AMD FX-8320 vs Intel Core i3-4340

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AMD FX-8320 advantages



AMD FX-8320
  • Multi-threaded performance of the AMD FX-8320 is higher. The performance advantage depends on specific program. In some of them the AMD FX-8320 CPU could be up to 87% faster.
  • Memory performance of the FX-8320 is better.
  • The microprocessor includes XOP instructions. Even though these extensions are not extensively used in programs yet, this should improve in future applications.
  • The processor has FMA4 instruction set extension enabled. The FMA4 technology is only available on AMD microprocessors, and it may not get broad support from software vendors.
  • The AMD FX-8320 is not "locked". The CPU can be effortlessly overclocked on most motherboards to achieve higher performance.

Intel Core i3-4340 advantages



Intel Core i3-4340
  • The processor has 59% better performance in single-threaded applications.
  • The Intel i3-4340 incorporates AVX2 instructions, that were introduced in the recent past. These extensions are not widely supported by programs yet, but their support should improve in future apps.
  • Besides 2 CPU cores, the processor has integrated HD 4600 graphics. This GPU can be used for casual gaming and 3D applications.
  • Power consumption of the i3-4340 is lower.
  • Based on current official prices, the CPU is 3% cheaper than the FX-8320 processor.
  • The Intel Core i3-4340 has 3% better price/performance ratio.

FX-8320 vs i3-4340 performance comparison

The charts in the section below show performance of FX-8320 and Core i3-4340 CPUs in different types of programs. The numbers for 'Single-threaded performance', 'Multi-threaded performance' and 'Discrete Graphics performance' charts are calculated as an average of several related benchmarks, that you can see in the "Benchmarks" tab. As such, the shown results may differ from results, that you may receive in individual tests. The 'Overall performance' shows an average of all-around performance benchmarks, and benchmarks, specific to each application type. The 'Price-performance ratio' calculates how much more performance you will get per dollar spent. The cost of other system components is not included in this ratio.
Single-threaded performance
2
1.6
1.2
0.8
0.4
0
 
 
1
 
1.59
 
 
Higher is better
Multi-threaded performance
2
1.6
1.2
0.8
0.4
0
 
 
1.45
 
1
 
 
Higher is better
Memory-intensive applications
2
1.6
1.2
0.8
0.4
0
 
 
1.13
 
1
 
 
Higher is better
Discrete Graphics performance
2
1.6
1.2
0.8
0.4
0
 
 
1
 
1
 
 
Higher is better
Overall performance
2
1.6
1.2
0.8
0.4
0
 
 
1
 
1
 
 
Higher is better
Price / performance ratio
2
1.6
1.2
0.8
0.4
0
 
 
1
 
1.03
 
 
Higher is better

  - AMD FX-8320       - Intel Core i3-4340

Exhaustive list of benchmarks, that demonstrate difference in performance between AMD FX-8320 and i3-4340 in various types of applications, can be seen in the "Benchmarks" tab.


FX-8320 vs i3-4340 power consumption and price comparison

Thermal Design Power
200
160
120
80
40
0
 
 
125W
 
54W
 
 
Lower is better
Current official price
200
160
120
80
40
0
 
 
$153
 
$149
 
 
Lower is better

Detailed side by side comparison of FX-8320 vs i3-4340 specs can be found in the "Specifications" tab. Even more detailed comparison of internal features of both processors you will find in the "CPUIDs" tab.


Pros and Cons summary

FX-8320 Core i3-4340
General recommendations:
Same overall performance,
Performs faster in multi-threaded tasks,
Features XOP instructions,
Can be easily overclocked
  General recommendations:
Comparable overall performance,
Considerably faster in single-threaded tasks,
Supports AVX2 instructions,
Comes with HD 4600 graphics,
Needs less power,
Slightly lower official price,
A bit better price / performance ratio

Drawbacks:

Slow in single-threaded programs,
Does not support some instructions,
Comes without integrated GPU,
Needs considerably more power,
Slightly higher official price,
Insignificantly worse price / performance ratio
 

Drawbacks:

Somewhat slow in multi-threaded applications,
Does not support some instructions

Similar processors

FX-8320 Core i3-4340
 

Similar microprocessors use the same socket and architecture as FX-8320 and Intel Core i3-4340, however their performance and other characteristics are a bit different.

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Specifications

Please visit AMD FX-8320 and Intel Core i3-4340 pages for more complete specifications of both microprocessors.

 AMD FX-8320Intel Core i3-4340
Market segmentDesktop
ManufacturerAMDIntel
FamilyFX-SeriesCore i3
Basic details
Model numberFX-8320i3-4340
CPU part numberFD8320FRW8KHKCM8064601482422
Box part numberFD8320FRHKBOXBX80646I34340
BXC80646I34340
Introduction dateOctober 23, 2012September 1, 2013
Current official price$153 (as of Jan 2014)$149 (as of Mar 2014)
 
CPU features
Core nameVisheraHaswell
Platform nameVolan 
MicroarchitecturePiledriverHaswell
Technology (micron)0.0320.022
Data width (bits)64
SocketSocket AM3+Socket 1150
Frequency (MHz)35003600
Turbo Frequency (MHz)4000 
Bus speed (MHz)2600 (HT/QPI) 
Clock Multiplier 36
L1 cache256 KB (code) / 128 KB (data)64 KB (code) / 64 KB (data)
L2 cache (KB)8192512
L3 cache (KB)81924096
Max temperature (°C) 72
TDP (Watt)12554
Cores82
Threads84
Multiprocessing1
 
Instruction set extensions
AES / Advanced Encryption Standard+
AMD64 / EM64T 64-bit technology+
AVX / Advanced Vector Extensions+
AVX2 / Advanced Vector Extensions 2-+
BMI1 / Bit Manipulation+-
F16C / 16-bit Floating-Point conversion+
FMA3 / 3-operand Fused Multiply-Add+
FMA4 / 4-operand Fused Multiply-Add+-
MMX+
SSE+
SSE2+
SSE3+
SSE4.1+
SSE4.2+
SSSE3 / Supplemental SSE3+
XOP / eXtended Operations+-
 
Supported technologies
Hyper-Threading-+
PowerNow! / Enhanced SpeedStep+
Turbo Core / Turbo Boost+-
Unlocked multiplier+-
Virtualization+
Virus Protection / Execute Disable bit+
 
Integrated Graphics
GPU TypeNoneHD 4600
 
Integrated Memory Controller(s)
The number of controllers1
Memory channels2
Supported memoryDDR3-1866DDR3-1333, DDR3-1600
Notes:

Rows with different specifications or features are highlighted.

For detailed specifications of "AMD FX-8320" or "Intel Core i3-4340" parts please click on the links in the table header.

Benchmarks

System setup

Below is a complete set of AMD FX-8320 and Intel Core i3-4340 benchmarks from our CPU benchmark database. The former processor was tested on ASUS Sabertooth 990FX motherboard with 4GB dual-channel Crucial BallistixPC3-14900 (DDR3-1866) memory, and MSI R6670 1GB GDDR5 (ATI Radeon). The latter processor was tested on Intel DH87RL motherboard, that had 2 GB dual-channel Corsair TR3X3G1600C9 DDR3 memory, and MSI R6670 1GB GDDR5 (ATI Radeon) graphics.

All tests were performed at default frequency and voltage, using manufacturer's stock fan/heatsink. None of the components were overclocked. Motherboard BIOS options were left at default settings.

The results of all benchmarks are broken into four categories: multi-threaded, single-threaded, memory intensive and graphics / gaming.


FX-8320 vs Intel Core i3-4340 single-threaded benchmarks

Single-threaded benchmarks run on a single CPU core, and do not depend on such features as the number of cores, or Hyper-Threading technology. Additionally, they do not utilize on-chip caches, dedicated to other cores.


    AMD FX-8320           Intel Core i3-4340

3DMark03 CPU score benchmark

Uses DirectX software vertex shader to run Wings of Fury and Trolls' Lair games, and calculates a 3DMark03 CPU score based on averaged number of frames per second, achieved by the CPU/GPU combination.
100%
71.2%

CINEBENCH R10 CPU score (1 core) benchmark

Measures performance of a single-core rendering of a photo-realistic 3D image using CINEMA 4D software engine.
100%
53.8%

FLAC encoding - single process benchmark

Reports the number of songs, converted by a single CPU core from WAV to FLAC format using the best possible compression.
100%
69.9%

H.264 video encoding - single process benchmark

Measures the number of frames, converted by one CPU thread from MPEG2 format to H.264 format using high quality settings.
100%
71.9%

LAME MP3 encoding - single process benchmark

Reports the number of MP3 songs, encoded by one CPU core per one minute.
100%
61.4%

    AMD FX-8320           Intel Core i3-4340

PCMark2002 CPU score benchmark

100%
65.5%

Super PI (1M) benchmark

Measures time, required to calculate the first 1 million digits after the decimal point in the number Pi.
100%
42.3%

XVid video encoding - single process benchmark

Reports how many frames per second can be transcoded by a single CPU core from MPEG2 to XVid (MPEG4) format, utilizing single-pass conversion method.
100%
77.8%


FX-8320 vs Intel Core i3-4340 multi-threaded benchmarks

Multi-threaded benchmarks utilize all CPU cores and other on-chip resources (on-chip caches, internal buffers, etc). Intel's Hyper-Threading feature also helps to improve multi-threading performance.


    AMD FX-8320           Intel Core i3-4340

3DMark06 CPU score benchmark

Estimates processor performance based on how fast it runs such CPU-intensive code as game logic, physics and pathfinding AI. The test requires DirectX 9.0.
100%
77.4%

Apache web server - dynamic pages benchmark

Shows an average number of dynamic HTML pages served per second by local instance of Apache 1.3.41 web server. The test has much greater error margin than other tests.
100%
48.4%

Apache web server - static pages benchmark

Shows an average number of very simple static HTML pages served per second by local Apache 1.3.41 web server. The test has much greater error margin than other tests.
100%
55.7%

Blowfish encryption benchmark

Reports encryption speed of pre-defined 32KB text block. The data is encrypted using Blowfish algorithm.
100%
67.5%

CINEBENCH R10 CPU score benchmark

Measures performance of multi-core rendering of a photo-realistic 3D image using CINEMA 4D software engine.
100%
80.6%

    AMD FX-8320           Intel Core i3-4340

CINEBENCH R10 render time (seconds) benchmark

Measures time taken to render a photo-realistic 3D image using CINEMA 4D software engine.
100%
80.7%

CrystalMark ALU benchmark

100%
88.3%

CrystalMark FPU benchmark

100%
82.4%

Euler3D benchmark

100%
74.2%

FLAC encoding - multiple processes benchmark

Reports the number of songs, converted from WAV to FLAC format by all CPU cores using the best possible compression.
100%
57.9%

    AMD FX-8320           Intel Core i3-4340

Fritz Chess Benchmark benchmark

100%
62.7%

H.264 video encoding - multiple processes benchmark

Measures the number of frames, converted by all logical processors from MPEG2 format to H.264 format using single-pass method and high quality settings.
100%
56.1%

H.264 video encoding - multithreaded benchmark

Measures the number of frames, converted by all logical processors from MPEG2 format to H.264 format using multi-threading system calls, dual-pass method and high quality settings.
100%
67.8%

LAME MP3 encoding - multiple processes benchmark

Reports the number of MP3 songs, encoded by all CPU cores per one minute.
100%
68.8%

MySQL 5.0.96 - selecting data benchmark

Shows sustained number of SQL requests per second served by local instance of MySQL server v5.0.96. This test scales well with the number of CPU cores.
100%
77.4%

    AMD FX-8320           Intel Core i3-4340

PCMark05 CPU score benchmark

100%
75.9%

PCMark05 score benchmark

100%
79.3%

Sandra Dhrystone (MIPS) benchmark

Runs Dhrystone test on all cores, and reports estimated integer performance in MIPS (Millions of Instructions Per Second).
100%
73.0%

Sandra MultiMedia Floating Point (it/s) benchmark

100%
69.6%

Sandra MultiMedia Integer (it/s) benchmark

100%
39.7%

    AMD FX-8320           Intel Core i3-4340

Sandra Whetstone (MFLOPS) benchmark

Runs Whetstone test on all cores, and reports estimated floating-point performance in MFLOPS (Millions of Floating-Point Operations Per Second).
100%
99.3%

Sandra Whetstone SSE2 (MFLOPS) benchmark

Runs SSE2-enabled Whetstone test on all cores, and reports estimated floating-point performance in MFLOPS (Millions of Floating-Point Operations Per Second).
100%
80.3%

XVid video encoding - multiple processes benchmark

Reports how many frames per second can be transcoded by all CPU cores from MPEG2 to XVid (MPEG4) format, utilizing single-pass conversion method.
100%
53.6%

wPrime v1.55 (32M) benchmark

wPrime benchmark measures time taken to calculate square roots of numbers from 1 to 33554431.
100%
71.9%


FX-8320 vs Intel Core i3-4340 graphics benchmarks

Graphics benchmarks depend on the type of integrated or discrete graphics adapter, and to less extent on the processor performance. Because these benchmarks are synthetic, they may not truly represent gaming performance. However, they still can be used to estimate whether one processor will perform faster or slower than another CPU in games and other 3D tasks.


    AMD FX-8320           Intel Core i3-4340

3DMark03 game score benchmark

Measures graphics and 3D game performance of discrete and integrated GPUs using 4 different game simulations, that have varying level of DirectX support from version 7 to version 9.
100%
96.8%

3DMark06 3DMark score benchmark

Measures 3D graphics and game performance of CPU/GPU combination by running 4 game simulations, that make extensive use of DirectX 9.0/9.0C capabilities.
100%
96.1%

3DMark2001 score benchmark

Runs a series of game simulations and feature tests to measure graphics and 3D game performance of discrete and integrated GPUs. It utilizes a single CPU core, and it is compatible with DirectX 8 and later APIs.
100%
60.3%

CINEBENCH R10 OpenGL score benchmark

100%
73.0%

PCMark05 Graphics score benchmark

100%
97.9%


FX-8320 vs Intel Core i3-4340 memory performance

Memory-intensive tests or programs move large amounts of data to/from memory, and they depend more on memory throughput and the size of on-chip caches, rather than on CPU integer/FP/SIMD performance.


    AMD FX-8320           Intel Core i3-4340

7Zip compressing/decompressing speed (1 thread) benchmark

100%
95.2%

CrystalMark Memory benchmark

100%
90.7%

PCMark05 Memory score benchmark

100%
74.3%

PCMark2002 Memory score benchmark

100%
59.0%

WinRAR compressing/decompressing speed benchmark

100%
66.2%

CPUIDs

The table below compares two random CPUID records for AMD FX-8320 and Intel Core i3-4340 microprocessors, that were submitted to our CPUID database. Please note that different steppings of Intel processors, identified by S-spec numbers or CPUID, may have slightly different features. For that reason the comparison table below only applies to CPUs with specific S-Spec number / CPUID.

  CPUID 1 CPUID 2
ManufacturerAMDIntel
CPU FamilyFX-SeriesCore i5 / Core i7 / Xeon [Core i3-4340]
Model / Processor NumberFX-83203.60 GHz
Frequency3511 MHz3139 MHz
CWID version0.40.5
Part numberFD8320FRW8KHKCM8064601482422
S-Spec / Stepping CodeFA 1236PGNSR1NL
 
General information
VendorAuthenticAMDGenuineIntel
Processor name (BIOS)AMD FX(tm)-8320 Eight-Core Processor Intel(R) Core(TM) i3-4340 CPU @ 3.60GHz
Cores82
Compute units4 
Logical processors84
Processor typeOriginal OEM Processor
CPUID signature600F20306C3
Family21 (015h) 6 (06h)
Model 2 (02h)60 (03Ch)
Stepping 0 (00h) 3 (03h)
SocketAM3+ 
TLB/Cache details 64-byte Prefetching
Data TLB: 1-GB pages, 4-way set associative, 4 entries
Data TLB: 4-KB Pages, 4-way set associative, 64 entries
L2 TLB: 1-MB, 4-way set associative, 64-byte line size
 
Cache
L1 data: Associativity4-way set associative8-way set associative
L1 data: Comments Direct-mapped
L1 data: Line size64 bytes
L1 data: Lines per tag1 
L1 data: Size8 x 16 KB2 x 32 KB
L1 instruction: Associativity2-way set associative8-way set associative
L1 instruction: Comments1 cache per 2 coresDirect-mapped
L1 instruction: Line size64 bytes
L1 instruction: Lines per tag1 
L1 instruction: Size4 x 64 KB2 x 32 KB
L2: Associativity16-way set associative8-way set associative
L2: Comments1 cache per 2 coresNon-inclusive|Direct-mapped
L2: Line size64 bytes
L2: Lines per tag1 
L2: Size4 x 2 MB2 x 256 KB
L3: Associativity64-way set associative16-way set associative
L3: Comments Inclusive|Shared between all cores
L3: Line size64 bytes
L3: Lines per tag1 
L3: Size8 MB4 MB
 
Instruction set extensions
AES+
AMD extensions to MMX+-
AVX+
AVX2-+
BMI1+
BMI2-+
F16C+
FMA+
FMA4+-
MMX+
SSE+
SSE2+
SSE3+
SSE4.1+
SSE4.2+
SSE4A+-
SSSE3+
TBM+-
XOP+-
 
Additional instructions
Advanced Bit manipulation+
CLFLUSH+
CMOV+
CMPXCHG16B+
CMPXCHG8B+
Enhanced REP MOVSB/STOSB-+
FXSAVE/FXRSTORE+
INVPCID-+
MONITOR/MWAIT+
MOVBE-+
PCLMULDQ+
POPCNT+
PREFETCH/PREFETCHW+-
RD/WR FSGSBASE instructions-+
RDRAND-+
RDTSCP+
SKINIT / STGI support+-
SYSCALL/SYSRET+-
SYSENTER/SYSEXIT+
XSAVE / XRESTORE states+
 
Major features
64-bit / Intel 64+
Enhanced SpeedStep-+
Hyper-Threading Technology-+
Intel Virtualization-+
NX bit/XD-bit+
On-chip Floating Point Unit+
PowerNow! / Cool'n'Quiet+-
Secure Virtual Machine (Virtualization)+-
Turbo Core+-
 
Other features
1 GB large page support+
100MHz multiplier control+-
128-bit SSE instructions+-
36-bit page-size extensions+
64-bit debug store-+
Advanced programmable interrupt controller+
CPL qualified debug store-+
Core multi-processing legacy mode+-
Debug store-+
Debugging extensions+
Digital Thermal Sensor capability-+
Extended APIC space+-
Hardware P-state control+-
Hardware thermal control+-
Instruction based sampling+-
LAHF / SAHF support in 64-bit mode+
LBR virtualization+-
LOCK MOV CR0 means MOV CR8+-
Lightweight profiling support+-
Machine check architecture+
Machine check exception+
Memory-type range registers+
Misaligned SSE mode+-
Model-specific registers+
Nested page tables+-
OS visible workaround+-
Page attribute table+
Page global extension+
Page-size extensions (4MB pages)+
Pending break enable-+
Perfmon and Debug capability-+
Physical address extensions+
Power Limit Notification capability-+
Process context identifiers-+
SVM lock+-
Self-snoop-+
Supervisor Mode Execution Protection-+
Support for NRIP save+-
THERMTRIP+-
TSC rate is ensured to be invariant across all states+
Temperature sensor+-
Thermal monitor-+
Thermal monitor 2-+
Thermal monitor and software controlled clock facilities-+
Time stamp counter+
Timestamp counter deadline-+
Virtual 8086-mode enhancements+
Watchdog timer support+-
xTPR Update Control-+
+ - feature is supported
- - feature is not supported
Features, not supported by all processors in the table, are not displayed

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