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Both are Quad Cores running at about the same speed with similar Caches

Intel Core i5 2500K


AMD FX-4100 Zambezi


I want valid fact filled responses. No fanboi crud. Anything I feel falls under the fanboi genre will be reported. Give me benches etc. I really want to see facts on these comparative processors.
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The 2500k beats the 8 core bulldozer in most benchmarks (http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/288?vs=434).
Edited by Mad Skillz - 11/29/11 at 2:50pm
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this is the 8150..the 4100 is considerably weaker..troll thread is trolling.i'm in b4 the flamage tongue.gif
 
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The i5 2500k demolishes it. Just see the data above....Architecture > Clock Speeds/Cores/Threads to an extent.
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This is also not a fair assessment as the FX-4100 is not intended to go against the i5-2500K which is more of a true Quad Core then the FX-4100 will ever be.

The FX-4100 is intended to target and compete with, the current Intel Dual Cores and Intel's lesser quality chips.

I sought the exact same question in one of the Bulldozer threads; and was given the same argument, that the FX-4100 is not a true "Quad", and therefore can not compete against the i5-2500K.

If you want to compare Quad vs Quad, then you look at the 25K/26K's and compare with the FX-8120/8150.

But as above posters have already explained, when a chip like the 25K blows even the flagship 8150 out of the water...

Then the 4100 is not even worthy of being in a 25K's presence.
     
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Angrybutcher View Post

http://www.legitreviews.com/article/1766/1/

Thanks! Very informative
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The 2500k beats the 8 core bulldozer in most benchmarks (http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/288?vs=434).

Thanks you for the link
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http://www.legitreviews.com/article/1766/1/


It generally sucks. It'll play games alright, but the 2500k will greatly outperform it in non-GPU bound situations.
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The more I have been reading up on the newest line of AMD processor the more I feel that AMD is just not interested anymore. They label the 4100 as a quad but it perfoms like a dual core and the octos perform like quads. WTH were they thinking? I was considering in the near future of upgrading to one of the new AMD processors but I think I will keep my X6 for a while. I can't afford to upgrade to a Intel system because honestly, I don't like my wallet being raped. I don't make a lot of money so what I do have for upgrades has to go further. I thought that perhaps there would have been a decent comparison between the 2 chips and in the end save a little cash. Guess not.
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