AMD FX 6120 

Released January, 2012
  • 3.6 GHz
  • Hexa core
  • Unlocked
5.5 Out of 10

CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of the AMD FX 6120 among desktop CPUs (over 75W)

Performance

Benchmark performance using all cores

FX 6120
5.9
FX 6300
6.2
FX 4300
5.4
PCMark 8 Home 3.0 Accelerated, PassMark and 1 more

Single-core Performance

Individual core benchmark performance

FX 6120
6.3
FX 6300
6.6
FX 4300
6.5
PassMark (Single Core), Geekbench 3 Single Core and 1 more

Integrated Graphics

Integrated GPU performance for graphics

FX 6120
0.0
FX 6300
0.0
FX 4300
0.0
Fire Strike

Integrated Graphics (OpenCL)

Integrated GPU performance for parallel computing

FX 6120
0.0
FX 6300
0.0
FX 4300
0.0
CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 4 more

Performance per Watt

How efficiently does the processor use electricity?

FX 6120
5.9
FX 6300
6.0
FX 4300
5.9
Fire Strike, CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 11 more

Value

Are you paying a premium for performance?

FX 6120
n.d.
FX 6300
6.5
FX 4300
6.9
Fire Strike, CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 11 more

5.5

CPUBoss Score

Combination of all six facets

FX 6120
5.5
FX 6300
5.8
FX 4300
5.8

Benchmarks Real world tests of the AMD FX 6120

GeekBench 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

FX 6120
7,129
FX 4300
5,582
FX 6300
7,871

GeekBench 3 (Single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

FX 6120
1,887
FX 6300
2,053
FX 4300
1,981

GeekBench 3 (AES single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

FX 6120
2,180,000 MB/s
FX 6300
2,290,000 MB/s
FX 4300
2,210,000 MB/s

GeekBench (32-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

FX 6120
6,926
FX 4300
5,404
FX 6300
7,447

GeekBench

FX 6120
7,165
FX 6300
9,503
FX 4300
5,404

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

FX 6120
5,767
FX 4300
4,676
FX 6300
6,444

PassMark (Single Core)

FX 6120
1,292
FX 6300
1,446
FX 4300
1,417

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Clock speed 3.6 GHz
Turbo clock speed 3.9 GHz
Cores Hexa core
Socket type AM3+
Is unlocked Yes

features

Has a NX bit Yes
Has virtualization support Yes
Instruction set extensions
  1. ABM
  2. AES
  3. AMD-V
  4. AMD64
  5. AVX
  6. CLMUL
  7. CVT16
  8. F16C
  9. FMA4
  10. MMX
  11. SSE
  12. SSE2
  13. SSE3
  14. SSE4.1
  15. SSE4.2
  16. SSE4a
  17. Supplemental SSE3
  18. XOP
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes

power consumption

TDP 95W
Annual home energy cost 22.89 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 83.22 $/year
Performance per watt 9.38 pt/W
Typical power consumption 77.19W

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in
Memory type DDR3-1866
Channels Dual Channel
Supports ECC Yes
Maximum bandwidth 29,866.66 MB/s

details

Architecture x86-64
Threads 6 threads
L2 cache 6 MB
L2 cache per core 1 MB/core
L3 cache 8 MB
L3 cache per core 1.33 MB/core
Manufacture process 32 nm
Transistor count 1,200,000,000
Max CPUs 1
Die size 319 mm²
Clock multiplier 21
Voltage range 0.78 - 1.43V

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 4.92 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 5.3 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.92 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU None

bus

Architecture HyperTransport 3.1
Clock speed 2,600 MHz
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