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Poll expired: Oct 26, 2011  
  • 43% (7)
    AMD FX-4100
  • 12% (2)
    AMD Phenom II X2 555 C3
  • 31% (5)
    AMD Phenom II X4 960T
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post #1 of 20
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I'm trying to purchase some Bulldozer series CPU. I NEED to know where to buy one. Does anyone have any ideas? I can't really afford to spend the money on an 8150 right now (I don't think)....but I want a 4100 (or other quad-core). Anyone know where to get one, or absolutely hate the 4100 for some reason? I mean, is it worth spending up to an 8XXX series?

Edit: Alrighty guys, FX4100 CPU's are available here.

Edit2: Just bought an Fx4100. Thanks for the help! I'll let y'all know how that goes.
Edited by victorzamora - 10/19/11 at 9:33pm
 
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Bulldozer isn't worth it except for the 8 cores (even then I wouldn't advise getting it). The IPC on this module architecture is actually slower than previous Phenom II, so in pretty much all cases Phenom II x4 is going to be faster than FX-4xxx (except for new instruction set stuff like AES.)

What I would recommend doing though, is buying the Phenom II 960T. It's reasonably priced, faster IPC than BD, and lower power draw with OCing too. Not only that but it's based on Thuban so you have the chance (but not guaranteed) of unlocking it to a 5/6 core CPU and you get the improved memory controller of Thuban too.
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post #3 of 20
I too would suggest e Phenom II X4 since it's faster than an Fx-4xxx, or even an Athlon II which should be around as fast as a Quad FX.

Fx-4xxx processors should show up towards November/December , check out the review on LH to see how good all FX CPUs really are.
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Would you still suggest Phenom despite the new results coming out that show the newest Bios/updates/etc make a marked improvement? IE: the 8120 starts competing with the 2600k once the newest updates are installed? Overall 8% improvement as seen here
 
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I'd say hold fire and see what the rumoured next stepping and bios updates etc bring.
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they're available from microcenter..microcenter.com
 
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Stick with your Athlon II X4 for now. You will gain nothing in terms of performance in going to an FX-4100.
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post #8 of 20
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Originally Posted by victorzamora View Post
Would you still suggest Phenom despite the new results coming out that show the newest Bios/updates/etc make a marked improvement? IE: the 8120 starts competing with the 2600k once the newest updates are installed? Overall 8% improvement as seen here

Passmark is a synthetic benchmark and is not even widely used. If the people interested in showing that those Bios / kernel / registry updates were really having any effect in real life applications, we would have quite a few application and game benchmarks by now, don't you think ?

As Dopamin3 said before, the Phenom II X4 960T is a great CPU, it has a better memory controller than the Deneb based Phenom II X4's, the caches have lower latencies too, and you have the potential to unlock two extra cores.

Or, given that you have an overclocked Athlon II X4 640, either just stay with it or buy a Phenom II X6 1090T.
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post #9 of 20
the quad core FX 4100 would only be cool to have right now at a low price if you were willing to upgrade to a AM3+ piledriver next year. And for that matter an older phenom would do... but there are reasons to go for FX cause you want to see if your ram actually works at the 1866mhz/2133mhz advertised rate...

Edit more info about me looking around for a FX 4100:

There are places that have FX 4100's but the one store in ontario extreme-pc... sells thier CPU's at cost and will only sell the FX 4100 in a system..(so you gotta buy thier mobo's/ram/hd etc.)
I phoned them on monday and they said they had 50 units only... only sell systems.

I looked at other places and it was instore pick up only and they said they had it in stock.
Thats in USA (microcenter)... cant remember anywheres else that claimed to have FX 4100's
Edited by campdude - 10/18/11 at 10:11am
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I am in the USA, already have a 990FXA-UD3, but have promised my chip to a friend. I simply cannot afford to NOT give him the chip. There are no microcenters close to me (4 hours minimum). If I didn't already have the 990FXA I'd look into a 2500k, but I can't afford to buy a new mobo AND cpu. I am looking at something along the lines of a PIIx4, but I just feel terrible abandoning Bulldozer. I hope to have my current chip sold (It's a conditional sale) in a few days, and don't want to be computerless for too long.

I'm just heartbroken that BD isn't panning out after me waiting for it since June. I also don't want to jump ship and then have a BIOS update make BD chips what they were supposed to be.

Also, if I said I was going with a water cooled setup...would that change the overall opinion of which chip I should get?
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