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Is AMD FX4100 a true quad core cpu?

Is AMD FX4100 a true quad core cpu?

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The arguement comes about because of the architecture of the cpu. the cpu has modules and each module has paired cores that share some of the resources. A FX4100 has 2 bulldozer modules,and since each module has 2 cores you end up with 4 cores. Now the arguement is that since the cores on a module share certain resources the purists believe that they dont perform the same as the more conventional cpu. But in truth there are 4 physical cores on that particular bulldozer cpu contained within 2 bulldozer modules. In fact I believe that the FX4100 is a 8150 with two of the modules disabled(4 cores disabled) Either way,the 4100 is on par performance wise to a Phenom II 965 so if you decide to buy it then it will be better than the 635 you have now
that chip is made from 2 BD modules, and each module has 2 &cores.& the reason for the quotes is that each pair of cores shares l1 and l2 cashe, and instruction units. that makes it so the pair performs at about 140% of the performance of using only one core on a module. that makes it function like each module is a core with 2 threads. so when you look at a BD part they will always be slower than the phenom with the same thread count and clock speed. when you compare it to an intel part that makes the fx4100 like a dual core with hyper threading. so, no it is not a real native quad core, it is like a 4 thread dual core. that chip is also not an upgrade to your 635 unless you are going to overclock since the fx4100 clocks much higher.
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actually its 2 cores seperated into 4 segments like a orange its basicly the same as a 4 core but they require new motherboards am3+ only mobos yours is am3 dunno if its am3 plus as you didnt state the manufacturer not only that cant sygest you a new part till you tell us what motherboard you have

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