Average Bench: 59.1% (491st of 1264)

Based on 19,623 user benchmarks.  Device: 178BFBFF00600F12 Model: AMD FX(tm)-8120 Eight-Core Processor
Poor: 48%Average: 59.1% Great: 68%
Gaming
Gaming 59%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 61%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 46%
Yacht

Average average bench

The AMD FX-8120 averaged 40.9% 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. Memory Latency 80Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 60.9Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the AMD FX-8120 is 20.5%. 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 348Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 343Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 19,623 samples)
Min Avg Max
67.7 Memory 80 89.1
41 1-Core 60.9 72.1
74.6 2-Core 116 142
54.6% 85.5 Pts
Min Avg Max
136 4-Core 208 267
204 8-Core 343 462
34.9% 276 Pts
Min Avg Max
219 64-Core 348 462
23.4% 348 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Normal Heavy Server
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
AM3r2, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.1 GHz, turbo 3.05 GHz (avg)
Memory 83.2
1-Core 66.2
2-Core 137
59% 95.5 Pts
4-Core 247
8-Core 435
43% 341 Pts
64-Core 376
25% 376 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4.2 GHz, turbo 4.2 GHz (avg)
Memory 77.7
1-Core 74.1
2-Core 143
60% 98.2 Pts
4-Core 269
8-Core 475
47% 372 Pts
64-Core 494
33% 494 Pts
Socket 942, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.1 GHz, turbo 3.4 GHz (avg)
Memory 83.9
1-Core 72.6
2-Core 131
60% 95.9 Pts
4-Core 221
8-Core 371
37% 296 Pts
64-Core 379
25% 379 Pts
Socket 942, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.1 GHz, turbo 3.35 GHz (avg)
Memory 81.8
1-Core 72.4
2-Core 126
59% 93.4 Pts
4-Core 214
8-Core 355
36% 285 Pts
64-Core 374
25% 374 Pts
AM3R2, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.1 GHz, turbo 3.25 GHz (avg)
Memory 77.9
1-Core 63.9
2-Core 124
56% 88.5 Pts
4-Core 218
8-Core 353
36% 285 Pts
64-Core 364
24% 364 Pts
Socket 942, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.1 GHz, turbo 3.25 GHz (avg)
Memory 71.3
1-Core 60
2-Core 105
50% 78.9 Pts
4-Core 189
8-Core 299
31% 244 Pts
64-Core 297
20% 297 Pts
Socket M2, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.1 GHz, turbo 3.1 GHz (avg)
Memory 77.4
1-Core 43.2
2-Core 94.6
47% 71.7 Pts
4-Core 147
8-Core 168
21% 158 Pts
64-Core 210
14% 210 Pts
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 33,181,341 CPUs tested.

Typical FX-8120 Builds (Compare 4,765 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 4%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 52%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 4%
Tree trunk

Motherboard: Asus M5A78L-M/USB3 - $53

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 20% - Poor Total price: $81

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2 months ago.

8 cores is 8 cores even if they share compute units.


Good

3 months ago.

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


Good

5 months ago.

Great cpu for its age, running the 95w version at stock speeds. Runs everything I throw at it. Long live FX


Average

10 months ago.

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


Excellent

11 months 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

14 months ago.

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


Excellent

8 months ago.

Great 8 core cpu, especially for its age and price, doesn't bottle neck mid range cards and handles windows 10 even today very nicely. In 2020 the 8 core fx cpus are the only ones worth it imo. These CMT cores are 8 integer, 4 floating point units, each with 2 floating point engines. 8 cores is 8 cores. A cpu ahead of its time. 9 yrs and still going!


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