AMD FX-4170 MIA???

Anyone else notice that the FX-4170 (4.2Ghz quadcore) is missing from the launch today?

That's the only CPU I really cared about, given that most games won't take any advantage of 8 cores....
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  1. I also want the 4170. sinceI only have a trie core right now and not a quad was thinking of getting a 4100 and just overclocking the heck out of it.
  2. the 4100 *is* available though
  3. It's not supposed to have come out. It's coming out Q1 2012. Here's the 4100 for $130 http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml?product_id=0376784. Pretty pricey compared to a dual core phenom which can be unlocked at $85.
  4. I don't like to unlock things. You run the risk of things becoming unstable. I have a tri core that was to "suppose to Unlock" But If I unlocked it , it was unstable. For 130 it may not be so bad if it can get a high overclock on air. (4.4 or higher)
  5. samuelspark said:
    It's not supposed to have come out. It's coming out Q1 2012. Here's the 4100 for $130 http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml?product_id=0376784. Pretty pricey compared to a dual core phenom which can be unlocked at $85.


    theres no guarantee a x2 phenom can be unlocked

    Whats going to be important for AMD gamers is the performance of the 4100 relative to the phenom 955 , and to intels similarly priced i3 2100.

    There are review sites who have run their 8150's on two cores , and at 4100 clock speeds. The results look promising .
  6. Outlander_04 said:
    theres no guarantee a x2 phenom can be unlocked

    Whats going to be important for AMD gamers is the performance of the 4100 relative to the phenom 955 , and to intels similarly priced i3 2100.

    There are review sites who have run their 8150's on two cores , and at 4100 clock speeds. The results look promising .


    we will find out soon enough my friend I am hoping for some good results.
  7. Looks like FX-4170 (4.2GHz) is slower than two year old i5 750 in almost all benchmarks
    http://www.techspot.com/review/452-amd-bulldozer-fx-cpus/page10.html
  8. ^^ Thats because its a two core processor with 2-way SMT. Those second "cores" of a BD module take a performance hit, so a "4 core" BD is slightly less performance then 4 true cores. And as IPC got worse, it follows that a PII X4 would outperform the 4170.
  9. gamerk316 said:
    ^^ Thats because its a two core processor with 2-way SMT. Those second "cores" of a BD module take a performance hit, so a "4 core" BD is slightly less performance then 4 true cores. And as IPC got worse, it follows that a PII X4 would outperform the 4170.

    This may be true, but pricing dictates what the FX series has to compete with. A similarly priced Phenom II is a better deal than an FX-41xx in most cases. Encoding *might* be an exception. I am going to be building a budget gaming rig soon, and even though the board is AM3+, it's getting a Phenom II X4. Good performance for the money, as a platform. I'm going to be graphics bottlenecked anyway.

    Although if they release an AM3+ compatible retuned Bulldozer (fixing some of the design issues that are holding it back), and it is competitive, that might give me a nice upgrade path. Especially with Win8 being CMT-aware.
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