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Is the AMD FX 4100 better for gaming compared to a Phenom II x4 960

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Hello title explains all

I have windows 7 (64 bit)

and I have been having lots of problems with this AMD FX 4100 as I can't run some games (shogun 2) due to a BSOD at the splash screen

I have researched these issues and I have heard that they are all related to the AMD FX 4100

does anyone know if I should wait until an update is released or should I buy the aforementioned processor (phenom II x4 960) above?
post #2 of 10
the phenom ii x4 960 is a 6 core in disguise (2 locked cores iirc). As such it has the advantages of being unlockable and a 95w chip @ 4 cores, as well as having a better NB that clocks higher. Its a great budget chip, and i would choose it over the fx4100 no question.
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I see thank you for the reply biggrin.gif
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They still haven't fixed these issues with BD? They've been known since launch.
 
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post #5 of 10
the 960T is a better choice.
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Yeah, agreeing with everyone above.

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post #7 of 10
Phenom's still a better choice.
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post #8 of 10
Hmm I remember reading about the 8150's having some problems with Shogun 2 at launch but they're working fine now.
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post #9 of 10

Either one is good, but it depends on the game.  When both are overclocked to average-max extent, the FX-4100 provides equivalent/slightly better single-threaded performance at lower power consumption, but the 960T provides better multithreaded performance to boot and possibility of unlocking to 6 cores.

post #10 of 10
i think it is even better than the 6100. i may be biased, though.

wait, the 6100 is $150. hell yeh it is!
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