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Windows 7: FX-8320 vs 8350

26 Jun 2013   #1
Erick Aguilar

Windows 7 professional X64
 
 
FX-8320 vs 8350

Hey guys, quick question here.

I want to have a definitive system that will last me for some 4 to 5 years without problems.

I currently have the system in my specs, and was thinking about moving up to the FX family for AMD.
My store currently has the 8320 on sale for 155 dollars and the 8350 for 239 dollars (outside of the U.S., we deal with higher prices). I am also planning to pair the CPU up with an ASUS sabertooth motherboard or a GA-990FXA-UD3 motherboard.

My question is if the difference in price would justify purchasing the 8350 instead, or if it would be performace/money effective to buy the 8320 and overclock it to the 8350 base clock?

It is a computer that can be used for gaming, but also media activities and such.




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26 Jun 2013   #2
linnemeyerhere

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

Well in the previous series which I own and run in one rig the answer is no, the better value then was the 8120 vs the 8150 as both would over clock to a very similar stability if that's your goal. If you don't want to wring out all it can offer with beastly cooling and voltage then save and go for the 50.
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26 Jun 2013   #3
madcratebuilder

Win8/8.1,Win7-U64, Vista U64, uncounted Linux distor's
 
 

Both those chips may have the same OC capability, at least very close. I have the 8350 plugged into a GA-990FXA-UD3, it's stable at 4.6ghz. If you plan on more than two sticks of memory do your homework. The AMD memory controller has memory speed limitations when running more than two sticks. I have four sticks of 1866 but it defaults to 1366. I've managed to OC to a bit over 1400.
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27 Jun 2013   #4
Faladu

Windows 7 Ultimate Retail Box (64-bit installed) + Service Pack 1
 
 

Hey Erick, once I realized you were replacing the mobo too.... LOL!

FM2 vs AM3+ fun times.

What's wrong with the A-10 performance?

I continue to avoid overclocking... I doubt the difference is worth it between the 2 and would go with the FX-8320 in your shoes, but the new Intel did just come out <scratches head>.
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27 Jun 2013   #5
Erick Aguilar

Windows 7 professional X64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Faladu View Post
Hey Erick, once I realized you were replacing the mobo too.... LOL!

FM2 vs AM3+ fun times.

What's wrong with the A-10 performance?

I continue to avoid overclocking... I doubt the difference is worth it between the 2 and would go with the FX-8320 in your shoes, but the new Intel did just come out <scratches head>.
Haswell did come out.. but I don't believe the price justified the performance gain from the previous generation, and they do run pretty expensive as it is.

I believe I can squeeze a little more performance from my 7870 with an FX processor as it seems my A10 may be bottlenecking it a bit.
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27 Jun 2013   #6
madcratebuilder

Win8/8.1,Win7-U64, Vista U64, uncounted Linux distor's
 
 

Quote:
I believe I can squeeze a little more performance from my 7870 with an FX processor as it seems my A10 may be bottlenecking it a bit.
Crossfire that 7870, up to a 50%+ hit depending on what your doing.
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27 Jun 2013   #7
Solarstarshines

Windows 10 Home Premium 64bit sp1
 
 

APU's are solutions for people why aren't using high end products your a10 could be bottlenecking it because it is supposed to work together with a Gpu that suits it

the FX processor will give you full use of the GPU AND CPU when you have CPU graphics it kind slows everything else up
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27 Jun 2013   #8
Solarstarshines

Windows 10 Home Premium 64bit sp1
 
 

Take a crack at this and it will give you the best answer AMD A10-5800K vs FX-8350

http://www.cpu-world.com/Compare/388...s_FX-8320.html
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27 Jun 2013   #9
stormy13
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Slightly better comparison between what you have and the 8320,

AnandTech | Bench - CPU

If you do decide to go the FX route and Crossfire or SLI isn't a consideration, look at the 970 based boards and save a few $$. Only consideration with them is to make sure that it has heatsinks over the VRM's, quite a few MSI and Gigabyte boards don't which can and will have an affect on overclocking.
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27 Jun 2013   #10
Solarstarshines

Windows 10 Home Premium 64bit sp1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by stormy13 View Post
Slightly better comparison between what you have and the 8320,

AnandTech | Bench - CPU

If you do decide to go the FX route and Crossfire or SLI isn't a consideration, look at the 970 based boards and save a few $$. Only consideration with them is to make sure that it has heatsinks over the VRM's, quite a few MSI and Gigabyte boards don't which can and will have an affect on overclocking.

Stormy isn't his APU A10 the results are the same anyway though
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