Average Bench: 58.6% (533rd of 1316)

Based on 24,398 user benchmarks.  Device: 178BFBFF00600F12 Model: AMD FX(tm)-8120 Eight-Core Processor
Poor: 50%Average: 58.6% Great: 65%
Gaming
Gaming 59%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 61%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 46%
Yacht

Average average bench

The AMD FX-8120 averaged 41.3% 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 79.3Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 61.4Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the AMD FX-8120 is just 15.8%. 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 348Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 342Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 24,398 samples)
Min Avg Max
69 Memory 79.3 86.5
41.3 1-Core 61.4 72.3
82.2 2-Core 117 141
54.6% 85.9 Pts
Min Avg Max
148 4-Core 207 255
207 8-Core 342 453
34.8% 275 Pts
Min Avg Max
217 64-Core 348 454
23.3% 348 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 3.9 GHz, turbo 3.85 GHz (avg)
Memory 82.1
1-Core 65.8
2-Core 120
57% 89.2 Pts
4-Core 248
8-Core 434
43% 341 Pts
64-Core 446
30% 446 Pts
Socket M2, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.1 GHz, turbo 3.2 GHz (avg)
Memory 79.8
1-Core 65.5
2-Core 143
59% 96.1 Pts
4-Core 235
8-Core 376
39% 306 Pts
64-Core 372
25% 372 Pts
Socket 942, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.1 GHz, turbo 3.2 GHz (avg)
Memory 83.4
1-Core 59.7
2-Core 118
56% 87.1 Pts
4-Core 208
8-Core 309
33% 258 Pts
64-Core 361
24% 361 Pts
Socket M2, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.1 GHz, turbo 3.25 GHz (avg)
Memory 78.9
1-Core 67.9
2-Core 114
56% 87 Pts
4-Core 224
8-Core 368
38% 296 Pts
64-Core 359
24% 359 Pts
CPU1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.1 GHz, turbo 3.15 GHz (avg)
Memory 77.7
1-Core 57.2
2-Core 109
52% 81.3 Pts
4-Core 201
8-Core 335
34% 268 Pts
64-Core 356
24% 356 Pts
AM3r2, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.1 GHz, turbo 3.2 GHz (avg)
Memory 70.2
1-Core 55.8
2-Core 96.9
48% 74.3 Pts
4-Core 173
8-Core 248
27% 211 Pts
64-Core 261
18% 261 Pts
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 44,126,459 CPUs tested.

Typical FX-8120 Builds (Compare 8,823 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 5%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 52%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 5%
Tree trunk

Motherboard: Asus M5A78L-M/USB3 - $53

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 17% - Very poor Total price: $88

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Poor

7 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

14 months ago.

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


Average

19 months ago.

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


Excellent

20 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

23 months ago.

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


Excellent

17 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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