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AMD FX-4100 vs Intel Core i3-2100T

Mini Review

AMD FX-4100 advantages



AMD FX-4100
  • In multi-threaded programs, this CPU is 19% faster. The difference in performance depends on specific program. In some of them the processor could be up to 37% faster.
  • Memory performance of the FX-4100 is better.
  • The CPU performs 1% faster in graphics applications and games.
  • The microprocessor features AES extension to the instruction set. This technology accelerates AES encryption and decryption, and is useful if you need to protect your disk or network data.
  • The FX-4100 CPU includes XOP instructions. These extensions are not broadly used by programs yet, but their support should improve in future applications.
  • The AMD FX-4100 has FMA4 instruction set extension. The FMA4 technology is only available on AMD CPUs, therefore it may not get broad support from software vendors.
  • The AMD FX-4100 microprocessor is unlocked. Thus, the CPU can be easily overclocked on most motherboards when higher performance is desired. Be warned that overclocking can void processor warranty.

Intel Core i3-2100T advantages



Intel Core i3-2100T
  • The Core i3-2100T performs 6% faster in single-threaded programs.
  • Like many modern microprocessors, the i3-2100T microprocessor incorporates graphics unit. While this GPU is not powerful enough to play latest games with all settings on, it can be used for casual gaming and 3D apps.
  • Power consumption of the CPU is lower.

FX-4100 vs i3-2100T performance comparison

The charts below show relative performance of FX-4100 and Core i3-2100T CPUs in a number of different kinds of tasks. To determine displayed numbers we averaged results for several benchmarks for each specific application type. Consequentally, performance in individual benchmarks may be higher or lower than what you see in the charts on this page. The 'Overall performance' chart calculates an average of all-around performance benchmarks, and benchmarks, specific to each type of program.
Single-threaded performance
2
1.6
1.2
0.8
0.4
0
 
 
1
 
1.06
 
 
Higher is better
Multi-threaded performance
2
1.6
1.2
0.8
0.4
0
 
 
1.19
 
1
 
 
Higher is better
Memory-intensive applications
2
1.6
1.2
0.8
0.4
0
 
 
1.12
 
1
 
 
Higher is better
Discrete Graphics performance
2
1.6
1.2
0.8
0.4
0
 
 
1.01
 
1
 
 
Higher is better
Overall performance
2
1.6
1.2
0.8
0.4
0
 
 
1.08
 
1
 
 
Higher is better
 

  - AMD FX-4100       - Intel Core i3-2100T

Complete list of benchmarks, that demonstrate performance difference between FX-4100 and Intel Core i3-2100T in various types of tests, can be found in the "Benchmarks" tab.


FX-4100 vs i3-2100T power consumption comparison

Thermal Design Power
110
88
66
44
22
0
 
 
95W
 
35W
 
 
Lower is better
 

Detailed side by side comparison of AMD FX-4100 vs Core i3-2100T specs can be found in the "Specifications" tab. Much more detailed comparison of low level features of both processors is located in the "CPUIDs" tab.


Pros and Cons summary

FX-4100 Core i3-2100T
General recommendations:
Slightly faster in all task types,
Performs insignificantly better in graphics programs,
Supports XOP instructions,
Simple overclocking for higher performance
  General recommendations:
A bit faster in single-threaded tasks,
Integrates HD 2000 graphics,
Needs less power

Drawbacks:

A bit slow in single-threaded applications,
Comes without integrated GPU,
Requires considerably more power
 

Drawbacks:

Insignificantly slower overall performance,
Performs a bit worse in games and graphics applications,
Lacks some instructions

Similar processors

FX-4100 Core i3-2100T
 

Similar microprocessors use the same socket and architecture as FX-4100 and i3-2100T.


Where to buy


The processors are no longer produced. For this reason the best place to find them is eBay. Third party sellers at Amazon may also have them for sale.
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Specifications

Please visit AMD FX-4100 and Intel Core i3-2100T pages for more detailed specifications of both microprocessors.

 AMD FX-4100Intel Core i3-2100T
Market segmentDesktop
ManufacturerAMDIntel
FamilyFX-SeriesCore i3
Basic details
Model numberFX-4100i3-2100T
CPU part numberFD4100WMW4KGUCM8062301045908
Box part numberFD4100WMGUSBXBX80623I32100T
BXC80623I32100T
Introduction dateOctober 12, 2011February 20, 2011
Current official price$101 (as of Apr 2014) 
 
CPU features
Core nameZambeziSandy Bridge
Platform nameScorpius 
MicroarchitectureBulldozerSandy Bridge
Technology (micron)0.032
Data width (bits)64
SocketSocket AM3+Socket 1155
Frequency (MHz)36002500
Turbo Frequency (MHz)3800 / 3700 
Bus speed (MHz)2600 (HT/QPI) 
Clock Multiplier 25
L1 cache128 KB (code) / 64 KB (data)64 KB (code) / 64 KB (data)
L2 cache (KB)4096512
L3 cache (KB)81923072
Max temperature (°C)7065
TDP (Watt)9535
Cores42
Threads4
Multiprocessing1
 
Instruction set extensions
AES / Advanced Encryption Standard+-
AMD64 / EM64T 64-bit technology+
AVX / Advanced Vector Extensions+
FMA4 / 4-operand Fused Multiply-Add+-
MMX+
SSE+
SSE2+
SSE3+
SSE4.1+
SSE4.2+
SSSE3 / Supplemental SSE3+
XOP / eXtended Operations+-
 
Supported technologies
Hyper-Threading-+
PowerNow! / Enhanced SpeedStep+
Turbo Core / Turbo Boost+-
Unlocked multiplier+-
Virtualization+
Virus Protection / Execute Disable bit+
 
Integrated Graphics
GPU TypeNoneHD 2000
 
Integrated Memory Controller(s)
The number of controllers1
Memory channels2
Supported memoryDDR3-1866DDR3-1066, DDR3-1333
Maximum memory bandwidth (GB/s)29.921.3
Notes:

Rows with different specifications or features are highlighted.

For detailed specifications of "AMD FX-4100" or "Intel Core i3-2100T" parts please click on the links in the table header.

Benchmarks

System setup

Below is a partial set of AMD FX-4100 and Intel Core i3-2100T benchmarks from our CPU benchmark database. The former processor was tested on ASUS Sabertooth 990FX motherboard with 4GB dual-channel Crucial BallistixPC3-14900 (DDR3-1866) memory, and MSI R6670 1GB GDDR5 (ATI Radeon). The latter processor was tested on ASUS P8P67 motherboard, that had 2 GB dual-channel Corsair TR3X3G1600C9 DDR3 memory, and MSI R6670 1GB GDDR5 (ATI Radeon) graphics. For different system configurations please see tests of FX-4100 and Intel Core i3-2100T CPUs in our benchmark database.

All tests were performed at default frequency and voltage, using manufacturer's stock fan/heatsink. None of the components were overclocked. Motherboard BIOS options were left at default settings.

The results of all benchmarks are broken into four categories: multi-threaded, single-threaded, memory intensive and graphics / gaming.


FX-4100 vs Intel Core i3-2100T single-threaded benchmarks

Single-threaded benchmarks run on a single CPU core, and do not depend on such features as the number of cores, or Hyper-Threading technology. Additionally, they do not utilize on-chip caches, dedicated to other cores.


    AMD FX-4100           Intel Core i3-2100T

3DMark03 CPU score benchmark

Uses DirectX software vertex shader to run Wings of Fury and Trolls' Lair games, and calculates a 3DMark03 CPU score based on averaged number of frames per second, achieved by the CPU/GPU combination.
100%
93.1%

CINEBENCH R10 CPU score (1 core) benchmark

Measures performance of a single-core rendering of a photo-realistic 3D image using CINEMA 4D software engine.
100%
82.2%

FLAC encoding - single process benchmark

Reports the number of songs, converted by a single CPU core from WAV to FLAC format using the best possible compression.
100%
94.8%

H.264 video encoding - single process benchmark

Measures the number of frames, converted by one CPU thread from MPEG2 format to H.264 format using high quality settings.
100%
89.0%

LAME MP3 encoding - single process benchmark

Reports the number of MP3 songs, encoded by one CPU core per one minute.
100%
89.1%

    AMD FX-4100           Intel Core i3-2100T

PCMark2002 CPU score benchmark

100%
95.5%

Super PI (1M) benchmark

Measures time, required to calculate the first 1 million digits after the decimal point in the number Pi.
100%
66.9%

XVid video encoding - single process benchmark

Reports how many frames per second can be transcoded by a single CPU core from MPEG2 to XVid (MPEG4) format, utilizing single-pass conversion method.
100%
88.8%


FX-4100 vs Intel Core i3-2100T multi-threaded benchmarks

Multi-threaded benchmarks utilize all CPU cores and other on-chip resources (on-chip caches, internal buffers, etc). Intel's Hyper-Threading feature also helps to improve multi-threading performance.


    AMD FX-4100           Intel Core i3-2100T

3DMark06 CPU score benchmark

Estimates processor performance based on how fast it runs such CPU-intensive code as game logic, physics and pathfinding AI. The test requires DirectX 9.0.
100%
78.7%

Apache web server - dynamic pages benchmark

Shows an average number of dynamic HTML pages served per second by local instance of Apache 1.3.41 web server. The test has much greater error margin than other tests.
100%
95.5%

Apache web server - static pages benchmark

Shows an average number of very simple static HTML pages served per second by local Apache 1.3.41 web server. The test has much greater error margin than other tests.
100%
72.4%

Blowfish encryption benchmark

Reports encryption speed of pre-defined 32KB text block. The data is encrypted using Blowfish algorithm.
100%
87.4%

CINEBENCH R10 CPU score benchmark

Measures performance of multi-core rendering of a photo-realistic 3D image using CINEMA 4D software engine.
100%
89.2%

    AMD FX-4100           Intel Core i3-2100T

CINEBENCH R10 render time (seconds) benchmark

Measures time taken to render a photo-realistic 3D image using CINEMA 4D software engine.
100%
89.2%

CrystalMark ALU benchmark

Runs Fibonacci, Napierian, Eratosthenes and QuickSort integer performance tests on all CPU cores, and reports the sum of results.
100%
88.0%

CrystalMark FPU benchmark

Executes MikoFPU, RandMeanSS, FFT and Mandelbrot FPU-dependent tests using all CPU cores, and reports the sum of results.
100%
93.9%

Euler3D benchmark

100%
97.3%

FLAC encoding - multiple processes benchmark

Reports the number of songs, converted from WAV to FLAC format by all CPU cores using the best possible compression.
100%
75.3%

    AMD FX-4100           Intel Core i3-2100T

Fritz Chess Benchmark benchmark

100%
76.1%

H.264 video encoding - multiple processes benchmark

Measures the number of frames, converted by all logical processors from MPEG2 format to H.264 format using single-pass method and high quality settings.
100%
74.6%

H.264 video encoding - multithreaded benchmark

Measures the number of frames, converted by all logical processors from MPEG2 format to H.264 format using multi-threading system calls, dual-pass method and high quality settings.
100%
80.1%

LAME MP3 encoding - multiple processes benchmark

Reports the number of MP3 songs, encoded by all CPU cores per one minute.
100%
93.5%

PCMark05 CPU score benchmark

100%
89.5%

    AMD FX-4100           Intel Core i3-2100T

PCMark05 score benchmark

100%
88.8%

Sandra Dhrystone (MIPS) benchmark

Runs Dhrystone test on all cores, and reports estimated integer performance in MIPS (Millions of Instructions Per Second).
100%
81.4%

Sandra MultiMedia Floating Point (it/s) benchmark

100%
91.5%

Sandra MultiMedia Integer (it/s) benchmark

100%
52.1%

Sandra Whetstone (MFLOPS) benchmark

Runs Whetstone test on all cores, and reports estimated floating-point performance in MFLOPS (Millions of Floating-Point Operations Per Second).
100%
70.9%

    AMD FX-4100           Intel Core i3-2100T

Sandra Whetstone SSE2 (MFLOPS) benchmark

Runs SSE2-enabled Whetstone test on all cores, and reports estimated floating-point performance in MFLOPS (Millions of Floating-Point Operations Per Second).
100%
94.3%

XVid video encoding - multiple processes benchmark

Reports how many frames per second can be transcoded by all CPU cores from MPEG2 to XVid (MPEG4) format, utilizing single-pass conversion method.
100%
73.1%

wPrime v1.55 (32M) benchmark

wPrime benchmark measures time taken to calculate square roots of numbers from 1 to 33554431.
100%
90.2%


FX-4100 vs Intel Core i3-2100T graphics benchmarks

Graphics benchmarks depend on the type of integrated or discrete graphics adapter, and to less extent on the processor performance. Because these benchmarks are synthetic, they may not truly represent gaming performance. However, they still can be used to estimate whether one processor will perform faster or slower than another CPU in games and other 3D tasks.


    AMD FX-4100           Intel Core i3-2100T

3DMark03 game score benchmark

Measures graphics and 3D game performance of discrete and integrated GPUs using 4 different game simulations, that have varying level of DirectX support from version 7 to version 9.
100%
98.7%

3DMark06 3DMark score benchmark

Measures 3D graphics and game performance of CPU/GPU combination by running 4 game simulations, that make extensive use of DirectX 9.0/9.0C capabilities.
100%
95.2%

3DMark2001 score benchmark

Runs a series of game simulations and feature tests to measure graphics and 3D game performance of discrete and integrated GPUs. It utilizes a single CPU core, and it is compatible with DirectX 8 and later APIs.
100%
91.2%

CINEBENCH R10 OpenGL score benchmark

100%
91.1%

PCMark05 Graphics score benchmark

100%
99.7%


FX-4100 vs Intel Core i3-2100T memory performance

Memory-intensive tests or programs move large amounts of data to/from memory, and they depend more on memory throughput and the size of on-chip caches, rather than on CPU integer/FP/SIMD performance.


    AMD FX-4100           Intel Core i3-2100T

7Zip compressing/decompressing speed (1 thread) benchmark

100%
73.0%

CrystalMark Memory benchmark

Evaluates Read, Write, Read/Write and Cache memory bandwidth score. The final result is the sum of measured results.
100%
92.3%

PCMark05 Memory score benchmark

100%
97.5%

PCMark2002 Memory score benchmark

100%
99.9%

WinRAR compressing/decompressing speed benchmark

100%
82.8%

CPUIDs

The table below compares two random CPUID records for AMD FX-4100 and Intel Core i3-2100T microprocessors, that were submitted to our CPUID database. Please note that different steppings of Intel processors, identified by S-spec numbers or CPUID, may have slightly different features. For that reason the comparison table below only applies to CPUs with specific S-Spec number / CPUID.

  CPUID 1 CPUID 2
ManufacturerAMDIntel
CPU FamilyFX-SeriesCore i3
Model / Processor NumberFX-4100i3-2100T
Frequency2702 MHz2508 MHz
CWID version0.4
Part numberFD4100WMW4KGUCM8062301045908
S-Spec / Stepping CodeFA 1139CPMSR05Z
 
General information
VendorAuthenticAMDGenuineIntel
Processor name (BIOS)AMD FX(tm)-4100 Quad-Core Processor Intel(R) Core(TM) i3-2100T CPU @ 2.50GHz
Cores42
Compute units2 
Logical processors4
Processor typeOriginal OEM Processor
Core steppingOR-B2 
CPUID signature600F12206A7
Family21 (015h) 6 (06h)
Model 1 (01h)42 (02Ah)
Stepping 2 (02h) 7 (07h)
SocketAM3+ 
TLB/Cache details 64-byte Prefetching
Data TLB0: 2-MB or 4-MB pages, 4-way set associative, 32 entries
Data TLB: 4-KB Pages, 4-way set associative, 64 entries
Instruction TLB: 4-KB pages, 4-way set associative, 64 entries
L2 TLB: 1-MB, 4-way set associative, 64-byte line size
Shared 2nd-level TLB: 4 KB pages, 4-way set associative, 512 entries
 
Cache
L1 data: Associativity4-way set associative8-way set associative
L1 data: Comments Direct-mapped
L1 data: Line size64 bytes
L1 data: Lines per tag1 
L1 data: Size4 x 16 KB2 x 32 KB
L1 instruction: Associativity2-way set associative8-way set associative
L1 instruction: Comments1 cache per 2 coresDirect-mapped
L1 instruction: Line size64 bytes
L1 instruction: Lines per tag1 
L1 instruction: Size2 x 64 KB2 x 32 KB
L2: Associativity16-way set associative8-way set associative
L2: Comments1 cache per 2 coresNon-inclusive|Direct-mapped
L2: Line size64 bytes
L2: Lines per tag1 
L2: Size2 x 2 MB2 x 256 KB
L3: Associativity64-way set associative12-way set associative
L3: Comments Inclusive|Shared between all cores
L3: Line size64 bytes
L3: Lines per tag1 
L3: Size8 MB3 MB
 
Instruction set extensions
AES+-
AMD extensions to MMX+-
AVX+
FMA4+-
MMX+
SSE+
SSE2+
SSE3+
SSE4.1+
SSE4.2+
SSE4A+-
SSSE3+
XOP+-
 
Additional instructions
Advanced Bit manipulation+-
CLFLUSH+
CMOV+
CMPXCHG16B+
CMPXCHG8B+
FXSAVE/FXRSTORE+
MONITOR/MWAIT+
PCLMULDQ+
POPCNT+
PREFETCH/PREFETCHW+-
RDTSCP+
SKINIT/STGI support+-
SYSCALL/SYSRET+-
SYSENTER/SYSEXIT+
XSAVE/XRESTORE states+
 
Major features
64-bit / Intel 64+
Enhanced SpeedStep-+
Hyper-Threading Technology-+
Intel Virtualization-+
NX bit/XD-bit+
On-chip Floating Point Unit+
PowerNow! / Cool'n'Quiet+-
Secure Virtual Machine (Virtualization)+-
Turbo Core+-
 
Other features
1 GB large page support+-
100MHz multiplier control+-
128-bit SSE instructions+-
36-bit page-size extensions+
64-bit debug store-+
Advanced programmable interrupt controller+
CPL qualified debug store-+
Core multi-processing legacy mode+-
Debug store-+
Debugging extensions+
Digital Thermal Sensor capability-+
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)+
Pending break enable-+
Perfmon and Debug capability-+
Physical address extensions+
Power Limit Notification capability-+
Process context identifiers-+
SVM lock+-
Self-snoop-+
Support for NRIP save+-
THERMTRIP+-
TSC rate is ensured to be invariant across all states+
Temperature sensor+-
Thermal monitor-+
Thermal monitor 2-+
Thermal monitor and software controlled clock facilities-+
Time stamp counter+
Timestamp counter deadline-+
Virtual 8086-mode enhancements+
Watchdog timer support+-
xTPR Update Control-+
+ - feature is supported
- - feature is not supported
Features, not supported by all processors in the table, are not displayed

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