Average Bench: 55.5% (597th of 1305)

Based on 24,855 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: 43%Average: 55.5% Great: 61%
Gaming
Gaming 55%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 59%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 39%
Jet ski

Average average bench

The AMD FX-4100 averaged 44.5% 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

Avg. Memory Latency 78.2Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 60.8Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the AMD FX-4100 is just 17.5%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the AMD FX-4100 performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 196Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 195Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 24,855 samples)
Min Avg Max
63.4 Memory 78.2 84.9
39.1 1-Core 60.8 69.7
75 2-Core 113 134
53.7% 84.1 Pts
Min Avg Max
109 4-Core 192 229
126 8-Core 195 231
26.4% 194 Pts
Min Avg Max
128 64-Core 196 229
13.2% 196 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Normal Heavy Server
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
CPUSocket, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz
Memory 81.7
1-Core 64.9
2-Core 116
56% 87.7 Pts
4-Core 215
8-Core 218
30% 216 Pts
64-Core 215
14% 215 Pts
Socket 942, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
Memory 83.6
1-Core 67.7
2-Core 127
59% 92.8 Pts
4-Core 200
8-Core 208
28% 204 Pts
64-Core 210
14% 210 Pts
AM3R2, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
Memory 83.2
1-Core 65.4
2-Core 120
57% 89.4 Pts
4-Core 202
8-Core 191
27% 197 Pts
64-Core 211
14% 211 Pts
AM3R2, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.65 GHz (avg)
Memory 80
1-Core 54.8
2-Core 125
54% 86.6 Pts
4-Core 216
8-Core 210
29% 213 Pts
64-Core 216
14% 216 Pts
AM3R2, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 2.5 GHz (avg)
Memory 73
1-Core 33.2
2-Core 60
39% 55.4 Pts
4-Core 86.2
8-Core 75.6
11% 80.9 Pts
64-Core 88.3
6% 88.3 Pts
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

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Typical FX-4100 Builds (Compare 1,997 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 5%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 51%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 5%
Tree trunk

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-78LMT-S2P - $260

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 60% - Good Total price: $402

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 Comments

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Added 6 years ago.

Excellent (edit your comment) Add link

12 days ago.

I cannot play games with this CPU. They will consistently crash, making them unplayable. It isn't like my GPU is lacking as I have a GTX 1060 6GB. It is all about the CPU, in this case


Excellent

11 months ago.

Nice overclocking possibility with stable system 4.2Ghz. Still usable for Witcher 3 on ultra (53fps avg). Just overclocked it and although its 7,5 yrs old there are now signs of weakening and it runs just fine (good enough to wait for next AMD gen to come out before upgrading)


Terrible

6 years ago.


Excellent

8 months ago.

I have one is perfect for casual games


Good

2 years ago.

Performs reasonably well considering the year it was made as well as the architecture word to the wise if you are going to put it under load upgrade the cooler 'cause the stock cooler will not work if you OC or use this CPU for 3D animating.


Excellent

3 years 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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