recent article they proved that having a CPU like the 8320 will have very little affect even vs. a higher-end i7.

Also, if you go with the 8320 you can go with the cheaper AM3+ socket motherboards. This will ultimately allow you to get more features for the same amount of money that you'd spend vs. the newer socket 1150 motherboards required for Haswell.

In addition, going with the FX-8320 we save an additional $30 vs. the i5-4430 which we can then allocate towards our graphics card.
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December 22, 2013 11:30:53 AM

Vincent Douglas said:
Intel i7 and i5 Vs. AMD Fx 8320 and FX 8350

In Techspot's most recent article they proved that having a CPU like the 8320 will have very little affect even vs. a higher-end i7.

Also, if you go with the 8320 you can go with the cheaper AM3+ socket motherboards. This will ultimately allow you to get more features for the same amount of money that you'd spend vs. the newer socket 1150 motherboards required for Haswell.

In addition, going with the FX-8320 we save an additional $30 vs. the i5-4430 which we can then allocate towards our graphics card.


Old post mate, it's been solved already.
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