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AMD FX-4100 Quad Core 3.6GHz Bulldozer Processor Review
Since we've already looked at the flagship AMD FX-8150 8-core processor and had disappointing results we thought we'd look at the entry level AMD FX processor, the FX-4100. The AMD FX-4100 is a quad-core processor is basically a FX-8150 with 4-cores disabled. The AMD FX-4100 even has the same 3.6 GHz base clock speed as the FX-8150! Read on to see how this $110 processor performs and if it is the processor to get!
The AMD FX-4100 did do well when it came to overclocking and it might be the easiest processor to overclock that we have used in the past ten years. We were able to get a 1GHz overclock out of the processor by just raising the multiplier in the BIOS of the ASUS Crosshair V Formula motherboard. We didn't even have to touch any voltages to reach this overclock. That is mighty impressive and just goes to show how easy it is to overclock today. The massive 1GHz overclock helps boost the performance of this processor to more respectable levels and is the saving grace of this processor.
Article Title: AMD FX-4100 Quad Core 3.6GHz Bulldozer Processor Review
Article URL: http://www.legitreviews.com/article/1766/1/
Pricing At Time of Print: $109.99 shipped
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AMD needs to get their s**t together. They worked this long on a core and it's crap. I'd rather spend the extra money and get the A8-3850 with an integrated GPU.
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and what if put it against an intel core i5 680 with 4 logical cores?
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Bulldozer = Total Disaster
Maybe just to get even some market share for these disaster chips AMD should consider factory overclocking them to 4.6 out of the box because then it just *might* put up some resistance against some of the low or mid-to-low end Intel offerings or even its own Llano brethren.
would it be possible for you guys to redo all the benches with this thing at 4.6 on air to see if there's even any remote hope for this thing? They shouldn't have called it "Bulldozer", they should have gone with "Weed Eater