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AMD FX-4170 MIA???

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October 12, 2011 5:51:04 PM

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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October 12, 2011 6:05:56 PM

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.
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October 12, 2011 7:14:58 PM

the 4100 *is* available though
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October 12, 2011 8:46:22 PM

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)
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October 12, 2011 8:58:18 PM

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.... 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 .
October 12, 2011 9:50:11 PM

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.
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October 13, 2011 3:09:02 PM

^^ 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.
October 31, 2011 12:37:33 AM

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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