AMD Athlon II X4 640: specs and benchmarks

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Summary

AMD started Athlon II X4 640 sales 11 May 2010 at a recommended price of $80. This is a Propus architecture desktop processor primarily aimed at office systems. It has 4 cores and 4 threads, and is based on 45 nm manufacturing technology, with a maximum frequency of 3000 MHz and a locked multiplier.

Compatibility-wise, this is AMD Socket AM3 processor with a TDP of 95 Watt. It supports DDR3 memory.

It provides poor benchmark performance at 1.45% of a leader's which is AMD Ryzen Threadripper PRO 7995WX.

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General info

Athlon II X4 640 processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture, sales start time and pricing.

Place in performance ranking2035
Place by popularitynot in top-100
Value for money2.92
Market segmentDesktop processor
Architecture codenamePropus (2009−2011)
Release date11 May 2010 (13 years old)
Launch price (MSRP)$80of 305 (Core i7-870)
Current price$67 (0.8x MSRP)of 17802 (Ryzen Threadripper PRO 7995WX)
Value for money

Performance per price, higher is better.

Technical specs

Basic microprocessor parameters such as number of cores, number of threads, base frequency and turbo boost clock, lithography, cache size and multiplier lock state. These parameters can generally indicate CPU performance, but to be more precise you have to review its test results.

Physical cores4 (Quad-Core)
Threads4
Base clock speed3 GHzof 4.7 (Ryzen 9 7900X)
Boost clock speed3 GHzof 6 (Core i9-13900KS)
L1 cache128 KB (per core)of 7475.2 (Apple M2 Pro 10-Core)
L2 cache512 KB (per core)of 36864 (Apple M2 Max)
L3 cache0 KBof 786432 (EPYC 7773X)
Chip lithography45 nmof 3 (Apple M3 Max 16-Core)
Die size169 mm2
Number of transistors300 millionof 9900000 (Ryzen 5 7645HX)
64 bit support+
Windows 11 compatibility-

Compatibility

Information on Athlon II X4 640 compatibility with other computer components and devices: motherboard (look for socket type), power supply unit (look for power consumption) etc. Useful when planning a future computer configuration or upgrading an existing one. Note that power consumption of some processors can well exceed their nominal TDP, even without overclocking. Some can even double their declared thermals given that the motherboard allows to tune the CPU power parameters.

Number of CPUs in a configuration1of 8 (Xeon Platinum 8160M)
SocketAM3
Power consumption (TDP)95 Wattof 400 (Xeon Platinum 9282)

Memory specs

Types, maximum amount and channel number of RAM supported by Athlon II X4 640's memory controller. Depending on the motherboard, higher memory frequency may be supported.

Supported memory typesDDR3of 5600 (Ryzen 9 7940H)

Peripherals

Specifications and connection types of supported peripherals.

PCIe version2.0of 5 (Ryzen Threadripper PRO 7995WX)

Benchmark performance

Single-core and multi-core benchmark results of Athlon II X4 640. Overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range, higher is better.


Combined synthetic benchmark score

This is our combined benchmark performance rating. We are regularly improving our combining algorithms, but if you find some perceived inconsistencies, feel free to speak up in comments section, we usually fix problems quickly.

Passmark

Passmark CPU Mark is a widespread benchmark, consisting of 8 different types of workload, including integer and floating point math, extended instructions, compression, encryption and physics calculation. There is also one separate single-threaded scenario measuring single-core performance.

Benchmark coverage: 67%

Athlon II X4 640 2234

GeekBench 5 Single-Core

GeekBench 5 Single-Core is a cross-platform application developed in the form of CPU tests that independently recreate certain real-world tasks with which to accurately measure performance. This version uses only a single CPU core.

Benchmark coverage: 40%

Athlon II X4 640 310

GeekBench 5 Multi-Core

GeekBench 5 Multi-Core is a cross-platform application developed in the form of CPU tests that independently recreate certain real-world tasks with which to accurately measure performance. This version uses all available CPU cores.

Benchmark coverage: 40%

Athlon II X4 640 940

3DMark Fire Strike Physics

Benchmark coverage: 4%

Athlon II X4 640 4150

Mining hashrates

Cryptocurrency mining performance of Athlon II X4 640. Usually measured in megahashes per second.

Bitcoin / BTC (SHA256) 4.1 Mh/s  

Gaming performance

Relative perfomance

Overall Athlon II X4 640 performance compared to nearest competitors among desktop CPUs.


Intel equivalent

According to our data, the closest Intel alternative to Athlon II X4 640 is Core i3-3225, which is nearly equal in speed and higher by 6 positions in our ranking.

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Similar processors

Here is our recommendation of several processors that are more or less close in performance to the one reviewed.

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Recommended GPUs

People consider these graphics cards to be good for Athlon II X4 640, according to our PC configuration statistics.

These are the fastest graphics cards for Athlon II X4 640 in our user configuration statistics. There is a total of 18530 configurations based on Athlon II X4 640 in our database.

RTX 4090 GeForce RTX 4090
0.5% (100/18530)
RTX 4080 GeForce RTX 4080
0.005% (1/18530)
RTX 4070 Ti GeForce RTX 4070 Ti
0.03% (5/18530)
RTX 3090 Ti GeForce RTX 3090 Ti
0.1% (24/18530)
RTX 6000 Ada Generation RTX 6000 Ada Generation
0.005% (1/18530)
RTX 3080 Ti GeForce RTX 3080 Ti
0.1% (26/18530)
RTX 4070 GeForce RTX 4070
0.01% (2/18530)
RX 6900 XT Radeon RX 6900 XT
0.05% (9/18530)
RTX 3090 GeForce RTX 3090
0.09% (17/18530)
RTX 3080 GeForce RTX 3080
0.005% (1/18530)

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