Average Bench: 40.6% (379th of 961)

Based on 6,056 user benchmarks.  Device: 178BFBFF00600F12 Model: AMD FX(tm)-4100 Quad-Core Processor

The AMD FX-4100 is an inexpensive entry level quad-core processor. It was released in Q4 of 2011 and at the time was AMD’s budget chip on its latest Bulldozer architecture. Its base clock speed of 3.6 GHz boosts to 3.8 GHz in turbo mode and with appropriate cooling can be over-clocked to speeds of 4.9 GHz. Even though these numbers appear impressive, the real world effective speed only averages 59. This should be fine for general computing and even gaming when coupled with an appropriate GPU. It’s the FX-4100’s single-core performance which lets it down when compared to similarly priced Intel processors such as the Core i3-3225. Since the majority of daily computing relies single core performance typical desktop users will find better value elsewhere. [Nov '14 CPUPro]

Poor: 28%Average: 40.6% Great: 48%
Gaming 41%
Speed boat
Desktop 43%
Speed boat
Workstation 24%

Below average average bench

The AMD FX-4100 averaged 59.4% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This isn't a great result which indicates that there are much faster alternatives on the comparison list.


Single Core Integer Speed 65.2Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 63.4Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the AMD FX-4100 is just 20%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the AMD FX-4100 performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.


Multi Core Floating Point Speed 182Pts
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 204Pts

Average Bench

(Based on 6,056 samples)
Min Avg Max
47.7 SC Int 65.2 77.4
46.3 SC Float 61.3 71.1
47.3 SC Mixed 63.4 74
50.7% 63.3 Pts
Min Avg Max
124 QC Int 199 242
116 QC Float 177 214
123 QC Mixed 198 241
43.4% 192 Pts
Min Avg Max
145 MC Int 206 245
138 MC Float 182 215
144 MC Mixed 204 243
29.7% 197 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Single core Quad core Multi core
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
AM3R2, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz
SC Int 71
SC Float 65.4
SC Mixed 67.2
54% 67.9 Pts
QC Int 222
QC Float 192
QC Mixed 220
48% 211 Pts
MC Int 222
MC Float 192
MC Mixed 221
32% 212 Pts
AM3R2, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz
SC Int 69.3
SC Float 64.3
SC Mixed 66.9
54% 66.8 Pts
QC Int 221
QC Float 190
QC Mixed 215
47% 208 Pts
MC Int 220
MC Float 191
MC Mixed 216
32% 209 Pts
CPUSocket, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
SC Int 69.2
SC Float 62.8
SC Mixed 66.2
53% 66.1 Pts
QC Int 213
QC Float 183
QC Mixed 209
46% 202 Pts
MC Int 211
MC Float 185
MC Mixed 209
30% 202 Pts
Socket M2, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz
SC Int 60.9
SC Float 55.7
SC Mixed 58.6
47% 58.4 Pts
QC Int 214
QC Float 189
QC Mixed 216
47% 206 Pts
MC Int 218
MC Float 189
MC Mixed 209
31% 205 Pts
CPUSocket, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 1.85 GHz (avg)
SC Int 28.6
SC Float 27.6
SC Mixed 29
23% 28.4 Pts
QC Int 72.2
QC Float 64.6
QC Mixed 81
16% 72.6 Pts
MC Int 89.5
MC Float 77.4
MC Mixed 85.2
13% 84 Pts
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Typical FX-4100 Builds (Compare 1,329 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 11%
Tree trunk
Desktop 42%
Speed boat
Workstation 24%

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-78LMT-S2P - $77

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 74% - Very good Total price: $287

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