Originally Posted by Dmac73
Still less than BD
Not true at all.
FX8120 is much better architecture than Phenom... I own both and sold my PII1090t few months ago.
Overclocked FX8120 does everything perfectly without a simple glitch and it's runs smoother than I can ever imagine....works for me very well
It's possible that OP got badly overclockable chip, and still PII at 4.1 GHz do not perform even close as FX at 4.4-4.7GHz
and yes power consumption is almost the same for both chips.
If you overclocker how come on Earth you start to be worry about power consumption....yeah speed lower.
get a regular chip.... underclock as possible and enjoy your power safe PC