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AMD FX 4170 Fastest AMD Gaming Processor??

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March 9, 2012 11:30:20 PM

I just checked out Tom's Hardware's Gaming CPU Hierarchy Chart for March 7, 2012. http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/gaming-cpu-review-o...
The FX 4170 is ranked as the fastest of the AMD processors... in the same tier as the 1st gen i7s... faster than the FX 8150 and the fastest Phenom II X4s.... Is this accurate??
March 9, 2012 11:42:12 PM

i seen that today too, but i can't find any real reviews on it. i am very curious about this. if it really is that good it would be a great buy for the $130 they charge now.
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March 9, 2012 11:49:02 PM

I agree, although Newegg has it for $140 w/free shipping. But for pure gaming, the i3-2120 is still a tier above, and at $113 w/ promo code seems to be a better deal.

I thought maybe it was a typo in the chart. Might be worth looking into for a budget gamer....
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March 9, 2012 11:53:57 PM

Most games don't use more than 2 cores right now, so I can understand it since its clocked higher.

But funny side note, my old QX6850 is in the same arena as a FX-8150 and the FX-8120 is in the same bracket as my older Q6600.

Still, most games need higher clock than more cores.
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March 10, 2012 12:24:06 AM

clutchc said:
I just checked out Tom's Hardware's Gaming CPU Hierarchy Chart for March 7, 2012. http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/gaming-cpu-review-o...
The FX 4170 is ranked as the fastest of the AMD processors... in the same tier as the 1st gen i7s... faster than the FX 8150 and the fastest Phenom II X4s.... Is this accurate??


Yes. I have been following the FX 4000 benchmarks for a while. The 4170 is the best gaming part, at stock speeds at least.

I think its due to the fact the most games don't use the extra cores and that there is twice as much cache per core on the 2 module parts. All the FX parts, regardless of core count, perform within 5% of each other in games at the same clock speed. And the 4170 is, by far, the fastest clocked FX part.
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March 14, 2012 10:40:22 PM

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Is it just a 4100 pre overclocked ?

if it is then an o/c amd V intel article would be nice


Pretty much.
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March 14, 2012 10:51:06 PM

I may have to give that a try for my next budget gamer. My last AMD builds were with Phenom II X2/4s.
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March 22, 2012 12:49:13 AM

Best answer selected by clutchc.
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