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AMD FX-8320 Vishera 8-Core 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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  • 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).

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


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  • Ron W.
  • 1/26/2015 3:08:25 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsNice CPU but...

Pros: Plays all the games I throw at it plus is able to handle multiple tasks while gaming. 8 cores that aren't shared or locked in some way. Great entry to mid level CPU for gamers, like myself, who want to run separate CPU / GPU configurations.

Cons: Kinda already starting to be an entry level of CPU with a lot of games recommending non-turbo 8 core 4 ghz or higher configurations.
Stock heatsink and fan is weak. Okay for small uses but if wanting to use the turbo option or run this CPU under a load for long, invest in a better cooling system.

Other Thoughts: Besides the problem of the stock heatsink and fan being a bit left to be desired, I would still recommend this CPU.
I'm even apt to try the turbo settings on this CPU once I get a liquid cooling system that I got for this recently.

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  • Anonymous
  • 1/21/2015 3:47:21 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week

4 out of 5 eggsAbove average CPU

Pros: -Price
-Overclockable
(Mine runs about 3.9mhz & 4.5mhz mem clock)
-Stays under 50 Celsius
-No issue installation nor booting
-Helps out with multitasking and splitting loads
Bang for buck indeed

Cons: -Have to adjust stock settings
- Theres somethings lacking and im not sure what I'll try pushing the overclock but I think its something with the build or stock settings.

Other Thoughts: -stock was clocked at 3.2mhz
-For the price its rated FIVE STARS in my opinion
-On a broad spectrum I'd place it at four as the rating states

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  • Justin S.
  • 1/20/2015 12:55:26 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsDOA

Pros: None

Cons: DOA. This is a replacement for another DOA processor --- I RMA's the motherboard too.

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  • Tyrone U.
  • 1/19/2015 2:27:35 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsAMD FX-8320 Awesome

Pros: Great CPU for gaming! A must buy if you like AMD CPU's!

Cons: N/A

Other Thoughts: It handles BF4/BF3, LOL, Marvel Hero's and all the new hot games with no problem. You just to make sure you get a good CPU cooling fan and then you will not have any problems.

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  • yolanda o.
  • 1/19/2015 11:45:11 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat cpu for the price

Pros: *Cheap price for an extremely fast CPU,
*great for multitasking and getting things done
*Great for gaming at that price

Cons: *none!

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  • Mark E.
  • 1/19/2015 7:18:31 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day

3 out of 5 eggsNot what they claim

Pros: It's not what they claim, but sort of O.K.

Cons: It runs out of the box at 3.0ghz not 3.5ghz as claimed on the description page on Newegg's site. And can only be overclocked on the sliding bar in Catalyst control center to 3.4ghz, not the 4.0ghz as claimed by AMD.

Other Thoughts: I have 6 AMD cpu's. 3 quads, 2 six cores, and an 8 core in four different computers. I have never bothered with overclocking, nor paid much attention to the actual ghz of the cpu's. Have I been completely bamboozled by AMD?
This CPU was purchased by Linda Peth & installed by Me.

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  • Kevin W.
  • 1/18/2015 4:51:13 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsperfect

Pros: Overclock great, inexpensive relative to those other guys.
OC'd to 4.4 without even trying on a Corsair H80i, ran all day at that and 4.5Ghz turboing to 4936 Mhz, and I only hit 117 degrees F.

Backed it off after that, because really, don't need to push it for most things. Also did not spend hardly anytime tuning for that, just educated guesses, no heroic voltages or anything need either.

Cons: None really, did not use the stock heatsink. It'll get reused as my old 6 core is now going to be a hand me down.

Other Thoughts: I manage tons of equipment and servers, so yeah, really no down side other than it's not the must bleeding edge CPU out there. Whatever, save that money and put it towards your video card.

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  • Peter P.
  • 1/15/2015 2:27:35 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat CPU!! Still Chuggin' along

Pros: This is a little powerhouse to say the least. It was used for cryptocurrency mining for 6 months, and then used for heavy gaming up until this day! Great CPU at an even better price.

Cons: It does require a pretty beefy cooler. I bought a silent cooler, and it didn't quite cut it.

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  • Anonymous
  • 1/15/2015 10:17:46 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsexcellent :)

Pros: cores, performance. runs cool with 212 evo.

Cons: won't overclock any. not the CPUs fault. I think its the motherboards.

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  • Peter P.
  • 1/15/2015 5:14:46 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsvery nice cpu

Pros: Speed is good. Passmark cpu score was around 8500 normal clock speed.
Runs cool around 50-60f degrees when idling and only gets around 100f when running passmark, and cools down immediately when load is reduced. Stock fan is a little loud but cools well.
Installed on an Asrock 960gm/usb3 board.

Cons: None at this point. Using for normal office, movie streaming and very mild gaming.

Other Thoughts: Passmark score 8500, compared to my I7 machine that scores 11000. But that is not a detectable difference during normal operation.
In perspective I think my fx-6300 cpu scores around 6500.

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