AMD FX-8100: specs and benchmarks

AMD FX-8100


AMD started FX-8100 sales on October 2011. This is Zambezi architecture desktop processor primarily aimed at office systems. It has 8 cores and 8 threads, and is based on 32 nm manufacturing technology, with a maximum frequency of 2.8 GHz and an unlocked multiplier.

Compatibility-wise, this is an AMD Socket AM3+ processor with a TDP of 95 Watt. It supports DDR3 memory.

It provides poor benchmark performance at 18.88 percent of a leader's which is AMD Ryzen 9 3900X.

General info

Of FX-8100 processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture and sales start time and price.
Place in performance rating
Value for money (0-100)
Achitecture codename
Release date
October 2011
Price now
of 8685 (Xeon E5-4650L)

Technical specs

FX-8100's quantitative parameters such as cores and threads number, clocks, manufacturing process, cache size and multiplier lock state. These parameters indirectly say of FX-8100's performance, but to be more precise you have to review its test results.
Number of cores
Number of threads
Maximum frequency
2.8 GHz
of 5 (FX-9590)
L1 cache
384 KB
of 4096 (EPYC 7702)
L2 cache
8 MB
of 32 (EPYC 7702)
L3 cache
8 MB (shared)
of 256 (EPYC 7702)
Manufacturing process technology
32 nm
of 7 (Ryzen 3 3300)
Die size
315 mm2
Transistor count
1200 million
of 19200 (Ryzen 7 3700)
64 bit support


Information on FX-8100 compatibility with other computer components. Useful when choosing a future computer configuration or upgrading an existing one.
Max number of CPUs in a configuration
Power consumption (TDP)
95 Watt

Technologies and extensions

Technological solutions and additional instructions supported by FX-8100. You'll probably need this information if you require some particular technology.

Virtualization technologies

Virtual machine speed-up technologies supported by FX-8100 are enumerated here.

Memory specs

Types, maximum amount and channel number of RAM supported by FX-8100.
Supported memory types

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of FX-8100. Overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

Overall benchmark performance




Game benchmarks

Let's see how good FX-8100 is for gaming compared with game system requirements. Remember that sometimes official requirements may reflect real performance inaccurately.

Relative perfomance

Overall FX-8100 performance compared to nearest competitors. All CPU types participate.

Intel equivalent

We believe that the nearest equivalent to FX-8100 from Intel is Core i5-2400, which is slower by 1% and lower by 1 position in our rating.

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