Average Bench: 36.3% (600th of 1206)

Based on 21,832 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: 23%Average: 36.3% Great: 43%
Gaming
Gaming 36%
Jet ski
Desktop
Desktop 39%
Jet ski
Workstation
Workstation 19%
Surfboard

Poor average bench

The AMD FX-4100 averaged 63.7% 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. Single Core Mixed Speed 60.3Pts
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed 112Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the AMD FX-4100 is just 19.8%. 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 194Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 193Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 21,832 samples)
Min Avg Max
37.9 1-Core 60.3 71
66.5 2-Core 112 134
41% 86.1 Pts
Min Avg Max
106 4-Core 188 229
123 8-Core 193 232
26% 191 Pts
Min Avg Max
125 64-Core 194 230
13% 194 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 4.2 GHz, turbo 4.2 GHz (avg)
1-Core 74.9
2-Core 139
51% 107 Pts
4-Core 241
8-Core 238
33% 240 Pts
64-Core 240
16% 240 Pts
CPU1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
1-Core 64.5
2-Core 110
42% 87.1 Pts
4-Core 209
8-Core 204
28% 207 Pts
64-Core 214
14% 214 Pts
AM3R2, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
1-Core 57.1
2-Core 123
42% 90.1 Pts
4-Core 219
8-Core 216
30% 217 Pts
64-Core 216
14% 216 Pts
CPU1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
1-Core 64.3
2-Core 114
43% 89.1 Pts
4-Core 196
8-Core 204
27% 200 Pts
64-Core 198
13% 198 Pts
CPUSocket, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz
1-Core 66
2-Core 114
43% 89.8 Pts
4-Core 134
8-Core 154
19% 144 Pts
64-Core 213
14% 213 Pts
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 24,105,772 CPUs tested.

Typical FX-4100 Builds (Compare 4,308 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 11%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 35%
Sail boat
Workstation
Workstation 20%
Surfboard

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 30% - Poor Total price: $261

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 Comments

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Good (edit your comment) Add link

5 months 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

3 months ago.

Does not work very well for my pc


Excellent

4 months ago.

after some years the cpu slows down hardly so you cant do anything In 2017 i could easily play games and record them now i cant even play cs go normally


Terrible

5 years ago.


Good

12 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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