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AMD FX-8320E Review
The AMD FX-8320E features a 3.20GHz base clock and can reach a turbo mode of 4.00GHz for one core with a TDP of only 95W. If you consider all the cores, this processors has a turbo mode of 3.60GHz. The lower TDP allows this processor to complement small form factor setups and HTPC media centers that have a lower cooling requirement. The AMD FX-8320E 3.2GHz 8-core processor has other features including Advance Vector Extensions (AVX) for increasing the parallelism for 3D and scientific applications, eXtended Operations (XOP) and Floating Point Vector Multiply Accumulate (FMA4) and Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) for enhanced performance on encryption applications. The AMD Turbo CORE Technology is also incorporated in this processor to boost up the system whenever an application needs it. You can also configure your own CPU speed thanks to the overclocking utility through the AMD Catalyst Control Center and the AMD OverDrive applications.
The AMD FX-8320E processor was launched in 2014 and it has since then been adopted by multiple users. While AMD parades this processor as a gaming processor, and it is indeed good as far as gaming performance is concerned, there are better processors around. However, if you consider the price, then the features in this processor are unmatched. The AMD FX-8320E allows you to convert your PC into a multimedia powerhouse with extreme mega-tasking abilities. This product has the first native 8-core desktop processor built with tuneable, dynamic performance for handling multiple intensive apps. This processor aids complex 3D modeling, HD video editing and this AMD FX-8320E gaming processor also makes advanced 3D gaming a pleasure for you. The AMD FX-8320E helps your system overclock effectively and yet keep cool thanks to the eight cores that power it and also because of the 5GHz technology that it offers. You can control the cores and the 5 GHz power to dominate the games that you play. To get the best gaming experience with this processor, you may want to combine it with the AMD Radeon R9 series graphics card.
What is the overall performance ?
Also known as the AMD FX-8320E Black Edition, the FX-8320E processor really does well as far as overclocking is concerned. It offers superb multitasking capabilities and pure core performance thanks to the 32nm 8-core desktop processor, the first in the industry. The AMD Turbo CORE Technology provides the speed you need. Uou can even breach the limits of maximum speed with the AMD OverDrive technology and the AMD Catalyst Control Center software applications. To get the best performance from this processor, make sure that have the right AMD FX-8320E motherboard.
Conclusion: should I buy it ?
At the end of the day, the AMD FX-8320E is budget 8-threaded processor which uses the right chip for the enhanced productivity. The only drawback of this processor is that it hampers the performance potential of your GPU when you try to build a budget gaming rig around it.
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- The AMD FX-8320E is manufactured by AMD and was added in December 2014 in the Processors section
- This product has a rating of 4.5 out of 5
- The best price of the AMD FX-8320E in Canada is $165.69 at SoftwareCity
- In Canada this product is available in Toronto, Vancouver, Ottawa-Gatineau
- You can find this product at Channel Electronics, SoftwareCity