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AMD FX-8120 Black Edition CPU Review (with Asus M5A99X EVO)

Cinebench R11.5 is the newest revision of the popular benchmark from Maxon. The test scenario uses all of your system’s processing power to render a photorealistic 3D scene (from the viral “No Keyframes” animation by AixSponza). This scene makes use of various different algorithms to stress all available processor cores.

In fact, CINEBENCH can measure systems with up to 64 processor threads. The test scene contains approximately 2,000 objects containing more than 300,000 total polygons and uses sharp and blurred reflections, area lights and shadows, procedural shaders, antialiasing, and much more. The result is given in points (pts). The higher the number, the faster your processor.

Cinebench lets us see how the single threaded performance of the two processors compare.  It’s quite clear that the single threaded performance of the FX-8120 is no match for that of the i5-2500K and the only reason the FX-8120 achieves good performance in the multi threaded tests is because it has twice the number of physical cores.

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