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yeah bulldozer is technically slower than phenom 2 witch the Llano A-series is based off of. That intel build seems pretty solid except i have never head of that power supply brand before.
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Originally Posted by bnn1 View Post

I don't understand, Athlon II x4 with 6850 is better than FX 4100 with 6750?

The GPU will make much more of a difference.  Plus this Athlon II x4 is more of a Phenom II x4 really because it has 1MB L2 cache per core (as opposed to 512kb L2 + 6MB L3), is on 32nm process, and overclocks particularly well (i.e. ~4.2Ghz can be expected and at low power consumption).

 

The i3 550/H55 is a not an old platform but it has few headroom choices because the only decent upgrades are the i5 7XX and i7 8XX which are not really awfully suitable anymore compared to the newer generation counterparts.

post #23 of 23
Without the schedular hotfix the FX4100 is generally around 5% to 10% behind a Phenom II X4 955BE in games:

http://ht4u.net/reviews/2011/amd_fx_6100_4100_review/index24.php

Uses ASUS Crosshair V Formula motherboard and HD6950

http://www.guru3d.com/article/amd-fx-8150--8120-6100-and-4100-performance-review/10

Uses ASUS Crosshair V Formula motherboard and GTX580

http://nl.hardware.info/reviews/2382/13/amd-fx-8150--8120--6100--4100-bulldozer-review-benchmarks-tom-clancys-hawx-2

Uses ASUS Crosshair V Formula motherboard and HD5870

http://www.legitreviews.com/article/1766/12/

Uses ASUS Crosshair V Formula motherboard and HD6950

In certain games it is closer to a Core i3 2100 or Phenom II X4 980BE.

It does seem to do badly in DiRT3 for some reason and with the hotfix is probably comparable to a Phenom II X4 955BE overall. I suspect it has very similar performance to a Phenom II X4 960T without the hotfix.

However,it has a much lower 95W TDP than the Phenom II X4 955BE. It overclocks quite well and speeds of between 4.2GHZ to 4.6GHZ can be achieved with the stock cooler. You can get up closer to 5GHZ but with a decent aftermarket cooler.

It seems the FX4100 does run cooler than FX6100,FX8120 and FX8150 and consumes far less power when overclocked too.
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