Average Bench: 51.4% (767th of 1452)

Based on 32,471 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: 51.4% Great: 58%
Gaming
Gaming 51%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 56%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 36%
Jet ski

Average average bench

The AMD FX-4100 averaged 48.6% 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 76.7Pts
Avg. Single Core Speed 55.7Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the AMD FX-4100 is just 19.1%. 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 Speed 159Pts
Avg. Octa Core Speed 158Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 32,471 samples)
Min Avg Max
60.4 Memory 76.7 84.7
31.7 1-Core 55.7 66.5
56.9 2-Core 99.2 124
49.4% 77.2 Pts
Min Avg Max
84.5 4-Core 153 191
97.1 8-Core 158 192
20.7% 155 Pts
Min Avg Max
98.3 64-Core 159 195
9.8% 159 Pts
User Benchmarks BenchNormalHeavyServer
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
Socket M2, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.55 GHz (avg)
Memory 86.7
1-Core 60.4
2-Core 111
55% 86 Pts
4-Core 175
8-Core 174
23% 174 Pts
64-Core 174
11% 174 Pts
AM3R2, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.65 GHz (avg)
Memory 82.4
1-Core 63.1
2-Core 115
55% 86.7 Pts
4-Core 177
8-Core 175
24% 176 Pts
64-Core 182
11% 182 Pts
Socket M2, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 3.85 GHz (avg)
Memory 78
1-Core 58.7
2-Core 123
53% 86.5 Pts
4-Core 191
8-Core 191
26% 191 Pts
64-Core 190
12% 190 Pts
AM3R2, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
Memory 81.6
1-Core 60.8
2-Core 109
53% 83.8 Pts
4-Core 167
8-Core 169
22% 168 Pts
64-Core 169
10% 169 Pts
Socket M2, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
Memory 73.6
1-Core 60.9
2-Core 111
51% 81.8 Pts
4-Core 158
8-Core 156
21% 157 Pts
64-Core 155
10% 155 Pts
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 68,075,491 CPUs tested

Typical FX-4100 Builds (Compare 477 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings
Gaming
Gaming 5%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 48%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 5%
Tree trunk

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 57% - Above average Total price: $398

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Added 9 years ago.

Terrible

3 years 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)


Excellent

19 months ago.

Still using, stock with 24gb ram and GTX 650. It won't die.


Terrible

9 years ago.


Excellent

3 years ago.

I have one is perfect for casual games


Good

5 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

7 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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