Average Bench: 58.8% (531st of 1316)

Based on 25,815 user benchmarks.  Device: 178BFBFF00600F12 Model: AMD FX(tm)-8120 Eight-Core Processor
Poor: 50%Average: 58.8% Great: 66%
Gaming
Gaming 59%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 61%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 46%
Yacht

Average average bench

The AMD FX-8120 averaged 41.2% 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 79Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 61.7Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the AMD FX-8120 is just 16.4%. 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 353Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 347Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 25,815 samples)
Min Avg Max
69.1 Memory 79 86.7
42.7 1-Core 61.7 72.5
79.7 2-Core 117 142
54.7% 86.1 Pts
Min Avg Max
153 4-Core 210 265
219 8-Core 347 460
35.2% 278 Pts
Min Avg Max
230 64-Core 353 463
23.7% 353 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 3.1 GHz, turbo 3.2 GHz (avg)
Memory 86.9
1-Core 67.1
2-Core 124
59% 92.6 Pts
4-Core 222
8-Core 357
37% 290 Pts
64-Core 365
24% 365 Pts
Socket M2, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.1 GHz, turbo 3.2 GHz (avg)
Memory 82.5
1-Core 62
2-Core 115
56% 86.5 Pts
4-Core 229
8-Core 359
38% 294 Pts
64-Core 358
24% 358 Pts
AM3r2, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.1 GHz, turbo 3.35 GHz (avg)
Memory 81
1-Core 69
2-Core 137
59% 95.8 Pts
4-Core 221
8-Core 371
37% 296 Pts
64-Core 372
25% 372 Pts
Socket 942, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.1 GHz, turbo 3.3 GHz (avg)
Memory 82
1-Core 66
2-Core 123
57% 90.4 Pts
4-Core 214
8-Core 352
36% 283 Pts
64-Core 350
24% 350 Pts
Socket 942, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.1 GHz, turbo 3.2 GHz (avg)
Memory 81.6
1-Core 65.2
2-Core 119
56% 88.7 Pts
4-Core 214
8-Core 368
37% 291 Pts
64-Core 369
25% 369 Pts
AM3R2, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.1 GHz, turbo 3.35 GHz (avg)
Memory 78.9
1-Core 68.2
2-Core 127
57% 91.2 Pts
4-Core 210
8-Core 358
36% 284 Pts
64-Core 346
23% 346 Pts
Socket 942, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.1 GHz, turbo 3.4 GHz (avg)
Memory 72.9
1-Core 66.9
2-Core 130
55% 89.8 Pts
4-Core 214
8-Core 356
36% 285 Pts
64-Core 358
24% 358 Pts
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 46,609,061 CPUs tested.

Typical FX-8120 Builds (Compare 7,020 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: 50% - Above average Total price: $400

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 Comments

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Poor

10 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

17 months ago.

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


Average

23 months ago.

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


Excellent

23 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

2 years ago.

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


Excellent

20 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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