AMD FX 8320 Review

usman nawaz

May 26, 2015
I recently purchased AMD FX 8320 with ASUS M5A99FX Motherboard and paired it with R9 280X and Corsair Vegance 16GB 1600MHZ DDR3 Ram, Complete PC Specs are
FX 8320 @4.0GHZ (Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO)
ASUS M5A99FX Motherboard
Corsair Vegance 16GB 1600MHZ
R9 280X
Gigabyte 550Watts PSU
24" Samsung 3D 1080p LED Monitor

i normally don't give feedback on products but i would do this time, to let the other future buyers know, how is my experience with the new AMD build.
first thing is that i have upgraded from Intel Core 2 Extreme QX 6700 after 7 years
coupled with 8GB DDr2 Ram and a Gigabyte P45-ud3l Motherboard, a setup that served me well for 7 whole years!!
i was so reluctant about going the AMD way because of the negative reviews about all of their FX lineup processors and the bottle necking that i will experience if i go with AMD, in the end i thought why not give it a try and find out for myself. So i bought FX 8320, A very good decision that i made!!
My GPU in all games stays at 95-99% usage and CPU usage never goes above 50% (Crysis 3, Dying Light, Ryse Son of Rome, The Evil Within, COD Advanced Warfare, Far Cry 4, Lords of the fallen, Shadow of Mordor, )
my old QX6700 was staying at 100% usage while GPU at 40-50%.
i am so happy to have bought this processor and i am getting 50-60+ fps in all my games with ultra settings, there is no bottlenecking. the upgrade costed me just $300 after 7 years and the difference in performance is day and night.
My advise to all the gamers is that, do not be afraid to buy an AMD FX processor for gaming, it is beast of a processor and it will serve u very very well even in the future.


Aug 1, 2015

Heck yeah man!!! I run a FX 8350 both are beast processors.