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Fx 4170 Curiosity

I saw somewhere that an FX 4170 stock 4.2ghz, can get to 5-5.4ghz. I understand that fx rnt amazing processors, but at 4.2ghz stock how does this still only compare to an i3? also at 5ghz ish would that actually make a big increase in its performance, also saw that the 4170 in some/most situations beat and i3 and a fx 4100 is on par or little more than than most commonly used i3s.

Im not upgrading cpus any time soon and if i was it wouldnt be a fx from a X6. another questions is how would the 4170 compare to a x4 955 and 965 BE? overclocked and stocks speeds? Im just curious is all
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  1. Best answer
    The FX-4170 may be able to stand a chance in some applications against its X4 counterparts...but OC the X4 955's and heck no, I wouldn't take the FX over them :lol:

    **EDIT**
    http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/344920-28-4170
    Great thread with links :)
  2. Any of the Denebs over an Fx :)
    945,955,965,970(If you can find one) 980, all brilliant chips
    I built my Rig planning for Bd to be awesome, when it wasn't as good as we all hoped it was going to be, I immediately dropped in a 975Be instead, and I was lucky enough to get one that hits 4.5GHz, most will hit 4Ghz pretty much guaranteed with some work
    Moto
  3. Motopsychojdn said:
    Any of the Denebs over an Fx :)
    945,955,965,970(If you can find one) 980, all brilliant chips
    I built my Rig planning for Bd to be awesome, when it wasn't as good as we all hoped it was going to be, I immediately dropped in a 975Be instead, and I was lucky enough to get one that hits 4.5GHz, most will hit 4Ghz pretty much guaranteed with some work
    Moto

    4.5Ghz... :ouch: -immediate envy/jealousy- :lol:

    My 955 couldn't hit 4Ghz without immense volts :( I was pretty sad :lol: My brother's chip can easily do 4.1Ghz, however..
  4. Luck and more than a bit of water were involved hehe
    http://valid.canardpc.com/show_oc.php?id=2330656
    http://valid.canardpc.com/cache/banner/2330656.png
    http://valid.canardpc.com/show_oc.php?id=2393107
    http://valid.canardpc.com/cache/banner/2393107.png
    no real difference performancewise betweem Refclock clocking and multi only clocking, refclk slightly more twitchy :)
    Moto
  5. alright so an fx is only close to a phenom and after and oc the phenom wins, i guess i kinda knew that alrdy.

    My friend is building a new pc and he was wondering y the 4.2ghz stock 4170 loses to a 3.2ghz 955. those were his two choices of cpus in his build. If someone wouldnt mind explaining
  6. Basically because the PII has four real cores, the Fx has two modules consisting of a real core and a 'kind of' core, so its really a dualcore
    google bulldozer architecture for a more techy explanation but thats how I word it,
    four real cores wins over two real and two kinda cores
    Moto
  7. Motopsychojdn said:
    Luck and more than a bit of water were involved hehe
    http://valid.canardpc.com/show_oc.php?id=2330656
    http://valid.canardpc.com/cache/banner/2330656.png
    http://valid.canardpc.com/show_oc.php?id=2393107
    http://valid.canardpc.com/cache/banner/2393107.png
    no real difference performancewise betweem Refclock clocking and multi only clocking, refclk slightly more twitchy :)
    Moto


    Dang! :ouch: Super jealous...haha

    Man I admit I do miss RefClock overclocking on my PII :D that was quite fun...all that tweaking you could do.
  8. A 5ghz FX is equal to a stock SB cpu.
  9. Best answer selected by Lazyboy947.
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