AMD FX-8120: specs and benchmarks

AMD FX-8120

Summary

AMD started AMD FX-8120 sales 12 October 2011. This is Zambezi architecture desktop processor primarily aimed at office systems. It has 8 cores and 8 threads, and is based on 32nm manufacturing technology, with a maximum frequency of 4000 MHz and a locked multiplier.

Compatibility-wise, this is AM3+ processor with a TDP of 125 Watt.

It provides poor benchmark performance at 8.61 percent of a leader's which is AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3990X.

General info

Of FX-8120 processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture and sales start time and price.
Place in performance rating
 
Value for money (0-100)
25.48
 
Type
Desktop
 
Architecture codename
Zambezi
 
Release date
12 October 2011
 
Price now
$100
 
of 8685 (Xeon E5-4650L)

Technical specs

FX-8120's quantitative parameters such as cores and threads number, clocks, manufacturing process, cache size and multiplier lock state. These parameters indirectly say of FX-8120's performance, but to be more precise you have to review its test results.
Number of cores
8
 
Number of threads
8
 
Maximum frequency
4 GHz
 
L1 cache
384 KB
 
of 896 (Atom C3950)
L2 cache
8192 KB
 
L3 cache
8192 KB
 
Manufacturing process technology
32 nm
 
Die size
315 mm2
 
Maximum core temperature
61 °C
 
of 110 (Atom x7-E3950)
Transistor count
1,200 million
 
of 19200 (Ryzen 7 3700)
64 bit support
+
 
Unlocked
+
 
P0 Vcore voltage
Min: 1.0125 V - Max: 1.4125 V
 

Compatibility

Information on FX-8120 compatibility with other computer components. Useful when choosing a future computer configuration or upgrading an existing one.
Max number of CPUs in a configuration
1
 
Socket
AM3+
 
Power consumption (TDP)
125 Watt
 
of 650 (Atom Z500)

Technologies and extensions

Technological solutions and additional instructions supported by FX-8120. You'll probably need this information if you require some particular technology.
AES-NI
+
 
FMA
+
 
AVX
+
 

Virtualization technologies

Virtual machine speed-up technologies supported by FX-8120 are enumerated here.
AMD-V
+
 

Memory specs

Types, maximum amount and channel number of RAM supported by FX-8120.
Supported memory types
Not Listed
 
of 2933 (Ryzen 5 2500X)

Peripherals

Specifications and connection of FX-8120's supported peripherals.
PCIe revision
n / a
 

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of FX-8120. Overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

Overall benchmark performance

8.61

Passmark

6594

3DMark Fire Strike Physics

5380

Game benchmarks

Let's see how good FX-8120 is for gaming compared with game system requirements. Remember that sometimes official requirements may reflect real performance inaccurately.

Relative perfomance

Overall FX-8120 performance compared to nearest competitors. All CPU types participate.

Intel equivalent

We believe that the nearest equivalent to FX-8120 from Intel is Core i7-4770R, which is nearly equal in speed and lower by 1 position in our rating.

User rating

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Advices and comments

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