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Intel Core i7-980X vs AMD FX-8120

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3DMark Fire Strike Physics Score

Core i7-980X 7930 points
FX-8120 5400 points
Difference: 2530 (47%)

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Combined Speed (all threads combined)

Core i7-980X 39.6 GT/s
FX-8120 24.8 GT/s
Difference: 14.8 (60%)

Core Speed

Core i7-980X 3.3 GHz
FX-8120 3.1 GHz
Difference: 0.2 (6%)


Core i7-980X 12
FX-8120 8
Difference: 4 (50%)


Core i7-980X 130 Watts
FX-8120 125 Watts
Difference: 5 (4%)

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Model Core i7-980X FX-8120
Manufacturer Intel AMD
Architecture Westmere Bulldozer-Zambezi
Core Speed 3.3 GHz 3.1 GHz
Hyperthreading Yes No
Cores / Modules 6 8/4
Total Threads 12 8
Turbo 1/1/1/1/2/2 3.4
L2 Cache 6 x 256 KB 4 x 2 MB
L3 Cache 12 MB 8 MB
GPU Model N/A
TDP 130 Watts 125 Watts
Socket LGA 1366 AM3+
Released 2010-03-01 2011-10-12