Released this past fall, AMD’s FX-8320E processor promises to deliver a lot of processing power for those on a budget. It sports eight cores, and as a Black Edition, its overclocking capabilities are unrestricted. But is that enough to make this the best go-to budget processor, especially for gamers?
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I’m a budget-oriented gamer. So much so, in fact, that once I build a PC that suits my needs for the games I play, I tend to “sit on it” for years. I completed my last build way back in 2010, and even then I used parts that I’d recycled from previous builds and parts I picked up used. It’s not that I’m overly frugal, I just have a limited budget at my disposal so I tend to prioritize my hobbies.
Having said that, I’ve been running AMD CPUs for quite some time. New, they cost less than the competition, and used, they scale even better. AMD’s CPUs tend to be modest in raw horsepower, but as you can often pick up a used quad-core for around the same price as a new dual-core Pentium, the appeal is still strong. This is why when I finally decided to upgrade my aging graphics subsystem I also felt the need to make the jump to current gen tech in regards to RAM and other core components.
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