CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 8320 vs 8300

Performance

Benchmark performance using all cores

FX 8320
8.1
FX 8300
7.9
Cinebench R11.5 and GeekBench (32-bit)

Single-core Performance

Individual core benchmark performance

FX 8320
8.0
FX 8300
7.9
Cinebench R11.5 (1-core)

Overclocking

How much speed can you get out of the processor?

FX 8320
9.7
FX 8300
9.4
Unlocked, Maximum Overclocked Clock Speed (Air) and 1 more

Value

Are you paying a premium for performance?

FX 8320
N/A
FX 8300
N/A
Performance Per Dollar

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of AMD FX 8320

Reasons to consider the
AMD FX 8320

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Higher clock speed 3.5 GHz vs 3.3 GHz More than 5% higher clock speed
Significantly better overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.82 GHz vs 3.3 GHz More than 45% better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Front view of AMD FX 8300

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AMD FX 8300

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Lower typical power consumption 77.19W vs 101.56W Around 25% lower typical power consumption
Better overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.92 GHz vs 4.65 GHz More than 5% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Slightly better performance per watt 8.3 pt/W vs 6.68 pt/W Around 25% better performance per watt
Lower annual commercial energy cost 83.22 $/year vs 109.5 $/year Around 25% lower annual commercial energy cost
Lower annual home energy cost 22.89 $/year vs 30.11 $/year Around 25% lower annual home energy cost

Benchmarks Real world tests of FX 8320 vs 8300

GeekBench (32-bit)

FX 8320
9,885
FX 8300
9,080

GeekBench

FX 8320
11,631
FX 8300
9,080

3D Mark 11 (Physics)

FX 8320
6,200
FX 8300
5,940
FX 8320 FX 8300 @ community.futuremark.com

Cinebench R11.5

FX 8320
6.28
FX 8300
5.9

Cinebench R11.5 (Single Core)

FX 8320
1.05
FX 8300
1.02

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

FX 8320  vs
8300 
Clock speed 3.5 GHz 3.3 GHz
Cores Octa core Octa core
Socket type
AM3+
Is unlocked Yes Yes
Is hyperthreaded No No

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Has vitualization support Yes Yes
Instruction-set-extensions
MMX
SSE
SSE4.2
AVX
XOP
SSE3
FMA3
SSE2
FMA4
F16C
ABM
Supplemental SSE3
SSE4.1
SSE4
SSE4a
AES
SSE Family
FMA
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

gpu

GPU None None
Label N/A N/A
Latest DirectX N/A N/A
Number of displays supported N/A N/A
GPU clock speed N/A N/A
Turbo clock speed N/A N/A
3DMark06 N/A N/A

details

FX 8320  vs
8300 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 8 8
L2 cache 8 MB 8 MB
L2 cache per core 1 MB/core 1 MB/core
L3 cache 8 MB 8 MB
L3 cache per core 1 MB/core 1 MB/core
Manufacture process 32 nms 32 nms
Max CPUs 1 1

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 4.65 GHz 4.92 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.82 GHz 3.3 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.65 GHz 4.92 GHz

power consumption

TDP 125W 95W
Annual home energy cost 30.11 $/year 22.89 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 109.5 $/year 83.22 $/year
Performance per watt 6.68 pt/W 8.3 pt/W
Typical power consumption 101.56W 77.19W
AMD FX 8320
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