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AMD Athlon II X3 440 (rev. C3) vs FX-8120 (95W)

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AMD Athlon II X3 440 (rev. C3) advantages



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  • 3DNow! technology is enabled on this microprocessor. These instructions can boost performance of some old games. The 3DNow! set was depreciated, and not utilized by modern programs.

AMD FX-8120 (95W) advantages



AMD FX-8120 (95W)
  • In single-threaded tasks, the CPU has 6% higher performance.
  • The microprocessor has 89% better performance when running multi-threaded programs.
  • In memory-intensive tasks, the FX-8120 CPU is 103% faster.
  • The microprocessor features SSSE3, SSE4.1 and SSE4.2 instructions.
  • The FX-8120 incorporates Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) technology. This extension provides hardware acceleration of AES encryption and decryption, and is beneficial if you need to secure your disk or network data.
  • The CPU includes AVX and XOP instructions, that were introduced in the recent past. While these extensions are not broadly used in applications yet, their support should improve in future apps.
  • The microprocessor supports FMA4 instruction set extension. The FMA4 technology is only available on AMD CPUs, therefore not many software vendors may support it in the future.
  • The processor is not "locked". The microprocessor can be freely overclocked on most motherboards to get higher performance. Be warned that overclocking voids warranty of the CPU.

440 vs FX-8120 performance comparison

The charts below illustrate relative performance of Athlon II X3 440 (rev. C3) and FX-8120 (95W) microprocessors in various kinds of tasks. The numbers for 'Single-threaded performance' and 'Multi-threaded performance' charts are calculated as an average of several related benchmarks, that you can see in the "Benchmarks" tab. Consequentally, performance in individual benchmarks may be better or worse than what you see in the charts here. The 'Overall performance' calculates an average of all-around performance benchmarks, and benchmarks, specific to each type of task.
Single-threaded performance
2
1.6
1.2
0.8
0.4
0
 
 
1
 
1.06
 
 
Higher is better
Multi-threaded performance
3
2.4
1.8
1.2
0.6
0
 
 
1
 
1.89
 
 
Higher is better
Memory-intensive applications
3
2.4
1.8
1.2
0.6
0
 
 
1
 
2.03
 
 
Higher is better
Overall performance
2
1.6
1.2
0.8
0.4
0
 
 
1
 
1.53
 
 
Higher is better

  - AMD Athlon II X3 440 (rev. C3)       - AMD FX-8120 (95W)

Exhaustive list of benchmarks, that demonstrate difference in performance between AMD 440 and FX-8120 (95W) in various types of tests, can be seen in the "Benchmarks" tab.


440 vs FX-8120 power consumption comparison

Thermal Design Power
110
88
66
44
22
0
 
 
95W
 
95W
 
 
Lower is better
 

Detailed side by side comparison of AMD Athlon II X3 440 (rev. C3) vs FX-8120 specs can be found in the "Specifications" tab. Much more detailed comparison of internal features of both CPUs is located in the "CPUIDs" tab.


Pros and Cons summary

Athlon II X3 440 (rev. C3) FX-8120 (95W)
General recommendations:
None
  General recommendations:
Considerably faster in all application types,
Features SSE4.1 / SSE4.2 / AVX / XOP instructions,
Can be easily overclocked

Drawbacks:

Slow,
Lacks some instructions
 

Drawbacks:

None

Similar processors

Athlon II X3 440 (rev. C3) FX-8120 (95W)
 

Similar microprocessors use the same socket and architecture as AMD 440 and FX-8120.

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Specifications

Please visit AMD Athlon II X3 440 (rev. C3) and AMD FX-8120 (95W) pages for more detailed specifications of both microprocessors.

 AMD Athlon II X3 440 (rev. C3)AMD FX-8120 (95W)
Market segmentDesktop
ManufacturerAMD
FamilyAthlon II X3FX-Series
Basic details
Model number440FX-8120
CPU part numberADX440WFK32GMFD8120WMW8KGU
Box part numberADX440WFGMBOXFD8120WMGUSBX
Introduction date June 30, 2012
 
CPU features
Core nameRanaZambezi
Platform name Scorpius
MicroarchitectureK10Bulldozer
Technology (micron)0.0450.032
Data width (bits)64
SocketSocket AM2+ / Socket AM3Socket AM3+
Frequency (MHz)30003100
Turbo Frequency (MHz) 4000 / 3400
Bus speed (MHz)2000 (HT/QPI)2600 (HT/QPI)
Clock Multiplier15 
L1 cache192 KB (code) / 192 KB (data)256 KB (code) / 128 KB (data)
L2 cache (KB)15368192
L3 cache (KB) 8192
Max temperature (°C)55 - 7570
TDP (Watt)95
Core voltage (V)1.05 - 1.4 
Cores38
Threads38
Multiprocessing1
 
Instruction set extensions
3DNow!+-
AES / Advanced Encryption Standard-+
AMD64 / EM64T 64-bit technology+
AVX / Advanced Vector Extensions-+
FMA4 / 4-operand Fused Multiply-Add-+
MMX+
SSE+
SSE2+
SSE3+
SSE4.1-+
SSE4.2-+
SSSE3 / Supplemental SSE3-+
XOP / eXtended Operations-+
 
Supported technologies
PowerNow! / Enhanced SpeedStep+
Turbo Core / Turbo Boost-+
Unlocked multiplier-+
Virtualization+
Virus Protection / Execute Disable bit+
 
Integrated Graphics
GPU TypeNone
 
Integrated Memory Controller(s)
The number of controllers1
Memory channels2
Supported memoryDDR2-1066, DDR3-1333DDR3-1866
Notes:

Rows with different specifications or features are highlighted.

For detailed specifications of "AMD Athlon II X3 440 (rev. C3)" or "AMD FX-8120 (95W)" parts please click on the links in the table header.

Benchmarks

System setup

Below is a complete set of AMD Athlon II X3 440 (rev. C3) and FX-8120 (95W) benchmarks from our CPU benchmark database. The former processor was tested on ASRock M3A780GXH/128M motherboard with 2 GB dual-channel Corsair CM3X1024-1333C9 DDR3 memory, and Powercolor 24PRO256M DDR2 (ATI Radeon HD2400). The latter processor was tested on ASUS Sabertooth 990FX motherboard, that had 4GB dual-channel Crucial BallistixPC3-14900 (DDR3-1866) memory, and MSI R6670 1GB GDDR5 (ATI Radeon) graphics.

All tests were performed at default frequency and voltage, using manufacturer's stock fan/heatsink. None of the components were overclocked. Motherboard BIOS options were left at default settings.

The results of all benchmarks are broken into four categories: multi-threaded, single-threaded, memory intensive and graphics / gaming.


Athlon II X3 440 (rev. C3) vs FX-8120 (95W) single-threaded benchmarks

Single-threaded benchmarks run on a single CPU core, and do not depend on such features as the number of cores, or Hyper-Threading technology. Additionally, they do not utilize on-chip caches, dedicated to other cores.


    AMD Athlon II X3 440 (rev. C3)           AMD FX-8120 (95W)

3DMark03 CPU score benchmark

Uses DirectX software vertex shader to run Wings of Fury and Trolls' Lair games, and calculates a 3DMark03 CPU score based on averaged number of frames per second, achieved by the CPU/GPU combination.
100%
68.4%

CINEBENCH R10 CPU score (1 core) benchmark

Measures performance of a single-core rendering of a photo-realistic 3D image using CINEMA 4D software engine.
100%
97.6%

FLAC encoding - single process benchmark

Reports the number of songs, converted by a single CPU core from WAV to FLAC format using the best possible compression.
100%
99.6%

H.264 video encoding - single process benchmark

Measures the number of frames, converted by one CPU thread from MPEG2 format to H.264 format using high quality settings.
100%
82.8%

LAME MP3 encoding - single process benchmark

Reports the number of MP3 songs, encoded by one CPU core per one minute.
100%
98.8%

    AMD Athlon II X3 440 (rev. C3)           AMD FX-8120 (95W)

PCMark2002 CPU score benchmark

100%
87.5%

Super PI (1M) benchmark

Measures time, required to calculate the first 1 million digits after the decimal point in the number Pi.
100%
93.9%

XVid video encoding - single process benchmark

Reports how many frames per second can be transcoded by a single CPU core from MPEG2 to XVid (MPEG4) format, utilizing single-pass conversion method.
100%
85.0%


Athlon II X3 440 (rev. C3) vs FX-8120 (95W) multi-threaded benchmarks

Multi-threaded benchmarks utilize all CPU cores and other on-chip resources (on-chip caches, internal buffers, etc). Intel's Hyper-Threading feature also helps to improve multi-threading performance.


    AMD Athlon II X3 440 (rev. C3)           AMD FX-8120 (95W)

Apache web server - dynamic pages benchmark

Shows an average number of dynamic HTML pages served per second by local instance of Apache 1.3.41 web server. The test has much greater error margin than other tests.
100%
79.3%

Apache web server - static pages benchmark

Shows an average number of very simple static HTML pages served per second by local Apache 1.3.41 web server. The test has much greater error margin than other tests.
100%
96.0%

Blowfish encryption benchmark

Reports encryption speed of pre-defined 32KB text block. The data is encrypted using Blowfish algorithm.
100%
62.4%

CINEBENCH R10 CPU score benchmark

Measures performance of multi-core rendering of a photo-realistic 3D image using CINEMA 4D software engine.
100%
54.3%

CINEBENCH R10 render time (seconds) benchmark

Measures time taken to render a photo-realistic 3D image using CINEMA 4D software engine.
100%
54.3%

    AMD Athlon II X3 440 (rev. C3)           AMD FX-8120 (95W)

CrystalMark ALU benchmark

Runs Fibonacci, Napierian, Eratosthenes and QuickSort integer performance tests on all CPU cores, and reports the sum of results.
100%
85.4%

CrystalMark FPU benchmark

Executes MikoFPU, RandMeanSS, FFT and Mandelbrot FPU-dependent tests using all CPU cores, and reports the sum of results.
100%
96.5%

Euler3D benchmark

100%
47.2%

FLAC encoding - multiple processes benchmark

Reports the number of songs, converted from WAV to FLAC format by all CPU cores using the best possible compression.
100%
53.7%

Fritz Chess Benchmark benchmark

100%
53.3%

    AMD Athlon II X3 440 (rev. C3)           AMD FX-8120 (95W)

H.264 video encoding - multiple processes benchmark

Measures the number of frames, converted by all logical processors from MPEG2 format to H.264 format using single-pass method and high quality settings.
100%
44.6%

H.264 video encoding - multithreaded benchmark

Measures the number of frames, converted by all logical processors from MPEG2 format to H.264 format using multi-threading system calls, dual-pass method and high quality settings.
100%
46.6%

LAME MP3 encoding - multiple processes benchmark

Reports the number of MP3 songs, encoded by all CPU cores per one minute.
100%
51.2%

Sandra Dhrystone (MIPS) benchmark

Runs Dhrystone test on all cores, and reports estimated integer performance in MIPS (Millions of Instructions Per Second).
100%
57.6%

Sandra MultiMedia Floating Point (it/s) benchmark

100%
47.0%

    AMD Athlon II X3 440 (rev. C3)           AMD FX-8120 (95W)

Sandra MultiMedia Integer (it/s) benchmark

100%
56.3%

Sandra Whetstone (MFLOPS) benchmark

Runs Whetstone test on all cores, and reports estimated floating-point performance in MFLOPS (Millions of Floating-Point Operations Per Second).
100%
84.9%

Sandra Whetstone SSE2 (MFLOPS) benchmark

Runs SSE2-enabled Whetstone test on all cores, and reports estimated floating-point performance in MFLOPS (Millions of Floating-Point Operations Per Second).
100%
50.1%

XVid video encoding - multiple processes benchmark

Reports how many frames per second can be transcoded by all CPU cores from MPEG2 to XVid (MPEG4) format, utilizing single-pass conversion method.
100%
45.9%

wPrime v1.55 (32M) benchmark

wPrime benchmark measures time taken to calculate square roots of numbers from 1 to 33554431.
100%
63.8%


Athlon II X3 440 (rev. C3) vs FX-8120 (95W) graphics benchmarks

Graphics benchmarks depend on the type of integrated or discrete graphics adapter, and to less extent on the processor performance. Because these benchmarks are synthetic, they may not truly represent gaming performance. However, they still can be used to estimate whether one processor will perform faster or slower than another CPU in games and other 3D tasks.

Important! The processors were tested using different types of graphics adapters, that may not be suitable for comparison.

    AMD Athlon II X3 440 (rev. C3)           AMD FX-8120 (95W)

3DMark03 game score benchmark

Measures graphics and 3D game performance of discrete and integrated GPUs using 4 different game simulations, that have varying level of DirectX support from version 7 to version 9.
100%
9.3%

3DMark2001 score benchmark

Runs a series of game simulations and feature tests to measure graphics and 3D game performance of discrete and integrated GPUs. It utilizes a single CPU core, and it is compatible with DirectX 8 and later APIs.
100%
32.2%

CINEBENCH R10 OpenGL score benchmark

100%
33.5%


Athlon II X3 440 (rev. C3) vs FX-8120 (95W) memory performance

Memory-intensive tests or programs move large amounts of data to/from memory, and they depend more on memory throughput and the size of on-chip caches, rather than on CPU integer/FP/SIMD performance.


    AMD Athlon II X3 440 (rev. C3)           AMD FX-8120 (95W)

7Zip compressing/decompressing speed (1 thread) benchmark

100%
78.6%

CrystalMark Memory benchmark

Evaluates Read, Write, Read/Write and Cache memory bandwidth score. The final result is the sum of measured results.
100%
71.5%

PCMark2002 Memory score benchmark

100%
54.3%

WinRAR compressing/decompressing speed benchmark

100%
49.3%

CPUIDs

The table below compares two random CPUID records for AMD Athlon II X3 440 (rev. C3) and AMD FX-8120 (95W) microprocessors, that were submitted to our CPUID database.

  CPUID 1 CPUID 2
ManufacturerAMD
CPU FamilyAthlon II X3FX-Series
Model / Processor Number440FX-8120
Frequency2993 MHz3110 MHz
CWID version0.40.5
Part numberADX440WFK32GMFD8120WMW8KGU
S-Spec / Stepping CodeAADHC AD 0942BPMWFA 1210PGT
 
General information
VendorAuthenticAMD
Processor name (BIOS)AMD Athlon(tm) II X3 440 ProcessorAMD FX(tm)-8120 Eight-Core Processor
Cores38
Compute units 4
Logical processors38
Processor typeOriginal OEM Processor
Core steppingBL-C3OR-B2
CPUID signature100F53600F12
Family16 (010h)21 (015h)
Model 5 (05h) 1 (01h)
Stepping 3 (03h) 2 (02h)
Socket AM3+
 
Cache
L1 data: Associativity2-way set associative4-way set associative
L1 data: Comments Direct-mapped
L1 data: Line size64 bytes
L1 data: Lines per tag1 
L1 data: Size3 x 64 KB8 x 16 KB
L1 instruction: Associativity2-way set associative
L1 instruction: Comments Direct-mapped|1 cache per 2 cores
L1 instruction: Line size64 bytes
L1 instruction: Lines per tag1 
L1 instruction: Size3 x 64 KB4 x 64 KB
L2: Associativity16-way set associative
L2: Comments Non-inclusive|Direct-mapped|1 cache per 2 cores
L2: Line size64 bytes
L2: Lines per tag1 
L2: Size3 x 512 KB4 x 2 MB
L3: Associativity 64-way set associative
L3: Comments Non-inclusive|Direct-mapped|Shared between all cores
L3: Line size 64 bytes
L3: Size 8 MB
 
Instruction set extensions
3DNow!+-
AES-+
AMD extensions to MMX+
AVX-+
Extensions to 3DNow!+-
FMA4-+
MMX+
SSE+
SSE2+
SSE3+
SSE4.1-+
SSE4.2-+
SSE4A+
SSSE3-+
XOP-+
 
Additional instructions
Advanced Bit manipulation+
CLFLUSH+
CMOV+
CMPXCHG16B+
CMPXCHG8B+
FXSAVE/FXRSTORE+
MONITOR/MWAIT+
PCLMULDQ-+
POPCNT+
PREFETCH/PREFETCHW+
RDTSCP+
SKINIT/STGI support+
SYSCALL/SYSRET+
SYSENTER/SYSEXIT+
XSAVE/XRESTORE states-+
 
Major features
64-bit / Intel 64+
NX bit/XD-bit+
On-chip Floating Point Unit+
PowerNow! / Cool'n'Quiet+
Secure Virtual Machine (Virtualization)+
Turbo Core-+
 
Other features
1 GB large page support+
100MHz multiplier control+
128-bit SSE instructions+
36-bit page-size extensions+
Advanced programmable interrupt controller+
Core multi-processing legacy mode+
Debugging extensions+
Extended APIC space+
FXSAVE/FXRSTOR optimizations+
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+
Software thermal control+-
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+
+ - feature is supported
- - feature is not supported
Features, not supported by all processors in the table, are not displayed

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