Wednesday, 29 August 2012

AMD FX-4170 REVIEW, BENCHMARKS & UNLOCKING CORE SECRETS

AMD FX-4170 Zambezi 4.2GHz (4.3GHz Turbo) Socket AM3+ 125W Quad-Core Desktop Processor FD4170FRGUBOX REVIEW

It's been quite while since AMD released it's bulldozer processors. When they were launched we reviewed the FX-8150 and the FX-8120 octacore CPUs. These two processors haven't been able to convince because of their poor performance per MHz. Now we're going to check wether the FX-4170 with 4.2 GHz is a fierce competitor for Intel or not.


Model
Brand                          AMD
Series                           FX-Series
Model                          FD4170FRGUBOX

CPU Socket Type
CPU Socket Type       Socket AM3+

Tech Specs
Core                            Zambezi
Multi-Core                  Quad-Core
Name                           FX-4170
Operating Freq.           4.2GHz (4.3GHz Turbo)
L2 Cache                     2 x 2MB
L3 Cache                     8MB
Manufacturing Tech    32 nm
64 bit Support             Yes
HT Support                 Yes
Virtualization
Technology Support    Yes
Thermal Design
Power                          125W
Cooling Device           Heatsink and Fan included

APPLICATION BENCHMARK TESTS:


Passmark - CPU MARK/&PRICE value
Adobe Photoshop CS5
AIDA64 Extreme Edition (Memory & L2 cache)
Cinebench 11.5
Crysis 2
Dirt 3
Fritz chess 12
Just Cause 2
Microsoft Excel 2010 64-bit
Power Consumption
SPEC viewperf v11 (Solid works & Maya average)
The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings
Winrar (Compression & Performance)

Passmark - CPU MARK/$PRICE value


Adobe Photoshop CS5

AIDA64 Extreme Edition


Cinebench 11.5


Crysis 2 


Dirt 3

 
Fritz chess 12
 
 
Just Cause 2



Microsoft Excel 2010 64-bit



Power Consumption




SPEC viewperf v11 (Solid works & Maya average)





The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings



WinRAR (Compression & Performance)



 

Unlock-Core - Secrets:

There are no chances to unlock cores. AMD said months ago that the FX series will not have unlocking features like that on the Phenom II series did. Considering the module design of the chip I would have to agree with that statement.

 

Conclusion: 

AMD processor have one really big advantage. The price you have to pay when you want to buy a new platform is really competitive. For as little as $129.99 you can get a CPU that clocks at 4.2 GHz default. Furthermore there are a lot of good motherboards for AMDs FX processors which lets you realize really decent setups. 



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1 comment:

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