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AMD FX-8320 Vishera 8-Core 3.5 GHz (4.0 GHz Turbo) Socket AM3+ 125W FD8320FRHKBOX Desktop Processor

  • 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
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  • mark b.
  • 2/5/2016 2:18:37 PM
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsAmazing budget performance

Pros: - Extremely good overclocking (Stable 4.4 GHz @ 1.45 volts, load temp 53° C on Hyper 212 Evo air cooling)
- Very capable multi-core gaming processor
- Bang for your buck is high (if you overclock)
- Makes a great space heater for a New England winter!

Cons: - HOT - will require extreme cooling for the best overclocks
- Simply cannot keep up with Intel chips at per-thread efficiency; you're throwing gobs of extra power at this thing to keep up

Other Thoughts: I picked this processor up as a stop-gap; I've been on an Asus A5A97 board with an FX-4100 for nearly four years, and am way past due for an upgrade. I'm a gamer, and the 4100 truly was bottlenecking me, especially after I upgraded my graphics to an R9 390. Of course I'd love to be rocking a new Skylake i5 or better right now. But that would mean an extra 2 to 4 hundred bones for a brand new mobo, CPU and DDR4 memory. My strategy was to spend $150 on this CPU, and once Zen comes out later this year I'll take another look at what I want to do. It's paid off -- my performance in games like GTA 5 and BF4 has completely changed. Everything is so much smoother with those extra threads.. I game in 1080P smooth as butter and couldn't be happier with the performance! To get there though you need to be familiar with overclocking, luckily I've been doing it for years and there's tons of helpful information and youtube videos on how to do it.. I'd recommend Jays2Cents video on FX processors from 2013.

Anyway, I admit I feel I was naive -- I thought I my Hyper 212 Evo would be enough to get 4.6 GHz on this beast.. I was wrong. So, so wrong. I'm able to just barely push this chip to 4.4 Ghz and keep it stable under Prime 95 at 1.45v, but the temps sits in the high 50s. If I push any harder than that temps just shoot through the roof. I'm confident I can achieve at least a 4.6 clock, probably more, but I'm looking at water coolers now to make that happen.

Anyway, that's my experience so far. It's great for games and if you're on somewhat of a budget this is your answer. If you can afford a little extra dough, go for a Skylake.

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  • Joel T.
  • 2/5/2016 6:14:19 AM
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsupdated CPU

While most of us won't notice the 8 cores- the workload distribution means less stutter, less tearing.
The "turbo" mode (at 4.0GB) is fantastic!
The price is right!!!

Cons: It's not a "top-of-the-line" Intel CPU!!!! But, can anyone REALLY tell the difference??

Other Thoughts: For price and performance, AMD still "beats" Intel!!

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  • Anonymous
  • 2/1/2016 8:11:03 PM

5 out of 5 eggsNot a doubt the best budget CPU on the market

Pros: Runs cool, and I mean it. Got it up to 4.6Ghz with AMD Overdrive, running stable with no problems. 10 to 30 degrees celsius idle, and doesn't go past 60 under load.

Cons: None.

Other Thoughts: For now, it's the best budget CPU until Zen comes out. Overclocked, it runs better than my old 3770 (believe it or not)! I might upgrade depending on what AMD has to offer later this year, but for now this is perfect.

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  • Richard C.
  • 1/28/2016 3:41:00 PM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsBest CPU for the money EVER!

Pros: This CPU can handle intense multitasking with up to 8 cores at 3.5GHz (4.0 Turbo)
Very good for budget builders
Stock fan keeps CPU cool at maxed out graphics gaming and CPU usage
Great for gaming

Cons: Stock Fan gets very noisy when the CPU gets hot but i wouldn't take an egg off for that

Other Thoughts: Would definitely recommend to go out and pick up an after market cooler to get rid of the noisy stock cooler

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  • terry r.
  • 1/28/2016 1:04:16 PM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsmore power lol

Pros: I jumped from a quad to an eight core ( same speed) and wow those extra cores do help.

Cons: none

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  • Matthew L.
  • 1/28/2016 11:13:08 AM
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsAweeeesome! :D

Pros: - 8-cores
- Excellent price
- Amazing speed

Cons: - I didn't get this sooner

Other Thoughts: I'm upgrading from a Athlon II X2, so this is a nice jump from dual core to 8-core. With that being said, if you're also upgrading from a "not so great" CPU to this one, have a spare change of underwear. Amazing CPU so far, no complaints.

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  • Brian G.
  • 1/27/2016 2:44:26 PM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsGreat Performance, but Get an Aftermarket Heatsink!!

Pros: -Extremely fast performance
-Not One problem so far

Cons: -Runs hot.

Other Thoughts: This processor is perfect for performance needs without going too far over the top. I recommend either getting water-cooling or an aftermarket heatsink for this processor though, as it does tend to run hotter than I am used to. Idle temperatures tend to stay around 30C, but under load can reach temperatures of 60C, and in my particular build using the stock heatsink that comes with it, the RPMs reached 6000.

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  • Todd A.
  • 1/23/2016 10:00:07 AM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsNoisy but Powerful

Pros: I have this in a new PC. and it certainly isn't the bottleneck. Seems fast, and if games can take advantage of all 8 cores, they run fast.

Cons: The CPU fan is noisy, and if MSI Control Center isn't launched the fan defaults to 100%. AMD systems make for great space heaters in the wintertime.

Other Thoughts: Haven't been able to push it all the way yet, as the GPU and HDD are still bottlenecking the system. I will update this review with how far I could overclock it once the build is finished.

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  • Anonymous
  • 1/22/2016 10:17:44 AM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat CPU, especially for the price.

Pros: Great CPU. Everyone complaint that it runs hot, but even with the stock fan mine only gets as high as 45°C, and that's on ultra/max settings. Really glad I bought this CPU, has been pulling more that its own weight extremely well. Would definitely recommend to anyone that likes AMD, but doesn't have the money to spend on a 9590.

Cons: Nothing I can think of really.

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  • Zachary T.
  • 1/19/2016 12:51:45 PM
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat CPU

Pros: Easy overclocking.
Very Stable.
Great performance/value.

Cons: Stock fan is lackluster.
Runs a little warm, unless you have a nice cooling setup.

Other Thoughts: I would argue that this is by far the best CPU option in the $100-$150 price range.

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