Originally Posted by sorance2000
Maybe, because about 95% of people don't overclock their CPU, and Fx-8350 is clocked higher than other ones? And, yes, for those which would make overclock fx-8320 seems the better option being cheaper and achieving almost the same frequency. The difference between FX-8350 and FX-8320 gets a small margin.
95% of people also buy their CPUs bundled with everything else from an OEM.
I would say a good amount of people who buy an individual CPU (especially people who buy AMD) know how to overclock. And if it's just bumping the 20's multiplier up to the 50's multiplier, the odds of having something go wrong is probably the same as getting a CPU that's DOA.
Originally Posted by F3ERS 2 ASH3S
and 8350 is higher binned as opposed to 8320 where a 8350 can do 5GHz at 1.55v it may take the 8320 1.62 Also heat production is another thing within the binning process so it depends on what setup you have for cooling and how extreme you want to go Always helps to have a higher binned chip
Is there actually data to support this? I'm curious as to how the 20s match up vs the 50s. I'm skeptical as to how much testing is done for the binning process. For all we know they took all the same chips and slapped different multipliers / SKUs on them. (And I'm talking about a sample size of maybe like 20 chips each, sample sizes of 2 - 3 chips are worthless)