Average Bench: 59.5% (557th of 1358)

Based on 27,392 user benchmarks.  Device: 178BFBFF00600F12 Model: AMD FX(tm)-8120 Eight-Core Processor
Poor: 48%Average: 59.5% Great: 67%
Gaming
Gaming 60%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 62%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 47%
Yacht

Average average bench

The AMD FX-8120 averaged 40.4% 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 79.1Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 63.7Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the AMD FX-8120 is just 19.2%. 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 369Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 366Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 27,392 samples)
Min Avg Max
66.6 Memory 79.1 88.7
42.5 1-Core 63.7 74
82.5 2-Core 122 146
55.7% 88.2 Pts
Min Avg Max
149 4-Core 217 269
211 8-Core 366 485
36.8% 292 Pts
Min Avg Max
204 64-Core 369 485
24.8% 369 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Normal Heavy Server
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
AM3R2, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.1 GHz, turbo 3.05 GHz (avg)
Memory 80.6
1-Core 70.4
2-Core 131
59% 94 Pts
4-Core 258
8-Core 463
45% 361 Pts
64-Core 479
32% 479 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.1 GHz, turbo 3.25 GHz (avg)
Memory 76.2
1-Core 66.2
2-Core 126
56% 89.3 Pts
4-Core 226
8-Core 371
38% 299 Pts
64-Core 360
24% 360 Pts
CPUSocket, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.1 GHz, turbo 3.25 GHz (avg)
Memory 79.1
1-Core 61.2
2-Core 118
55% 86 Pts
4-Core 212
8-Core 267
32% 240 Pts
64-Core 313
21% 313 Pts
AM3R2, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.1 GHz, turbo 3.2 GHz (avg)
Memory 81.1
1-Core 64.1
2-Core 117
56% 87.3 Pts
4-Core 191
8-Core 354
34% 272 Pts
64-Core 359
24% 359 Pts
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 54,507,162 CPUs tested.

Typical FX-8120 Builds (Compare 11,758 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: 27% - Poor Total price: $75

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 Comments

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Poor

20 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

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

2 years ago.

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


Terrible

11 days ago.

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


Excellent

2 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

2 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

9 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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