AMD Athlon II X4 740: specs and benchmarks

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AMD Athlon II X4 740
AMD Athlon II X4 740
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Year of release 2012
Performance 2.12


AMD started AMD Athlon II X4 740 sales 1 October 2012 at a recommended price of $71. This is a Piledriver architecture desktop processor primarily aimed at office systems. It has 4 cores and 4 threads, and is based on 32 nm manufacturing technology, with a maximum frequency of 3700 MHz and a locked multiplier.

Compatibility-wise, this is Socket FM2 processor with a TDP of 65 watt.

It provides poor benchmark performance at


of a leader's which is AMD EPYC 9654.

AMD EPYC 9654 EPYC 9654

General info

Athlon II X4 740 processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture, sales start time and pricing.

Place in performance rating1705
Market segmentDesktop processor
Architecture codenamePiledriver
Release date1 October 2012 (10 years old)
Launch price (MSRP)$71of 305 (Core i7-870)

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)
Base clock speed3.2 GHzof 4.7 (FX-9590)
Boost clock speed3.7 GHzof 6 (Core i9-13900KS)
L1 cache192 KBof 7475.2 (Apple M2 Pro 10-Core)
L2 cache4 MBof 36864 (Apple M2 Max)
Chip lithography32 nmof 4 (Ryzen 9 7940HS)
64 bit support+
Windows 11 compatibility-


Information on Athlon II X4 740 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 (Opteron 842)
SocketSocket FM2
Thermal design power (TDP)65 wattof 400 (Xeon Platinum 9282)

Benchmark performance

Single-core and multi-core benchmark results of Athlon II X4 740. Overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range, higher is better.

Overall 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.

Athlon II X4 740 2.12
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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 740 2677

Gaming performance

Relative perfomance

Overall Athlon II X4 740 performance compared to nearest competitors among desktop CPUs.

AMD Athlon II X4 740 100
AMD FX-4130 99.06

Intel equivalent

We believe that the nearest equivalent to Athlon II X4 740 by Intel is Celeron G5900, which is nearly equal in speed and higher by 6 positions in our rating.

Intel Celeron G5900 Celeron G5900

Here are some closest Intel rivals to Athlon II X4 740:

Similar processors

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

AMD FX-4130 FX 4130
Intel Core i3-3250T Core i3 3250T
AMD Athlon X4 740 Athlon X4 740
Intel Core i5-760 Core i5 760
AMD A10-5700 A10 5700
Intel Pentium G4400 Pentium G4400

Recommended GPUs

People consider these graphics cards to be good for Athlon II X4 740, according to our PC configuration statistics.

These are the fastest graphics cards for Athlon II X4 740 in our user configuration statistics. There is a total of 1683 configurations based on Athlon II X4 740 in our database.

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 GeForce RTX 4090
0.06% (1/1683)
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Ti GeForce RTX 3090 Ti
0.06% (1/1683)
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti GeForce RTX 3080 Ti
0.2% (4/1683)
AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT Radeon RX 6900 XT
0.06% (1/1683)
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 GeForce RTX 3090
0.06% (1/1683)
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 GeForce RTX 3080
0.06% (1/1683)
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 GeForce RTX 3070
0.06% (1/1683)
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti GeForce RTX 2080 Ti
0.06% (1/1683)
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Ti GeForce RTX 3060 Ti
0.1% (2/1683)
AMD Radeon RX 6700 XT Radeon RX 6700 XT
0.06% (1/1683)

User rating

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3.9 57 votes

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