CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 8120 vs 6300 among desktop CPUs (over 75W)

Performance

Benchmark performance using all cores

FX 8120
6.6
FX 6300
6.1
FX 8350
8.8
PCMark 8 Home 3.0 Accelerated, PassMark and 1 more

Single-core Performance

Individual core benchmark performance

FX 8120
0.6
FX 6300
4.9
FX 8350
7.2
PassMark (Single Core), Geekbench 3 Single Core and 1 more

Integrated Graphics

Integrated GPU performance for graphics

FX 8120
0.0
FX 6300
0.0
FX 8350
0.0
Fire Strike

Integrated Graphics (OpenCL)

Integrated GPU performance for parallel computing

FX 8120
0.0
FX 6300
0.0
FX 8350
0.0
CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 4 more

Performance per Watt

How efficiently does the processor use electricity?

FX 8120
3.8
FX 6300
5.0
FX 8350
5.3
Fire Strike, CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 11 more

Value

Are you paying a premium for performance?

FX 8120
n.d.
FX 6300
5.8
FX 8350
6.1
Fire Strike, CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 11 more

4.8

CPUBoss Score

Combination of all six facets

FX 8120
3.3
FX 6300
4.8
FX 8350
5.6

Winner
AMD FX 8120 

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of AMD FX 8120

Reasons to consider the
AMD FX 8120

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CPUBoss is not aware of any important advantages of the 8120 Black Edition vs the 6300 Black Edition.

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AMD FX 6300

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Benchmarks Real world tests of FX 8120 vs 6300

GeekBench 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

FX 8120
8,832
FX 6300
7,871

GeekBench 3 (Single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

FX 8120
1,907
FX 6300
2,053

GeekBench 3 (AES single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

FX 8120
2,200,000 MB/s
FX 6300
2,290,000 MB/s

GeekBench (32-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

FX 8120
8,516
FX 6300
7,447

GeekBench (64-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

FX 8120
10,115
FX 6300
8,232

GeekBench

FX 8120
10,128
FX 6300
9,503

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

FX 8120
6,587
FX 6300
6,444

PassMark (Single Core)

FX 8120
1,214
FX 6300
1,446

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

FX 8120  vs
6300 
Clock speed 3.1 GHz 3.5 GHz
Turbo clock speed 4 GHz 4.1 GHz
Cores Octa core Hexa core
Socket type
AM3+
Is unlocked Yes Yes

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
SSE4a
AVX 1.1
SSE2
F16C
MMX
XOP
AVX
SSE3
SSE
ABM
BMI1
CLMUL
AMD64
SSE4.1
FMA4
FMA3
SSE4.2
CVT16
AMD-V
Supplemental SSE3
AES
TBM
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

integrated graphics

GPU None None
Label N/A N/A
Latest DirectX N/A N/A
Number of displays supported N/A N/A
GPU clock speed N/A N/A
Turbo clock speed N/A N/A
3DMark06 N/A N/A

memory controller

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

details

FX 8120  vs
6300 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 8 6
L2 cache 8 MB 6 MB
L2 cache per core 1 MB/core 1 MB/core
L3 cache 8 MB 8 MB
L3 cache per core 1 MB/core 1.33 MB/core
Manufacture process 32 nm 32 nm
Transistor count 1,200,000,000 1,200,000,000
Max CPUs 1 1
Die size 319 mm² 319 mm²
Clock multiplier 20 20
Voltage range 1.11 - 1.38V 0.8 - 1.43V
Operating temperature Unknown - 61°C Unknown - 62.5°C

overclocking

Overclock popularity 228 82
Overclock review score 5 0.8
Overclocked clock speed 4.47 GHz 4.75 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.73 GHz 4.82 GHz
PassMark (Overclocked) 2,844.6 7,541
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.47 GHz 4.75 GHz

power consumption

TDP 125W 95W
Annual home energy cost 46.87 $/year 22.89 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 109.5 $/year 83.22 $/year
Performance per watt 7.23 pt/W 9.84 pt/W
Typical power consumption 117.5W 77.19W

bus

Clock speed 2,600 MHz 2,600 MHz
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