Average Bench: 39.6% (528th of 1206)

Based on 16,230 user benchmarks.  Device: 178BFBFF00600F12 Model: AMD FX(tm)-8120 Eight-Core Processor
Poor: 31%Average: 39.6% Great: 47%
Gaming
Gaming 40%
Jet ski
Desktop
Desktop 41%
Speed boat
Workstation
Workstation 30%
Sail boat

Poor average bench

The AMD FX-8120 averaged 60.3% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This isn't a great result which indicates that there are much faster alternatives on the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 61.8Pts
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed 117Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the AMD FX-8120 is just 16.8%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the AMD FX-8120 performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 354Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 346Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 16,230 samples)
Min Avg Max
45.7 1-Core 61.8 72.2
83.2 2-Core 117 142
42.5% 89.6 Pts
Min Avg Max
156 4-Core 212 264
214 8-Core 346 460
35.4% 279 Pts
Min Avg Max
236 64-Core 354 462
23.7% 354 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
Socket 942, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4.4 GHz, turbo 4.4 GHz (avg)
1-Core 79.2
2-Core 150
54% 115 Pts
4-Core 273
8-Core 450
46% 362 Pts
64-Core 479
32% 479 Pts
Socket 942, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4.3 GHz, turbo 4.3 GHz (avg)
1-Core 75.6
2-Core 139
51% 108 Pts
4-Core 275
8-Core 423
45% 349 Pts
64-Core 466
31% 466 Pts
Socket 942, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.1 GHz, turbo 3.25 GHz (avg)
1-Core 67.4
2-Core 110
43% 88.7 Pts
4-Core 203
8-Core 347
35% 275 Pts
64-Core 351
24% 351 Pts
Socket M2, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.1 GHz, turbo 3.2 GHz (avg)
1-Core 59.2
2-Core 121
42% 89.9 Pts
4-Core 196
8-Core 339
34% 267 Pts
64-Core 350
24% 350 Pts
Socket M2, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.1 GHz, turbo 3.2 GHz (avg)
1-Core 53.8
2-Core 102
37% 77.7 Pts
4-Core 182
8-Core 266
29% 224 Pts
64-Core 241
16% 241 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.1 GHz, turbo 3.4 GHz (avg)
1-Core 45.2
2-Core 101
34% 73 Pts
4-Core 155
8-Core 302
28% 229 Pts
64-Core 343
23% 343 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.6 GHz, turbo 2.6 GHz (avg)
1-Core 44.3
2-Core 86.3
31% 65.3 Pts
4-Core 163
8-Core 270
27% 216 Pts
64-Core 273
18% 273 Pts
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 22,641,434 CPUs tested.

Typical FX-8120 Builds (Compare 14,598 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 38%
Jet ski
Desktop
Desktop 43%
Speed boat
Workstation
Workstation 30%
Sail boat

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-990FXA-UD3 - $100

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 30% - Poor Total price: $554

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 Comments

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3 days ago.

What most of these comparisons fail to realize or to factor is the fact that this CPU has an unlocked multiplie and willconsistently run at 4.0 GHz under stock thermal solution and at 4.1 stable for my tower of power...it's not a beast but for a build i literally spent 25.bucks on altogether sourcing from secondhand stores I'm not complaining.


Excellent

26 days ago.

Is pretty amazing tbh, passed the test of time and survived much more than it should have ever had to deal with.


Average

1 month ago.

Still faster than most laptops despite its age. More suitable for winter than summer though...


Excellent

1 month ago.

Utilizandolo ahora en pleno 2019, sinceramente calienta mucho y su consumo es elevado, aun asi acompañado de 16 gb de ram y una hd7950 no hay juego que no juegue con todo full en HD o algunos caso FHD


Poor

4 months ago.

Terrible bottleneck in gaming, not fast enough in rendering. Fake eight core advertising, I wish I knew that before buying.


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