Average Bench: 55.3% (579th of 1276)

Based on 25,077 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: 42%Average: 55.3% Great: 61%
Gaming
Gaming 55%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 59%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 39%
Jet ski

Average average bench

The AMD FX-4100 averaged 44.7% 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. Memory Latency 78.2Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 60.5Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the AMD FX-4100 is just 18.8%. 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 195Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 193Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 25,077 samples)
Min Avg Max
64.2 Memory 78.2 85.5
34.4 1-Core 60.5 72
66.8 2-Core 112 136
53.5% 83.6 Pts
Min Avg Max
101 4-Core 189 233
114 8-Core 193 234
26% 191 Pts
Min Avg Max
119 64-Core 195 234
13.1% 195 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, turbo 3.65 GHz (avg)
Memory 78.6
1-Core 70.4
2-Core 138
59% 95.7 Pts
4-Core 229
8-Core 229
31% 229 Pts
64-Core 226
15% 226 Pts
Socket 942, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
Memory 79.4
1-Core 40.9
2-Core 103
48% 74.3 Pts
4-Core 208
8-Core 189
28% 198 Pts
64-Core 176
12% 176 Pts
AM3R2, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
Memory 75.5
1-Core 64.4
2-Core 122
55% 87.4 Pts
4-Core 210
8-Core 208
29% 209 Pts
64-Core 208
14% 208 Pts
AM3R2, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
Memory 69.9
1-Core 58.7
2-Core 101
49% 76.4 Pts
4-Core 110
8-Core 145
17% 128 Pts
64-Core 159
11% 159 Pts
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 38,639,326 CPUs tested.

Typical FX-4100 Builds (Compare 6,873 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 5%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 51%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 4%
Tree trunk

Motherboard: Asus M5A78L-M/USB3 - $53

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 60% - Above average Total price: $195

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 Comments

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Poor (edit your comment) Add link

4 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


Excellent

8 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

5 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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