Average Bench: 37.7% (410th of 1184)

Based on 16,222 user benchmarks.  Device: 178BFBFF00600F12 Model: AMD FX(tm)-8120 Eight-Core Processor
Poor: 27%Average: 37.7% Great: 47%
Gaming
Gaming 38%
Jet ski
Desktop
Desktop 41%
Speed boat
Workstation
Workstation 30%
Sail boat

Poor average bench

The AMD FX-8120 averaged 62.2% 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. Single Core Mixed Speed 61.6Pts
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed 118Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the AMD FX-8120 is 20.6%. 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 349Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 16,222 samples)
Min Avg Max
43.2 1-Core 61.6 71.9
84.1 2-Core 118 141
42.4% 89.5 Pts
Min Avg Max
145 4-Core 211 268
216 8-Core 349 465
35.4% 280 Pts
Min Avg Max
212 64-Core 353 465
23.7% 353 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
Socket M2, 1 CPU, 8 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4.25 GHz
1-Core 61.6
2-Core 128
44% 94.9 Pts
4-Core 246
8-Core 428
42% 337 Pts
64-Core 507
34% 507 Pts
Socket 942, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.1 GHz, turbo 3.05 GHz (avg)
1-Core 67.5
2-Core 127
46% 97.4 Pts
4-Core 237
8-Core 414
41% 325 Pts
64-Core 428
29% 428 Pts
Socket M2, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.1 GHz, turbo 3.4 GHz (avg)
1-Core 69.9
2-Core 141
50% 105 Pts
4-Core 226
8-Core 371
38% 299 Pts
64-Core 369
25% 369 Pts
AM3R2, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.1 GHz, turbo 3.2 GHz (avg)
1-Core 63.3
2-Core 124
44% 93.5 Pts
4-Core 221
8-Core 357
37% 289 Pts
64-Core 347
23% 347 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.1 GHz, turbo 3.4 GHz (avg)
1-Core 64.8
2-Core 119
44% 92.1 Pts
4-Core 219
8-Core 347
36% 283 Pts
64-Core 339
23% 339 Pts
Socket 942, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.1 GHz, turbo 3.25 GHz (avg)
1-Core 63.2
2-Core 120
44% 91.8 Pts
4-Core 217
8-Core 346
36% 281 Pts
64-Core 352
24% 352 Pts
Socket M2, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.8 GHz
1-Core 47.3
2-Core 93.9
33% 70.6 Pts
4-Core 171
8-Core 272
28% 221 Pts
64-Core 331
22% 331 Pts
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 20,982,142 CPUs tested.

Typical FX-8120 Builds (Compare 13,860 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 36%
Jet ski
Desktop
Desktop 43%
Speed boat
Workstation
Workstation 30%
Sail boat

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 27% - Poor Total price: $582

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 Comments

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Terrible

8 months ago.

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


Poor

2 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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