Loading build...
Loading...
Your Shops

AMD FX

FX-8120

The AMD FX-8120 has 8 cores that run at a clock speed of 3.1GHz.

It has an L3 cache size of 8MB, an L2 cache size of 8192KB, and an L1 cache size of 384KB.

5.8

AMD FX-8120

Cores8More cores means more threads and therefore more processes can be run simultaneously
Speed3.1GHzClock frequency indicates processor speed, but is only reliable in comparisons between CPUs of the same family
CodenameZambeziThe code name given by the manufacturers
Release Date13 Oct 2011 The more recent the release, the more likely the CPU will receive up-to-date manufacturer support
TDP125WThe lower the TDP, the less power the CPU requires to run and thus the more efficient it is and the less heat it creates
L1 Cache384KBThe bigger the L1 cache, the more data can be stored for lightning CPU access to priority processes (though a bigger cache means a higher latency
L2 Cache8192KBAfter L1 cache, L2 is utilized for slower (but still very fast) data access
L3 Cache8MBThe L3 cache is the largest CPU cache, but still provides very quick access to data
Lithography32nmThe smaller the lithographic technology used, the less power is required to run the CPU, and the less heat is created during intense use
CPU SocketSocket AM3+The motherboard socket and CPU socket should match to indicate the CPU is compatible with the motherboard and will fit into it
Unlocked MultiplieryesAn unlocked clock multiplier means you can adjust the multiplier for an overclocking speed boost

FX-8120 compatibility review

Overall, the AMD FX-8120 has exceptional performance. Its 8 cores clocked at 3.1 GHz provide swift processing speeds and allow many processes to be run simultaneously.

The CPU is now over 9 years old, which means it is extremely out of date and is based on very aged technologies. This processor will be dwarfed in performance by its modern counterparts, and will likely have very little support from AMD.

Created with lithographic technology sized at 32 nanometers, the FX-8120 is quite efficiently built, although with a Thermal Design Power of 125W it requires a large amount of power to run.

Merchant Comparison
Merchant Price
amazon $19.99
Play $127.24
Custom PC Builder Auto PC Builder Compare CPU All Processor list
Best Compatible Hardware by Price
Type :
$ $
3DMark 05 Benchmark Score
16056
3DMark 05
  • Need for Speed: The Run
    30
    Transformers: War For Cybertron
    30
    Killing Floor
    80
    Age of Mythology: The Titans
    85
    Star Wars: The Force Unleashed II
    30
    Battlefield 3
    85
  • Modern Warfare 3
    60
    Batman: Arkham City
    50
    Assassins Creed: Brotherhood
    37
    Dungeon Siege 3
    60
    Deus Ex 3
    60
    Dirt 3
    58
  • Crysis 2
    45
    Battlefield 3: Back To Karkand
    32
    Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit
    55
    Just Cause 2
    85
    Crysis 2
    52
    Dragon Age 2
    50
  • Minecraft
    200
    Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit
    55
    Mass Effect 2
    60
    Saints Row 3
    110
    Spider Man: Shattered Dimensions
    60
    The Elder Scrolls V
    60
Scroll Left
Scroll Right

FX-8120 Predicted Frames per second

Game name Frames per second
Grand Theft Auto V 38
Battlefield 3 58
Counter-Strike: Global Offensive 120
Grand Theft Auto IV 47
Battlefield 4 57
Far Cry 3 47
Crysis 3 34
Watch Dogs 42
Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 58
Assassins Creed 4 Black Flag 50
Max Payne 3 125
Mafia 2 48
Assassins Creed 60
The Witcher II 54
High FPS

Similar CPUs to AMD FX-8120