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February 10, 2014 7:45:37 AM

Is the only difference an unlocked multiplier?
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February 10, 2014 7:49:06 AM

which ones exactly? for apu-s yes, the blacks are K series with unlocked multipliers. for FX they are all unlocked
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February 10, 2014 7:50:07 AM

laviniuc said:
which ones exactly? for apu-s yes, the blacks are K series with unlocked multipliers. for FX they are all unlocked


It was actually the FX I was referring too...so whats the difference in a white vs black box then on the FX series chips?
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February 10, 2014 7:53:31 AM

Thats pretty much it. AMD Black edition cpus makes it easy to overclock because all you have to do is change the multiplier and voltages.
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February 10, 2014 7:59:15 AM

the blacks are usually the top of the line cpu-s but they are all unlocked
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February 10, 2014 9:25:58 AM

Ok I still haven't gotten a clear answer.

What do you mean top of the line cpus...they are both built on the same architecture one has a white box and one has a black box...if both multipliers are unlocked on the FX series...is there a difference?

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February 10, 2014 11:39:04 AM

for example fx6300 will be in a white box and 8350 will be on a black one. 6300 is only 6 cores and lower frequency.

top of the line, i mean usually cpu-s are launched a few at a time, so when the piledriver line was launched there was 4300, 6300, 8320 and 8350, i think only 8350 was "black".

in theory there is no difference in the silicon used for 8320 and 8350 only slightly lower base clock. in reality it's the same deal as with phenom II black, we had... 6 i think it was total cpu-s based on the exact same architecture and the fastest ones were able to overclock slightly better. same here, 8320 would get to maybe 4.3-4.4 with 8350 you can probably get closer to 5.0
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February 10, 2014 11:46:23 AM

Wait there is around 50MHz difference with overclocking between 8320 and 8350.
So you will be able to get the same overclock with a 8320 as with a 8350.
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February 10, 2014 12:45:07 PM

laviniuc said:
for example fx6300 will be in a white box and 8350 will be on a black one. 6300 is only 6 cores and lower frequency.

top of the line, i mean usually cpu-s are launched a few at a time, so when the piledriver line was launched there was 4300, 6300, 8320 and 8350, i think only 8350 was "black".

in theory there is no difference in the silicon used for 8320 and 8350 only slightly lower base clock. in reality it's the same deal as with phenom II black, we had... 6 i think it was total cpu-s based on the exact same architecture and the fastest ones were able to overclock slightly better. same here, 8320 would get to maybe 4.3-4.4 with 8350 you can probably get closer to 5.0

I have the 8320 and it came in a black box.

Im just helping my cousin build a budget gaming rig and want to make sure if we go with a cpu with a white box, we aren't buying something much less than the black boxes....because I still haven't found a specific technological answer saying "the black box FX processors are better because .....".
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February 10, 2014 1:49:39 PM

for fx cpu-s there's no difference between the color - at worse lower frequency and/or lower core count - but that's told also by the model number

for apu-s white are not unlocked multipliers and black are K series with unlocked multipliers
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February 10, 2014 2:41:15 PM

laviniuc said:
for fx cpu-s there's no difference between the color - at worse lower frequency and/or lower core count - but that's told also by the model number

for apu-s white are not unlocked multipliers and black are K series with unlocked multipliers


That's what I was figuring / hoping.

Thank you!
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