Average Bench: 60% (462nd of 1239)

Based on 19,148 user benchmarks.  Device: 178BFBFF00600F12 Model: AMD FX(tm)-8120 Eight-Core Processor
Poor: 52%Average: 60% Great: 68%
Gaming
Gaming 60%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 62%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 47%
Yacht

Above average average bench

The AMD FX-8120 averaged 39.9% 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. Memory Latency 81.4Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 62.2Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the AMD FX-8120 is just 16%. 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 351Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 345Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 19,148 samples)
Min Avg Max
73.1 Memory 81.4 90.1
44.4 1-Core 62.2 72.3
86.7 2-Core 118 141
55.6% 87.2 Pts
Min Avg Max
157 4-Core 210 263
228 8-Core 345 452
35.2% 278 Pts
Min Avg Max
246 64-Core 351 453
23.6% 351 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Normal Heavy Server
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
Socket M2, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.1 GHz, turbo 3.35 GHz (avg)
Memory 90.8
1-Core 71.6
2-Core 124
62% 95.6 Pts
4-Core 223
8-Core 375
38% 299 Pts
64-Core 378
25% 378 Pts
AM3R2, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.55 GHz (avg)
Memory 84.1
1-Core 61.9
2-Core 122
57% 89.5 Pts
4-Core 231
8-Core 393
39% 312 Pts
64-Core 383
26% 383 Pts
Socket 942, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.9 GHz, turbo 3.85 GHz (avg)
Memory 78.9
1-Core 69.1
2-Core 140
59% 96 Pts
4-Core 256
8-Core 452
44% 354 Pts
64-Core 448
30% 448 Pts
AM3R2, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.1 GHz, turbo 3.4 GHz (avg)
Memory 82.8
1-Core 71.7
2-Core 134
60% 96 Pts
4-Core 219
8-Core 375
37% 297 Pts
64-Core 362
24% 362 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.1 GHz, turbo 3.25 GHz (avg)
Memory 82
1-Core 69.9
2-Core 124
58% 91.9 Pts
4-Core 213
8-Core 363
36% 288 Pts
64-Core 346
23% 346 Pts
CPUSocket, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.1 GHz, turbo 3.05 GHz (avg)
Memory 81.9
1-Core 52.6
2-Core 105
52% 79.9 Pts
4-Core 203
8-Core 360
35% 282 Pts
64-Core 370
25% 370 Pts
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

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Typical FX-8120 Builds (Compare 17,070 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 49%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 59%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 40%
Speed boat

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 29% - Poor Total price: $570

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Excellent

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.


Good

1 month ago.

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


Average

6 months ago.

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


Excellent

7 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

10 months ago.

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


Excellent

4 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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