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Front view of AMD Phenom II X4 940

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AMD Phenom II X4 940

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Much more l3 cache 6 MB vs 0 MB Compared to all cpus, 6 MB l3 cache is just OK
Is unlocked Yes vs No Somewhat common; An unlocked multiplier allows for easier overclocking
Much more l3 cache per core 1.5 MB/core vs 0 MB/core Compared to all cpus, 1.5 MB/core l3 cache per core is just OK
Has virtualization support Yes vs No Somewhat common; Boosts performance of virtual machines
Front view of AMD Athlon X4 7th Gen Athlon™ X4 940

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AMD Athlon X4 7th Gen Athlon™ X4 940

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Much newer manufacturing process 28 nm vs 45 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Higher clock speed 3.2 GHz vs 3 GHz More than 5% higher clock speed

Features Key features of the Phenom II X4 940  vs Athlon X4 7th Gen Athlon™ X4 940 

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Phenom II X4 940  vs
Athlon X4 7th Gen Athlon™ X4 940 
Clock speed 3 GHz 3.2 GHz
Cores Quad core Quad core
Is unlocked Yes No

features

Has virtualization support Yes No

details

Phenom II X4 940  vs
Athlon X4 7th Gen Athlon™ X4 940 
Threads 4 4
L2 cache 2 MB 2 MB
L2 cache per core 0.5 MB/core 0.5 MB/core
L3 cache 6 MB 0 MB
L3 cache per core 1.5 MB/core 0 MB/core
Manufacture process 45 nm 28 nm

power consumption

Typical power consumption 101.56W N/A
AMD Phenom II X4 940
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