AMD FX 4170 

Released February, 2012
  • 4.2 GHz
  • Quad core
  • Unlocked
5.5 Out of 10

We will update this article as soon as we have confirmed pricing from AMD, but in the meantime we’d expect AMD to knock at least $10 off of the FX-8120, while the FX-6200 and FX-4170 should launch not too far above their existing lower-clocked counterparts at $149 and $109 respectively.
by Ryan-Smith (Feb, 2012)
It is not so nice that the FX-8370 is not significantly faster than the older FX-8350 all the while costing an extra $20.
by Josh-Walrath (Sep, 2014)

CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of the AMD FX 4170 among desktop CPUs (over 75W)

Performance

Benchmark performance using all cores

FX 4170
6.6
FX 8350
7.4
FX 6300
6.2
PCMark 8 Home 3.0 Accelerated, PassMark and 1 more

Single-core Performance

Individual core benchmark performance

FX 4170
6.8
FX 8350
6.9
FX 6300
6.6
PassMark (Single Core), Geekbench 3 Single Core and 1 more

Integrated Graphics

Integrated GPU performance for graphics

FX 4170
0.0
FX 8350
0.0
FX 6300
0.0
Fire Strike

Integrated Graphics (OpenCL)

Integrated GPU performance for parallel computing

FX 4170
0.0
FX 8350
0.0
FX 6300
0.0
CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 4 more

Performance per Watt

How efficiently does the processor use electricity?

FX 4170
5.6
FX 8350
5.7
FX 6300
6.0
Fire Strike, CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 11 more

Value

Are you paying a premium for performance?

FX 4170
n.d.
FX 8350
6.3
FX 6300
6.5
Fire Strike, CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 11 more

5.5

CPUBoss Score

Combination of all six facets

FX 4170
5.5
FX 8350
5.8
FX 6300
5.8

Benchmarks Real world tests of the AMD FX 4170

CompuBench 1.5 (Video composition) Data courtesy CompuBench

FX 4170
-1 fps
FX 8350
n.d.
FX 6300
n.d.

GeekBench 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

FX 4170
5,927
FX 8350
11,483
FX 6300
7,871

GeekBench 3 (Single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

FX 4170
2,055
FX 8350
2,193
FX 6300
2,053

GeekBench 3 (AES single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

FX 4170
2,370,000 MB/s
FX 8350
2,470,000 MB/s
FX 6300
2,290,000 MB/s

GeekBench (32-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

FX 4170
5,797
FX 8350
10,956
FX 6300
7,447

GeekBench (64-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

FX 4170
8,216
FX 8350
12,126
FX 6300
8,232

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

FX 4170
9,083
FX 6300
6,444
FX 8350
9,134

PassMark (Single Core)

FX 4170
1,550
FX 6300
1,446
FX 8350
1,525

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Clock speed 4.2 GHz
Turbo clock speed 4.4 GHz
Cores Quad core
Socket type AM3+
Is unlocked Yes

features

Has a NX bit Yes
Has virtualization support Yes
Instruction set extensions
  1. ABM
  2. AES
  3. AMD-V
  4. AMD64
  5. AVX
  6. CLMUL
  7. CVT16
  8. F16C
  9. FMA4
  10. MMX
  11. SSE
  12. SSE2
  13. SSE3
  14. SSE4.1
  15. SSE4.2
  16. SSE4a
  17. Supplemental SSE3
  18. XOP
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes

integrated graphics

GPU None

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in
Memory type DDR3-1866
Channels Dual Channel
Supports ECC Yes
Maximum bandwidth 29,866.66 MB/s

details

Architecture x86-64
Threads 4 threads
L2 cache 4 MB
L2 cache per core 1 MB/core
L3 cache 8 MB
L3 cache per core 2 MB/core
Manufacture process 32 nm
Transistor count 1,200,000,000
Max CPUs 1
Die size 319 mm²
Clock multiplier 21
Voltage range 8125 - 1.41V
Operating temperature Unknown - 61.1°C

overclocking

Overclock popularity 11
Overclock review score 0.7
Overclocked clock speed 4.8 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.95 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.8 GHz

power consumption

TDP 125W
Annual home energy cost 30.11 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 109.5 $/year
Performance per watt 7.04 pt/W
Typical power consumption 101.56W

bus

Architecture HyperTransport 3.1
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