AMD FX 8320e 8 core CPU Review

PCMARK 8 & 3DMARK

AMD FX 8320e Review

PCMARK 8

PCMARK 8 is designed to test a systems computational ability in basic home or office tasks like work processing and internet browsing. In this test we see that while PCMARK 8 gives a higher score to the 8-core CPUs in their Standard test, the score increase isn't by a massive amount compared to the quad core FM2/2+ socket CPUs.

In the openCL tests we actually see the 8 core CPU getting a lower score, which we believe is due a reduced multi threadedness of the test and a reduced per core CPU performance of the 8 cores due to lower clock speeds, especially given how the overclocked results for the FX 8320e and the overclocked results for the Athlon x4 860K are almost identical.  

 

AMD FX 8320e Review

  

3DMARK

In 3DMARK we see the 8 core CPU take a lead over the FM2/2+ quad cores in all areas, especially in the Cloud Gate tests. It is clear that the rather low end R7 250 is the main thing preventing us from getting higher scores here, but we do still see a small advantage here from using a more powerful CPU.

Comparing the FX 8320e to the 8320 we see that the 8320e has marginally lower scores all round, but the differences here are very minimal. A 400 point drop in a score over 10000 isn't much, especially given the power savings of the stock 8320e.

 

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Most Recent Comments

21-01-2015, 06:09:35

WYP
I'll be honest, when I started this review I was not expecting much, but AMD have delivered a great product here.

The power draw results are very impressive, given that it is mostly changes in the microcode and the performance you get for the price is fantastic.Quote

21-01-2015, 07:12:06

tinytomlogan
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Originally Posted by Watsyerproblem View Post
I'll be honest, when I started this review I was not expecting much, but AMD have delivered a great product here.

The power draw results are very impressive, given that it is mostly changes in the microcode and the performance you get for the price is fantastic.
I think the price and what you get is key here, especially when you look at what you get from an i3 for the same price....Quote

21-01-2015, 07:22:47

ShaunB-91
I just wish AMD could hang with the big boys again, as soon as they do it I'll build an AMD rig. I'd love to but I'm not really on the market for budget components as good as this may be for the price. :\Quote

21-01-2015, 09:01:40

savage1987
Some new high-end gear from them would be nice need something sexy to slot into my PC-P50R. That case is a weird AMD anchor for me I should never have bought it!Quote

21-01-2015, 09:05:01

Tolemac
I already have the 8320 but the 8320E is quite impressiveQuote
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