Great CPU for home's gaming desktop. Great value for the money!
3 days ago
Summary: I bought this product to build a new work and gaming rig. What I like about this CPU is its capability to run beyond the rate clock and the price is cheap. With adequate cooling system and a decent motherboard I was able to take this CPU to 4.5 Ghz. The only negative about this CPU is that it run very hot, but can always use Cool n' quiet features to reduce the power consumption.
Excerpt: Unlike what most Intel advocates say, the FX-8320 (and the FX line of CPUs in general) is a great CPU, especially for the price you can get one at. I've had mine for 7 months now and I am impressed at the amount of overall performance it gives. If I was to put a nice closed loop cooler, and some good RAM, I could get to overclocking this bad boy, but for now it'll have to wait. But even at 3.5Ghz this CPU is no slowpoke.
Summary: Not only do I use this in my high end systems that we build and offer, but I have it in my own computer. I am currently overclocking it to 4.8GHz and with my liquid cooling system it stays between 30c - 40c. To think that for under 200 dollars you can have an 8 core processor that can do 4.8 billion cycles per second brings a tear to me eye. I think I could probably push mine past the 5.0GHz threshold, but honestly I see it as high risk, low reward.
Summary: Pros: 16mb total cache (HUGE) AM3+ Socket type takes advantage of modern 12v rails Blazing Fast Great Benchmarks Truly 8 cores (to an extent [explained more in full description]) LARGE Copper/Steel heat sink with HUGE Fan (very quiet once it "breaks in") Cons: Windows Interfaces don't agree on the present hardware Cooler is loud at first (but it settles) The Relationship between "modules" and cores is read differently by different programs.
Summary: I have yet to load an operating system but have watched people play with this, if you're concerned about the price of your build, absolutely get this. Intel is better yes, but you pay so much more for similar performance, you might get 1-5 max less frames with this over an i5 4th gen competitor. Think of it as an i7 920 which i did have, but better, and alot cheaper. $150 to $300 half off!
Summary: I needed a new PC and I ventured to build a above average desktop for below average costs. This chip is the core of my new system and it has exceeded my expectations so far! AMD FX8320 (overclocked to 4.3Ghz) MSI 970a-g46 PNY 250Gb SSD GeForce GT630 2Gb GFX card Logisys 369 case w/ 480w PS (Total cost was abut $660, running Ubuntu Linux because its free & I'm too cheap to buy WIndows) With just the stock fans, (1 on the case, the GFX card, and the CPU) The 8320 chip has...
Summary: Great value for and 8 core. Im not a fan of AMD overdrive software for overclocking this CPU but honestly i didn't see much of a benefit for what i need. i run this on a 990fx board with 8 gigs of ram and a 660ti gpu and push pull cooler and i have absolutely no issue running games at almost max with 60FPS.
Summary: I've heard and read a lot about there is no use or need for 8 cores, and Intel, is "so much better than AMD"...like Clint Eastwood said, "Opinions are like A-Holes, everyone has one and everyone thinks everyone else's stinks"...
Pros: So I got this CPU to upgrade my wife's system, which is in our living room and we use it to Stream some stuff...Netflix, Vudu etc...to our HD TV...we couldn't use the wireless portion of our setup to watch anything because it was all so choppy. Wired it worked fine with an old ATI 1950 pro...
Summary: Went from AMD 4100 series quad core to this and it is a beast! Paired it up with the ASUS M5A97 R2.0 AM3+ AMD 970 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard and Kingston HyperX Blu 16GB Kit (2x8 GB Modules) 1600MHz 240-pin DDR3 Non-ECC RAM. Great computer build for relatively cheap price compared to other MOBO/CPU combos. Why waste your money on Intel when AMD will give you the same CPU for 1/4 the cost! AMD for life!
Crazy fast CPU! Runs cool surprisingly on stock heatsink/fan.Really happy with it :)
29 March 2014
Summary: Amazing CPU! Crazy fast without overclocking (I typically don't like to overclock), runs cool surprisingly for an 8 core, even with the stock heatsink installed. I'm planning on getting an aftermarket CPU fan for it but for now the stock fan is doing great. I would recommend this CPU to anyone who wants great frame rates for games, to just typical everyday browsing. Makes everything run faster and smoother. I didn't have any problems installing it on my motherboard.