AMD FX-8350 vs AMD FX-8320

Is the only difference that the 8350 is overclocked or is there better heat spreading on it or something? Could the 8350 be clocked higher than the 8320? If there is any other difference I would like to know :)

Thanks :)
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  1. Reasons to consider the
    AMD FX 8350

    Higher clock speed 4GHz vs 3.5 GHz Around 15% higher clock speed

    Higher turbo clock speed 4.2 GHz vs 4GHz More than 5% higher turbo clock speed

    Better PassMark (Single core) score 1,525 vs 1,402 Around 10% better PassMark (Single core) score

    Better geekbench (64-bit) score 12,105 vs 10,478 More than 15% better geekbench (64-bit) score

    Better PassMark score 9,134 vs 8,183 More than 10% better PassMark score

    Slightly better 3DMark11 physics score 6,880 vs 6,200 More than 10% better 3DMark11 physics score

    Better PassMark (Overclocked) score 10,147 vs 9,317 Around 10% better PassMark (Overclocked) score

    Better cinebench r10 32Bit score 23,437 vs 20,870
    Reasons to consider the
    AMD FX 8320

    Much lower typical power consumption 101.56W vs 159.66W More than 35% lower typical power consumption

    Much lower annual home energy cost 30.11 $/year vs 56.1 $/year More than 45% lower annual home energy cost

    Better performance per dollar 5.48 pt/$ vs 4.85 pt/$ Around 15% better performance per dollar

    Significantly lower annual commercial energy cost 109.5 $/year vs 159.62 $/year More than 30% lower annual commercial energy cost

    Slightly better performance per watt 7.01 pt/W vs 5.32 pt/W More than 30% better performance per watt
  2. Best answer
    The 8350 will give you better performance and overclocking, so I would suggest you go with that if you can. The 8320 is just the 8350 underclocked a bit and so it the performance isnt as good but the price is a lot better. The 8320 is actually better value considering how much it costs compared to its performance. It's up to you but they're really close in performance.
  3. They perform identically when overclocked. The FX 8320 is cheaper.

    A simple multiplier bump on the 8320 will bring you to 8350 speeds, with little effort. The 8320 is the better buy by far.
  4. Instead of going with the 8350, you should go with the 8320 and use the saved money to buy a really good CPU cooler to overclock it really well. I hope this helps :)
  5. What I can't understand though is how the 8350 is about 15 times more popular than the 8320.
  6. marketing, it is that simple.
  7. vmN said:
    marketing, it is that simple.

    Would think people were smart enough to look at the specs before they buy it..
  8. most people dont overclock or know how to. This said 4.0 ghz looks much better then 3.5.. and like they said marketing scheme taking a 8320 and over clocking it and calling it a 8350. I'm not sure but maybe the 8350 comes with a better stock heatsink then the 8320?
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