Average Bench: 56.4% (621st of 1358)

Based on 32,865 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: 56.4% Great: 63%
Gaming
Gaming 56%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 60%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 40%
Speed boat

Average average bench

The AMD FX-4100 averaged 43.5% 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 77.8Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 62.8Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the AMD FX-4100 is just 19.7%. 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 210Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 209Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 32,865 samples)
Min Avg Max
63.1 Memory 77.8 85.7
42.8 1-Core 62.8 72.9
78.5 2-Core 118 138
54.5% 86.1 Pts
Min Avg Max
118 4-Core 205 247
132 8-Core 209 247
28.2% 207 Pts
Min Avg Max
131 64-Core 210 248
14.1% 210 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Normal Heavy Server
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
Socket M2, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
Memory 83.3
1-Core 69.3
2-Core 131
60% 94.6 Pts
4-Core 230
8-Core 228
31% 229 Pts
64-Core 229
15% 229 Pts
AM3R2, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
Memory 84.1
1-Core 66.2
2-Core 125
58% 91.7 Pts
4-Core 221
8-Core 217
30% 219 Pts
64-Core 217
15% 217 Pts
Socket M2, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
Memory 81.3
1-Core 66.8
2-Core 127
58% 91.6 Pts
4-Core 218
8-Core 213
30% 215 Pts
64-Core 211
14% 211 Pts
Socket 942, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
Memory 78.7
1-Core 65.3
2-Core 124
56% 89.3 Pts
4-Core 217
8-Core 223
30% 220 Pts
64-Core 222
15% 222 Pts
Socket M2, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 2.75 GHz (avg)
Memory 82.3
1-Core 7.3
2-Core 11.1
30% 33.6 Pts
4-Core 22
8-Core 136
8% 79.2 Pts
64-Core 140
9% 140 Pts
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 54,548,999 CPUs tested.

Typical FX-4100 Builds (Compare 2,997 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 5%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 52%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 5%
Tree trunk

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 65% - Good Total price: $392

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Added 7 years ago.

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12 months ago.

Still running strong after 10 years, overclocked to 3.9 GHz


Terrible

14 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

7 years ago.


Excellent

2 years ago.

I have one is perfect for casual games


Good

3 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

5 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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