Average Bench: 31.3% (547th of 1182)

Based on 18,657 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: 20%Average: 31.3% Great: 38%
Gaming
Gaming 31%
Sail boat
Desktop
Desktop 40%
Jet ski
Workstation
Workstation 19%
Surfboard

Poor average bench

The AMD FX-4100 averaged 68.7% 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 61.2Pts
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed 114Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the AMD FX-4100 is just 17.9%. 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 196Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 196Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 18,657 samples)
Min Avg Max
39.4 1-Core 61.2 74.9
68.9 2-Core 114 142
41.7% 87.6 Pts
Min Avg Max
113 4-Core 191 234
124 8-Core 196 238
26.3% 193 Pts
Min Avg Max
129 64-Core 196 238
13.2% 196 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
Socket M2, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz
1-Core 68.4
2-Core 126
46% 97.3 Pts
4-Core 215
8-Core 214
29% 214 Pts
64-Core 216
14% 216 Pts
Socket M2, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
1-Core 66.8
2-Core 122
45% 94.4 Pts
4-Core 215
8-Core 214
29% 214 Pts
64-Core 204
14% 204 Pts
AM3R2, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
1-Core 62.4
2-Core 111
42% 86.7 Pts
4-Core 200
8-Core 212
28% 206 Pts
64-Core 190
13% 190 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.05 GHz (avg)
1-Core 63.5
2-Core 110
42% 87 Pts
4-Core 122
8-Core 117
16% 120 Pts
64-Core 125
8% 125 Pts
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 20,208,484 CPUs tested.

Typical FX-4100 Builds (Compare 3,737 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 11%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 36%
Jet ski
Workstation
Workstation 20%
Surfboard

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 28% - Poor Total price: $247

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 Comments

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Good (edit your comment) Add link

27 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

14 days 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


Poor

3 months ago.

Does not work very well for my pc


Terrible

4 years ago.


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.


Good

8 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.


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