IntelBX80662I76700K
AMDFD8320FRHKBOX

4 Cores, 8 Threads
@4.0GHz Skylake (2015)

8 Cores, 8 Threads
@3.5GHz Piledriver (2012)

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 194,381 user samples
160,642 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 106% Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 5 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 79% Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 1.25 GHz (avg)
Poor: 79% Great: 106%
SPEED RANK: 23rd / 980
Gaming
Gaming 92%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 93%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 68%
Battle cruiser
33,739 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 61% Base clock 4.9 GHz, turbo 4.85 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 42% Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 1.35 GHz (avg)
Poor: 42% Great: 61%
SPEED RANK: 250th / 980
Gaming
Gaming 51%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 51%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 41%
Speed boat
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
91.9 % Much faster effective speed.
+79%
51.4 % -79%
SC Mixed
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
129 Pts Hugely faster single-core speed.
+84%
70 Pts -84%
QC Mixed
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
450 Pts Much faster quad-core speed.
+80%
250 Pts -80%
MC Mixed
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
688 Pts Much faster multi-core speed.
+59%
434 Pts -59%
SC Mixed
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
144 Pts Much faster OC single-core speed.
+77%
81.2 Pts -77%
QC Mixed
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
530 Pts Much faster OC quad-core speed.
+75%
303 Pts -75%
MC Mixed
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
778 Pts Much faster OC multi-core speed.
+45%
538 Pts -45%
Market Share
Based on 5,943,008 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
2.3 % Hugely higher market share.
+265%
0.63 % -265%
Value
Value For Money
93.4 % Better value.
+21%
77 % -21%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
106 % Much more popular.
+58%
67 % -58%
Price
Price (score)
$279 -65% $99 Much cheaper.
+65%
Age
Newest
27 Months Much more recent.
+56%
61 Months -56%
TDP
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
91 Watts More energy efficient.
+27%
125 Watts -27%
Cores
CPU Processing Cores
4 cores -100% 8 cores Hugely higher core count.
+100%
Threads
CPU Processing Threads
8 threads 0% 8 threads 0%
Lithography
Manufacturing process
14 nm Much newer manufacturing.
+56%
32 nm -56%
Base Clock
Base Clock Speed
4 GHz Slightly faster base frequency.
+14%
3.5 GHz -14%
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
4.2 GHz +5% 4 GHz -5%
SC Int
Single Core Integer Speed
142 Pts Much faster single-core int speed.
+62%
87.8 Pts -62%
SC Float
Single Core Floating Point Speed
147 Pts Hugely faster single-core fp speed.
+93%
76.1 Pts -93%
QC Int
Quad Core Integer Speed
514 Pts Much faster quad-core int speed.
+56%
329 Pts -56%
QC Float
Quad Core Floating Point Speed
545 Pts Hugely faster quad-core fp speed.
+95%
279 Pts -95%
MC Int
Multi Core Integer Speed
718 Pts Much faster multi-core int speed.
+32%
545 Pts -32%
MC Float
Multi Core Floating Point Speed
817 Pts Much faster multi-core fp speed.
+74%
469 Pts -74%
Series
CPU Architecture
Skylake (2015) Piledriver (2012)
Socket
Motherboard Socket
FCLGA1151 AM3+
Graphics
Integrated Graphics
HD 530 None
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The AMD FX-8320 has the same architecture and specs as the FX-8350, the only difference being the base/turbo clocks of 3.5/4.0 GHz for the 8320 vs 4.0/4.2 GHz for the 8350. Comparing the two models shows that the 8320 lags the 8350 at stock speeds by around 10% but broadly matches it when both processors are overclocked. This combined with the 8320's considerably lower price tag makes the 8320 the better value proposition. In terms of outright performance, as with all AMD CPUs, the FX series have very strong multi-core performance but lag Intel considerably in terms of single and dual-core throughput. [Mar '14 CPUPro]

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