Skip to: |

Newegg.com - A great place to buy computers, computer parts, electronics, software, accessories, and DVDs online. With great prices, fast shipping, and top-rated customer service - once you know, you Newegg.

If you are reading this message, Please click this link to reload this page.(Do not use your browser's "Refresh" button). Please email us if you're running the latest version of your browser and you still see this message.

Newegg.com - Computer Parts, Laptops, Electronics, HDTVs, Digital Cameras and More!

Limited Time Only! Newegg Premier is now only $29.99/year. Sign up now.
  • Shipping Destination: United States
  • Wish List
  • Feedback
  • Help
Search all
Search
Home
Home > 
Computer Hardware > 
CPUs / Processors > 
Processors - Desktops > 
AMD > 
Item#: N82E16819103996

Pros:

Very inexpensive quad; runs at just over 1vt with C&Q enabled; multiplier bump to 20x has it had 4GHZ, with no increase in heat. Great cornerstone for ANY gaming system (see comments below)

Cons:

None at all -- I'll start my "other thoughts" here, as I think they'll be helpful for that person who's afraid to buy this as a foundation piece for a gaming machine. This proc is a perfect example of why you need to take reviews with a grain of salt. I can guarantee that EVERY reviewer that says this proc is useless for gaming, acquired that opinion from reading some elitist thread in a PC forum. I have it in a cheap AsRock 970 Extreme 3 (1.40 bios), with 4GB of PC12800, a 60GB OCZ Agility 3, Win7 Pro 64-bit, and an old XFX GTX 285 (quick and dirty PDXLan build) -- and it games perfectly. MW3 at 1920 res, all details maxed. BF3 at 1920 res, with some details reduced (because of the older video card) plays perfectly. I benched these two games for a reason. MW3 uses an older engine that still looks decent, but lacks some of the dazzle of the newer games -- this setup should be able to handle it, and it did just fine.

Other Thoughts:

BF3 has some of the best lighting and shadow effects out there -- very graphically demanding. The GTX 285 struggled with settings maxed out, so I swapped it with a GTX 580 -- ran like butter. My point? There is NO bottleneck with this proc -- NONE. Does it bench like my i7 930 setup? No. Does it bench like my i7 2600k setup? No. BUT there is no difference in gaming. And this was at a bone stock 3.6GHZ. The 400MHZ bump upped the FPS a few, but it was already high enough that there was no stutter or lag.

Final thoughts. The SSD, ASRock mobo, and FX4100 cost $263 (not including a $15 rebate for the SSD). There will be those that say you don't pair a high-end GPU with a budget system like this -- but they're wrong. It just shows that gaming is all about the video card, and the more you spend on the rest -- the faster it all runs. Just know that the FX4100 is fast enough to run it all at bone stock. OCing is just a bonus that adds a few FPS. So buy with confidence.

Share this review:

35 people found this review helpful. Did you? Yes Yes / No No

  • Eric R.
  • Verified Owner
  • Owned For: 1 day to 1 week


Home
Home > 
Computer Hardware > 
CPUs / Processors > 
Processors - Desktops > 
AMD > 
Item#: N82E16819103996
Shop by Region: United States | Canada | China
VeriSign Click for the BBB Business Review of this Computers - Supplies & Parts in Whittier CAThis site protected by Trustwave's Trusted Commerce program Inc500
Policy & Agreement | Privacy Policy  © 2000-2014 Newegg Inc.  All rights reserved.
If the Adobe Reader does not appear when you click on a link for a PDF file, you can download Adobe Reader from the Adobe web site. nassau