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Is an amd fx 8320 good for oculus rift?

Log_a_FrogLog_a_Frog Posts: 1,044
edited September 2017 in Support
I was going to get a 9790 but the power usage concerns me. Will an and fx 8320 3.5ghz see me through and also for gaming with my RX Vega 64.??


  • RichooalRichooal Posts: 615
    There are lots of threads already involving discussion about the FX 8320.
    You probably should read them because not everyone seems to agree. Just search "FX 8320"
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  • Log_a_FrogLog_a_Frog Posts: 1,044
    So does it suit? There is mixed messages and some say it doesn't meet the requirements
  • BeastyBaiterBeastyBaiter Posts: 755 Poster of the Week
    edited September 2017
    Vega 64 is plenty for anything but the FX 8320 is questionable. In properly multi-threaded games, it's fine. The problem is many games aren't properly multit-hreaded and the single thread performance is pretty bad. On the bright side, those old FX chips are fairly easy to overclock the snot out of from what I've heard. So a fair bit of improvement can be had if you're willing to go that route.
  • cyberealitycybereality Posts: 25,821 Oculus Staff
    You can try it, but unfortunately the FX chips are really lacking and aren't that great in general. I wouldn't spend any money on an FX chip today (I used to have one, it was bad). Better save some more money and get a Ryzen or something decent.
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  • Log_a_FrogLog_a_Frog Posts: 1,044
    I just going to buy a ryzen
  • BeeGee74BeeGee74 Posts: 1
    I have been running smoothly with an FX8320 and an 8GB RX480 card
  • Log_a_FrogLog_a_Frog Posts: 1,044
    BeeGee74 said:
    I have been running smoothly with an FX8320 and an 8GB RX480 card
    It is more electrically economical to get a ryzen.
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