Average Bench: 54.7% (585th of 1239)

Based on 22,105 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: 39%Average: 54.7% Great: 63%
Gaming
Gaming 55%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 59%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 39%
Jet ski

Average average bench

The AMD FX-4100 averaged 45.2% 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 78.1Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 58.6Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the AMD FX-4100 is 23.9%. 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 187Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 187Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 22,105 samples)
Min Avg Max
59.1 Memory 78.1 88.2
30.4 1-Core 58.6 71
60.1 2-Core 109 133
52.6% 81.9 Pts
Min Avg Max
85 4-Core 183 229
101 8-Core 187 231
25.2% 185 Pts
Min Avg Max
88.7 64-Core 187 230
12.5% 187 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Normal Heavy Server
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
AM3r2, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz
Memory 84.2
1-Core 60.3
2-Core 117
56% 87.1 Pts
4-Core 215
8-Core 212
29% 214 Pts
64-Core 217
15% 217 Pts
Socket M2, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz
Memory 81.5
1-Core 51
2-Core 115
53% 82.4 Pts
4-Core 212
8-Core 212
29% 212 Pts
64-Core 215
14% 215 Pts
AM3R2, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
Memory 81.5
1-Core 32.6
2-Core 88
45% 67.4 Pts
4-Core 107
8-Core 132
16% 120 Pts
64-Core 74.5
5% 74.5 Pts
CPUSocket, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
Memory 61.7
1-Core 65.1
2-Core 114
49% 80.1 Pts
4-Core 195
8-Core 195
27% 195 Pts
64-Core 169
11% 169 Pts
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 28,619,833 CPUs tested.

Typical FX-4100 Builds (Compare 4,923 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 11%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 48%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 30%
Raft

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 59% - Above average Total price: $398

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 Comments

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Added 5 years ago.

Terrible (edit your comment) Add link

17 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


Poor

7 months ago.

Does not work very well for my pc


Excellent

19 days 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

5 years ago.


Good

16 months 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

2 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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