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Is the AMD FX 8320 Vishera really as good as it sounds?

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June 10, 2013 9:01:38 PM

i was going to get an AMD A10 5800k apu, but then i was told about the FX 8320 and it seems so much better. 8 cores versus 4 cores, but a little less power, thats ok. Its only $30 more so it wont break the bank. Whats the catch? Should i get it over the A10 5800k? I will be getting an EVGA GTX 650 Ti gpu too, will that bottleneck either of the cpu's? My rig will be for mid-high gaming and fast everyday performance. Sounds good? feel free to leave opinions PLEASE. My first ever rig i will build.
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June 10, 2013 9:12:27 PM

since you are getting a gtx650 ti you don't need to consider buying the a10. you can just buy a much cheaper athlon x4 750k and get almost the same processing grunt for just $85 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168.... still, getting the fx8320 is a mighty fine idea for me. but you could also swap that one for a cheaper fx6300 (they are practically tie when it comes to gaming).
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June 10, 2013 9:23:41 PM

The AMD A10 5800K APU includes a modest graphics processor. The FX8320 does not. For a gaming system, eight cores vs. four cores is mostly irrelevant as most (if not all) games do not make use of all available CPU cores. For gaming purposes, the FX8320 would require a discrete graphics card (costing much more than $30) to match the performance of the AMD A10.

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June 10, 2013 9:31:28 PM

DarkDubzs said:
i was going to get an AMD A10 5800k apu, but then i was told about the FX 8320 and it seems so much better. 8 cores versus 4 cores, but a little less power, thats ok. Its only $30 more so it wont break the bank. Whats the catch? Should i get it over the A10 5800k? I will be getting an EVGA GTX 650 Ti gpu too, will that bottleneck either of the cpu's? My rig will be for mid-high gaming and fast everyday performance. Sounds good? feel free to leave opinions PLEASE. My first ever rig i will build.


+1 on nokiddingboss' idea of the 6300 + 650 ti.

Just make sure to get an aftermarket cpu cooler and overclock the 6300.

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