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Originally Posted by wthenshaw View Post

i have a question relevant to this. if the 8320 and the 8350 were both OC to say, 4.5GHz, how different would the performance be between chips?

 

No differences, it's the same CPU.

 

As somebody else mentioned, 8350s are binned chip.

post #12 of 22
I wouldn't say that they overclock exactly the same. If you look over at the Vishera Owners thread you will see that it seems that the 8350's tend to overclock better with lower voltages. You can get a similar clock with both chips, but the 8320s tend to like a little more juice. I used to have an 8320, it was a fun chip to mess with, but really wanted high volts past 4.6/4.7 ghz; with similar voltages it seemed the majority of 8350 owners were hitting 4.8-4.9 with similar cooling.

I personally would say go for the 8350 if it is in your budget, and you already have a nice 990FX board for it. Otherwise, save the few bucks and get the 8320. Both are nice chips and fun to play with.
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No I'm not breaking a records but I would like the best bang for the buck,

Am I the only one that disagrees with everyone here? Within the coming months I will but upgrading my CPU (currently the Phenom II 1045t), I've been eyeing up the 8350 for several months now. drool.gif

This is a good post. Personally I am saving up for the 8350. The 8320 and 8350 are virtually the same exact CPU - same socket, same L2/L3 cache size, same TDP, the main difference; the 8350 is faster at stock and can overclock higher (at stock it hits 4Ghz and turbo hits 4.2Ghz). The 8320 is a bit slower - it's stock at 3.5Ghz and turbo at 4.0Ghz. If I were you, I would recommend save your money and go for the 8350. Why?
Well if you're an overclocker like the rest of us, that particular CPU is more capable of overclocking. Some people have gotten it up to 5Ghz which is amazing. Second - a stock 4Ghz speed is awesome! If you're going for high end performance/gaming (especially if using a high end graphics/SLI/crossfile) you want that 4Ghz speed at default. Now some will argue that the 8320 can overclock to the stock speeds of the 8350 which is true, but why not go for that extra headroom? And overclocking is never a guaranteed success. EVERY chip is different, no 8320 CPU is like another. It's very plausible that you wont' get a 4-4.2Ghz stable overclock with the 8320. And you don't want to kick yourself down the road for wanting to hit a slightly higher overclock and you can't because you bought the cheaper option.

Lastly, we have to take a step back and look where AMD is at compared to Intel boxing3.gif. I'm an AMD fan boy for many reasons. But despite that you can't ignore that intel is the better competitor. The 8350 for the first time is a tried and true competitor of Intel's CPU's. It matches (and can outbeat) Intel's current higher end i5's. And it dominates older i5's and even i7's. By going the "cheaper" route, you're not getting the most out of it!

To wrap it up /TL;DR:
  • 8350 is the best bet - it's got the best performance, it's the flagship of AMD CPU's, and it's priced under $200
  • Better speeds, overclocking, and future proofing
  • The 8320 is not a guaranteed bet to overclock to the speeds of the 8350
  • It's about only $20 more! You can't save your lunch money for a few days? 2cents.gif
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Would it be a good idea to get another sabertooth board,
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What are are binned chip?
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post #16 of 22
@Executor.Because 8350 is binned that doesnt mean that it will overclocked higher.You said:And overclocking is never a guaranteed success.Yeah thats why he dont have to take a 8350.The best value is a 8320 and the overclocking potantial is almost the same.I have seen in the 8320/8350 thread that some people with a 8350 cant pass the 4,5. Its a luck.
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post #17 of 22
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No I'm not breaking a records but I would like the best bang for the buck,

Am I the only one that disagrees with everyone here? Within the coming months I will but upgrading my CPU (currently the Phenom II 1045t), I've been eyeing up the 8350 for several months now. drool.gif

This is a good post. Personally I am saving up for the 8350. The 8320 and 8350 are virtually the same exact CPU - same socket, same L2/L3 cache size, same TDP, the main difference; the 8350 is faster at stock and can overclock higher (at stock it hits 4Ghz and turbo hits 4.2Ghz). The 8320 is a bit slower - it's stock at 3.5Ghz and turbo at 4.0Ghz. If I were you, I would recommend save your money and go for the 8350. Why?
Well if you're an overclocker like the rest of us, that particular CPU is more capable of overclocking. Some people have gotten it up to 5Ghz which is amazing. Second - a stock 4Ghz speed is awesome! If you're going for high end performance/gaming (especially if using a high end graphics/SLI/crossfile) you want that 4Ghz speed at default. Now some will argue that the 8320 can overclock to the stock speeds of the 8350 which is true, but why not go for that extra headroom? And overclocking is never a guaranteed success. EVERY chip is different, no 8320 CPU is like another. It's very plausible that you wont' get a 4-4.2Ghz stable overclock with the 8320. And you don't want to kick yourself down the road for wanting to hit a slightly higher overclock and you can't because you bought the cheaper option.

Lastly, we have to take a step back and look where AMD is at compared to Intel boxing3.gif. I'm an AMD fan boy for many reasons. But despite that you can't ignore that intel is the better competitor. The 8350 for the first time is a tried and true competitor of Intel's CPU's. It matches (and can outbeat) Intel's current higher end i5's. And it dominates older i5's and even i7's. By going the "cheaper" route, you're not getting the most out of it!

To wrap it up /TL;DR:
  • 8350 is the best bet - it's got the best performance, it's the flagship of AMD CPU's, and it's priced under $200
  • Better speeds, overclocking, and future proofing
  • The 8320 is not a guaranteed bet to overclock to the speeds of the 8350
  • It's about only $20 more! You can't save your lunch money for a few days? 2cents.gif
I've seen just about as many 8320s clock to 5ghz as I have 8350s, and I've never seen or heard of an 8320 not be able to hit 4.2ghz stable unless it was the motherboard limiting it
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What are you going to be doing? Gaming with web brosing? or some more encoding also. You have a 6300 already and if it were for mostly gaming maybe put the cah towards a better gpu? If not i would get the 8320. Just about same cpu and it would be the better value. Just my 2 cents
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is not the 8350 less power hungry ??
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is not the 8350 less power hungry ??

The FX-8350s likely tend toward lower leakage, but random, individual variation between parts is going to result in a significant number of 8320s that are less power hungry than the 8350, and vice versa.
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