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Besides the price is there really a difference? as far as overclocking goes are these two chips the same, just with a different base/turbo clock default? I'm wondering if its even worth spending the extra money for an 8350, or should I just get the 8320 and put the extra money into a cooler like the nzxt kraken x60?
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Besides the price is there really a difference? as far as overclocking goes are these two chips the same, just with a different base/turbo clock default? I'm wondering if its even worth spending the extra money for an 8350, or should I just get the 8320 and put the extra money into a cooler like the nzxt kraken x60?
They are the same chip. spend the extra money on something worthwhile. I have an 8350 that only does 4.5 when under 1.5v. Any 8320 can do that. I'm not saying they all do this but I'm saying it's the luck of the draw either way.
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get the 8320 and oc that sucker biggrin.gif
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sweet, thanks guys. you have confirmed my suspicions. that extra money can go toward some extra fans for my rad biggrin.gif
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post #5 of 21
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Not really a big deal, but the difference is $20

8350 $189.99

8320 $169.99

afaik egg doesnt have cheaper prices than tigerdirect for this cpu. if you guys know of any better deals let me know redface.gif
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post #6 of 21
the 8350 is for people who either aren't overclocking, and using the stock cooler, or people who want a better binned chip (but won't necessarily get it)
save some money and get the 8320, most people here are able to overclock their 8320s and 8350s to about the same level.

check out the vishera owners club.
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Depends on how high you want to OC and the cooling you have. The 8350 is just a higher binned chip, so it can be clocked higher with lesser voltage than an 8320.

For example, say you are trying to hit 4.8ghz. The 8320 may require 1.48 vcore where the 8350 may require 1.46 vcore. This is where cooling comes into place, you will definitely be producing more heat at 1.48 than at 1.46.

Just something to consider.
post #8 of 21
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but for the extra $20 you aren't necessarily going to get a higher binned chip, for example its not guaranteed? for something like a 240mm rad for 4 fans in push pull configuration is the overclocking headroom any different at all or is that just a real luck of the draw?
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http://www.overclock.net/t/1318995/official-fx-8320-fx-8350-vishera-owners-club

notice that users are still able to get to 5ghz with proper cooling with an 8320 vs an 8350.
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post #10 of 21
I had 2 8320. 1 8320 oc to 4.7ghz with 1.488v then a blow that sucker up and then RMA it. The RMA 8320 is in my sig rig and at 4.9ghz with 1.56v. So the 8320 and 8350 are about the same for ocing.
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