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June 18, 2012 9:56:02 PM

AMD FX-6200 or the FX-4170 Wich one is the better option of the two?

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June 18, 2012 11:12:42 PM

For gaming the FX4170 because of the high clock speed, everything else the FX6200.
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June 18, 2012 11:36:07 PM

I have a 6100 and every game i play, plays wonderful just a thought :) 
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June 19, 2012 3:35:28 AM

i vote for the 6200 :)  one of the most decent processors in the FX lineup :) 
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June 19, 2012 6:03:53 AM

$hawn said:
i vote for the 6200 :)  one of the most decent processors in the FX lineup :) 

The only decent processors in the FX lineup are the 81xx series.
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June 19, 2012 7:26:15 AM

Neither get an intel 2500k
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June 19, 2012 7:29:04 AM

FlintIronStagg said:
Neither get an intel 2500k

If budget allows, I vote for this.

If you're building on a budget and intend to spend the money saved on, say, a better GPU or something, AMD will be the way to go.
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June 19, 2012 7:44:21 AM

FX4170 is better for gaming, extra threads above 4 won't help improve gaming performence
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June 19, 2012 8:03:48 AM

forget both get a amd phenom 2 980 be which is a absolute beast at overclock and buy a better gfx card with the remaining money
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June 19, 2012 8:08:58 AM

panwala95 said:
forget both get a amd phenom 2 980 be which is a absolute beast at overclock and buy a better gfx card with the remaining money

The 980 is the best at overclocking? haha
Yes it would be better for gaming than the 4170 with a small OC
Still 2500k would be best if it fits the budget
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June 19, 2012 8:20:35 AM

operationplague said:
AMD FX-6200 or the FX-4170 Wich one is the better option of the two?


Hi Operationplague,

It depends on what you want to do with your PC. If you plan to game, then you should go with the AMD FX-4100 not FX-4170. FX-4170 is just a pre-overclocked version of FX-4100 for increased price. You can overclock the FX-4100 to 4.2GHz yourself without increasing voltages or cooling power and it will provide equal performance just like the FX-4170. Several benchmarks on the internet show that AMD FX-4100 performs similar or in some cases a little bit better than other Bulldozers out there as most of the games only take advantage of 2 or 4 cores.

But if you want to do video converting, compression of large files, etc., which can take advantage of more cores, then you should buy the AMD FX-6100 CPU. Again, buying FX-6200 is just a waste of money as it is just a pre-overclocked version of the FX-6100 and is a little bit more costlier.

Regards,
SmartGeek
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June 19, 2012 9:05:56 AM

FlintIronStagg said:
Neither get an intel 2500k


This, so much. Even at stock settings, this blows any AMD procssor away for gaming and producivity.
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June 19, 2012 2:21:37 PM

panwala95 said:
forget both get a amd phenom 2 980 be which is a absolute beast at overclock and buy a better gfx card with the remaining money

Most Phenom II's top out at around 4ghz regardless, 4.5ghz if you are lucky and have roughly $1000 on cooling.
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June 19, 2012 4:43:22 PM

SmartGeek said:

FX-4170 is just a pre-overclocked version of FX-4100 for increased price. You can overclock the FX-4100 to 4.2GHz yourself without increasing voltages or cooling power and it will provide equal performance just like the FX-4170.
Again, buying FX-6200 is just a waste of money as it is just a pre-overclocked version of the FX-6100 and is a little bit more costlier.


What u've said is mostly true, but not entirely. Ofcource ramping up the 4100 clocks to 4.2GHz will give u the same performance as a 4170, but it will not always do it using the same amount of power draw, or within the same voltage ranges:)  its a small gamble.

No 2 semi-conductor IC's are electrically identical, even if they came from the same wafer, sitting next to each other. All chips are tested against a list of parameters to determine what they end up becoming.

Logically thinking, it'd be safe to assume that the slightly better quality bulldozer chips(with respect to power draw, voltages etc), become FX 8150 or server versions, and the worst ones become FX 4100, even if they have all 4 modules working.
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June 19, 2012 9:00:07 PM

Best answer selected by Operationplague.
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January 16, 2013 6:10:39 PM

I'm in the same boat, FX-6200 vs. FX-4170, want to swap AMD 945 & 880G MB to FX CPU & AMD 970 MB)
I'm thinking of upgrading Win 7 to Win 8.

Wonder if Win 8 would take advantage of 6 cores (over 4 cores)?
Does Win 8 have better multi-thread support over Win 7?
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