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AMD FX-4170 or AMD FX-6100

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July 12, 2012 8:41:53 AM

Hello, So I am trying to decide whether to buy the AMD FX-4170 or the AMD FX-6100, from what i've readed the FX-4170 is a 4-core at 4.2 Ghz whilst the FX-6100 is a 6-core at 3.3 Ghz. So I have no idea which one is more worth, any suggestions guys?

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July 12, 2012 9:02:31 AM

Get the FX 6100 !! Both are 125W rated. Always good to have more cores these days :) 

If u want to make an FX 4170, just disable one module in the BIOS, and OC it 4.2GHz!! They all d same chips anyway!!
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July 12, 2012 9:12:01 AM

It really depends. The FX4170 has a higher clock speed, as such it will probably perform better than the 6100 at stock speeds. However, if you were to overclock the 6100 to 4.2GHZ to match the 4170, for multithreaded applications, the 6100 at 4.2GHZ would outperform the 4170. Although for gaming purposes, there are stronger CPUs that may be worth considering both from AMD itself in the form of Phenom II 965-980 models or Intel i3s.
July 12, 2012 9:29:10 AM

Acutally talked to the people at a online store in Sweden which offered me a discount on the AMD FX-8120 8-Core Processor which sounds good.
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July 12, 2012 10:18:44 AM

That would be the best option yes.
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July 12, 2012 10:51:34 AM

Yipeee!!! Get the FX 8 core !!!
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July 12, 2012 12:17:14 PM

You got it backwards, 1090T/1100T should be number 1.

8120/8150 should be in the same group, since theres no advantage to paying more for the 8150, they're the same CPU.
July 12, 2012 12:45:07 PM

Agreed more cores is better. You may not see it in games, But it'll be worthwhile. I made that mistake when i purchased a E8500, and was itching to get the quad, but articles talked me out of it(Q9550)... When in fact a quad or more is better just for everything in general. I ended up spending more, and getting the Q9550 later down the road before it was discontinued.

Spend the extra 60 if you can and just get the 8120. Or the extra 30 ish for the 6 core.
July 12, 2012 1:10:35 PM

From my 'research' for a friend, a 4170 will struggle to clock much higher, as it's just the same as a 6100 (I'm guessing) with 2 cores disabled. You'll be lucky to see 300/400 Mhz out of it.

The 6100 'should' clock to 4.2 ghz with little issue, however since it's not offered at stock, it's not guarenteed.

You should avoid chips which are generally pre overclocked, as they are charging more for 10 minutes work which you could do. (The 8150 for example)

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July 12, 2012 2:56:12 PM

billybobser said:
From my 'research' for a friend, a 4170 will struggle to clock much higher, as it's just the same as a 6100 (I'm guessing) with 2 cores disabled. You'll be lucky to see 300/400 Mhz out of it.

The 6100 'should' clock to 4.2 ghz with little issue, however since it's not offered at stock, it's not guarenteed.

You should avoid chips which are generally pre overclocked, as they are charging more for 10 minutes work which you could do. (The 8150 for example)


Exactly what i told him in the 1st post !!We are back to square one!!! :D 
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