AMD FX-4170 vs. AMD A6-6420K

CPU comparison with benchmarks


AMD FX-4170 CPU1 vs CPU2 AMD A6-6420K
AMD FX-4170 AMD A6-6420K
AMD FX Family AMD A
AMD FX-4100/4200 CPU group AMD A6-6000
1 Generation 3
Zambezi (Bulldozer) Architecture Richland (Piledriver)
Desktop / Server Segment Desktop / Server
-- Predecessor --
-- Successor --

CPU Cores and Base FrequencyCPU Cores and Base Frequency

4 Cores 2
4 Threads 2
4.20 GHz Frequency 4.00 GHz
4.40 GHz Turbo (1 Core) 4.20 GHz
4.40 GHz Turbo (All Cores) 4.20 GHz
normal Core architecture normal
No Hyperthreading No
Yes Overclocking ? Yes

Internal GraphicsInternal Graphics

no iGPU GPU AMD Radeon HD 8470D
GPU frequency 0.80 GHz
GPU (Turbo)
GPU Generation 5
Technology 32 nm
Max. displays 2
Execution units 3
Shader 192
Max. GPU Memory 2 GB
DirectX Version 11.2

Hardware codec supportHardware codec support

No Codec h265 / HEVC (8 bit) No
No Codec h265 / HEVC (10 bit) No
No Codec h264 Decode
No Codec VP9 No
No Codec VP8 No
No Codec AV1 No
No Codec AVC Decode
No Codec VC-1 Decode
No Codec JPEG Decode / Encode

Memory & PCIeMemory & PCIe

DDR3-1866 Memory DDR3-1866
Max. Memory
2 Memory channels 2
Yes ECC No
L2 Cache
8.00 MB L3 Cache 1.00 MB
PCIe version
PCIe lanes

Thermal ManagementThermal Management

125 W TDP (PL1) 65 W
-- TDP (PL2) --
-- TDP up --
-- TDP down --
-- Tjunction max. --

Technical detailsTechnical details

32 nm Technology 32 nm
x86-64 (64 bit) Instruction set (ISA) x86-64 (64 bit)
SSE4.1, SSE4.2, AVX ISA extensions SSE4a, SSE4.1, SSE4.2, AVX, FMA3, FMA4
AM3+ Socket FM2
AMD-V Virtualization AMD-V
Yes AES-NI Yes
Q1/2012 Release date Q1/2014
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Geekbench 5, 64bit (Single-Core)

Geekbench 5 is a cross plattform benchmark that heavily uses the systems memory. A fast memory will push the result a lot. The single-core test only uses one CPU core, the amount of cores or hyperthreading ability doesn't count.

AMD FX-4170 AMD FX-4170
4x 4.20 GHz (4.40 GHz)
517 (100%)
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AMD A6-6420K AMD A6-6420K
2x 4.00 GHz (4.20 GHz)
0 (0%)
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Geekbench 5, 64bit (Multi-Core)

Geekbench 5 is a cross plattform benchmark that heavily uses the systems memory. A fast memory will push the result a lot. The multi-core test involves all CPU cores and taks a big advantage of hyperthreading.

AMD FX-4170 AMD FX-4170
4x 4.20 GHz (4.40 GHz)
1413 (100%)
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AMD A6-6420K AMD A6-6420K
2x 4.00 GHz (4.20 GHz)
0 (0%)
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iGPU - FP32 Performance (Single-precision GFLOPS)

The theoretical computing performance of the internal graphics unit of the processor with simple accuracy (32 bit) in GFLOPS. GFLOPS indicates how many billion floating point operations the iGPU can perform per second.

AMD FX-4170 AMD FX-4170
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0 (0%)
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AMD A6-6420K AMD A6-6420K
AMD Radeon HD 8470D @ 0.80 GHz
307 (100%)
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Geekbench 3, 64bit (Single-Core)

Geekbench 3 is a cross plattform benchmark that heavily uses the systems memory. A fast memory will push the result a lot. The single-core test only uses one CPU core, the amount of cores or hyperthreading ability doesn't count.

AMD FX-4170 AMD FX-4170
4x 4.20 GHz (4.40 GHz)
2334 (100%)
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AMD A6-6420K AMD A6-6420K
2x 4.00 GHz (4.20 GHz)
2118 (91%)
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Geekbench 3, 64bit (Multi-Core)

Geekbench 3 is a cross plattform benchmark that heavily uses the systems memory. A fast memory will push the result a lot. The multi-core test involves all CPU cores and taks a big advantage of hyperthreading.

AMD FX-4170 AMD FX-4170
4x 4.20 GHz (4.40 GHz)
7060 (100%)
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AMD A6-6420K AMD A6-6420K
2x 4.00 GHz (4.20 GHz)
3376 (48%)
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Cinebench R11.5, 64bit (Single-Core)

Cinebench 11.5 is based on the Cinema 4D Suite, a software that is popular to generate forms and other stuff in 3D. The single-core test only uses one CPU core, the amount of cores or hyperthreading ability doesn't count.

AMD FX-4170 AMD FX-4170
4x 4.20 GHz (4.40 GHz)
1.03 (100%)
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AMD A6-6420K AMD A6-6420K
2x 4.00 GHz (4.20 GHz)
0.85 (83%)
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Cinebench R11.5, 64bit (Multi-Core)

Cinebench 11.5 is based on the Cinema 4D Suite, a software that is popular to generate forms and other stuff in 3D. The multi-core test involves all CPU cores and taks a big advantage of hyperthreading.

AMD FX-4170 AMD FX-4170
4x 4.20 GHz (4.40 GHz)
3.28 (100%)
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AMD A6-6420K AMD A6-6420K
2x 4.00 GHz (4.20 GHz)
1.7 (52%)
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Estimated results for PassMark CPU Mark

Some of the CPUs listed below have been benchmarked by CPU-monkey. However the majority of CPUs have not been tested and the results have been estimated by a CPU-monkey’s secret proprietary formula. As such they do not accurately reflect the actual Passmark CPU mark values and are not endorsed by PassMark Software Pty Ltd.

AMD FX-4170 AMD FX-4170
4x 4.20 GHz (4.40 GHz)
4770 (100%)
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AMD A6-6420K AMD A6-6420K
2x 4.00 GHz (4.20 GHz)
2458 (52%)
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Devices using this processorDevices using this processor

AMD FX-4170 AMD A6-6420K
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