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AMD FX-4100 vs Phenom II X4 965 (140W, BE)

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AMD FX-4100 advantages



AMD FX-4100
  • This processor is 8% faster in memory-intensive tasks.
  • The AMD FX-4100 has SSSE3, SSE4.1 and SSE4.2 instructions enabled.
  • The microprocessor includes AES, or Advanced Encryption Standard, extension to the instruction set. This technology accelerates AES encryption and decryption, and is beneficial if you run programs, that secure your disk or network data.
  • The FX-4100 incorporates AVX and XOP instructions, that were introduced in the recent past. While these extensions are not broadly supported by applications yet, their support should improve in future programs.
  • The CPU features FMA4 instruction set extension. Only AMD CPUs offer this technology, thus not many software vendors may support it in the future.
  • Power consumption of the AMD FX-4100 microprocessor is lower.

AMD Phenom II X4 965 (140W, BE) advantages



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  • The AMD 965 is 13% faster when running single-threaded applications.
  • Multi-threaded performance of the CPU is better.
  • The 965 has 3DNow! technology. The 3DNow! instruction set helps the processor to execute certain floating-point operations faster, and thus increase performance in games and software, that support the instructions. This technology is obsolete now, and only some old games and software used them.
  • The official price of the CPU is lower than the price of the FX-4100.
  • The Phenom II X4 965 processor has 37% better price/performance ratio.

FX-4100 vs 965 performance comparison

The charts show performance of FX-4100 and Phenom II X4 965 (140W, BE) processors in a few different kinds of tasks. To determine displayed numbers we averaged results for several tests for each specific application type. Consequentally, performance in individual benchmarks may be higher or lower than what you see in the charts here. The 'Overall performance' chart shows an average of all-around performance benchmarks, and benchmarks, specific to each task type. The 'Price-performance ratio' calculates how much more performance you will get per dollar spent. The cost of other system components is not included in this chart.
Single-threaded performance
2
1.6
1.2
0.8
0.4
0
 
 
1
 
1.13
 
 
Higher is better
Multi-threaded performance
2
1.6
1.2
0.8
0.4
0
 
 
1
 
1.31
 
 
Higher is better
Memory-intensive applications
2
1.6
1.2
0.8
0.4
0
 
 
1.08
 
1
 
 
Higher is better
Overall performance
2
1.6
1.2
0.8
0.4
0
 
 
1
 
1.1
 
 
Higher is better
Price / performance ratio
2
1.6
1.2
0.8
0.4
0
 
 
1
 
1.37
 
 
Higher is better
 

  - AMD FX-4100       - AMD Phenom II X4 965 (140W, BE)

Full list of benchmarks, that demonstrate difference in performance between AMD FX-4100 and Phenom II X4 965 (140W, BE) in various types of programs, can be found in the "Benchmarks" tab.


FX-4100 vs 965 power consumption and price comparison

Thermal Design Power
200
160
120
80
40
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95W
 
140W
 
 
Lower is better
Current official price
200
160
120
80
40
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$101
 
$81
 
 
Lower is better

Detailed side by side comparison of FX-4100 vs AMD 965 specs can be found in the "Specifications" tab. Even more detailed comparison of internal features of both CPUs you will find in the "CPUIDs" tab.


Pros and Cons summary

FX-4100 Phenom II X4 965 (140W, BE)
General recommendations:
Supports SSE4.1 / SSE4.2 / AVX / XOP instructions,
Needs less power
  General recommendations:
Performs somewhat faster in all program types,
Somewhat cheaper,
Somewhat better price / performance ratio

Drawbacks:

Performs worse in all kinds of tasks,
Priced higher,
Worse price / performance ratio
 

Drawbacks:

Lacks some instructions,
Requires more power,
No products planned for the socket

Similar processors

FX-4100 Phenom II X4 965 (140W, BE)
 

Similar microprocessors use the same socket and architecture as AMD FX-4100 and AMD Phenom II X4 965 (140W, BE).


Where to buy


The CPUs are no longer manufactured. For that reason the best place to look for them is eBay. Third party sellers at Amazon may also carry them.
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Specifications

Please visit AMD FX-4100 and AMD Phenom II X4 965 (140W, BE) pages for more detailed specifications of both microprocessors.

 AMD FX-4100AMD Phenom II X4 965 (140W, BE)
Market segmentDesktop
ManufacturerAMD
FamilyFX-SeriesPhenom II X4
Basic details
Model numberFX-4100965
CPU part numberFD4100WMW4KGUHDZ965FBK4DGI
Box part numberFD4100WMGUSBXHDZ965FBGIBOX
Introduction dateOctober 12, 2011August 13, 2009
Current official price$101 (as of Apr 2014)$81 (as of Apr 2014)
 
CPU features
Core nameZambeziDeneb
Platform nameScorpiusDragon
MicroarchitectureBulldozerK10
Technology (micron)0.0320.045
Data width (bits)64
SocketSocket AM3+Socket AM2+ / Socket AM3
Frequency (MHz)36003400
Turbo Frequency (MHz)3800 / 3700 
Bus speed (MHz)2600 (HT/QPI)2000 (HT/QPI)
Clock Multiplier 17
L1 cache128 KB (code) / 64 KB (data)256 KB (code) / 256 KB (data)
L2 cache (KB)40962048
L3 cache (KB)81926144
Max temperature (°C)7055 - 62
TDP (Watt)95140
Core voltage (V) 0.85 - 1.425
Cores4
Threads4
Multiprocessing1
 
Instruction set extensions
3DNow!-+
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
PowerNow! / Enhanced SpeedStep+
Turbo Core / Turbo Boost+-
Unlocked multiplier+
Virtualization+
Virus Protection / Execute Disable bit+
 
Integrated Graphics
GPU TypeNone
 
Integrated Memory Controller(s)
The number of controllers1
Memory channels2
Supported memoryDDR3-1866DDR2-1066, 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 "AMD Phenom II X4 965 (140W, BE)" parts please click on the links in the table header.

Benchmarks

System setup

AMD FX-4100 and 965 (140W, BE) processors were tested using different system components, that are identified by MB, RAM and VID columns in the tables below. The numbers in each of these columns correspond to one of motherboards (MB), memory configurations (RAM) or graphics adapters (VID), listed below:

MB - Motherboard(s):
1. ASUS SABERTOOTH 990FX
2. ASROCK M3A780GXH/128M
3. MSI K9A2 PLATINUM

RAM - Memory:
1. 4GB DUAL-CHANNEL CRUCIAL BALLISTIXPC3-14900 (DDR3-1866)
2. 2 GB DUAL-CHANNEL CORSAIR CM3X1024-1333C9 DDR3
3. 2GB DUAL-CHANNEL CORSAIR CM2X1024-6400C4

VID - Video card(s):
1. MSI R6670 1GB GDDR5 (ATI RADEON)
2. POWERCOLOR 24PRO256M DDR2 (ATI RADEON HD2400)

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 965 (140W, BE) 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           AMD Phenom II X4 965 (140W, BE)

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.
Longer is better <MBRAMVID
100%111
76.2%222
75.6%332

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.
Longer is better <MBRAMVID
100%332
97.2%222
88.3%111

PCMark2002 CPU score benchmark

Longer is better <MBRAMVID
100%332
99.6%222
82.1%111

Super PI (1M) benchmark

Measures time, required to calculate the first 1 million digits after the decimal point in the number Pi.
Longer is better <MBRAMVID
100%332
100%222
88.1%111


FX-4100 vs 965 (140W, BE) 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           AMD Phenom II X4 965 (140W, BE)

CINEBENCH R10 CPU score benchmark

Measures performance of multi-core rendering of a photo-realistic 3D image using CINEMA 4D software engine.
Longer is better <MBRAMVID
100%332
99.3%222
76.0%111

CINEBENCH R10 render time (seconds) benchmark

Measures time taken to render a photo-realistic 3D image using CINEMA 4D software engine.
Longer is better <MBRAMVID
100%332
99.3%222
76.0%111

Euler3D benchmark

Longer is better <MBRAMVID
100%222
96.7%332
90.8%111

Sandra Dhrystone (MIPS) benchmark

Runs Dhrystone test on all cores, and reports estimated integer performance in MIPS (Millions of Instructions Per Second).
Longer is better <MBRAMVID
100%332
99.8%222
66.6%111

Sandra MultiMedia Floating Point (it/s) benchmark

Longer is better <MBRAMVID
100%332
99.9%222
81.2%111

    AMD FX-4100           AMD Phenom II X4 965 (140W, BE)

Sandra MultiMedia Integer (it/s) benchmark

Longer is better <MBRAMVID
100%332
99.6%222
70.3%111

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).
Longer is better <MBRAMVID
100%332
99.8%222
43.2%111

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).
Longer is better <MBRAMVID
100%332
99.8%222
74.9%111

wPrime v1.55 (32M) benchmark

wPrime benchmark measures time taken to calculate square roots of numbers from 1 to 33554431.
Longer is better <MBRAMVID
100%332
99.7%222
61.0%111


FX-4100 vs 965 (140W, BE) 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.

Important! The processors were tested using different types of graphics adapters, that may not be suitable for comparison.
     

    AMD FX-4100           AMD Phenom II X4 965 (140W, BE)

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.
Longer is better <MBRAMVID
100%111
9.2%332
9.2%222

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.
Longer is better <MBRAMVID
100%111
30.5%332
30.3%222

CINEBENCH R10 OpenGL score benchmark

Longer is better <MBRAMVID
100%111
33.2%332
32.9%222


FX-4100 vs 965 (140W, BE) 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           AMD Phenom II X4 965 (140W, BE)

7Zip compressing/decompressing speed (1 thread) benchmark

Longer is better <MBRAMVID
100%332
99.4%222
81.1%111

PCMark2002 Memory score benchmark

Longer is better <MBRAMVID
100%111
90.1%332
87.6%222

WinRAR compressing/decompressing speed benchmark

Longer is better <MBRAMVID
100%111
93.6%222
90.9%332

CPUIDs

The table below compares two random CPUID records for AMD FX-4100 and AMD Phenom II X4 965 (140W, BE) microprocessors, that were submitted to our CPUID database.

  CPUID 1 CPUID 2
ManufacturerAMD
CPU FamilyFX-SeriesPhenom II X4
Model / Processor NumberFX-4100965
Frequency2702 MHz2971 MHz
CWID version0.40.3
Part numberFD4100WMW4KGUHDZ965FBK4DGI
S-Spec / Stepping CodeFA 1139CPMCACYC AC 0927DPMW
 
General information
VendorAuthenticAMD
Processor name (BIOS)AMD FX(tm)-4100 Quad-Core Processor AMD Phenom(tm) II X4 965 Processor
Cores4
Compute units2 
Logical processors4
Processor typeOriginal OEM Processor
Core steppingOR-B2RB-C2
CPUID signature600F12100F42
Family21 (015h)16 (010h)
Model 1 (01h) 4 (04h)
Stepping 2 (02h)
SocketAM3+ 
 
Cache
L1 data: Associativity4-way set associative2-way set associative
L1 data: Line size64 bytes
L1 data: Lines per tag1
L1 data: Size4 x 16 KB4 x 64 KB
L1 instruction: Associativity2-way set associative
L1 instruction: Comments1 cache per 2 cores 
L1 instruction: Line size64 bytes
L1 instruction: Lines per tag1
L1 instruction: Size2 x 64 KB4 x 64 KB
L2: Associativity16-way set associative
L2: Comments1 cache per 2 cores 
L2: Line size64 bytes
L2: Lines per tag1
L2: Size2 x 2 MB4 x 512 KB
L3: Associativity64-way set associative48-way set associative
L3: Line size64 bytes
L3: Lines per tag1
L3: Size8 MB6 MB
 
Instruction set extensions
3DNow!-+
AES+-
AMD extensions to MMX+
AVX+-
Extensions to 3DNow!-+
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+
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+
Advanced programmable interrupt controller+
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+
Software thermal control-+
Support for NRIP save+
THERMTRIP+
TSC rate is ensured to be invariant across all states+
Temperature sensor+
Time stamp counter+
Virtual 8086-mode enhancements+
Watchdog timer support+
+ - feature is supported
- - feature is not supported
Features, not supported by all processors in the table, are not displayed

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