AMD FX-8120 is a desktop microprocessor from the FX Series of
high-performance processors. With exception of lower operating
frequency, this CPU has the same feature set as the flagship FX-8150:
8 cores, 8 MB of L3 cache, and unlocked multiplier. Since it runs at
lower speed, this FX chip performs slower than the FX-8150, but on the
other hand it is not as expensive. First specs of this part were
leaked in May 2011, and more specifications emerged at the
beginning of September. Starting from the first half of September
2011, the processor was available on pre-order in some online stores.
On October 12, AMD introduced initial FX lineup, which included the
FX-8120. The microprocessor was priced at $205, that is on a par with
Phenom II X6 1100T.
AMD to drop prices, launch FX-4130 CPU on August 27
Aug 24, 2012
: AMD today updated A-Series, FX-Series and Phenom II pricing pages,
lowering prices on full range of "Llano" APUs, and high performance
K10 and "Bulldozer" CPUs. The pages shows effective date August
27, which suggests that the price drops will happen next Monday.
Overall, the prices were cut by 1% - 23%.
AMD cuts prices on A-Series APUs and FX CPUs
Apr 27, 2012
: A few days after announcement of Intel's Ivy Bridge
micro-architecture, many news sites reported
retailers slashed prices of FX-8150 processors by 15% - 20%, and
suggested that AMD may have dropped the prices of other processors as
well. Today AMD published new pricelist, confirming price drop for the
FX-8150 model. The company also cut prices of six- and quad-core
FX-Series chips, and for all microprocessors from A-Series.
AMD releases details of FX-8150 liquid cooler
Mar 26, 2012
: Two AMD FX unlocked microprocessors with unusual "WOF" prefix are now
available for pre-order in US online stores. Boxed FX-8120 and FX-8150
SKUs with part numbers FD8120FRGUWOX and FD8150FRGUWOX have a unique
feature for production processors: they come with liquid cooling,
which allows CPUs to reach higher overclock frequencies and/or achieve
better system stability when overclocked. The liquid cooling is
not cheap though, and pre-order prices for two FX models are $100 -
$150 more expensive than air-cooled versions of the same chips. We
don't know release dates of WOF models, although there is one fact
that tells us that the release is not too far off. In the last two
days AMD published
Liquid Cooling document with details on liquid cooler
for FX-Series processors.
AMD FX-8120 with liquid cooling is available for pre-order
Mar 19, 2012
: In February we reported on pre-order prices of then upcoming
FX-Series microprocessors, one of which was a boxed FX-8150 with liquid
cooling. The CPU had close to
$400 pre-order price, and the price eventually slid to $375 level ($384
The processor hasn't appeared in stock yet, however different FX model
with liquid cooling solution surfaced in online stores.
AMD cuts prices of Phenom II and FX CPUs
Feb 28, 2012
: As you may know, AMD yesterday launched two FX microprocessors,
including company's first production CPU, operating faster than 4 GHz.
New product releases are usually accompanied by price drops of older
models, and it wasn't an exception this time. AMD cut prices on two
FX-Series models, and reduced prices for most of Phenom IIs. They also
added pricing for A-Series A6-3620 and A8-3820 Accelerated Processing
AMD introduces first "Bulldozer" FX processors
Oct 12, 2011
: Today AMD launched Bulldozer micro-architecture, and first four FX
desktop microprocessors. Bulldozer microarchitecture takes radically
different approach than previous generation of K10 chips, and, instead
of separate cores, integrates from 2 to 4 modules. Each module
contains two CPU cores, that share some circuitry, such as instruction
level 1 cache, Floating-Point Unit and level 2 cache.
AMD FX processors to launch on October 12
Sep 22, 2011
: This quarter AMD is going to launch server-class "Interlagos" and
consumer-class "Zambezi" processors, based on new Bulldozer
micro-architecture. In the past two weeks three "Zambezi" FX-Series
CPUs surfaced for pre-order at a few online US stores, suggesting
imminent release of these models. Yesterday Donanimhaber reported that
AMD FX-Series family will launch on October 12.
Bits and pieces: AMD FX-8150 at 8.43GHz, Core i7-2700K frequency confirmed
Sep 15, 2011
: Earlier this week, in a press release, titled "AMD Showcases
World’s Fastest CPU", AMD announced
new overclocking world record. Not yet released FX-8150 processor
with 6 disabled cores was overclocked to staggering 8.429 GHz by a
team of overclocking specialists working together with AMD engineers.
It's definitely an impressive result, and a great marketing stunt.
Pre-order prices of AMD FX-Series CPUs
Sep 11, 2011
: Earlier this week AMD announced shipping of server class
microprocessors, based on upcoming "Bulldozer" core. The
announcement indicated that the processors will be available next
quarter. The server chips were, apparently, delayed as they were
expected to launch a quarter earlier. According
to Xbit laboratories, high-performance FX-Series chips
for consumer market were also delayed, and they will be shipped
in the fourth quarter.
Gigabyte reveals AMD FX-Series specifications
Sep 02, 2011
: As you may already know, later this quarter AMD is going to
launch Bulldozer micro-architecture, that at first will be
used in server Opteron 6200 CPUs, and desktop FX-Series
microprocessors. Specifications of desktop FX-Series were known for
more than a month, and they recently were confirmed by Gigabyte. As was
discovered by VR-Zone, the latest CPU support
list update for several Gigabyte socket AM3+ motherboards includes the
details on all AMD FX-Series SKUs.