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Recommended System Requirements
Game Xeon Processor E5310 FX-8320E
Cyberpunk 2077 309% 10%
Hitman 3 451% 48%
Resident Evil 8 355% 22%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 451% 48%
FIFA 21 283% 3%
Grand Theft Auto VI 573% 80%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 297% 6%
Genshin Impact 210% 17%
Far Cry 6 546% 73%
The Medium 602% 88%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the AMD FX-8320E is massively better than the Intel Xeon Processor E5310 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 less than a year after the Xeon Processor E5310, and so they are likely to have similar levels of support, and similarly optimized performance when running the latest games.

The FX-8320E has 4 more cores than the Xeon Processor E5310. 8 cores is probably excessive if you mean to just run the latest games, as games are not yet able to harness this many cores. The cores in the Xeon Processor E5310 is more than enough for gaming purposes. However, if you intend on running a server with the FX-8320E, it would seem to be a decent choice.

The FX-8320E has 4 more threads than the Xeon Processor E5310. 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 Xeon Processor E5310 and FX-8320E are not from the same family of CPUs, so their clock speeds are by no means directly comparable. Bear in mind, then, that while the FX-8320E has a 1.6 GHz faster frequency, this is not always an indicator that it will be superior in performance, despite frequency being crucial when trying to avoid GPU bottlenecking. In this case, however, the difference is probably a good indicator that the FX-8320E is superior.

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 has a 192 KB bigger L2 cache than the Xeon Processor E5310, and although the Xeon Processor E5310 does not appear to have an L3 cache, its larger L2 cache means that it wins out in this area.

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 Xeon Processor E5310 has a 15 Watt lower Maximum TDP than the FX-8320E. However, the FX-8320E was created with a 33 nm smaller manufacturing technology. Overall, by taking both into account, the FX-8320E is likely the CPU with the lower heat production and power requirements, by quite a wide margin.

CPU Core Details

CPU CodenameClovertownVishera
MoBo SocketLGA 771/Socket JSocket AM3+
Notebook CPUnono
Release Date14 Nov 200601 Sep 2014
CPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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CPU Technical Specifications

CPU Cores4vs8
CPU Threads4vs8
Clock Speed1.6 GHzvs3.2 GHz
Turbo Frequency-vs4 GHz
Max TDP80 Wvs95 W
Lithography65 nmvs32 nm
Bit Width64 Bitvs64 Bit
Voltage Range1.0000V-1.5000V KBvs-
Max Temperature66°Cvs-
Virtualization Technologynovsno
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L1 Cache Size-vs384 KB
L2 Cache Size8000 KBvs8192 KB
L3 Cache Size-vs8 MB
Memory Channels-vs2
ECC Memory Supportnovsno
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CPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewThe Xeon is a brand of x86 microprocessors designed and manufactured by Intel Corporation, targeted at the non-consumer workstation, server, and embedded system markets. Primary advantages of the Xeon CPUs, when compared to the majority of Intel's desktop-grade consumer CPUs, are their multi-socket capabilities, higher core counts, and support for ECC memory.FX-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.