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Pros AMD CPU's are always easy to install and this was no exception. Seems to be a very quick CPU, i was expecting it to be fast but it has surprised me and it is very easy to overclock especially using gigabytes EZtune program.
Cons none that i can see yet.
Summary Seems to be a great mid-to-high end CPU that can easily handle any of the games i play (diablo3, over watch, battlefield, hearthstone, rocket league) and its very user friendly and easy to over clock. it also seems to run colder than my old cpu (phenom 2x4 black edition, 6 core 3.0 ghz)
Pros Runs everything I throw at it. 8 cores excellent
Cons Not compatible with all motherboards. Runs pretty hot. Stock fan a pain to mount.
Summary Been a very good chip for me. I use this computer a lot for long periods of time and had good experience with it. Never over clocked and paired with my gtx 760 has been a suitable gaming machine. Had trouble with 760 chipset motherboards even though they claimed they supported it. Must use 970 or 990 mobos with it for proper performance.
Cons Stop advertising this as an 8 core this is a quad core. Cooler is crap stop giving me crap and charging me for it
Summary This is a good processor for the price. I need the cores for my virtuals and this processor really gives me bang for the buck. A disappointment but before I could pick the processor the price had already fallen by 20 bucks :(
Pros Great overclock potential, good stock performance
Cons None really, tough to beat for a budget gaming build. Runs a bit hotter than intel chips I have OC'd in the past.
Summary The value from this baby is being a stable and fast overclocker, and an i5 killer y 1/2 the price. Running 4.4Ghz (could run 4.5 but I went conservative) on an Evo 212 cooler. Great chip especially for $149 on sale.
Pros Good for applications, Very good for rendering video
Cons Very poor single threaded peroformance, Very hot!
Summary I have purchased with CPU to upgrade me from a 4 core FX unit. I was getting poor frame rates on GTA-5 and it helped a lot, basically doubled my performance because GTA can use 8 threads. Other games were still very bad, and after getting heavy into Rust I had to get an i5. I could only muster 12 fps in fire fights with all kinds of GPU combos. I tried a 7950, then a 760, then crossfire and SLI for both of those but all had terrible frame rates. I would not recommend using this CPU for gaming. I would highly advise not building an SLI rig unless you are experienced with this CPU either because the power demand and heat it puts out is insane. You cannot simply run this with stock heat sink and fan to do any serious gaming or rendering.
This product is marketed towards gamers but it will not serve you well if that is your goal.
Great workstation CPU alternative to intels expensive chips and will run applications amazingly.
Summary When I got this CPU I was building a new system that was as cost effective for performance on gaming. I figured I could run on stock cooling for a while until I could afford a H100i closed loop liquid cooler system then get an overclock on that. Boy I was wrong. The stock cooler was so loud I was able to hear my computer while on a different floor in my house, not just the next room. Idle temp 40c, load 75c. I scraped up as much as I could and I was able to get myself a Hyper 212 evo with arctic silver 5 and after it was nearly silent with 45c temp on load.
Pros Got on sale for $150. Along with the AMD game. Works well with lower end cards like the 3gb GTX 660. It's been reported to me that in Garry's mod, it may frame drop a little if too many objects are placed on the screen. But I don't know for sure from a computer I built for someone.
Cons I've done some research and it may not be the wisest to use this CPU with high end cards like the 970 and 980. If you're wanting to go with an AMD build, maybe look into the 8370, or 9000 series
Summary Overall if you can get this CPU on sale, it is a good bang for the buck. If you're looking for a gaming build under $1000 then I see no problem getting this one. I also found that there are some patches for the bulldozer series, to install that if you want a bit more performance from the CPU
Summary I bought this to build a computer for my brother, generally I would have recommended Intel but he needed it to do a lot of rendering so AMD was the best value for our needs. I bought the Cooler Master 212 Evo and the temperatures seem to be reasonable. I haven't tried overclocking yet as we are waiting to get the new ram. Till then I just pulled out one of the DIMMS from my PC so that he can use the computer.
Pros Cheaper than intel for same performance if OC
Cons single threaded lacks a bit unless high oc
Summary Owned for a year now. Mine runs at 4.816 Ghz on an Asus Crosshair V Formula-Z and Corsair H110.
Under load 44c / idle 31c
Used in gaming rig with AMD 7970. I prefer to run a pure AMD rig in this case.
Very pleased all round, but I got a good chip and if you expect my results (I can post at 5 Ghz) you need the Crosshair V and liquid cooling. Compares nicely with stock i5 -perhaps a bit better, but I paid less and put the money into a good board and cooler.
Summary Bought this in a bundle with a M5A97 ASUS motherboard. They have both worked extremely well since building it up and everything has been rock solid despite my best attempts at overclocking the whole thing multiple times. Its easy to ramp this processor up to 4. ghz and runs really stable at 3.7 which is where I left mine. Simple liquid cooling kit on the processor, nothing fancy. Buying up to the 8350 isn't worth it, stick with this 8320, you won't be disappointed!
Pros Price. Speed for multi threaded apps. Socket compatibility. Real world performance has been wonderful. Easy to over clock with. Keeps cool with a decent after market HSF.
Cons Single thread performance is lacking compared to an Intel. Energy sucker at 125w. Stock cooler is horrible, loud and males the cpu run hot.
Summary You cant go wrong for the price of this CPU. At $150 you are getting a 8 core cpu that while falls behind Intel in single thread apps when games start being programmed with more cores in mind this CPU should shine. This CPU has amazing over clocking potential and can stay pretty cool if you can feed it right. Overall I'm happy with the cpu and what money I saved over going Intel I put into a better GPU.
Summary I cranked it up to 4.7ghz with watercooler and a lots of tuning. And it does the job pretty well. I have no regret for this cpu. Highly recommend. If you guys are looking for a cheap option for a beast thats the cpu to go with!!
Pros does the job! cheap! works well on my M5A99X EVO 2.0 motherboard!
Cons stock heatcooler sucks!
Summary k, so i bought this bad boy a year ago when i built my (first) gaming PC. i always noticed it was a bit loud and 6 months later it would shut up in the middle of a dota match. i'm not experienced at all with computers so i had no clue what it was from. it kept happening so i dusted out my computer cause i figured it was overheating. which it was. the cpu would get to insane temps (+70C!) so i took it out and checked out the cooling paste. it was melted to the cpu and heatsink and i had to pry it to get it off. anyways, the stock heatsink it comes with is very loud. it's pretty bad for heat management when i'm overclocking it. other than that! get yourself a new fan!
Summary Running at 26C with Noctua NH-U14S and dual fans, not an AMD fanboy but have always used their CPU's, got an Intel 4670k to see what all the hoopla is about and will say AMD is underrated. Can OC an AMD 8320 to 8350 spec easily
Summary très bon processeur niveau qualité-prix. Acheté pour 150$, j'en ai eu pour mon argent. Très bon pour les jeux, avec une gtx 760 j'ai 60 fps en moyenne sur bf4. Le seul point faible que je pourrais dire est sa consommation 125 w c'est plus si on comparare à un Intel. Si la consommation electrique n'est pas un problème allez-y les yeux fermé, vous ne serez pas décu.
Pros 8 Cores, Best Price/Performance ratio available.
Cons Horrible stock cooler.
Summary I was aiming to build a sub 700$ PC since my old Dell XPS 420 decided to die on me in November. However, I still wanted a decent video card, an SSD, a decent motherboard with room for future improvement and a gaming friendly CPU.
Now, I'm a senior game developper myself, and let me tell you that modern game engine architectures love multiple cores. I know this CPU is on a single-core basis way inferior to the mid range intel i5 and high-end i7. However, if you're on a budget, paying for CPU is not the best way to go. Save that 100$ you saved on the CPU for a better GPU.
The thing is, you don't need 8 cores to run Google Chrome. But you don't need a super fast single core CPU either for that. I find that this CPU offers exactly what you pay for : No embedded GPU, few tricks, etcs...
I bought this in a combo with the Asus M5A99X Evo Rev 2.0 motherboard on cybermonday for 259.99$ with a 20$ MIR (which I'm still waiting for) and it's really a lot of performance for the price tag.
My only problem with the processor itself is the heat sink it ships with. That thing is nowhere near adequate if you even remotely enjoy silence. It's super noisy and the CPU is super hot even when idle (41-45 degrees idle). I have a colleague who bought a FX-8350 and complained about the same issue, and we both installed a Cooler Master 212 Evo heatsink, so be prepared to shell out a 30$ extra for silence.
Summary I bought this as an upgrade from Athlon II x2 240 (2x 2.8ghz). It was a big leap and I definitely feel the computer is far superior to the set up I had before. I paired it with an ASUS M5A97 R2.0 with no problem.
Summary Well what do I got to say. i am able to game no problem also using fraps running and recording ijn backround with minimal loss of fps. Ive notice in all my games ioive gained at least 10 fps from my previous processor amd 1100t. There is no way id turn back from this cpu. I give thumbs up to anybody who would consider this cpu.
Summary This CPU is a neural net processor, a learning computer. Well it may not be a T-100 but it is one of the best that you can find for the money. Blazing fast and takes a ton of work without a sweat.
Pros unlocked, 8 cores, great performance for the price
Cons included CPU fan a little loud at 50% load
Summary I Upgraded to this processor from an Athlon II 260, and I can definitely see the difference in frame rate when I play games. I have a Radeon 7970 in the system, so I knew I was cpu limited in a lot of games. I replaced the stock heatsink with an OCZ Gladiator heatsink because I found the fan too loud when the CPU was working.
Summary Got this to upgrade from a Phenom II 965 well worth the upgrade much faster especially for gaming and such overclocking on these is really good got 4.3 no problem on air CM (hyper 212) Even on low end Mb. Definatelt good bang for your buck :)
Pros performance prix/prix imbattable; performance très bonne; versatile;
Cons moin bon pour le gaming mais la pas ten que ca; consomme bcp bcp d'énergie!!!
Summary SÉRIEUSEMENT ACHETEZ SE PROCESSEUR; j'utilise principalement ce processeur pour un studio d'enregistrement semi-professionnel, j'avais un intel i5 2500k avant et je n'overclock pas donc). j'ai changé pour celui la car avec plusieur synth. track midi et tracks audio le processeur en bavait un peu. Depuis que j'ai changé c'est incomparable. Pour les mêmes projets j'ai a peine 25% d'utilisation sur certain core comparer a 75-90% sur TOUT les cores avec le i5 2500k. par contre je fais du gaming sur ce pc et selon les benchmark il est moin bon pour ca... mais pour avoir essayer les deux ...je vois pas la différence..(p-ê sur papier)
Pros Awesome cpu, OCs like crazy! 8x4.4Ghz from the stock 3.5, 26% performance increase for free.
Summary 10 minutes later I have the cpu at 4.4ghz using 22 multiplier everything else is stock. Mobo is Asus M5A97 R2.0. Water is swiftec with hydro x for algae and water wetter for a little better thermal transfer.
Its a water cooled rig which helps, highest temp is 57C with 8 cores at 100% and GPU at 100%. Most games use 4 core max so about 45C.
NOTE: Trun off cool and quiet + the turbo core to prevent choppy graphics/performance.
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