AMD FX-8120 vs. Intel Core i3-8121U

CPU comparison with benchmarks


AMD FX-8120 CPU1 vs CPU2 Intel Core i3-8121U
AMD FX-8120 Intel Core i3-8121U
3.10 GHz Frequency 2.20 GHz
4.00 GHz Turbo (1 Core) 3.20 GHz
4.00 GHz Turbo (All Cores) 2.70 GHz
8 Cores 2
No Hyperthreading Yes
Yes Overclocking ? No
normal Core architecture normal
GPU
GPU frequency
GPU (Turbo)
GPU Generation
Technology
DirectX Version
Max. displays
Execution units
Shader
Max. GPU Memory
No Codec h264 No
No Codec h265 / HEVC (8 bit) No
No Codec h265 / HEVC (10 bit) No
No Codec VP8 No
No Codec VP9 No
No Codec AV1 No
No Codec VC-1 No
No Codec AVC No
No Codec JPEG No
Zambezi Architecture Cannon Lake
DDR3-1866 Memory DDR4-2400 SO-DIMM
2 Memory channels 2
Max. Memory
Yes ECC No
L2 Cache
8.00 MB L3 Cache 4.00 MB
PCIe version 3.0
PCIe lanes 16
32 nm Technology 10nm
x86-64 (64 bit) Instruction set (ISA) x86-64 (64 bit)
AM3+ Socket BGA 1356
95W TDP (PL1) 15W
Yes AES-NI Yes
AMD-V Virtualization VT-x, VT-x EPT, VT-d
Q2/2012 Release date Q2/2018
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Cinebench R15 (Single-Core)

Cinebench R15 is the successor of Cinebench 11.5 and is also based on the Cinema 4 Suite. Cinema 4 is a worldwide used software to create 3D forms. The single-core test only uses one CPU core, the amount of cores or hyperthreading ability doesn't count.

AMD FX-8120 AMD FX-8120
8x 3.10 GHz (4.00 GHz)
89 (64%)
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Intel Core i3-8121U Intel Core i3-8121U
2x 2.20 GHz (3.20 GHz) HT
139 (100%)
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Cinebench R15 (Multi-Core)

Cinebench R15 is the successor of Cinebench 11.5 and is also based on the Cinema 4 Suite. Cinema 4 is a worldwide used software to create 3D forms. The multi-core test involves all CPU cores and taks a big advantage of hyperthreading.

AMD FX-8120 AMD FX-8120
8x 3.10 GHz (4.00 GHz)
587 (100%)
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Intel Core i3-8121U Intel Core i3-8121U
2x 2.20 GHz (3.20 GHz) HT
305 (52%)
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Geekbench 5, 64bit (Single-Core)

Geekbench 5 is a cross plattform benchmark that heavily uses the systems memory. A fast memory will push the result a lot. The single-core test only uses one CPU core, the amount of cores or hyperthreading ability doesn't count.

AMD FX-8120 AMD FX-8120
8x 3.10 GHz (4.00 GHz)
479 (59%)
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Intel Core i3-8121U Intel Core i3-8121U
2x 2.20 GHz (3.20 GHz) HT
810 (100%)
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Geekbench 5, 64bit (Multi-Core)

Geekbench 5 is a cross plattform benchmark that heavily uses the systems memory. A fast memory will push the result a lot. The multi-core test involves all CPU cores and taks a big advantage of hyperthreading.

AMD FX-8120 AMD FX-8120
8x 3.10 GHz (4.00 GHz)
2085 (100%)
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Intel Core i3-8121U Intel Core i3-8121U
2x 2.20 GHz (3.20 GHz) HT
1933 (93%)
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Geekbench 3, 64bit (Single-Core)

Geekbench 3 is a cross plattform benchmark that heavily uses the systems memory. A fast memory will push the result a lot. The single-core test only uses one CPU core, the amount of cores or hyperthreading ability doesn't count.

AMD FX-8120 AMD FX-8120
8x 3.10 GHz (4.00 GHz)
1997 (49%)
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Intel Core i3-8121U Intel Core i3-8121U
2x 2.20 GHz (3.20 GHz) HT
4078 (100%)
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Geekbench 3, 64bit (Multi-Core)

Geekbench 3 is a cross plattform benchmark that heavily uses the systems memory. A fast memory will push the result a lot. The multi-core test involves all CPU cores and taks a big advantage of hyperthreading.

AMD FX-8120 AMD FX-8120
8x 3.10 GHz (4.00 GHz)
10888 (100%)
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Intel Core i3-8121U Intel Core i3-8121U
2x 2.20 GHz (3.20 GHz) HT
7794 (72%)
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Cinebench R11.5, 64bit (Single-Core)

Cinebench 11.5 is based on the Cinema 4D Suite, a software that is popular to generate forms and other stuff in 3D. The single-core test only uses one CPU core, the amount of cores or hyperthreading ability doesn't count.

AMD FX-8120 AMD FX-8120
8x 3.10 GHz (4.00 GHz)
0.96 (100%)
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Intel Core i3-8121U Intel Core i3-8121U
2x 2.20 GHz (3.20 GHz) HT
0 (0%)
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Cinebench R11.5, 64bit (Multi-Core)

Cinebench 11.5 is based on the Cinema 4D Suite, a software that is popular to generate forms and other stuff in 3D. The multi-core test involves all CPU cores and taks a big advantage of hyperthreading.

AMD FX-8120 AMD FX-8120
8x 3.10 GHz (4.00 GHz)
5.14 (100%)
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Intel Core i3-8121U Intel Core i3-8121U
2x 2.20 GHz (3.20 GHz) HT
0 (0%)
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Estimated results for PassMark CPU Mark

Some of the CPUs listed below have been benchmarked by CPU-monkey. However the majority of CPUs have not been tested and the results have been estimated by a CPU-monkey’s secret proprietary formula. As such they do not accurately reflect the actual Passmark CPU mark values and are not endorsed by PassMark Software Pty Ltd.

AMD FX-8120 AMD FX-8120
8x 3.10 GHz (4.00 GHz)
6596 (100%)
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Intel Core i3-8121U Intel Core i3-8121U
2x 2.20 GHz (3.20 GHz) HT
4802 (73%)
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