Average Bench: 60.7% (530th of 1369)

Based on 115,159 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]

Poor: 52%Average: 60.7% Great: 68%
Gaming
Gaming 61%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 63%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 47%
Yacht

Above average average bench

The AMD FX-8320 averaged 39.3% 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. Memory Latency 81.8Pts
Avg. Single Core Speed 63.8Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the AMD FX-8320 is just 16.4%. 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 Speed 347Pts
Avg. Octa Core Speed 341Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 115,159 samples)
Min Avg Max
68.9 Memory 81.8 92.2
46.4 1-Core 63.8 73.7
93.3 2-Core 120 141
55.3% 88.5 Pts
Min Avg Max
168 4-Core 215 261
240 8-Core 341 416
34.2% 278 Pts
Min Avg Max
262 64-Core 347 419
21.5% 347 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Normal Heavy Server
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
Socket 942, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4.4 GHz, turbo 4.35 GHz (avg)
Memory 92.7
1-Core 76.1
2-Core 151
65% 107 Pts
4-Core 262
8-Core 398
41% 330 Pts
64-Core 400
25% 400 Pts
Socket 942, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.45 GHz (avg)
Memory 91
1-Core 47.8
2-Core 117
54% 85.3 Pts
4-Core 222
8-Core 349
35% 285 Pts
64-Core 356
22% 356 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.7 GHz (avg)
Memory 84
1-Core 57.3
2-Core 104
53% 81.7 Pts
4-Core 195
8-Core 318
31% 256 Pts
64-Core 330
20% 330 Pts
Socket M2, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.9 GHz, turbo 2.9 GHz (avg)
Memory 77.7
1-Core 47.2
2-Core 87.5
46% 70.8 Pts
4-Core 165
8-Core 240
25% 203 Pts
64-Core 262
16% 262 Pts
CPUSocket, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.45 GHz (avg)
Memory 66
1-Core 51.8
2-Core 97.4
45% 71.7 Pts
4-Core 173
8-Core 274
28% 224 Pts
64-Core 268
17% 268 Pts
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 Prices

MSRP ≈ $145 @ launch in Oct '12
AmazonUS $2443 years
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Typical FX-8320 Builds (Compare 2,104 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 24%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 68%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 20%
Surfboard

Motherboard: Asus M5A97 R2.0 - $89

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 61% - Good Total price: $468

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4 months ago.

it's been chugging along OC at 3.9 for 8 years, and can pretty much handle anything out there within reasonable expectations for fps. super easy to overclock, and customize your setup, and cheap as dirt.

Comment 

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


Poor

11 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.

Comment 

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


Good

12 months ago.

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


Average

13 months ago.

The FX-8320 is a very cheap and performant CPU. It's also a great way to get into PC gaming. Personally I use this to play lighter games like GTA 5 or CS:GO but nonetheless it's a great choice for people that don't have much money and want something that's similar in performance to an i5 3470 or even an i5 4460. It goes well with an R9 270X / 290 or a GTX 960 / 1050 Ti you could also pair it with a GTX 1060.


Terrible

11 months ago.

so sheat, this sheat is horrible


Good

16 days ago.

STill decent after almost 5 years of usage.


Below average

8 years ago.


Good

2 years ago.

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


Excellent

18 months ago.

as an owner it has never caused me issues and works perfectly


Good

5 years ago.

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


Terrible

5 years ago.

low perfomance for that price


Average

3 years 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

4 years ago.

great esport cpu


Excellent

7 years ago.

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


Average

3 years ago.

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


Excellent

2 years ago.

very good fo the motherland


Excellent

5 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


Excellent

3 years ago.

4 years later, still perfect.


Good

7 years ago.

Love my 8320


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