Average Bench: 56.4% (593rd of 1385)

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

Strengths

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.

Weaknesses

Avg. Multi Core Speed 291Pts
Avg. Octa Core Speed 288Pts
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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 Bench Normal Heavy Server
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 3.95 GHz (avg)
Memory 83
1-Core 66.7
2-Core 119
56% 89.4 Pts
4-Core 222
8-Core 334
34% 278 Pts
64-Core 386
24% 386 Pts
Socket M2, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.8 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
Memory 84.6
1-Core 60.3
2-Core 110
54% 85 Pts
4-Core 215
8-Core 287
32% 251 Pts
64-Core 323
20% 323 Pts
AM3R2, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.1 GHz, turbo 3.25 GHz (avg)
Memory 83.2
1-Core 64.1
2-Core 109
55% 85.5 Pts
4-Core 193
8-Core 272
29% 233 Pts
64-Core 288
18% 288 Pts
Socket 942, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.9 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
Memory 80.8
1-Core 55.1
2-Core 111
52% 82.3 Pts
4-Core 189
8-Core 302
30% 246 Pts
64-Core 310
19% 310 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.1 GHz, turbo 3.25 GHz (avg)
Memory 76.8
1-Core 63.2
2-Core 117
53% 85.7 Pts
4-Core 190
8-Core 260
28% 225 Pts
64-Core 274
17% 274 Pts
AM3R2, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.1 GHz, turbo 3.2 GHz (avg)
Memory 77.4
1-Core 56.5
2-Core 104
50% 79.4 Pts
4-Core 151
8-Core 269
25% 210 Pts
64-Core 260
16% 260 Pts
AM3r2, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.1 GHz, turbo 3.15 GHz (avg)
Memory 71.8
1-Core 47.9
2-Core 91.3
45% 70.3 Pts
4-Core 144
8-Core 158
20% 151 Pts
64-Core 222
14% 222 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.1 GHz, turbo 3.2 GHz (avg)
Memory 64.7
1-Core 50.1
2-Core 96.3
44% 70.4 Pts
4-Core 165
8-Core 256
26% 211 Pts
64-Core 269
17% 269 Pts
Socket M2, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.1 GHz, turbo 3.2 GHz (avg)
Memory 66.6
1-Core 37.4
2-Core 76.6
39% 60.2 Pts
4-Core 123
8-Core 179
19% 151 Pts
64-Core 220
14% 220 Pts
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 58,831,490 CPUs tested.

Typical FX-8120 Builds (Compare 355 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 34%
Sail boat
Desktop
Desktop 65%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 27%
Raft

Motherboard: Asus SABERTOOTH 990FX - $200

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 75% - Very good Total price: $405

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 Comments

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Poor

2 years 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

2 years ago.

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


Average

3 years ago.

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


Terrible

6 months ago.

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


Excellent

3 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

3 years ago.

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


Excellent

3 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

15 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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