Originally Posted by Inceptor
I don't see why someone would pay $190 for it. If it was bundled in an OEM build, OK, I see it being purchased. As a standalone? Why? Save a few dollars and buy an 8320, downclock it, and voila, same power envelope, and greater efficiency at higher clocks.
Unless, of course, if it has greater availability than the 8320...
not really true, the 8320 has the same tdp as 8350 but with lower clocks, that means amd will prioritize the better bins for the 8350, and with the 8300 being a 95watt tdp it will probably be the same good bins as the 8350
so if you get a 8300 you are probably more likely to get a good clocker than a 8320