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AMD FX-8320 Vishera 3.5GHz (4.0GHz Turbo) Socket AM3+ 125W Desktop Processor FD8320FRHKBOX

  • 32nm Vishera 125W
  • 8MB L3 Cache
  • 4 x 2MB L2 Cache
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New microarchitecture, new level of performance

Piledriver microarchitecture, a tuned-up Bulldozer, has finally reached the flagship AMD FX processors (the new FX series processors are codenamed as Vishera) for improved performance and better energy-efficiency. Up to eight “Piledriver” cores ensure unrivaled multitasking and pure core performance. The AMD Turbo Core technology pushes your core frequencies to the most when you need it most. To top it off, like all other AMD’s Black Edition processors, the new AMD FX 8-core Vishera processor black edition is unlocked for fabulous overclocking* capability.  Unrivaled performance is not the only trick AMD has up their sleeve. Vishera processors are at a reasonable price point. (*AMD’s product warranty does not cover damage caused by overclocking even when overclocking is enabled via AMD Overdrive software.)

  • newegg New Piledriver microarchitecture Piledriver microarchitecture is the second generation of AMD Bulldozer microarchitecture. The internal core structure has been modified for higher frequencies even without any changes in the manufacturing process. Piledriver has a more precise branch predictor and a larger instruction window with ISA extensions FMA3 and F16C. The execution units acquired an enhanced scheduler and learned to process individual instructions faster, such as integer and floating-point division. And Piledriver microarchitecture delivers higher power efficiency compared with Bulldozer microarchitecture.
  • newegg Unlocked AMD FX processor with 8 Piledriver cores The native 8-core desktop processor delivers unrivaled multitasking and pure core performance with the new Piledriver microarchitecture. 32 nanometer die shrink was designed to reduce leakage for improved efficiency, increased clock rate headroom and better thermals. The AMD unlocked technology offers more headroom for your overclocking (AMD’s product warranty does not cover damage caused by overclocking even when overclocking is enabled via AMD Overdrive software.).
  • newegg AMD Turbo technology The AMD FX Processors come equipped with AMD Turbo CORE Technology, a performance boosting technology that helps increase performance on the applications that need it the most.
  • newegg Amazing instruction capabilities Like Bulldozer, Piledriver has some amazing instruction capabilities. Advanced Vector Extensions (AVX) increase parallelism tailored for scientific and 3D applications that use heavy floating point calculations. Floating Point Vector Multiply-Accumulate improves throughput and performance on many vector functions (integer and floating point). Advanced Encryption Standard noticeably increases performance on the latest encryption applications like TrueCrypt and benchmarks like PCMark.
  • newegg AMD Hypertransport technology HyperTransport Technology (HT or HTT) is a high-speed, low latency, point-to-point link which helps reduce the number of buses in a system thus reducing system bottlenecks and enabling today's faster microprocessors to use system memory more efficiently in high-end multiprocessor systems.
  • newegg Integrated DRAM Controller with AMD Memory Optimizer Technology AMD FX Vishera Processor features a high-bandwidth, low-latency integrated memory controller that supports faster and low voltage memories and provides new Pre-Fetcher improvements and direct communications to each core in Dual-Core module (APIC registers in each core).

Learn more about FX-8320

Model

Brand
AMD
Series
FX-Series
Model
FD8320FRHKBOX

CPU Socket Type

CPU Socket Type
Socket AM3+

Tech Spec

Core Name
Vishera
# of Cores
8-Core
Name
FX-8320
Operating Frequency
3.5GHz (4.0GHz Turbo)
L2 Cache
4 x 2MB
L3 Cache
8MB
Manufacturing Tech
32nm
64-Bit Support
Yes
Virtualization Technology Support
Yes
Thermal Design Power
125W
Cooling Device
Heatsink and fan included

Quick Info

Warranty

  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 3 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 3 years


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  • Phillip .
  • 4/16/2014 3:08:15 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week

5 out of 5 eggsBought for girlfriend

Pros: Fast, significantly cheaper then a FX 8350, 8 cores, OK temps.

My girlfriend had a FX 4100 and was getting lag in games during streaming. I suggested she gets more cores an FX 6100 or this cpu. For only a couple more dollars she got an 8 core cpu instead of a 6 core and she is very pleased. She no longer gets any lag in games while streaming and her entire computer is faster in general.

Cons: The stock cpu cooler is exceptable, but sort of crummy. The fan is a bit loud and her temps are higher then my FX 8350 with a Gaia cooler from Xigmatec(A great cooler for the price btw! I highly recommend it). The Gaia was cheap and keeps my cpu on average 15-20 degrees cooler then her lower end cpu with a stock cooler.

I would advise if you are getting this cpu to make sure to get a secondary cooler. It is not needed, but it is almost a must with these 8 core FX processors. I would also advise not putting this in a cheap case with low ventilation unless the rest of your components produce very little heat.

Other Thoughts: Over all for the price and performance I can not think of a better CPU. If you want to make you computer a monster and drop a couple grand keep looking. If you want a beastly computer for under 1000$ this is the perfect cpu for you. Just remember to save a couple dollars for a better heat-sink and maybe and extra case fan.

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  • Anonymous
  • 4/15/2014 4:07:31 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsbest bang for the buck

Pros: great speed. you can over clock to 4.4 on a Asus sabertooth with no problem and the heat is 41celcius with a cooler master v8 CPU cooler while gaming. it can go way higher if you shut down a core or two. easy 5+GHz and more. people are getting 9+GHz with one core open. advice if your going over clock to 5ghz make sure you have plenty of cooling or liquid cooling. move over intel

Cons: nothing at all

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  • Jason S.
  • 4/13/2014 5:24:16 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsMore bang for the buck

Pros: This CPU is by far the cheapest, and fastest CPU that you can get your hands on. When bundled with an SSD and a solid GPU and good Ram, You'll have yourself an incredible gaming machine.

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: I'm using an older GPU. The GTX570. I'm sure if i got a better one, Titanfall and heavy loads of GMOD wouldn't be a challenge.

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  • Hristo D.
  • 4/13/2014 4:56:30 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs

Pros: This is a good processor. Price/performance ratio is amazing. Havent had any problems over a year, can run pretty much everything.

Cons: none.

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  • Chris T.
  • 4/13/2014 12:21:51 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsPrice/performance 10/10

Pros: Love this chip. Works great stock.... But they unlocked it SO WHY NOT Right, cooling this chip with the 212EVO was able to get a nice stable 4.2 from it. Probably could get more but just like the components I'm not a fan of high Temps so I keep it mid to higher end of 50°c with my overclock

Cons: None..

Other Thoughts: I didn't use the stock cooler so I can not be of any help with how it preforms

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  • Anthony J.
  • 4/11/2014 3:27:01 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsAwesome

Pros: Excellent cpu !

Cons: None

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  • Andrew L.
  • 4/9/2014 3:01:09 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsAmazing!

Pros: Fast and furious. I play Titanfall, CoD: Ghosts, BF4, Assassin's Creed IV, and more games on ultra high graphics with no lag. Multitasking is a breeze. I can play games while streaming to twitch and have a movie also playing with no hiccups what so ever.

Cons: The stock heatsink. This thing is obnoxious. It was hard to get it to seat properly and is loud with the fans at 100%.

Other Thoughts: I would recommend this to anyone looking for an amazing CPU at a very reasonable price.

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  • David P.
  • 4/8/2014 8:49:07 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsHappy With 8 Core

Pros: Works well with my Linux/Ubuntu installation. Nice fast cpu, have it overclocked to 3.8Ghz.

Cons: NONE

Other Thoughts: I probably could overclock it to the 4.0Ghz range but I just let my Sabertooth MB do the overclocking automatically.

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  • NATALIE S.
  • 4/8/2014 5:27:49 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsWell rounded

Pros: -Works well
-Easy to overclock within AMD's drivers
-Very usable stock heatsink and fan included
-8 cores
-Very cost effective, got it around $139
-Good for gaming; although games don't generally use as much CPU power as there is available by any means, it's definitely good to have power to spare

Cons: -Power sucker
-Games don't utilise 8-core CPUs very much...yet.
-Didn't really notice much of an improvement when upgrading from my Phenom II x 970 ... almost felt like a waste of money. I'm doing more multi-tasking than I was with my Phenom, simply because I have the need to now more than I did previously, so, not sure if my Phenom would have bottlenecked where the 8320 would do fine, but I will never know.

Other Thoughts: Definitely worth the price. I bought my Phenom II x4 for $150, which is more than I paid for this, which has 8 cores.

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  • Jeff W.
  • 4/7/2014 11:09:38 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week

4 out of 5 eggsGreat value, but same AMD problems

Pros: Very fast, 8 cores help it dominate multi-threaded tasks. Excellent bang for the buck; there's no better value if you're on a budget.

Cons: Runs hot, stock cooler is a joke, AMD memory controller is still junk.

Other Thoughts: I replaced my old Intel Q6600 with this, along with a new mobo and RAM, trying to get my whole system modernized in one shot. Overall it was a hugely worthwhile upgrade for not too much money (especially if you can get this CPU on sale as I did), but I was disappointed to find my memory performance with DDR3 PC1600 was about the same as on my old setup using much slower DDR2 PC800! I thought the RAM was defective until I compared other benchmarks and realized everybody's 8320 setup using any motherboard had similar numbers. AMD has had this problem for a while - RAM is always the bottleneck with them, but it's not the RAM's fault, it's their memory control system. Not sure if it's their chipsets or something on the CPU itself, but it is definitely something to be aware of generally if considering an AMD or Intel setup. It is an AMD thing.

Beyond that, the processor itself is insanely fast - sometimes it seems too fast for the RAM to even keep up with it. I can't max it out unless I'm running a synthetic benchmark or stress test. Any task that uses real data seems to top out at somewhere less than 100% of the eight cores. I don't have a decent GPU so I haven't really tried hardcore gaming on it yet, but I do video editing and encoding, which are generally a lot more stressful than even gaming because there are no "rest periods" for the CPU, and just nothing I throw at it will top it out.

AMD went above and beyond by including a stylish paperweight in the box along with the CPU. I'm referring to the CPU "cooler", of course. I'm running stock speeds and when doing those benchmarks or stress tests, the temps shoot straight up and the thermal margin quickly drops to 16, which I consider pretty bad. (Absolute temps are less important than thermal margin, but if you want absolute temps, I'm talking 62 or 63C). At the same time, the fan cranks up and sounds like an Embraer Brasilia by about 3,000RPM. I have a Corsair Vengeance 70 with six 120mm case fans, which is pretty close to a best case scenario in terms of air flow. If the stock cooler is too anemic for me at stock speeds, forget about overclocking with it or even running it stock in lesser cases. Just budget in an aftermarket cooler; I'll be getting one with my next paycheck.

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