AMD FX-8140: specs and benchmarks

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AMD FX-8140
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Year of release 2012
Performance 5.73

Summary

AMD started AMD FX-8140 sales 23 October 2012. This is a 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 max turbo frequency of 4100 MHz and an unlocked multiplier.

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

It provides poor benchmark performance at

5.73%

of a leader's which is Intel Core i9-13950HX.

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General info

FX-8140 processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture, sales start time and pricing.

Place in performance rating1659
Value for money0.79
Market segmentDesktop processor
Architecture codenameZambezi (2011−2012)
Release date23 October 2012
(10 years old)
Current price$145 of 25332 (Xeon Platinum 8276L)
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Technical specs

Basic microprocessor parameters such as number of cores, number of threads, base frequency and turbo boost clock, lithography, cache size and multiplier lock state. These parameters can generally indicate CPU performance, but to be more precise you have to review its test results.

Physical cores8 (Octa-Core)
Threads8
Base clock speed3.2 GHzof 4.7 (FX-9590)
Boost clock speed4.1 GHzof 6 (Core i9-13900KS)
L1 cache384 KBof 1536 (EPYC Embedded 3401)
L2 cache8 MBof 12 (Core 2 Quad Q9550)
L3 cache8 MB (shared)of 32 (Ryzen Threadripper 1998)
Chip lithography32 nmof 4 (Ryzen 9 7940HS)
Die size315 mm2
Number of transistors1,200 millionof 9900000 (Ryzen 5 7645HX)
64 bit support+
Windows 11 compatibility-
Unlocked multiplier+

Compatibility

Information on FX-8140 compatibility with other computer components and devices: motherboard (look for socket type), power supply unit (look for power consumption) etc. Useful when planning a future computer configuration or upgrading an existing one. Note that power consumption of some processors can well exceed their nominal TDP, even without overclocking. Some can even double their declared thermals given that the motherboard allows to tune the CPU power parameters.

Number of CPUs in a configuration1of 8 (Opteron 842)
SocketAM3+
Thermal design power (TDP)95 Wattof 400 (Xeon Platinum 9282)

Technologies and extensions

Technological capabilities and additional instructions supported by FX-8140. You'll probably need this information if you require some particular technology.

AES-NI+
FMA+
AVX+

Virtualization technologies

Supported virtual machine optimization technologies. Some are specific to Intel only, some to AMD.

AMD-V+

Memory specs

Types, maximum amount and channel number of RAM supported by FX-8140's memory controller. Depending on the motherboard, higher memory frequency may be supported.

Supported memory typesDDR3of 5600 (Ryzen 9 7940HS)

Peripherals

Specifications and connection types of supported peripherals.

PCIe version2.0of 5 (Core i9-12900K)

Benchmark performance

Single-core and multi-core benchmark results of FX-8140. Overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range, higher is better.


Overall score

This is our combined benchmark performance rating. We are regularly improving our combining algorithms, but if you find some perceived inconsistencies, feel free to speak up in comments section, we usually fix problems quickly.

FX-8140 5.73
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Passmark

Passmark CPU Mark is a widespread benchmark, consisting of 8 different types of workload, including integer and floating point math, extended instructions, compression, encryption and physics calculation. There is also one separate single-threaded scenario measuring single-core performance.

Benchmark coverage: 67%

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Is FX-8140 good for gaming?

Relative perfomance

Overall FX-8140 performance compared to nearest competitors among desktop CPUs.


FX-8140 Intel equivalent

We believe that the nearest equivalent to FX-8140 from Intel is Core i3-7320, which is nearly equal in speed and lower by 2 positions in our rating.

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Best GPUs for FX-8140

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These are the fastest graphics cards for FX-8140 in our user configuration statistics. There is a total of 55 configurations based on FX-8140 in our database.

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