Average Bench: 58.5% (556th of 1335)

Based on 21,971 user benchmarks.  Device: 178BFBFF00600F12 Model: AMD FX(tm)-8120 Eight-Core Processor
Poor: 48%Average: 58.5% Great: 66%
Gaming
Gaming 59%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 61%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 46%
Yacht

Average average bench

The AMD FX-8120 averaged 41.4% 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 78.6Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 62.3Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the AMD FX-8120 is just 18%. 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 358Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 353Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 21,971 samples)
Min Avg Max
66.9 Memory 78.6 87.3
38.6 1-Core 62.3 73.4
72.1 2-Core 118 143
54.7% 86.3 Pts
Min Avg Max
127 4-Core 210 259
212 8-Core 353 451
35.5% 281 Pts
Min Avg Max
230 64-Core 358 457
24% 358 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Normal Heavy Server
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
Socket 942, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 3.95 GHz (avg)
Memory 81.7
1-Core 74.4
2-Core 148
62% 102 Pts
4-Core 281
8-Core 496
49% 388 Pts
64-Core 514
34% 514 Pts
AM3R2, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.1 GHz, turbo 3.25 GHz (avg)
Memory 82.1
1-Core 74
2-Core 146
62% 101 Pts
4-Core 244
8-Core 397
41% 321 Pts
64-Core 400
27% 400 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.1 GHz, turbo 3.4 GHz (avg)
Memory 80.2
1-Core 73.5
2-Core 142
61% 98.5 Pts
4-Core 231
8-Core 397
40% 314 Pts
64-Core 396
27% 396 Pts
Socket 942, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.1 GHz, turbo 3.25 GHz (avg)
Memory 80.5
1-Core 69.8
2-Core 120
57% 90.3 Pts
4-Core 217
8-Core 381
38% 299 Pts
64-Core 401
27% 401 Pts
AM3R2, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.1 GHz, turbo 3.25 GHz (avg)
Memory 73.9
1-Core 71.8
2-Core 126
56% 90.4 Pts
4-Core 228
8-Core 368
38% 298 Pts
64-Core 364
24% 364 Pts
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 49,673,456 CPUs tested.

Typical FX-8120 Builds (Compare 7,708 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 35%
Sail boat
Desktop
Desktop 67%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 28%
Raft

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 44% - Average Total price: $440

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 Comments

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Poor

14 months ago.

Bought it when it was new in 2012, still use it for gaming and workstation tasks to this day. Because games have become more multithreaded as time goes on, it only got better.


Good

21 months ago.

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


Average

2 years ago.

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


Excellent

2 years 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

2 years ago.

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


Excellent

2 years 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!


Excellent

2 months ago.

Still use it on a daily base as main station for gaming, surfing, working etc. It still handles everything like a charm.Though I am a superuser & undervolted/overclocked, benched long & many times. I stayed with 8 x 4000mHz 1,344V never got over 54C°, ASUS M5A97, Narnya 16gb ram x 1600mHz (1,5V 9-9-9-28), AMD RX 560, and it never left me hanging, almost none dissapointment experienced , almost 10 years long *.*


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