AMD FX-6120 Benchmark, Test and specs

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The AMD FX-6120 has 6 cores with 6 threads and is based on the 1. gen of the AMD FX series. The processor uses a mainboard with the AM3+ socket and was released in Q2/2012. The AMD FX-6120 scores 497 points in the Geekbench 5 single-core benchmark. In the Geekbench 5 multi-core benchmark, the result is 1,833 points.
AMD FX-6120

CPU lineage

The segment in which we have classified the AMD FX-6120. Here you can see if it is a desktop processor or a mobile processor or which processor may be the successor of the AMD FX-6120.

Name: AMD FX-6120
Family: AMD FX (30)
CPU group: AMD FX-6100/6200 (3)
Architecture: Zambezi (Bulldozer)
Segment: Desktop / Server
Generation: 1
Predecessor: --
Successor: --

CPU Cores and Base Frequency

The AMD FX-6120 has 6 CPU cores and can calculate 6 threads in parallel. The clock frequency of the AMD FX-6120 is 3.50 GHz (4.10 GHz). The number of CPU cores greatly affects the speed of the processor and is an important performance indicator.

CPU Cores / Threads: 6 / 6
Core architecture: normal
Cores: 6x
Hyperthreading / SMT: No
Overclocking: Yes
Frequency: 3.50 GHz
Turbo Frequency (1 Core): 4.10 GHz
Turbo Frequency (6 Cores): 4.10 GHz

Memory & PCIe

The processor can use up to memory in 2 (Dual Channel) memory channels. The maximum memory bandwidth is 29.9 GB/s. The memory type as well as the amount of memory can greatly affect the speed of the system.

Memory type: Memory bandwidth:
29.9 GB/s
Max. Memory:
Memory channels: 2 (Dual Channel)
ECC: Yes
PCIe Bandwidth: --

Thermal Management

The thermal design power (TDP for short) of the processor is 95 W. The TDP specifies the necessary cooling solution that is required to cool the processor sufficiently. The TDP usually gives a rough idea of the actual power consumption of the CPU.

TDP (PL1 / PBP): 95 W
TDP (PL2): --
TDP up: --
TDP down: --
Tjunction max.: --

Technical details

The AMD FX-6120 is made in 32 nm. The smaller the manufacturing process of a CPU, the more modern and energy-efficient it is. Overall, the processor has 8.00 MB cache. A large cache can greatly speed up the processor's speed in some cases such as games.

Technology: 32 nm
Chip design:
Socket: AM3+
L2-Cache: --
L3-Cache: 8.00 MB
Operating systems: Windows 10, Linux
Virtualization: AMD-V
Instruction set (ISA): x86-64 (64 bit)
ISA extensions: SSE4.1, SSE4.2, AVX
Release date: Q2/2012
Release price: --
Part Number: --
Documents: --

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Benchmark results

Verified Benchmark results
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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-8320E AMD FX-8320E
8C 8T @ 4.00 GHz
Intel Xeon Bronze 3104 Intel Xeon Bronze 3104
6C 6T @ 1.70 GHz
Qualcomm Snapdragon 675 Qualcomm Snapdragon 675
8C 8T @ 2.00 GHz
AMD FX-6120 AMD FX-6120
6C 6T @ 4.10 GHz
MediaTek Dimensity 800 MediaTek Dimensity 800
8C 8T @ 2.00 GHz
AMD A9-9420 AMD A9-9420
2C 2T @ 3.60 GHz
Apple A5 Apple A5
2C 2T @ 1.00 GHz

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.
Intel Core i3-4150 Intel Core i3-4150
2C 4T @ 3.50 GHz
Intel Core i7-6650U Intel Core i7-6650U
2C 4T @ 2.80 GHz
Intel Celeron N5100 Intel Celeron N5100
4C 4T @ 2.20 GHz
AMD FX-6120 AMD FX-6120
6C 6T @ 4.10 GHz
Intel Core i5-2500T Intel Core i5-2500T
4C 4T @ 2.30 GHz
AMD Athlon X4 845 AMD Athlon X4 845
4C 4T @ 3.80 GHz
Samsung Exynos 880 Samsung Exynos 880
8C 8T @ 2.00 GHz

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.
Intel Pentium Gold G7400T Intel Pentium Gold G7400T
2C 4T @ 3.10 GHz
Intel Core i3-1115G4E Intel Core i3-1115G4E
2C 4T @ 3.90 GHz
AMD Ryzen 3 PRO 3300U AMD Ryzen 3 PRO 3300U
4C 4T @ 2.10 GHz
AMD FX-6120 AMD FX-6120
6C 6T @ 4.10 GHz
Intel Core i7-5700EQ Intel Core i7-5700EQ
4C 8T @ 2.60 GHz
Intel Core i7-4770HQ Intel Core i7-4770HQ
4C 8T @ 2.20 GHz
Intel Core i7-3820 Intel Core i7-3820
4C 8T @ 3.60 GHz


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