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AMD Athlon ii X4 640 Vs Phenom ii X4 840

AMD Athlon ii X4 640 Vs Phenom ii X4 840 Comparison, difference and benchmark

Those two quad core processor from AMD are headed for good comparison. While the Phenom ii X4 840 takes the lead, the Athlon ii X4 640 is not behind and may make sense with its lower cost.

 

Table : Athlon ii X4 640 Vs Phenom ii X4 840 Feature Differences

Feature Athlon ii X4 640 Phenom ii X4 840
Processor Core Frequency 3.0 GHz 3.2 gHz
No. Of Cores 4 4
Cache Organization 2 MB L2 Cache 2 MB L2 Cache
Turbo Boost Frequency No Turbo No Turbo
TDP Rating 95 Watts 95 Watts
64 Bit Support Y Y
Lithography 45 nm 45 nm
Integrated Memory Controller DDR2 / DDR3 DDR2/DDR3
Integrated Graphics No Integrated Graphics No Integrated Graphics

 

Table : Athlon ii X4 640 Vs Phenom ii X4 840 Benchmarking Comparison

Benchmarks Athlon ii X4 640 Phenom ii X4 840
PassMark Score 3474 3750
Super Pi 2M (Lower in better) Not available Not available
3D Mark 06 CPU Not available Not available
Windows 7 Experience Score Not available Not available

Some more details of Athlon ii X4 640

The AMD’s Athlon ii X4 640, the quad core desktop processor has been highly praised in media and compared extensively with similar performing Intel processors to arrive at a common conclusion that it is a formidable competitor that beats in price for the performance that it offers. It fits in the AM2+/AM3 socket based motherboards and works well with the DDR2 as well as DDR3.

Some more details of Phenom ii X4 840

For just $102, the quad core Phenom ii X 4 840 promises an impressive performance. Clocked at an impressive 3.20 GHz, and launched in Jan 2011, the processor extends the competitive life of the Phenom ii X4 800 series and keeps it competitive against similarly priced Intel processors including the low end Sandy Bridge Core i3 processors

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  1. Hawaii
    May 18th, 2011 at 17:38 | #1

    Athlon ii X4 640 is $88, Phenom ii X4 840 is $99.99 – Take into account the pricing difference before arriving at conclusion.

  2. Zambezi
    May 27th, 2011 at 22:45 | #2

    Can you also point out the difference between the Phenom ii and Athlon ii architectures in general ?