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Front view of AMD Phenom X3 8450

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AMD Phenom X3 8450

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CPUBoss is not aware of any important advantages of the Phenom X3 8450 vs the FX 8320.

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Is unlocked Yes vs No Somewhat common; An unlocked multiplier allows for easier overclocking

Benchmarks Real world tests of Phenom X3 8450 vs FX 8320

GeekBench 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

FX 8320
10,352

GeekBench 3 (Single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench 3 (AES single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Phenom X3 8450
80,100 MB/s
FX 8320
2,320,000 MB/s

GeekBench (32-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

FX 8320
9,798

GeekBench (64-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

FX 8320
10,594

GeekBench

FX 8320
11,631

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

FX 8320
8,183

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Phenom X3 8450  vs
FX 8320 
Clock speed 2.1 GHz 3.5 GHz
Cores Tri core Octa core
Socket type
AM2+
AM3+
Is unlocked No Yes

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
SSE4a
AVX 1.1
SSE2
F16C
MMX
XOP
AVX
SSE3
SSE
ABM
BMI1
CLMUL
AMD64
SSE4.1
FMA4
FMA3
SSE4.2
CVT16
AMD-V
3DNow!
Supplemental SSE3
AES
TBM
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

power consumption

TDP 95W 125W
Annual home energy cost 22.89 $/year 30.11 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 83.22 $/year 109.5 $/year
Performance per watt 0.94 pt/W 7.79 pt/W
Typical power consumption 77.19W 101.56W

bus

Clock speed 1,800 MHz 2,600 MHz

details

Phenom X3 8450  vs
FX 8320 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 3 8
L2 cache 2 MB 8 MB
L2 cache per core 0.67 MB/core 1 MB/core
L3 cache 2 MB 8 MB
L3 cache per core 0.67 MB/core 1 MB/core
Manufacture process 65 nm 32 nm
Max CPUs 1 1
Operating temperature Unknown - 70°C Unknown - 61.1°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 2.66 GHz 4.56 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.1 GHz 4.75 GHz
PassMark (Overclocked) 1,903.1 9,317
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 2.66 GHz 4.56 GHz

integrated graphics

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
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This article is relevant to me. And I'm quite happy with my upgrade
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