CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 8320E vs 4300

Performance

Benchmark performance using all cores

FX 8320E
7.1
FX 4300
6.7
Cinebench R11.5, Cinebench R10 32-bit, Passmark and GeekBench (32-bit)

Single-core Performance

Individual core benchmark performance

FX 8320E
7.9
FX 4300
7.9
Cinebench R11.5 (1-core), Cinebench R10 32-bit (1-core) and 1 more

Overclocking

How much speed can you get out of the processor?

FX 8320E
9.3
FX 4300
9.3
Unlocked, Maximum Overclocked Clock Speed (Air) and 2 more

Value

Are you paying a premium for performance?

FX 8320E
7.7
FX 4300
8.2
Performance Per Dollar

CPUBoss Score

Performance, Single-core Performance, Overclocking and Value

FX 8320E
7.5
FX 4300
7.4

Winner
AMD FX 8320E 

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AMD FX 8320E

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of AMD FX 8320E

Reasons to consider the
AMD FX 8320E

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Much more l2 cache 8 MB vs 4 MB 2x more l2 cache; more data can be stored in the l2 cache for quick access later
Significantly more l3 cache 8 MB vs 4 MB 2x more l3 cache; more data can be stored in the l3 cache for quick access later
Much more l2 cache per core 2 MB/core vs 1 MB/core 2x more l2 cache per core
Significantly better PassMark score 9,309 vs 4,713 Around 2x better PassMark score
Much more l3 cache per core 2 MB/core vs 1 MB/core 2x more l3 cache per core
Better overclocked clock speed (Air) 5.27 GHz vs 4.68 GHz Around 15% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Better PassMark (Single core) score 1,563 vs 1,420 More than 10% better PassMark (Single core) score
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Higher clock speed 3.8 GHz vs 3.2 GHz Around 20% higher clock speed
Better 3DMark11 physics score 6,610 vs 4,311 Around 55% better 3DMark11 physics score
Much lower annual home energy cost 22.89 $/year vs 59.66 $/year 2.6x lower annual home energy cost
Better performance per dollar 7.04 pt/$ vs 5.87 pt/$ More than 20% better performance per dollar
Much lower annual commercial energy cost 83.22 $/year vs 173.45 $/year 2.1x lower annual commercial energy cost
Better performance per watt 6.67 pt/W vs 2.96 pt/W More than 2.2x better performance per watt
Slightly better cinebench r10 32Bit 1-core score 4,114 vs 3,560 More than 15% better cinebench r10 32Bit 1-core score
Marginally newer Oct, 2012 vs Feb, 2012 Release date 7 months later
Better overclocked clock speed (Water) 5 GHz vs 4 GHz Around 25% better overclocked clock speed (Water)

Benchmarks Real world tests of FX 8320E vs 4300

Cinebench R11.5

FX 8320E
3.28
FX 4300
3.47

Cinebench R11.5 (Single Core)

FX 8320E
1.03
FX 4300
1.06

Passmark

FX 8320E
9,309
FX 4300
4,713

Passmark (Single Core)

FX 8320E
1,563
FX 4300
1,420

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

FX 8320E  vs
4300 
Clock speed 3.2 GHz 3.8 GHz
Cores Quad core Quad 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
SSE3
SSE2
Supplemental SSE3
SSE4.1
SSE4
SSE4a
AES
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 8320E  vs
4300 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 4 4
L2 cache 8 MB 4 MB
L2 cache per core 2 MB/core 1 MB/core
L3 cache 8 MB 4 MB
L3 cache per core 2 MB/core 1 MB/core
Manufacture process 32 nms 32 nms
Max CPUs 1 1

overclocking

Overclock popularity 11 7
Overclocked clock speed 5.27 GHz 4.68 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 4 GHz 5 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 5.27 GHz 4.68 GHz

power consumption

TDP 95W 95W
Annual home energy cost 59.66 $/year 22.89 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 173.45 $/year 83.22 $/year
Performance per watt 2.96 pt/W 6.67 pt/W
Typical power consumption N/A 77.19W
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