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Recommended System Requirements
Game FX-8320E FX-8350
Cyberpunk 2077 10% 7%
Hitman 3 48% 25%
Resident Evil 8 22% 3%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 48% 25%
FIFA 21 3% 13%
Grand Theft Auto VI 80% 53%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 6% 10%
Genshin Impact 17% 30%
Far Cry 6 73% 47%
The Medium 88% 60%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the AMD FX-8350 is massively better than the AMD FX-8320E when it comes to running the latest games. This also means it will be less likely to bottleneck more powerful GPUs, allowing them to achieve more of their gaming performance potential.

The FX-8320E was released over a year more recently than the FX-8350, and so the FX-8320E is likely to have better levels of support, and will be more optimized for running the latest games.

Both CPUs exhibit very powerful performance, so it probably isn't worth upgrading from one to the other, as both are capable of running even the most demanding games at the highest settings (assuming they are accompanied by equivalently powerful GPUs).

The FX-8320E and the FX-8350 both have 8 cores. Games are not yet able to harness this many cores, so it is probably excessive if you mean to just run the latest games; however, if you intend on running a server with this CPU, it would seem to be a decent choice.

Both the AMD FX-8320E and the AMD FX-8350 have the same number of threads. Both CPUs have one thread per physical core.

Multiple threads are useful for improving the performance of multi-threaded applications. Additional cores and their accompanying thread will always be beneficial for multi-threaded applications. Hyperthreading will be beneficial for applications optimized for it, but it may slow others down. For games, the number of threads is largely irrelevant, as long as you have at least 2 cores (preferably 4), and hyperthreading can sometimes even hit performance.

More important for gaming than the number of cores and threads is the clock rate. Problematically, unless the two CPUs are from the same family, this can only serve as a general guide and nothing like an exact comparison, because the clock cycles per instruction (CPI) will vary so much.

The FX-8320E and the FX-8350 are from the same family of CPUs, and thus their clock speeds are directly comparable. With this in mind, it is safe to say that with a 0.8 GHz faster base clock rate, the FX-8350 manages to provide significantly better performance than the FX-8320E. What is more, the FX-8350 also manages to eke 0.2 GHz higher frequency when being stressed by CPU-intensive applications.

Aside from the clock rate, the next-most important CPU features for PC game performance are L2 and L3 cache size. Faster than RAM, the more cache available, the more data that can be stored for lightning-fast retrieval. L1 Cache is not usually an issue anymore for gaming, with most high-end CPUs eking out about the same L1 performance, and L2 is more important than L3 - but L3 is still important if you want to reach the highest levels of performance. Bear in mind that although it is better to have a larger cache, the larger it is, the higher the latency, so a balance has to be struck.

The FX-8320E and the FX-8350 have the same L2 cache size, and the same L3 cache size, so in terms of cache-related gaming performance, we have to look back to the clock rate, where the FX-8350 wins out.

The maximum Thermal Design Power is the power in Watts that the CPU will consume in the worst case scenario. The lithography is the semiconductor manufacturing technology being used to create the CPU - the smaller this is, the more transistors that can be fit into the CPU, and the closer the connections. For both the lithography and the TDP, it is the lower the better, because a lower number means a lower amount of power is necessary to run the CPU, and consequently a lower amount of heat is produced.

The FX-8320E has a 30 Watt lower Maximum TDP than the FX-8350 (though they were created with the same size 32 nm manufacturing technology). What this means is the FX-8320E will consume significantly less power and consequently produce less heat, enabling more prolonged computational tasks with fewer adverse effects. This will lower your yearly electricity bill significantly, as well as prevent you from having to invest in extra cooling mechanisms (unless you overclock).

CPU Core Details

CPU CodenameVisheraVishera
MoBo SocketSocket AM3+Socket AM3+
Notebook CPUnono
Release Date01 Sep 201423 Oct 2012
CPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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CPU Technical Specifications

CPU Cores8vs8
CPU Threads8vs8
Clock Speed3.2 GHzvs4 GHz
Turbo Frequency4 GHzvs4.2 GHz
Max TDP95 Wvs125 W
Lithography32 nmvs32 nm
Bit Width64 Bitvs64 Bit
Virtualization Technologynovsno
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CPU Cache and Memory

L1 Cache Size384 KBvs384 KB
L2 Cache Size8192 KBvs8192 KB
L3 Cache Size8 MBvs8 MB
Memory Channels-vs2
ECC Memory Supportnovsno
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CPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewFX-8320E is an energy efficient CPU based on the 32nm Piledriver architecture.

It offers 8 Physical Cores (8 Logical), initially clocked at 3.5GHz, which may go up to 4.0GHz and 8MB of L3 Cache.
Among its many features, Turbo Core and Virtualization are activated and the clock multiplier is unlocked, meaning it can be overclocked easily.

The processor DOES NOT integrated any graphics. and has a rated board TDP of 95W.

Its rank and specifications are still predicted.
FX-8350 is a high-end CPU based on the 32nm Piledriver architecture.

It offers 8 Physical Cores (8 Logical), initially clocked at 4.0GHz, which may go up to 4.2GHz and 8MB of L3 Cache.
Among its many features, Turbo Core and Virtualization are activated and the clock multiplier is unlocked, meaning it can be overclocked easily.

The processor DOES NOT integrated any graphics. and has a rated board TDP of 125W.

Compared to its competitor Core i7-3770K it performs around 12% worse. Still, its performance is very good and sufficient for extreme gaming.