IntelBX80684I59600K
AMDFD832EWMHKBOX

6 Cores, 6 Threads @3.7GHz, Coffee Lake.
Release date: Q4 2018.

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8 Cores, 8 Threads @3.2GHz, Piledriver.
Release date: Q3 2014.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 105,701 user samples
81,359 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 108% Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 5.15 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 83% Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 0.8 GHz (avg)
Poor: 83% Great: 108%
SPEED RANK: 16th / 1206
Gaming
Gaming 94%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 94%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 66%
Battle cruiser
24,342 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 49% Base clock 4.5 GHz, turbo 4.5 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 31% Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 1.4 GHz (avg)
Poor: 31% Great: 49%
SPEED RANK: 490th / 1206
Gaming
Gaming 42%
Speed boat
Desktop
Desktop 43%
Speed boat
Workstation
Workstation 32%
Sail boat
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
93.9 % Hugely faster effective speed.
+126%
41.6 %
1-Core
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
137 Pts Hugely faster single-core speed.
+112%
64.5 Pts
2-Core
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed
271 Pts Hugely faster dual-core speed.
+120%
123 Pts
4-Core
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
530 Pts Hugely faster quad-core speed.
+138%
223 Pts
8-Core
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed
753 Pts Hugely faster octa-core speed.
+101%
374 Pts
1-Core
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
155 Pts Hugely faster OC single-core speed.
+106%
75.4 Pts
2-Core
OC Dual Core Mixed Speed
310 Pts Hugely faster OC dual-core speed.
+114%
145 Pts
4-Core
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
613 Pts Hugely faster OC quad-core speed.
+126%
271 Pts
8-Core
OC Octa Core Mixed Speed
887 Pts Hugely faster OC octa-core speed.
+87%
475 Pts
Market Share
Based on 23,839,268 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.71 % Hugely higher market share.
+788%
0.08 %
Value
Value For Money
102 % Hugely better value.
+98%
51.6 %
User Rating
UBM User Rating
189 % Hugely more popular.
+210%
61 %
Price
Price (score)
$205 $127 Much cheaper.
+38%
Age
Newest
15 Months Much more recent.
+77%
64 Months
TDP
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
95 Watts 95 Watts
Cores
CPU Processing Cores
6 cores 8 cores Much higher core count.
+33%
Threads
CPU Processing Threads
6 threads 8 threads Much higher thread count.
+33%
Lithography
Manufacturing process
14 nm Much newer manufacturing.
+56%
32 nm
Base Clock
Base Clock Speed
3.7 GHz Faster base frequency.
+16%
3.2 GHz
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
4.6 GHz Slightly faster turbo frequency.
+15%
4 GHz
64-Core
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
892 Pts Hugely faster OC 64-core speed.
+84%
486 Pts
64-Core
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
760 Pts Hugely faster 64-core speed.
+101%
379 Pts
Series
CPU Architecture
Coffee Lake Piledriver
Socket
Motherboard Socket
FCLGA1151 AM3+
Graphics
Integrated Graphics
UHD 630 None
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The FX-8320E is a Vishera eight core processor based on AMD’s Piledriver architecture. The ‘E’ in the FX-8320E denotes energy efficiency with the FX-8320E boasting a TDP of 95 Watts which is relatively low for FX processors. The FX-8320E was launched in September 2014 at the same time as the FX-8370E. Comparing the 8370E and 8320E shows that the performance profiles are similar with the 25% more expensive 8370E edging ahead, particularly on single core workloads. The 8370E is clocked slightly higher with base/turbo frequencies of 3.3/4.3 GHz versus the 8320E’s 3.2/4.0 GHz. Overall the 8320E scores a mediocre effective speed of 70. Whilst this is sufficient for the majority of desktop applications: web-surfing, word-processing and playing movies, better single-core performance is offered by any number of Intel processors. [Dec '14 CPUPro]

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