Xeon E5-2430 vs FX-8320E benchmarks
In our benchmarks, the FX-8320E beats the Xeon E5-2430 in overall performance. Furthermore, our gaming benchmark shows that it also outperforms the Xeon E5-2430 in all gaming tests too.
When comparing core counts for these CPUs, we notice that the Xeon E5-2430 has significantly more cores with 6 cores compared to the FX-8320E that has 4 cores. It also has more threads than the FX-8320E. With our hardware info, we find that the FX-8320E has a significantly higher clock speed than the Xeon E5-2430. Both these chips have an identical TDP (Thermal Design Power). This measures the amount of heat they output and can be used to estimate power consumption.
Modern CPUs generally have more logical cores than physical cores, this means that each core is split into multiple virtual cores, improving efficiency for parallel workloads. Indeed, the Xeon E5-2430 has more threads than cores. Each physical core is split into multiple threads.