Average Bench: 44.3% (434th of 1206)

Based on 83,767 user benchmarks.  Device: 178BFBFF00600F20 Model: AMD FX(tm)-8320 Eight-Core Processor

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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Below average average bench

The AMD FX-8320 averaged 55.6% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This isn't a great result which indicates that there are much faster alternatives on the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 67.1Pts
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed 130Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the AMD FX-8320 is 21.8%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the AMD FX-8320 performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 420Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 414Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 83,767 samples)
Min Avg Max
47 1-Core 67.1 79.5
93.1 2-Core 130 156
46.6% 98.5 Pts
Min Avg Max
182 4-Core 242 294
302 8-Core 414 514
41.3% 328 Pts
Min Avg Max
318 64-Core 420 514
28.2% 420 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
1-Core 74
2-Core 148
52% 111 Pts
4-Core 271
8-Core 437
45% 354 Pts
64-Core 439
30% 439 Pts
AM3R2, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4.2 GHz, turbo 3.8 GHz (avg)
1-Core 66.9
2-Core 123
45% 94.9 Pts
4-Core 264
8-Core 440
44% 352 Pts
64-Core 126
8% 126 Pts
CPUSocket, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.45 GHz (avg)
1-Core 70.4
2-Core 131
48% 101 Pts
4-Core 244
8-Core 460
44% 352 Pts
64-Core 454
30% 454 Pts
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 24,084,916 CPUs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $145 @ launch in Oct '12
OutletPCUS $1637 months
AmazonUS $2442 months
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Workstation 34%
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Motherboard: Asus M5A97 R2.0 - $96

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 44% - Average Total price: $620

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System runs very well. Not as fast as higher end Intel, but great value for all around CPU.—Dec '14


Excellent

2 months ago.

Really good for low budget PC's, you can feel that the CPU isn't the newest but for the price ist still handels even modern games very well. Also a lot of potential for overclocking.

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S*** CPU. i3 4130 is still better —Nov '14


Good

28 days ago.

c'est le mien et je l'adore 8coeur 4ghz 80euros nickel


Good

9 months ago.

STill decent after almost 5 years of usage.


Excellent

2 years ago.

I have this CPU and it has survived everything I have thrown at it


Below average

5 years ago.


Good

2 years ago.

Powerful, but surpassed now. Only get it if you can have it at a dead cheap price. Great OC potential.


Terrible

2 years ago.

low perfomance for that price


Average

9 months ago.

Literally had for almost five years and this thing ran like a beast. If you're looking for a CPU for a budget build, the FX 8320 will do. But here's the catch: the AMD FX 8350 beats this processor in every way imaginable. The AMD FX 8350 does not only outperform the 8320, but it is also as well cheaper, which makes the 8320 obsolete.


Good

22 months ago.

great esport cpu


Excellent

4 years ago.

It's so easy to overclock I will keep this thing forever.


Average

8 months ago.

Very weak single threaded performance, meaning bad FPS in many games. Decent outside of gaming


Excellent

6 months ago.

4 years later, still perfect.


Good

4 years ago.

Love my 8320


Excellent

2 years ago.

easy oc and efficient. I over clocked it at 4.8ghz at min 1.3125v & max1.55v but seems to stick at 1.3125v temps hitting 60c-70c at 100% load but 45c-48c at idel i know a little hot but thats ok with a 4.8ghz oc. i got the 100% in the benchmark compared to other users with this cpu on here. overall i am happy. i apologize for the poor grammar from being lazy. lol


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