$79.99 minus $40 mail-in rebate = $39.99 [microcenter.com]
Plus, save another $30 off of a compatible motherboard if you choose to buy one. So, if you choose to do the motherboard bundle, the total savings is $70. Here is the link to the rebate. [microcenter.com]
Better deal than the previous FP deal from last month.
Deal is in-store only (as always with Micro Center processor deals). Rebate limited to 1 product per household (max of 3 rebates per customer). Rebate ends 11/30/2017. Claims must be submitted by 12/15/17.
Rated with an average of 5 out of 5 stars by people who left reviews on the Micro Center website.
These processors have 8 integer cores and 4 floating point cores. The cores are combined into four modules (2 integer unit + 1 FP unit each). So, from the point of view of integer work, they are 8 core CPUs. From the point of view of floating point work, they are quad core CPUs.
The "E" series processors have lower leakage than many FX chips, especially the 9000 series, so they require less current when overclocked. Check my posting history for extensive overclocking tips if you're interested in overclocking. All FX processors have unlocked multipliers and are soldered. Overclocking will require the use of a replacement cooler, as the stock cooler is tiny.
Although the 8320E is rated for 95 watts it uses much less power than that at stock.