Average Bench: 59.4% (487th of 1276)

Based on 21,639 user benchmarks.  Device: 178BFBFF00600F12 Model: AMD FX(tm)-8120 Eight-Core Processor
Poor: 51%Average: 59.4% Great: 66%
Gaming
Gaming 59%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 61%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 47%
Yacht

Average average bench

The AMD FX-8120 averaged 40.6% 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 80Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 62.5Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the AMD FX-8120 is just 15%. 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 353Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 348Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 21,639 samples)
Min Avg Max
70.8 Memory 80 88.3
47.9 1-Core 62.5 72.3
87.7 2-Core 118 141
55.3% 87 Pts
Min Avg Max
162 4-Core 211 260
237 8-Core 348 455
35.4% 279 Pts
Min Avg Max
255 64-Core 353 454
23.7% 353 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 4.2 GHz, turbo 3.95 GHz (avg)
Memory 88.3
1-Core 73.8
2-Core 142
64% 101 Pts
4-Core 263
8-Core 432
44% 348 Pts
64-Core 412
28% 412 Pts
Socket 942, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Memory 80.7
1-Core 69.5
2-Core 130
58% 93.4 Pts
4-Core 253
8-Core 449
44% 351 Pts
64-Core 459
31% 459 Pts
Socket 942, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.1 GHz, turbo 3.2 GHz (avg)
Memory 84
1-Core 58.7
2-Core 115
55% 86 Pts
4-Core 214
8-Core 366
36% 290 Pts
64-Core 356
24% 356 Pts
Socket 942, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.1 GHz, turbo 3.35 GHz (avg)
Memory 84.4
1-Core 70.6
2-Core 131
60% 95.3 Pts
4-Core 204
8-Core 364
36% 284 Pts
64-Core 364
24% 364 Pts
AM3r2, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.1 GHz, turbo 3.4 GHz (avg)
Memory 76.6
1-Core 64.4
2-Core 131
56% 90.7 Pts
4-Core 214
8-Core 335
35% 275 Pts
64-Core 336
22% 336 Pts
Socket M2, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.1 GHz, turbo 3.2 GHz (avg)
Memory 74
1-Core 48
2-Core 94.2
47% 72.1 Pts
4-Core 170
8-Core 217
26% 193 Pts
64-Core 302
20% 302 Pts
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 38,676,321 CPUs tested.

Typical FX-8120 Builds (Compare 6,889 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: 20% - Very poor Total price: $85

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Terrible (edit your comment) Add link

1 month ago.

8 cores is 8 cores even if they share compute units.


Poor

1 month 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

9 months ago.

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


Average

14 months ago.

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


Excellent

15 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

18 months ago.

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


Excellent

12 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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