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Intel Core i7-2600 vs AMD FX-8120

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3DMark Fire Strike Physics Score

FX-8120 5400 points
Core i7-2600 4950 points
Difference: 450 (9%)

Specification Charts

Combined Speed (all threads combined)

Core i7-2600 27.2 GT/s
FX-8120 24.8 GT/s
Difference: 2.4 (10%)

Core Speed

Core i7-2600 3.4 GHz
FX-8120 3.1 GHz
Difference: 0.3 (10%)


Core i7-2600 8
FX-8120 8
Difference: 0 (0%)


FX-8120 125 Watts
Core i7-2600 95 Watts
Difference: 30 (32%)

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Model Core i7-2600 FX-8120
Manufacturer Intel AMD
Architecture Sandy Bridge Bulldozer-Zambezi
Core Speed 3.4 GHz 3.1 GHz
Hyperthreading Yes No
Cores / Modules 4 8/4
Total Threads 8 8
Turbo 1/2/3/4 3.4
L2 Cache 4 x 256 KB 4 x 2 MB
L3 Cache 8 MB 8 MB
GPU Model HD Graphics 2000
TDP 95 Watts 125 Watts
Socket LGA 1155 AM3+
Released 2011-01-01 2011-10-12