AMD Athlon X4 740 

Released October, 2012
  • 3.2 GHz
  • Quad core
  • Unlocked
5.3 Out of 10

CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of the AMD Athlon X4 740 among desktop CPUs (45 to 75W)

Performance

Benchmark performance using all cores

Athlon X4 740
6.3
A6 6400K
5.9
PCMark 8 Home 3.0 Accelerated, PassMark and 1 more

Single-core Performance

Individual core benchmark performance

Athlon X4 740
6.7
A6 6400K
7.1
PassMark (Single Core), Geekbench 3 Single Core and 1 more

Integrated Graphics

Integrated GPU performance for graphics

Athlon X4 740
0.0
A6 6400K
6.2
Fire Strike

Integrated Graphics (OpenCL)

Integrated GPU performance for parallel computing

Athlon X4 740
0.0
A6 6400K
6.8
CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 4 more

Performance per Watt

How efficiently does the processor use electricity?

Athlon X4 740
5.2
A6 6400K
7.0
Fire Strike, CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 11 more

Value

Are you paying a premium for performance?

Athlon X4 740
5.1
A6 6400K
n.d.
Fire Strike, CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 11 more

5.3

CPUBoss Score

Combination of all six facets

Athlon X4 740
5.3
A6 6400K
7.7

Benchmarks Real world tests of the AMD Athlon X4 740

GeekBench 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Athlon X4 740
5,068
A6 6400K
3,328
Core i3 3220
5,399

GeekBench 3 (Single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Athlon X4 740
1,812
Core i3 3220
2,501
A6 6400K
2,108

GeekBench 3 (AES single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Athlon X4 740
2,030,000 MB/s
Core i3 3220
173,000 MB/s
A6 6400K
2,380,000 MB/s

GeekBench (32-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Athlon X4 740
4,945
A6 6400K
4,094
Core i3 3220
5,351

GeekBench

Athlon X4 740
4,945
Core i3 3220
8,919
A6 6400K
4,094

3D Mark 11 (Physics)

Athlon X4 740
3,150
Core i3 3220
4,030
A6 6400K
3,710

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

Athlon X4 740
3,940
A6 6400K
2,284
Core i3 3220
4,229

PassMark (Single Core)

Athlon X4 740
1,288
Core i3 3220
1,764
A6 6400K
1,367

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Clock speed 3.2 GHz
Turbo clock speed 3.7 GHz
Cores Quad core
Is unlocked Yes

features

Has a NX bit Yes
Has virtualization support Yes
Instruction set extensions
  1. AES
  2. AMD-V
  3. AMD64
  4. AVX 1.1
  5. CLMUL
  6. CVT16
  7. F16C
  8. FMA4
  9. MMX
  10. SSE
  11. SSE2
  12. SSE3
  13. SSE4.1
  14. SSE4.2
  15. SSE4a
  16. XOP
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes

integrated graphics

GPU None

bus

Clock speed 2,000 MHz

details

Architecture x86-64
Threads 4 threads
L2 cache 4 MB
L2 cache per core 1 MB/core
Manufacture process 32 nm
Transistor count 1,303,000,000
Max CPUs 1
Die size 246 mm²
Voltage range 0.83 - 1.48V
Operating temperature Unknown - 73°C

overclocking

Overclock popularity 13
Overclock review score 0
Overclocked clock speed 3.82 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 3 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.82 GHz

power consumption

TDP 65W
Annual home energy cost 15.66 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 56.94 $/year
Performance per watt 12.41 pt/W
Typical power consumption 52.81W

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in
Memory type DDR3-1866
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