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Nope.
The quads consume less power than Phenom II x4 processors while at higher clock speeds.
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Nope.
The quads consume less power than Phenom II x4 processors while at higher clock speeds.
How about IPC at the same hz rate?? no point in being fast if hardly anything gets done...
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How's this cpu compared to i7 920 D0?
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post #24 of 31
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Nope.
The quads consume less power than Phenom II x4 processors while at higher clock speeds.
Interesting. I wonder how close to 5ghz these can get?
     
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post #25 of 31
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AFAIK they are all complete modules, meaning the 4 core is 2 modules, 6 core is 3 modules, and 8 core is all 4 modules (as sold by AMD at least).
Not saying its the best source in the world but the Bulldozer Wikipedia page says:
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All models binned from 8-core production in a 938-pin micro-PGA package for socket AM3+.
And I remember a post here by JF-AMD saying something close to that to save money.

So I could possibly unlock a 4100 to an 8-core?
post #26 of 31
Almost worth it.

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And if I am not mistaken, it could unlock to a 6-core if you are lucky.
I believe you are mistaken. Bulldozer chips do not unlock. This may change later down the road when they disable some of the 8 and 6 cores, but probably not. Certain i read somewhere that this would not be possible. At least at launch.
post #27 of 31
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I'd say the FX-4100 is a decent (though not very large) improvement. While overclocked to higher speeds, it will provide similar or better performance while consuming less power than Deneb-based Phenom II x4s.

Not that I'd necessarily recommend this over the $50 Phenom II x4 830 (925) at Microcenter, depending on budget and availability.
Whaaaaat.

You and Waffle are retired now?

What have I missed in the 3 days I've been glued to games?!
post #28 of 31
Only way this chip is worth it would be at 89.99. Its going to perform worse then a core i3
post #29 of 31
I'd rather get an i3 If I were building a system in that price range. Especially because you could always upgrade to an i5 Ivy chip next year.
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I'd rather get an i3 If I were building a system in that price range. Especially because you could always upgrade to an i5 Ivy chip next year.
Exactly. i3 or Phenom II seem like better buys in this price range.
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