Average Bench: 59.4% (509th of 1305)

Based on 20,687 user benchmarks.  Device: 178BFBFF00600F12 Model: AMD FX(tm)-8120 Eight-Core Processor
Poor: 51%Average: 59.4% Great: 67%
Gaming
Gaming 59%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 61%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 47%
Yacht

Average average bench

The AMD FX-8120 averaged 40.6% 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 79.9Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 62.6Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the AMD FX-8120 is just 15.6%. 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 355Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 350Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 20,687 samples)
Min Avg Max
70.2 Memory 79.9 88.4
46.3 1-Core 62.6 72.5
89.3 2-Core 118 141
55.3% 87 Pts
Min Avg Max
157 4-Core 212 268
217 8-Core 350 462
35.6% 281 Pts
Min Avg Max
217 64-Core 355 462
23.8% 355 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 3.8 GHz, turbo 3.75 GHz (avg)
Memory 78.8
1-Core 70.8
2-Core 137
59% 95.5 Pts
4-Core 241
8-Core 412
41% 326 Pts
64-Core 409
27% 409 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.1 GHz, turbo 3.25 GHz (avg)
Memory 78.5
1-Core 73.3
2-Core 131
59% 94.2 Pts
4-Core 235
8-Core 387
40% 311 Pts
64-Core 393
26% 393 Pts
Socket 942, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.1 GHz, turbo 3.4 GHz (avg)
Memory 83.2
1-Core 70.3
2-Core 127
59% 93.6 Pts
4-Core 208
8-Core 343
35% 276 Pts
64-Core 331
22% 331 Pts
Socket M2, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.1 GHz, turbo 3.15 GHz (avg)
Memory 84.3
1-Core 59.6
2-Core 103
54% 82.4 Pts
4-Core 202
8-Core 335
34% 268 Pts
64-Core 362
24% 362 Pts
Socket 942, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.1 GHz, turbo 3.4 GHz (avg)
Memory 80.1
1-Core 70.6
2-Core 134
59% 95 Pts
4-Core 219
8-Core 355
36% 287 Pts
64-Core 353
24% 353 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.1 GHz, turbo 3.2 GHz (avg)
Memory 77.3
1-Core 62.8
2-Core 112
54% 84.1 Pts
4-Core 214
8-Core 310
34% 262 Pts
64-Core 336
23% 336 Pts
Socket M2, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.1 GHz, turbo 3.2 GHz (avg)
Memory 78.9
1-Core 55.9
2-Core 106
52% 80.4 Pts
4-Core 196
8-Core 327
33% 261 Pts
64-Core 353
24% 353 Pts
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 41,981,481 CPUs tested.

Typical FX-8120 Builds (Compare 8,115 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 5%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 53%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 5%
Tree trunk

Motherboard: Asus M5A78L-M/USB3 - $53

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 20% - Poor Total price: $85

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 Comments

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Good (edit your comment) Add link

1 month ago.

I bought this core in 2012 when it came out and still use it today and have never had a problem with it performing like it should. My only issue currently is that new games require a new CPU, which is the only reason I am looking to upgrade.


Poor

4 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

12 months ago.

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


Average

17 months ago.

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


Excellent

17 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

21 months ago.

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


Excellent

15 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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