Average Bench: 54.8% (591st of 1264)

Based on 22,743 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: 39%Average: 54.8% Great: 63%
Gaming
Gaming 55%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 59%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 39%
Jet ski

Average average bench

The AMD FX-4100 averaged 45.1% 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 59.3Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the AMD FX-4100 is 24%. 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 191Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 189Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 22,743 samples)
Min Avg Max
59.6 Memory 77.8 88.7
29.9 1-Core 59.3 71.4
56 2-Core 110 134
52.8% 82.5 Pts
Min Avg Max
95.1 4-Core 186 231
101 8-Core 189 231
25.6% 188 Pts
Min Avg Max
102 64-Core 191 230
12.8% 191 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
Memory 96.9
1-Core 65.4
2-Core 126
62% 96.1 Pts
4-Core 189
8-Core 183
26% 186 Pts
64-Core 203
14% 203 Pts
Socket M2, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
Memory 81.8
1-Core 40.8
2-Core 117
50% 79.7 Pts
4-Core 202
8-Core 204
28% 203 Pts
64-Core 202
14% 202 Pts
AM3R2, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
Memory 81.5
1-Core 64.2
2-Core 116
56% 87.1 Pts
4-Core 204
8-Core 198
28% 201 Pts
64-Core 199
13% 199 Pts
Socket M2, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.65 GHz (avg)
Memory 74.8
1-Core 58.3
2-Core 109
52% 80.7 Pts
4-Core 160
8-Core 180
23% 170 Pts
64-Core 188
13% 188 Pts
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 33,215,785 CPUs tested.

Typical FX-4100 Builds (Compare 1,118 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 4%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 50%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 4%
Tree trunk

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 61% - Good Total price: $398

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 Comments

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Added 5 years ago.

Poor (edit your comment) Add link

24 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

4 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

5 years ago.


Excellent

1 month ago.

I have one is perfect for casual games


Good

20 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

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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