Average Bench: 56.4% (665th of 1457)

Based on 25,690 user benchmarks.  Device: 178BFBFF00600F12 Model: AMD FX(tm)-8120 Eight-Core Processor
Poor: 46%Average: 56.4% Great: 63%
Gaming 56%
Desktop 59%
Workstation 43%
Speed boat

Average average bench

The AMD FX-8120 averaged 43.6% 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.


Avg. Memory Latency 78.4Pts
Avg. Single Core Speed 57.9Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the AMD FX-8120 is just 17.6%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the AMD FX-8120 performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.


Avg. Multi Core Speed 291Pts
Avg. Octa Core Speed 288Pts

Average Bench

(Based on 25,690 samples)
Min Avg Max
66.3 Memory 78.4 87.5
39 1-Core 57.9 69.4
77.6 2-Core 108 133
51.5% 81.5 Pts
Min Avg Max
131 4-Core 188 229
180 8-Core 288 376
29.4% 238 Pts
Min Avg Max
174 64-Core 291 376
18% 291 Pts
User Benchmarks BenchNormalHeavyServer
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.1 GHz
Memory 82.5
1-Core 65.3
2-Core 125
56% 91 Pts
4-Core 224
8-Core 313
34% 268 Pts
64-Core 312
19% 312 Pts
AM3R2, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.1 GHz, turbo 3.2 GHz (avg)
Memory 81.3
1-Core 58.3
2-Core 119
54% 86.3 Pts
4-Core 214
8-Core 303
32% 258 Pts
64-Core 307
19% 307 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.1 GHz, turbo 3.25 GHz (avg)
Memory 79.2
1-Core 63.7
2-Core 127
55% 90 Pts
4-Core 220
8-Core 313
33% 266 Pts
64-Core 312
19% 312 Pts
Socket M2, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.1 GHz, turbo 3.2 GHz (avg)
Memory 82.7
1-Core 63.8
2-Core 123
56% 89.8 Pts
4-Core 198
8-Core 313
32% 256 Pts
64-Core 313
19% 313 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.1 GHz, turbo 3.25 GHz (avg)
Memory 78.1
1-Core 65.6
2-Core 108
53% 83.8 Pts
4-Core 182
8-Core 301
30% 242 Pts
64-Core 300
19% 300 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.1 GHz, turbo 3.2 GHz (avg)
Memory 76.4
1-Core 60.6
2-Core 110
52% 82.3 Pts
4-Core 181
8-Core 271
28% 226 Pts
64-Core 283
18% 283 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.1 GHz, turbo 3.25 GHz (avg)
Memory 75.3
1-Core 61.8
2-Core 104
51% 80.4 Pts
4-Core 176
8-Core 270
28% 222 Pts
64-Core 290
18% 290 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.1 GHz, turbo 2.8 GHz (avg)
Memory 78.1
1-Core 45.5
2-Core 73.8
45% 65.8 Pts
4-Core 159
8-Core 261
26% 210 Pts
64-Core 260
16% 260 Pts
AM3R2, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.1 GHz, turbo 3.2 GHz (avg)
Memory 74.3
1-Core 52.6
2-Core 99.7
48% 75.5 Pts
4-Core 179
8-Core 239
26% 209 Pts
64-Core 242
15% 242 Pts
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

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Gaming 34%
Sail boat
Desktop 65%
Battle cruiser
Workstation 27%

Motherboard: Asus SABERTOOTH 990FX - $200

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 79% - Very good Total price: $397

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21 days 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.


4 years ago.

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


4 years ago.

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


23 months ago.

overheats quickly, a big bottleneck for my video card, too loud


4 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


4 years ago.

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


4 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!


2 years 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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