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AMD FX-6120 specifications

General information
TypeCPU / Microprocessor
Market segmentDesktop
FamilyAMD FX-Series
Model number  ? FX-6120
CPU part numberFD6120WMW6KGU is an OEM/tray microprocessor
Frequency  ? 3500 MHz
Turbo frequency4100 MHz
Boosted P states [1]#1: 4100 MHz, 1.4125V
#2: 3800 MHz, 1.375V
Bus speed  ? One 2600 MHz 16-bit HyperTransport link
Package938-pin micro-PGA package
SocketSocket AM3+
Introduction dateJune 2012
 
Architecture / Microarchitecture
MicroarchitectureBulldozer
PlatformScorpius
Processor core  ? Zambezi
Core stepping  ? B2
Manufacturing process0.032 micron
Data width64 bit
The number of cores6
The number of threads6
Floating Point UnitIntegrated
Level 1 cache size  ? 3 x 64 KB two-way associative shared instruction caches
6 x 16 KB 4-way associative data caches
Level 2 cache size  ? 3 x 2 MB 16-way associative shared exclusive caches
Level 3 cache size8 MB up to 64-way associative shared cache
MultiprocessingUniprocessor
Features
  • MMX instructions
  • SSE / Streaming SIMD Extensions
  • SSE2 / Streaming SIMD Extensions 2
  • SSE3 / Streaming SIMD Extensions 3
  • SSSE3 / Supplemental Streaming SIMD Extensions 3
  • SSE4 / SSE4.1 + SSE4.2 / Streaming SIMD Extensions 4  ? 
  • SSE4a  ? 
  • AES / Advanced Encryption Standard instructions
  • ABM / Advanced Bit Manipulation  ? 
  • AVX / Advanced Vector Extensions
  • FMA4 / 4-operand Fused Multiply-Add instructions
  • XOP / eXtended Operations instructions
  • AMD64 / AMD 64-bit technology  ? 
  • VT / Virtualization technology  ? 
  • EVP / Enhanced Virus Protection  ? 
  • Turbo Core 2.0 technology
Low power features
  • Core C1, C1E, C6 and CC6 states
  • Package S3, S4 and S5 states
  • PowerNow!
Low power P states [1]#1: 3100 MHz, 1.1625V
#2: 2500 MHz, 1.05V
#3: 1900 MHz, 0.95V
#4: 1400 MHz, 0.8625V
 
Integrated peripherals / components
Memory controller
  • The number of controllers: 1
    Memory channels: 2
    Supported memory: DDR3-1866
Other peripheralsHyperTransport 3.1 technology
 
Electrical / Thermal parameters
Thermal Design Power  ? 95 Watt
 
Notes on AMD FD6120WMW6KGU
  • The processor has unlocked clock multiplier
  • Turbo Core frequency is not confirmed

[1] - These characteristics were measured on a single CPU, and they can vary slightly for other processors with the same model number

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FAQ

Q: Is it possible to unlock disabled cores on the AMD FX-6120 CPU?
A: No. This processor does have 2 disabled cores, but there is no way to unlock them.

Q: My processor is running 55C under load. Is this normal?
A: Safe CPU temperatures are 60 degrees Celsius and below. It may still run fine with CPU temperatures, exceeding 60C threshold by a few degrees. Running the FX-6120 close to 70 degrees and higher is not recommended.

Q: Can I upgrade my FX-6120 processor?
A: Probably yes. CPU compatibility is determined by your motherboard. Please see CPU-Upgrade.com website for CPU support list for your board.

FX-6120 Overclocking

Sorry, overclocking information is not available at this time.


Related news stories

AMD FX-6120 CPU is available in HP computers
Jun 29, 2012: While Intel have been busy refreshing all desktop market segments in the first half of this year, we haven't seen many new AMD desktop FX and A-Series processors. In fact, AMD introduced only 5 desktop SKUs, including three Athlon II CPUs, in the first two quarters. That doesn't seem much considering that Intel launched 26 new processors at the same time frame, or that AMD introduced 18 desktop chips in Q1 and Q2 2010.



New AMD FX processors sighted in MSI support list
Apr 10, 2012: In March Donanimhaber published a slide with details of two FX-Series microprocessors, coming in the second quarter. According to the slide, AMD FX-4130 and FX-6130 are not going to be the fastest CPUs on the block, as such we hope that they will be less expensive than current FX-4170 and FX-6200 products. Specifications of FX-4130 and FX-6130 CPUs were recently confirmed, when MSI added their specs to CPU support list of MSI 890FXA-GD70 motherboard.



AMD to release more Bulldozer FX CPUs
Feb 18, 2012: With the first Trinity APUs expected sometime around the middle of the year, and Vishera CPUs with a Piledriver core expected in Q3, Donanimhaber have uploaded a slide containing details of 3 Zambezi CPUs (with a Bulldozer core) that are expected during Q1 2012. We have already posted preliminary information about FX-6120, and AMD have now added FX-8120 and FX-4150 to the line-up.


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AMD FX-6120 Benchmarks

The graphs below show up to 10 microprocessors with approximately the same level of integer (CPU), floating-point (FPU), SIMD and memory performance. All processors were not overclocked, and were tested at a nominal frequency, with a stock heatsink and default BIOS settings. Click on the '?' mark next to each model name to see specifications of that model, and details of the test platform. To find out how the FX-6120 compares to other CPUs in specific benchmarks or in aggregate milti-threading performance please see benchmark tools section on the right.

Benchmarked processor

CPU ID:600F12
CPU vendor string:AuthenticAMD
CPU name string:AMD FX(tm)-6120 Six-Core Processor

Integer performance

Part number   Result
AMD Phenom II X4 970 (rev. E0)  ? 
105.7%
Intel Core 2 Quad Q9505  ? 
104.3%
Intel Core 2 Quad Q9550  ? 
104%
AMD Phenom II X4 965 (125W, BE)  ? 
102.8%
AMD Phenom II X4 965 (140W, BE)  ? 
102.7%
AMD FX-6120  ? 
100%
Intel Core 2 Quad Q9400  ? 
97.9%
Intel Core 2 Quad Q6700  ? 
97.7%
AMD FX-6300  ? 
96.8%
AMD Phenom II X4 955 (125W, rev. C2, BE)  ? 
96.8%
AMD Phenom II X4 955 (125W, rev. C2)  ? 
96.8%

Floating Point performance

Part number   Result
AMD A8-3800  ? 
100.9%
AMD Phenom II X4 805  ? 
100.6%
AMD Athlon II X4 615e  ? 
100.6%
AMD Phenom II X4 905e  ? 
100.5%
AMD Phenom II X4 2.5GHz ZD250117K4D12  ? 
100.5%
AMD FX-6120  ? 
100%
Intel Core 2 Quad Q6700  ? 
98.6%
AMD Athlon II X4 610e  ? 
96.5%
AMD FX-6100  ? 
94.3%
AMD A6-3620  ? 
92.6%
AMD Phenom II X4 2.3GHz ZD230117K4D10  ? 
92.6%

MMX / SSE / SSE2 performance

Part number   Result
AMD Phenom II X6 1035T  ? 
106.5%
AMD FX-6300  ? 
104.4%
AMD Phenom II X4 975  ? 
103.9%
AMD Phenom II X4 970 (rev. E0)  ? 
101.5%
AMD Phenom II X4 970 (rev. C3)  ? 
101.4%
AMD FX-6120  ? 
100%
AMD Phenom II X4 965 (125W, BE)  ? 
98.5%
AMD Phenom II X4 965 (140W, BE)  ? 
98.2%
Intel Core 2 Quad Q9550  ? 
95.4%
Intel Core 2 Quad Q9505  ? 
95%
AMD Phenom II X4 955 (125W, rev. C3, BE)  ? 
92.9%

Memory-intensive program performance

Part number   Result
AMD FX-4150 (125W)  ? 
100.9%
AMD Phenom II X4 970 (rev. E0)  ? 
100.9%
AMD A10-6800K  ? 
100.7%
AMD A10-6800B  ? 
100.6%
AMD Phenom II X6 1055T (125W)  ? 
100.3%
AMD FX-6120  ? 
100%
AMD Phenom II X6 1090T  ? 
99.9%
AMD Phenom II X4 965 (125W, BE)  ? 
99.1%
AMD FX-8120 (95W)  ? 
99.1%
AMD A10-6790K  ? 
99.1%
AMD Phenom II X4 965 (140W, BE)  ? 
98.8%

CPU ID information for the FX-6120

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Manufacturer:AMD
CPU Family:FX-Series
Model Number:FX-6120
Frequency:3511 MHz
Part number:
FD6120WMW6KGU
Stepping Code:FA 1223PGN
Comment:
Submitted by:CPU-World
General information
Vendor:AuthenticAMD
Processor name (BIOS):AMD FX(tm)-6120 Six-Core Processor
Cores:6
Compute units:3
Logical processors:6
Processor type:Original OEM Processor
Core stepping:OR-B2
CPUID signature:600F12
Family:21 (015h)
Model: 1 (01h)
Stepping: 2 (02h)
Socket:AM3+

Cache: L1 data L1 instruction L2 L3
Size: 6 x 16 KB 3 x 64 KB 3 x 2 MB 8 MB
Associativity: 4-way set
associative
2-way set
associative
16-way set
associative
64-way set
associative
Line size: 64 bytes 64 bytes 64 bytes 64 bytes
Comments: Direct-mapped Direct-mapped
1 cache per 2 cores
Non-inclusive
Direct-mapped
1 cache per 2 cores
Non-inclusive
Direct-mapped
Shared between all cores
 
Instruction set extensionsAdditional instructions
MMX Advanced Bit manipulation
AMD extensions to MMX CLFLUSH
SSE CMOV
SSE2 CMPXCHG16B
SSE3 CMPXCHG8B
SSSE3 FXSAVE/FXRSTORE
SSE4A MONITOR/MWAIT
SSE4.1 PCLMULDQ
SSE4.2 POPCNT
AES PREFETCH/PREFETCHW
AVX RDTSCP
FMA4 SKINIT / STGI support
XOP SYSCALL/SYSRET
  SYSENTER/SYSEXIT
  XSAVE / XRESTORE states
 
Major featuresOther features
On-chip Floating Point Unit 1 GB large page support
64-bit / Intel 64 100MHz multiplier control
NX bit/XD-bit 128-bit SSE instructions
Secure Virtual Machine (Virtualization) 36-bit page-size extensions
Turbo Core Advanced programmable interrupt controller
PowerNow! / Cool'n'Quiet Core multi-processing legacy mode
  Debugging extensions
  Extended APIC space
  Hardware P-state control
  Hardware thermal control
  Instruction based sampling
  LAHF / SAHF support in 64-bit mode
  LBR virtualization
  LOCK MOV CR0 means MOV CR8
  Lightweight profiling support
  Machine check architecture
  Machine check exception
  Memory-type range registers
  Misaligned SSE mode
  Model-specific registers
  Nested page tables
  OS visible workaround
  Page attribute table
  Page global extension
  Page-size extensions (4MB pages)
  Physical address extensions
  SVM lock
  Support for NRIP save
  THERMTRIP
  TSC rate is ensured to be invariant across all states
  Temperature sensor
  Time stamp counter
  Virtual 8086-mode enhancements
  Watchdog timer support

CPUs, related to AMD FX-6120

Model Cores /
Threads
Frequency Turbo
frequency
L3
cache
TDP Features Price  
AMD FX-Series family, Socket AM3+
   FX-61006 / 63.3 GHz3.9 GHz8 MB95W$112>
   FX-61206 / 63.5 GHz4.1 GHz8 MB95W  
   FX-63006 / 63.5 GHz4.1 GHz8 MB95W$112>
   FX-62006 / 63.8 GHz4.1 GHz8 MB125W$132>
   FX-63506 / 63.9 GHz4.2 GHz8 MB125W$132>
   FX-81008 / 82.8 GHz3.7 GHz8 MB95W >
   FX-81208 / 83.1 GHz4 GHz8 MB125W$153>
   FX-8120 (95W)8 / 83.1 GHz4 GHz8 MB95W >
   FX-81408 / 83.2 GHz4.1 GHz8 MB95W >
   FX-83008 / 83.3 GHz4.2 GHz8 MB95W >
   FX-83208 / 83.5 GHz4 GHz8 MB125W$153>
   FX-81508 / 83.6 GHz4.2 GHz8 MB125W$183>
   FX-83508 / 84 GHz4.2 GHz8 MB125W$195>
   FX-93708 / 84.4 GHz4.7 GHz8 MB220W$224>
   FX-95908 / 84.7 GHz5 GHz8 MB220W$306>
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