Summary: I've had this CPU for 2 and a half months. I've only used this for HD video editing so far, but it performs well. No issues. On my set-up, the CPU sits at about 32c when idle. When rendering for 10 minutes, the temperature doesn't go above 57c (80c would be the danger zone). Works well with the Corsair H60 water cooler. I hope to get at least 4 years out of it.
Summary: Pros: out of the box this card was faster than my old fx 4100. I got this because I wanted to overclock it and use it for gaming. I ended up overclocking this cpu to 4.5 ghz with 1.4 V and it is stable after using prime95. Temperature idle 25 - 30 C and during 100% cpu load it is around 53 Celcius. I use corsair i100h on balanced mode.
Summary: My FX-8350 has worked flawlessly for 6 months running everything I threw at it with relative ease. Any problems people run into with video games while using this chip is due to an insufficient GPU or a faulty chip. runs faster than anything but top of the line i7's and i5's. All of the competition at the time i bought it was much Much more expensive.
8 cores (see other thoughts for a fun rant about this lol)
Mauro serrano, Amazon
5 November 2014
Summary: Pros: 8 cores (see other thoughts for a fun rant about this lol). Multi tasks like a champ This cpu is like a v8 turbo diesel truck engine (powerstroke ftw). It is not the fastest out there but it can handle any load that your standard gamer or home 3d or video renderer will do with plenty of room to spare. the 8320 and its "bigger" brother the 8350 are the best overall bang for your buck in raw cpu power.
Summary: Bought this CPU almost 2 years ago and has worked flawless right out of the box. wasn't sure about and AMD processor over an Intel but now i am.Lower priced with equal if not better quality. I so Happy with AMD that i am now looking into their larger CPU AMD FX-9590.
Summary: I bought my 8350 on sale and what a steal. moved up from a 3.5 MHz tri core to the 8350. After break in, and mild over clocking I was able to notice a difference. Programs ran smoother, faster - less lag time- and on a stock heat sink. I use my machine for light gaming and research and have a spare Zalman just in case get too warm.
Summary: Overall the product is very good however the only problem that i noticed is that when i used the stock cooler you will hit 60C or so at 20-30% usage at stock clock speed! So you will have to buy water cooling or a 70 cfw or something like that air cooling fan i bought one and the thing runs at 60C at 100% usage or close to it.