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AMD FX8320 Black Edition 8 Core (3.5/4.0GHz, 8MB Level 3 Cache, 8MB Level 2 Cache, Socket AM3+, 125W, Retail Boxed)

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  • The industry’s first and only native 8-core desktop processor for unmatched multitasking and pure core performance with all-new “Bulldozer” architecture
  • New 32 nanometer die shrink designed to reduce leakage for improved efficiency, increased clock rate headroom and better thermals
  • The AMD FX Processors come equipped with AMD Turbo CORE Technology. AMD Turbo CORE Technology is a performance boosting technology that helps increase performance on the applications that need it the most
  • AMD PowerNow! Technology (Cool’n’Quiet Technology)
  • Run multiple compute-intensive applications seamlessly
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Product Information

Technical Details
BrandAMD
Item Weight635 g
Product Dimensions14 x 12.7 x 7.1 cm
Item model numberFD8320FRHKBOX
ColorBlack
Processor Speed3.50 GHz
Processor Count8
Computer Memory TypeDDR3 SDRAM
Additional DrivesBlu-ray
Number of Gaming Ports1
Voltage120 volts
Wattage125 watts
  
Additional Information
ASINB009O7YU56
Best Sellers Rank 2,192 in Computers (See top 100)
Shipping Weight431 g
Date First Available23 Oct. 2012
  
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Product Description

We call it the new AMD FX 8-Core Processor Black Edition and it’s unlocked for your overclocking pleasure.Experience unmatched multitasking and pure core performance with the industry’s first 32nm 8-core desktop processor. Get the speed you crave with AMD Turbo CORE Technology to push your core frequencies to the limit when you need it most. Go beyond the limits of maximum speed with easy-to-use AMD OverDrive and AMD Catalyst Control Center software suites. But the best part of all? You’ll get all this impressive performance at an unbelievable price. You’ll be asking yourself “what competition?” in no time.

Box Contains

AMD FX8320
AMD-qualified heat sink and fan with thermal interface
Installation manual
AMD processor case sticker
Certificate of authenticity
Three-year limited warranty


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Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5 stars

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

36 of 38 people found the following review helpful By Mr Baz TOP 1000 REVIEWER on 22 April 2014
I've built a few rigs based on this processor (I use an FX6300 myself)
This is the one to go for if you want an FX 8 core CPU. The FX8350 is clocked higher and costs more, but as the multiplier is unlocked on all the FX cpu's you can simply increase the multiplier on the motherboard and match the clock speed of the 8350.

The FX8320 offers potent and improved performance over the bulldozer chips, in some cases quite a bit better than expected. Single threaded performance is better, but where you really feel the extra power is in intensive applications such as rendering and video encoding work. This is the ideal processor for heavy lifting tasks that require more cores.

Quick good and bad points

Pros:
+ Outstanding bang per buck
+ Excellent multi threaded performance, quite stunning in some applications (esp video work)
+ Improved single threaded over bulldozer
+ Great potential for overclocking
+ Newer instructions: Support for AVX1.1, FMA3, F16C, Bit Manipulation and Trailing Bit Manipulation instructions
+ Turbo core 3.0 improved over previous version
+ Full 8MB lv 2 and lv3 cache

Cons:
- Power hungry with heavy overclocking
- Stock cooler too small, even if you're not overclocking get something better (like a coolermaster Hyper 212 Plus - one example lots of choices) and is too noisy
- Would prefer 95w v 125w
- Mixed performance in some applications, it's very strong for video (punches well above it's price v the Intel equivalents), in some applications it's not as good as an i5

The newer "piledriver" offers some enhancements over the first generation
Improved FPU and integer scheduling, and better branch prediction and pre-fetching.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Gasur on 21 Jan. 2014
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It currently does what it's supposed to. I've overclocked it to just below 4GHz with ASUS M5A98 R2.0 & CM Hyper 212 Evo. With no issues so far, would recommend, for sure.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Peter Brett on 1 Jan. 2014
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The CPU is fast, is excellent for multi-tasking and is at an unbelievable price, those who think you need a core I7 to play games on max think again, this CPU is half the price and can run planetside 2 (the most CPU intensive free game I could find) on max setting perfectly. However I find that the stock fan is small and since the warranty is void if you don't use it I find that the CPU is getting hot (around 40 *C idle and close to 70 *C on high intensity), nevertheless I'll be getting an after market CPU cooler and thermal paste some time in the next year. Anyway this CPU is definitely the absolute best in its price range and intel has no competition here.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Bagpuss on 24 Dec. 2013
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Excellent fast processor. I mainly use mine for music studio & video editing.
The item arrived in good time and was packaged in a sufficiently sized box [rather than a ridiculusly big one].
The supplied heat sink is the usual laminated fins + 4 copper heat flow pipes. Looks effective ! The supplied fan is noisy and will probably get swapped out at some point.
The processor chip was pre pasted with heatsink compound and the whole thing was easy to fit/plug in.
Altogether a big step up from my 7 year old intel quad core.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By vdbl on 7 Oct. 2013
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Reaction time while copying and pasting in Word, searching in the Internet is more than excellent, Installing Windows 8 goes very fast and is a pleasure in itself. The smaller programs, apps, can be installed simultaneously. I could not have imagined that the difference with its predecessor, AMD Phenom II 965, would be that great. All was quiet and cool on the CPU front because I again used the silent CoolerMaster HyperTX 3 Evo CPU fan as before. This customer is very happy with his purchase.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By J. M. CUDLEY on 11 Feb. 2014
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Bought as part of my sons new PC build. He's mainly using for minecraft and a Cinema 4D project, and he's been very happy with frame rates and rendering speed
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Andrew Robertson on 18 Mar. 2014
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Really fast, powerful and it works well not overly expensive, can be overclocked to 4.8ghz great for any gamer. wd
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9 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Tom Payne on 21 April 2013
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I love AMD and upgraded to this along with a gigabyte 990fxa-UD5 and love the combo.
Overclocking has been easy and nothing can stress this cpu too much, Battlefield 3 is my main game and it runs at about 40% cpu usage, limited by my 7870!! This will definitely be a long term purchase and I look forward to AMD's next range of processors.
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