- 32nm Vishera 125W
- 8MB L3 Cache
- 4 x 2MB L2 Cache
- $159.99 –
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Good Enough 02/26/2014
Cheap and very fast for the price. This is my sixth time buying this CPU for my clients after upgrading from AMD 965. During testing it flys through Corel Photo & Video Suite X5, Powerdirector 12, Handbrake, and Adobe CS4 without any hitches. It runs somewhat warm, installed after market cooling from Cooler Masters lowered the temps from 60C to around 52C during full load.
While yes its fast, but AMD 6300/6350 might be the better option for gaming. If the client only games I always recommend AMD 6300/6350 and putting the extra money towards larger capacity SSD/Hybrid SSD drives. On the other hand the 8320 powers ahead both 6300 and the 6350 in multimedia applications such as video, music, and photo editing.
I paid $139 for this CPU during one of Neweggs 48hr sales. This made both myself and the client happy after targeting AMD 6350 CPU because of his budget. His system flies with Seagate 512 Hybrid SSD installed along with AMD 260X 2GB video card.
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