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3DMark Fire Strike Physics Score

Core i7-5960X 14620 points
FX-8120 5400 points
Difference: 9220 (171%)

Specification Charts

Combined Speed (all threads combined)

Core i7-5960X 48 GT/s
FX-8120 24.8 GT/s
Difference: 23.2 (94%)

Core Speed

FX-8120 3.1 GHz
Core i7-5960X 3.0 GHz
Difference: 0.1 (3%)

Threads

Core i7-5960X 16
FX-8120 8
Difference: 8 (100%)

TDP

Core i7-5960X 140 Watts
FX-8120 125 Watts
Difference: 15 (12%)

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Model Core i7-5960X FX-8120
Manufacturer Intel AMD
Architecture Haswell-E Bulldozer-Zambezi
Core Speed 3.0 GHz 3.1 GHz
Hyperthreading Yes No
Cores / Modules 8 8/4
Total Threads 16 8
Turbo 3/3/3/3/3/3/5/5 3.4
L2 Cache 8 x 256 KB 4 x 2 MB
L3 Cache 20 MB 8 MB
GPU Model N/A
TDP 140 Watts 125 Watts
Socket LGA 2011-3 AM3+
Released 2014-08-01 2011-10-12
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Core i7-5960X

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FX-8120

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