Average Bench: 40.9% (463rd of 1104)

Based on 11,609 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]

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Poor: 30%Average: 40.9% Great: 48%
Gaming
Gaming 41%
Speed boat
Desktop
Desktop 43%
Speed boat
Workstation
Workstation 25%
Surfboard

Below average average bench

The AMD FX-4100 averaged 59.0% 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.

Strengths

Single Core Integer Speed 65.2Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 63.7Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the AMD FX-4100 is just 17.4%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the AMD FX-4100 performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Multi Core Floating Point Speed 184Pts
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 206Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 11,609 samples)
Min Avg Max
47.3 SC Int 65.2 75.5
46.8 SC Float 61.6 70.1
45.3 SC Mixed 63.7 72.7
50.8% 63.5 Pts
Min Avg Max
137 QC Int 201 241
128 QC Float 179 214
137 QC Mixed 200 239
43.9% 193 Pts
Min Avg Max
154 MC Int 207 242
137 MC Float 184 215
150 MC Mixed 206 240
29.9% 199 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, turbo 3.65 GHz (avg)
SC Int 65.9
SC Float 63.3
SC Mixed 68.7
53% 66 Pts
QC Int 224
QC Float 198
QC Mixed 218
48% 213 Pts
MC Int 219
MC Float 199
MC Mixed 218
32% 212 Pts
Socket 942, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
SC Int 71.4
SC Float 66.5
SC Mixed 69.1
55% 69 Pts
QC Int 214
QC Float 193
QC Mixed 216
47% 207 Pts
MC Int 220
MC Float 193
MC Mixed 219
32% 211 Pts
CPUSocket, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
SC Int 69.6
SC Float 63.8
SC Mixed 66.9
53% 66.8 Pts
QC Int 215
QC Float 188
QC Mixed 213
47% 206 Pts
MC Int 215
MC Float 188
MC Mixed 212
31% 205 Pts
Socket M2, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz
SC Int 69
SC Float 63.7
SC Mixed 65.7
53% 66.1 Pts
QC Int 215
QC Float 187
QC Mixed 214
47% 205 Pts
MC Int 219
MC Float 191
MC Mixed 218
31% 209 Pts
Socket M2, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz
SC Int 67
SC Float 61.7
SC Mixed 65.6
52% 64.8 Pts
QC Int 221
QC Float 192
QC Mixed 212
47% 208 Pts
MC Int 218
MC Float 192
MC Mixed 208
31% 206 Pts
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 8,857,875 CPUs tested.

Typical FX-4100 Builds (Compare 2,170 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 11%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 37%
Jet ski
Workstation
Workstation 23%
Surfboard

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 50% - Above average Total price: $252

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1 month ago.

Extremely incompetent in any task compared to similar 2011 era Intel competition due to architecture.


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3 years ago.


Excellent

11 months ago.

People who don't like it don't know how to overclock properly. I'm getting 4600Mhz stable on a crappy old gigabyte motherboard. On userbenchmark mine is the highest Mhz.


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