I was all set and ready to purchase the 8350 but then I noticed that newegg has a promo right now for the 8320 for $30.00 off making it $130.00. My question is the 3.5ghz vs. the 4ghz that MUCH of a difference? I'd be spending an extra $60.00 (8350 has a $10.00 off promo) on the 8350 but will that extra .5 make that much of a difference especially if I OC the 8320?
Thoughts? I did read the benchmarks, reviews, etc but I still can't make up my mind. A $130.00 doesn't really seem like a bad deal.
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For overclocking the 8320 it will easily reach the 8350 clocks on a $30 budget air cooler like CM Hyper 212 EVO.
go with rolli59's advice, buy the 8320 and a good cooler.
My 8120 is OC'd from 3.1 to 4.6 stable, I can only imagine what an 8320 would do.
They're essentially the same chip except that the 8320 costs less and is clocked lower at stock. A simple multiplier bump will bring it to 8350 speeds. The OC ceiling difference between the two is around 50mhz (0.05GHz). So go with the 8320.
fx 8350 - 6880 points3D Mark Physics - gamers benchmark test fx 8320- 6200 points ,i.e. 10% less . i5 2500K-6230 points
so fx 8320 - would be ok .
Cinebench R11.5 single core test fx 8350 - 1.11 , fx 8320 - 1.05- 5% less multi core test fx 8350 -6.94 , fx 8320 - 6.28 , 10% less
Thanks for the advice!
go for the FX8320 and put the extra money on a good cooler.