Intel Xeon E5-2430 vs AMD FX-8320E

Compare Intel Xeon E5 Family 6 core CPU vs AMD FX 8-Core Black Edition 4 core processor, specs and benchmark score. Which is the better CPU for gaming?

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$ 219
$ 178
$ 40.51 slightly less expensive

Benchmark Score

Overall Score

A combined score of all workloads

27 %
28 %
3% slightly better overall score

Gaming Score

The raw gaming performance with a fast GPU

30 %
41 %
36% slightly better gaming score

Multitasking Score

Performance in workloads using up to 8 cores

26 %
8% slightly better multitasking score
24 %

Heavy Workload Score

Performance in workloads using up to 16 cores

25 %
4% slightly better heavy workload score
24 %

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Other Benchmarks

Geekbench (multi) score

Multi threaded benchmark

22% slightly higher Geekbench (multi) score

Geekbench (single) score

Single threaded benchmark

4% slightly higher Geekbench (single) score



Number of physical processing units

49% significantly more cores


Number of logical processing units

49% significantly more threads

Clock Speed

Base frequency at which the chip operates

2 GHz
3 GHz
45% significantly higher clock speed


Thermal Design Power: Measure of heat generated by the CPU

95 W
95 W

Other details


Ranking in the hardwareDB database

666th of 1,337
631st of 1,337


The product line

Xeon E5 Family
FX 8-Core Black Edition

Release date

The official date of release of this chip

May 2012
September 2014

Memory Type

The type of memory used by this chip


Is Unlocked

Can this CPU can be overclocked


Supports ECC memory

Does this CPU support error correcting memory


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.


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