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AMD FX-4170 specifications

General information
TypeCPU / Microprocessor
Market segmentDesktop
FamilyAMD FX-Series
Model number  ? FX-4170
CPU part numbers
  • FD4170FRW4KGU is an OEM/tray microprocessor
  • FD4170FRGUBOX is a boxed microprocessor
Frequency  ? 4200 MHz
Turbo frequency4300 MHz (2 cores or less)
Package938-pin micro-PGA package
SocketSocket AM3+
Weight1.4oz / 38.3g (CPU)
1lb 2.2oz / 515.1g (box)
Introduction dateFebruary 27, 2012
Price at introduction$135
Architecture / Microarchitecture
Processor core  ? Zambezi
Core stepping  ? OR-B2
Manufacturing process0.032 micron
Data width64 bit
The number of cores4
The number of threads4
Floating Point UnitIntegrated
Level 1 cache size  ? 2 x 64 KB two-way associative shared instruction caches
4 x 16 KB 4-way associative data caches
Level 2 cache size  ? 2 x 2 MB 16-way associative shared exclusive caches
Level 3 cache size8 MB up to 64-way associative shared cache
  • MMX instructions
  • SSE / Streaming SIMD Extensions
  • SSE2 / Streaming SIMD Extensions 2
  • SSE3 / Streaming SIMD Extensions 3
  • SSSE3 / Supplemental Streaming SIMD Extensions 3
  • SSE4 / SSE4.1 + SSE4.2 / Streaming SIMD Extensions 4  ? 
  • SSE4a  ? 
  • AES / Advanced Encryption Standard instructions
  • ABM / Advanced Bit Manipulation  ? 
  • AVX / Advanced Vector Extensions
  • FMA4 / 4-operand Fused Multiply-Add instructions
  • XOP / eXtended Operations instructions
  • AMD64 / AMD 64-bit technology  ? 
  • VT / Virtualization technology  ? 
  • EVP / Enhanced Virus Protection  ? 
  • Turbo Core 2.0 technology
Low power features
  • Core C1, C1E, C6 and CC6 states
  • Package S3, S4 and S5 states
  • PowerNow!
Integrated peripherals / components
Integrated graphicsNone
Memory controller
  • The number of controllers: 1
    Memory channels: 2
    Supported memory: DDR3-1866
    Maximum memory bandwidth (GB/s): 29.9
Other peripheralsHyperTransport 3.1 technology
Electrical / Thermal parameters
Thermal Design Power  ? 125 Watt
Notes on AMD FX-4170
  • The processor has unlocked clock multiplier
  • NorthBridge controller frequency is 2.2 GHz

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Historical price chart

The chart below shows official prices of AMD FX-4130, FX-4170 and FX-4300 processors:

Historical official prices of FX-4130, FX-4170 and FX-4300 processors


Q: Is there a way to unlock disabled cores on the AMD FX-4170 CPU?
A: No. This processor indeed has 4 disabled cores, but there is no known method to unlock them.

Q: My processor is running 55C under load. Is this normal?
A: Safe CPU temperatures are 60 degrees Celsius and below. It may still run fine with CPU temperatures, exceeding 60C threshold by a few degrees. Running the FX-4170 close to 70 degrees and higher is not recommended.

Q: I have an AMD FX-4170 processor. Can I upgrade it?
A: Probably yes. CPU compatibility is determined by your motherboard. Please see website for CPU support list for your board.

FX-4170 Overclocking

Sorry, overclocking information is not available at this time.

Related news stories

AMD to drop prices, launch FX-4130 CPU on August 27
Aug 24, 2012: AMD today updated A-Series, FX-Series and Phenom II pricing pages, lowering prices on full range of "Llano" APUs, and high performance K10 and "Bulldozer" CPUs. The pages shows effective date August 27, which suggests that the price drops will happen next Monday. Overall, the prices were cut by 1% - 23%.

Prices of AMD FX-4170 and FX-6200 processors
Mar 08, 2012: Less than two weeks ago AMD added FX-4170 and FX-6200 unlocked microprocessors to FX-Series line-up without releasing their pricing. FX chips had significantly higher (about 15%) stock clock speeds compared to older FX-4170 and FX-6100 models, therefore the new processors expected to be more expensive. Earlier this week AMD added FX-Series 4170 and 6200 CPUs to official price list, confirming those expectations.

AMD releases FX-4170 and FX-6200 CPUs
Feb 28, 2012: Yesterday AMD released two FX-Series "unlocked" microprocessors, based on Buldozer micro-architecture. New CPUs are FX-4170 and FX-6200. Details of these SKUs were known for quite some time. AMD FX-4170 was part of original Bulldozer announcement in October of last year. FX-6200 emerged in CPU specifications database on AMD website last December, which we mistakenly interpreted as a sign of launched product.

Pre-order prices for upcoming AMD FX CPUs
Feb 01, 2012: Last Sunday Intel listed three new Core i5 desktop microprocessors in company's official pricelist. Another desktop Core i7 model will be launched in two weeks. It seems that AMD also prepares to refresh their FX line of desktop processors, targeted at computer enthusiasts. We recently spotted available for pre-order unreleased FX-4170 and FX-6200 CPUs. Also, AMD is going to offer in US a variation of FX-8150 model with liquid cooling.

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AMD FX-4170 Benchmarks

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Benchmarked processor

CPU ID:600F12
CPU vendor string:AuthenticAMD
CPU name string:AMD FX(tm)-4170 Quad-Core Processor

Integer performance

Part number   Result
AMD A6-3670K  ? 
AMD Athlon II X4 638  ? 
AMD Phenom II X4 650T  ? 
AMD Athlon II X4 631  ? 
AMD A6-3650  ? 
AMD FX-4170  ? 
AMD A8-3820  ? 
AMD Athlon II X4 2.6 GHz ZD260121K4216  ? 
AMD Phenom II X4 910e  ? 
AMD Phenom II X4 910  ? 
AMD Athlon II X4 620  ? 

Floating Point performance

Part number   Result
AMD Phenom II X3 720 (non-BE)  ? 
AMD A10-6800B  ? 
AMD A10-6800K  ? 
AMD FX-4350  ? 
AMD A10-6790K  ? 
AMD FX-4170  ? 
AMD Phenom II X3 710  ? 
AMD A10-6700  ? 
AMD A8-6600K  ? 
AMD Phenom II X3 705e  ? 
AMD A10-5800K  ? 

MMX / SSE / SSE2 performance

Part number   Result
AMD Phenom II X4 960T  ? 
Intel Core 2 Quad Q9400  ? 
AMD Athlon II X4 651  ? 
AMD Athlon II X4 651K  ? 
AMD A8-3870K  ? 
AMD FX-4170  ? 
AMD Phenom II X4 940  ? 
AMD A8-6600K  ? 
AMD Phenom II X4 945 (125W)  ? 
AMD Phenom II X4 945 (95W, rev. C2)  ? 
AMD Phenom II X4 B95  ? 

Memory-intensive program performance

Part number   Result
AMD FX-8150  ? 
Intel Core i7-940  ? 
AMD FX-6300  ? 
Intel Core i7-860  ? 
AMD FX-6200  ? 
AMD FX-4170  ? 
AMD Phenom II X6 1055T (125W)  ? 
AMD FX-4300  ? 
Intel Core i7-920  ? 
AMD FX-8140  ? 
AMD Phenom II X4 980  ? 

CPU ID information for the FX-4170

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CPU Family:FX-Series
Model Number:FX-4170
Frequency:4214 MHz
Part number:
Stepping Code:FA 1202PGN
Submitted by:CPU-World
General information
Processor name (BIOS):AMD FX(tm)-4170 Quad-Core Processor
Compute units:2
Logical processors:4
Processor type:Original OEM Processor
Core stepping:OR-B2
CPUID signature:600F12
Family:21 (015h)
Model: 1 (01h)
Stepping: 2 (02h)

Cache: L1 data L1 instruction L2 L3
Size: 4 x 16 KB 2 x 64 KB 2 x 2 MB 8 MB
Associativity: 4-way set
2-way set
16-way set
64-way set
Line size: 64 bytes 64 bytes 64 bytes 64 bytes
Lines per tag: 1 1 1 1
Comments:   1 cache per 2 cores 1 cache per 2 cores  
Instruction set extensionsAdditional instructions
MMX Advanced Bit manipulation
AMD extensions to MMX CLFLUSH
Major featuresOther features
On-chip Floating Point Unit 1 GB large page support
64-bit / Intel 64 100MHz multiplier control
NX bit/XD-bit 128-bit SSE instructions
Secure Virtual Machine (Virtualization) 36-bit page-size extensions
Turbo Core Advanced programmable interrupt controller
PowerNow! / Cool'n'Quiet Core multi-processing legacy mode
  Debugging extensions
  Extended APIC space
  FXSAVE/FXRSTOR optimizations
  Hardware P-state control
  Hardware thermal control
  Instruction based sampling
  LAHF/SAHF support in 64-bit mode
  LBR virtualization
  LOCK MOV CR0 means MOV CR8
  Lightweight profiling support
  Machine check architecture
  Machine check exception
  Memory-type range registers
  Misaligned SSE mode
  Model-specific registers
  Nested page tables
  OS visible workaround
  Page attribute table
  Page global extension
  Page-size extensions (4MB pages)
  Physical address extensions
  SVM lock
  Support for NRIP save
  TSC rate is ensured to be invariant across all states
  Temperature sensor
  Time stamp counter
  Virtual 8086-mode enhancements
  Watchdog timer support

CPUs, related to AMD FX-4170

Model Cores /
Frequency Turbo
TDP Features Price  
AMD FX-Series family, Socket AM3+
   FX-41704 / 44.2 GHz4.3 GHz8 MB125W$122 
   FX-61206 / 63.5 GHz4.1 GHz8 MB95W >
   FX-63006 / 63.5 GHz4.1 GHz8 MB95W$112>
   FX-62006 / 63.8 GHz4.1 GHz8 MB125W$132>
   FX-63506 / 63.9 GHz4.2 GHz8 MB125W$132>
   FX-81008 / 82.8 GHz3.7 GHz8 MB95W >
   FX-81208 / 83.1 GHz4 GHz8 MB125W$153>
   FX-8120 (95W)8 / 83.1 GHz4 GHz8 MB95W >
   FX-81408 / 83.2 GHz4.1 GHz8 MB95W >
   FX-83008 / 83.3 GHz4.2 GHz8 MB95W >
   FX-83208 / 83.5 GHz4 GHz8 MB125W$153>
   FX-81508 / 83.6 GHz4.2 GHz8 MB125W$183>
   FX-83508 / 84 GHz4.2 GHz8 MB125W$195>
   FX-93708 / 84.4 GHz4.7 GHz8 MB220W$224>
   FX-95908 / 84.7 GHz5 GHz8 MB220W$306>
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 • Background color of specs and features indicate whether they are better or worse than similar spec/feature of the FX-4170
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 • The 'Price' column shows official AMD prices as of Apr 9, 2014. Prices for obsolete and tray-only processors are not provided.
 • List of related CPUs is not complete.

Pictures (5)

AMD FX-4170 box pictures
2012-05-21 13:21:06
Posted by: gshv

The box is white with large red arrow on front side. The box dimensions are the same as for FX-4100 / FX-6100 95 Watt CPUs, however the fan/heatsink is different. FX 4100/6100 use cheaper aluminum heatsink with small copper base, whereas this CPU comes with HSF with large copper base and heatpipes.
AMD FX-4170 box pictures
2012-05-21 13:21:41
Posted by: gshv

Front view.
2012-05-21 13:22:12
Posted by: gshv

Side view
2012-05-21 13:22:56
Posted by: gshv

View from the back
Super Fast AMD
2013-10-21 05:02:18
Posted by: James Wheat

this FX4170 Has been running non-stop 24/7 for 20 months @ 4.6 - 4.7 GHz. Temp never above 44c. It has clocked as fast as 5.3 GHz without over heating but 4.6 is the sweet spot. Crosshair V, 16GB RAM, Two Radeon HD5850s Crossfire, Corsair TX850, Corsair H80 Watercooling.
Super Fast AMD
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