FX 4100 vs Pentium G945

Both are $50 at Microcenter with a motherboard. Which would you pick for a budget build? Why?

Pentium G645 2.9GHz 2 cores,2 threads (Sandy Bridge) 65w
FX-4100 3.6GHz 4 cores, 2 modules (Bulldozer) 95w
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  1. samuelspark said:
    Both are $50 at Microcenter with a motherboard. Which would you pick for a budget build? Why?

    Pentium G645 2.9GHz 2 cores,2 threads (Sandy Bridge) 65w
    FX-4100 3.6GHz 4 cores, 2 modules (Bulldozer) 95w


    I say pick the Pentium G645 because the FX-4100 is beaten in almost all games even by the Pentium G630 (2.7GHz).

    For example, Skyrim benchmarks: http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/gaming-fx-pentium-apu-benchmark,3120-3.html
  2. pentium G645 > FX-4100 period.
  3. kulmnar said:
    I say pick the Pentium G645 because the FX-4100 is beaten in almost all games even by the Pentium G630 (2.7GHz).

    For example, Skyrim benchmarks: http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/gaming-fx-pentium-apu-benchmark,3120-3.html



    but the benchmarks in the link below show fx-4100 beating the pentium g860 and on nearly equal to i3-2100
    http://uk.hardware.info/reviews/3314/8/amd-fx-8350--8320--6300-vishera-review-finally-good-enough-benchmarks-cpu-tom-clancys-hawx-2
  4. pc 1 said:
    but the benchmarks in the link below show fx-4100 beating the pentium g860 and on nearly equal to i3-2100
    http://uk.hardware.info/reviews/3314/8/amd-fx-8350--8320--6300-vishera-review-finally-good-enough-benchmarks-cpu-tom-clancys-hawx-2


    I really dont think, it matters, when you have 200 or 160 fps in your benchmark! More important for newer stuff!
  5. FX-4100 3.6GHz 4 cores, 2 modules (Bulldozer) 95w

    --- Actually, the FX-4100 is technically 4 modules, 2 cores.
  6. No I'm pretty sure it's two BD cores per module. http://images.anandtech.com/doci/4955/BDArch.png
  7. verdenshersker said:
    I really dont think, it matters, when you have 200 or 160 fps in your benchmark! More important for newer stuff!


    crysis 2 is a 2011 game and fx-4100 got 214 fps, i3-2100 184 fps and pentium g860 133 fps on low resolution
    http://uk.hardware.info/reviews/3314/10/amd-fx-8350--8320--6300-vishera-review-finally-good-enough-benchmarks-cpu-crysis-2
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