Average Bench: 38.1% (406th of 1182)

Based on 15,145 user benchmarks.  Device: 178BFBFF00600F12 Model: AMD FX(tm)-8120 Eight-Core Processor
Poor: 28%Average: 38.1% Great: 48%
Gaming
Gaming 38%
Jet ski
Desktop
Desktop 41%
Speed boat
Workstation
Workstation 31%
Sail boat

Poor average bench

The AMD FX-8120 averaged 61.9% 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 61.1Pts
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed 117Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the AMD FX-8120 is just 19.3%. 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 356Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 352Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 15,145 samples)
Min Avg Max
39.3 1-Core 61.1 72.7
80 2-Core 117 143
42.2% 89.2 Pts
Min Avg Max
161 4-Core 213 272
254 8-Core 352 463
35.8% 283 Pts
Min Avg Max
243 64-Core 356 463
23.9% 356 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
CPUSocket, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4.2 GHz, turbo 4.15 GHz (avg)
1-Core 67.9
2-Core 142
49% 105 Pts
4-Core 276
8-Core 467
47% 372 Pts
64-Core 472
32% 472 Pts
AM3r2, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.1 GHz
1-Core 69
2-Core 140
49% 104 Pts
4-Core 260
8-Core 450
45% 355 Pts
64-Core 466
31% 466 Pts
Socket 942, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4.1 GHz, turbo 4.1 GHz (avg)
1-Core 70.1
2-Core 129
47% 99.4 Pts
4-Core 252
8-Core 442
44% 347 Pts
64-Core 441
30% 441 Pts
Socket M2, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.9 GHz, turbo 3.85 GHz (avg)
1-Core 68.9
2-Core 128
47% 98.6 Pts
4-Core 238
8-Core 406
40% 322 Pts
64-Core 444
30% 444 Pts
Socket 942, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.1 GHz
1-Core 53.6
2-Core 120
40% 86.6 Pts
4-Core 218
8-Core 346
36% 282 Pts
64-Core 340
23% 340 Pts
Socket 942, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.1 GHz, turbo 3.3 GHz (avg)
1-Core 64.2
2-Core 126
45% 95.1 Pts
4-Core 213
8-Core 221
30% 217 Pts
64-Core 256
17% 256 Pts
AM3, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.1 GHz, turbo 3.15 GHz (avg)
1-Core 57.2
2-Core 92.8
36% 75 Pts
4-Core 200
8-Core 262
30% 231 Pts
64-Core 305
20% 305 Pts
AM3R2, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.1 GHz
1-Core 55
2-Core 106
38% 80.6 Pts
4-Core 174
8-Core 261
28% 217 Pts
64-Core 311
21% 311 Pts
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 19,431,836 CPUs tested.

Typical FX-8120 Builds (Compare 13,163 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 43%
Speed boat
Desktop
Desktop 43%
Speed boat
Workstation
Workstation 31%
Sail boat

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 33% - Below average Total price: $585

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 Comments

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Terrible

6 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

30 days 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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