AMD Athlon X4 740: specs and benchmarks

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AMD Athlon X4 740
AMD Athlon X4 740
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Year of release 2012
Performance 2.15


AMD started AMD Athlon X4 740 sales 2 October 2012. This is a Trinity 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 AMD Socket FM2 processor with a TDP of 65 Watt and a maximum temperature of 74 °C. It supports DDR3-1866 memory.

It provides poor benchmark performance at


of a leader's which is AMD EPYC 9654.

AMD EPYC 9654 EPYC 9654

General info

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

Place in performance rating1695
Market segmentDesktop processor
Architecture codenameTrinity (2012−2013)
Release date2 October 2012 (10 years old)
Current price$96 of 16241 (Xeon Platinum 8276L)

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 (Ryzen 9 7900X)
Boost clock speed3.7 GHzof 6 (Core i9-13900KS)
L1 cache192Kof 7475.2 (Apple M2 Pro 10-Core)
L2 cache4 MB (shared)of 36 (Apple M2 Max)
Chip lithography32 nmof 4 (Ryzen 7 7840HS)
Die size246 mm2
Maximum case temperature (TCase)74 °Cof 105 (Core i7-5950HQ)
Number of transistors1,303 millionof 9900000 (Ryzen 9 7945HX)
64 bit support+


Information on Athlon 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 (Xeon Platinum 8160M)
Thermal design power (TDP)65 Wattof 400 (Xeon Platinum 9282)

Technologies and extensions

Technological capabilities and additional instructions supported by Athlon X4 740. You'll probably need this information if you require some particular technology.


Virtualization technologies

Supported virtual machine optimization technologies. Some are specific to Intel only, some to AMD.


Memory specs

Types, maximum amount and channel number of RAM supported by Athlon X4 740's memory controller. Depending on the motherboard, higher memory frequency may be supported.

Supported memory typesDDR3-1866of 5600 (Ryzen 7 7840HS)


Specifications and connection types of supported peripherals.

PCIe version2.0of 5 (EPYC 9654)

Benchmark performance

Single-core and multi-core benchmark results of Athlon 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 X4 740 2.15
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  • GeekBench 5 Single-Core
  • GeekBench 5 Multi-Core


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 X4 740 2706

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: 37%

Athlon X4 740 424

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: 37%

Athlon X4 740 1185

Gaming performance

Relative perfomance

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

Intel equivalent

We believe that the nearest equivalent to Athlon X4 740 by Intel is Celeron G4950, which is nearly equal in speed and higher by 4 positions in our rating.

Intel Celeron G4950 Celeron G4950

Here are some closest Intel rivals to Athlon X4 740:

Similar processors

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

AMD A10-5700 A10 5700
AMD FX-4130 FX 4130
Intel Core i3-3250T Core i3 3250T
Intel Core i5-760 Core i5 760
AMD A8-5600K A8 5600K
AMD Athlon X4 750K Athlon X4 750K

Recommended GPUs

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

These are the fastest graphics cards for Athlon X4 740 in our user configuration statistics. There is a total of 1288 configurations based on Athlon X4 740 in our database.

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 GeForce RTX 4090
0.8% (10/1288)
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Ti GeForce RTX 3090 Ti
0.3% (4/1288)
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 GeForce RTX 3080
0.2% (2/1288)
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 GeForce RTX 3070
0.08% (1/1288)
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Ti GeForce RTX 3060 Ti
0.2% (2/1288)
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti GeForce GTX 1080 Ti
0.08% (1/1288)
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 GeForce RTX 3060
0.5% (7/1288)
AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT Radeon RX 5700 XT
0.08% (1/1288)
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 GeForce RTX 2070
0.08% (1/1288)

User rating

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3.9 67 votes

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