AMD Athlon X4 740 vs FX-6200

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AMD Athlon X4 740 advantages



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  • The microprocessor supports F16C and FMA3 instructions, that appeared in modern microprocessors not too far ago. These extensions are not extensively supported by applications yet, but their support should improve in future programs.
  • The processor is 48% more energy efficient than the FX-6200.

AMD FX-6200 advantages



AMD FX-6200
  • In single-threaded tasks, this microprocessor has 2% higher performance.
  • The CPU has 49% better performance when running multi-threaded programs.
  • Memory performance of the processor is better.
  • In games and graphics tasks, the CPU is 2% faster.
  • The microprocessor features unlocked clock multiplier. Hence, the CPU can be freely overclocked on most motherboards to get greater performance.

740 vs FX-6200 performance comparison

The charts below show relative performance of Athlon X4 740 and FX-6200 CPUs in various kinds of tasks. To determine displayed numbers we averaged results for a number of tests for each specific type of application. As such, performance in individual benchmarks may be lower or higher than what you see in the charts here. The 'Overall performance' chart calculates an average of all-around performance benchmarks, and benchmarks, specific to each type of task.
Single-threaded performance
2
1.6
1.2
0.8
0.4
0
 
 
1
 
1.02
 
 
Higher is better
Multi-threaded performance
2
1.6
1.2
0.8
0.4
0
 
 
1
 
1.49
 
 
Higher is better
Memory-intensive applications
2
1.6
1.2
0.8
0.4
0
 
 
1
 
1.26
 
 
Higher is better
Discrete Graphics performance
2
1.6
1.2
0.8
0.4
0
 
 
1
 
1.02
 
 
Higher is better
Overall performance
2
1.6
1.2
0.8
0.4
0
 
 
1
 
1.15
 
 
Higher is better
 

  - AMD Athlon X4 740       - AMD FX-6200

Please see the "Benchmarks" tab for full list of benchmarks, demonstrating difference in performance between AMD Athlon X4 740 and FX-6200 in various types of applications.


740 vs FX-6200 power consumption comparison

Thermal Design Power
200
160
120
80
40
0
 
 
65W
 
125W
 
 
Lower is better
 

Detailed side by side comparison of Athlon X4 740 vs AMD FX-6200 specs can be found in the "Specifications" tab. Even more detailed comparison of low level features of both microprocessors is located in the "CPUIDs" tab.


Pros and Cons summary

Athlon X4 740 FX-6200
General recommendations:
Features F16C / FMA3 instructions,
Somewhat lower power
  General recommendations:
Somewhat faster overall,
Performs slightly better in games and graphics programs,
Can be effortlessly overclocked

Drawbacks:

Worse performance in all types of applications,
Slightly slow in graphics programs
 

Drawbacks:

Lacks some instructions,
Requires significantly more power

Similar processors

Athlon X4 740 FX-6200
 

Similar processors use the same socket and architecture as AMD Athlon X4 740 and FX-6200.

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Specifications

Please visit AMD Athlon X4 740 and AMD FX-6200 pages for more complete specifications of both microprocessors.

 AMD Athlon X4 740AMD FX-6200
Market segmentDesktop
ManufacturerAMD
FamilyAthlon X4FX-Series
Basic details
Model number740FX-6200
CPU part numberAD740XOKA44HJFD6200FRW6KGU
Box part numberAD740XOKHJBOXFD6200FRGUBOX
Introduction dateOctober 31, 2012February 27, 2012
Current official price $132 (as of Jan 2014)
 
CPU features
Core nameTrinityZambezi
Platform nameVirgoScorpius
MicroarchitecturePiledriverBulldozer
Technology (micron)0.032
Data width (bits)64
SocketSocket FM2Socket AM3+
Frequency (MHz)32003800
Turbo Frequency (MHz)37004100
L1 cache128 KB (code) / 64 KB (data)192 KB (code) / 96 KB (data)
L2 cache (KB)40966144
L3 cache (KB) 8192
TDP (Watt)65125
Cores46
Threads46
Multiprocessing1
 
Instruction set extensions
AES / Advanced Encryption Standard+
AMD64 / EM64T 64-bit technology+
AVX / Advanced Vector Extensions+
BMI1 / Bit Manipulation+-
F16C / 16-bit Floating-Point conversion+-
FMA3 / 3-operand Fused Multiply-Add+-
FMA4 / 4-operand Fused Multiply-Add+
MMX+
SSE+
SSE2+
SSE3+
SSE4.1+
SSE4.2+
SSSE3 / Supplemental SSE3+
XOP / eXtended Operations+
 
Supported technologies
PowerNow! / Enhanced SpeedStep+
Turbo Core / Turbo Boost+
Unlocked multiplier-+
Virtualization+
Virus Protection / Execute Disable bit+
 
Integrated Graphics
GPU TypeNone
 
Integrated Memory Controller(s)
The number of controllers1
Memory channels2
Supported memoryDDR3-1866
Notes:

Rows with different specifications or features are highlighted.

For detailed specifications of "AMD Athlon X4 740" or "AMD FX-6200" parts please click on the links in the table header.

Benchmarks

System setup

Below is a complete set of AMD Athlon X4 740 and FX-6200 benchmarks from our CPU benchmark database. The former processor was tested on ASRock FM2A75 Pro4-M motherboard with 4GB dual-channel Crucial BallistixPC3-14900 (DDR3-1866) memory, and MSI R6670 1GB GDDR5 (ATI Radeon). The latter processor was tested on ASUS Sabertooth 990FX motherboard, that had 4GB dual-channel Crucial BallistixPC3-14900 (DDR3-1866) memory, and MSI R6670 1GB GDDR5 (ATI Radeon) graphics.

All tests were performed at default frequency and voltage, using manufacturer's stock fan/heatsink. None of the components were overclocked. Motherboard BIOS options were left at default settings.

The results of all benchmarks are broken into four categories: multi-threaded, single-threaded, memory intensive and graphics / gaming.


Athlon X4 740 vs FX-6200 single-threaded benchmarks

Single-threaded benchmarks run on a single CPU core, and do not depend on such features as the number of cores, or Hyper-Threading technology. Additionally, they do not utilize on-chip caches, dedicated to other cores.


    AMD Athlon X4 740           AMD FX-6200

3DMark03 CPU score benchmark

Uses DirectX software vertex shader to run Wings of Fury and Trolls' Lair games, and calculates a 3DMark03 CPU score based on averaged number of frames per second, achieved by the CPU/GPU combination.
100%
82.8%

CINEBENCH R10 CPU score (1 core) benchmark

Measures performance of a single-core rendering of a photo-realistic 3D image using CINEMA 4D software engine.
100%
99.9%

FLAC encoding - single process benchmark

Reports the number of songs, converted by a single CPU core from WAV to FLAC format using the best possible compression.
100%
99.7%

H.264 video encoding - single process benchmark

Measures the number of frames, converted by one CPU thread from MPEG2 format to H.264 format using high quality settings.
100%
99.0%

LAME MP3 encoding - single process benchmark

Reports the number of MP3 songs, encoded by one CPU core per one minute.
100%
98.1%

    AMD Athlon X4 740           AMD FX-6200

PCMark2002 CPU score benchmark

100%
99.9%

Super PI (1M) benchmark

Measures time, required to calculate the first 1 million digits after the decimal point in the number Pi.
100%
87.7%

XVid video encoding - single process benchmark

Reports how many frames per second can be transcoded by a single CPU core from MPEG2 to XVid (MPEG4) format, utilizing single-pass conversion method.
100%
99.8%


Athlon X4 740 vs FX-6200 multi-threaded benchmarks

Multi-threaded benchmarks utilize all CPU cores and other on-chip resources (on-chip caches, internal buffers, etc). Intel's Hyper-Threading feature also helps to improve multi-threading performance.


    AMD Athlon X4 740           AMD FX-6200

3DMark06 CPU score benchmark

Estimates processor performance based on how fast it runs such CPU-intensive code as game logic, physics and pathfinding AI. The test requires DirectX 9.0.
100%
74.8%

Apache web server - dynamic pages benchmark

Shows an average number of dynamic HTML pages served per second by local instance of Apache 1.3.41 web server. The test has much greater error margin than other tests.
100%
92.7%

Apache web server - static pages benchmark

Shows an average number of very simple static HTML pages served per second by local Apache 1.3.41 web server. The test has much greater error margin than other tests.
100%
90.4%

Blowfish encryption benchmark

Reports encryption speed of pre-defined 32KB text block. The data is encrypted using Blowfish algorithm.
100%
68.2%

CINEBENCH R10 CPU score benchmark

Measures performance of multi-core rendering of a photo-realistic 3D image using CINEMA 4D software engine.
100%
66.1%

    AMD Athlon X4 740           AMD FX-6200

CINEBENCH R10 render time (seconds) benchmark

Measures time taken to render a photo-realistic 3D image using CINEMA 4D software engine.
100%
66.1%

CrystalMark ALU benchmark

100%
97.6%

CrystalMark FPU benchmark

100%
85.8%

Euler3D benchmark

100%
69.5%

FLAC encoding - multiple processes benchmark

Reports the number of songs, converted from WAV to FLAC format by all CPU cores using the best possible compression.
100%
59.5%

    AMD Athlon X4 740           AMD FX-6200

Fritz Chess Benchmark benchmark

100%
61.0%

H.264 video encoding - multiple processes benchmark

Measures the number of frames, converted by all logical processors from MPEG2 format to H.264 format using single-pass method and high quality settings.
100%
60.8%

H.264 video encoding - multithreaded benchmark

Measures the number of frames, converted by all logical processors from MPEG2 format to H.264 format using multi-threading system calls, dual-pass method and high quality settings.
100%
63.7%

LAME MP3 encoding - multiple processes benchmark

Reports the number of MP3 songs, encoded by all CPU cores per one minute.
100%
60.7%

MySQL 5.0.96 - selecting data benchmark

Shows sustained number of SQL requests per second served by local instance of MySQL server v5.0.96. This test scales well with the number of CPU cores.
100%
74.0%

    AMD Athlon X4 740           AMD FX-6200

PCMark05 CPU score benchmark

100%
97.3%

PCMark05 score benchmark

100%
93.1%

Sandra Dhrystone (MIPS) benchmark

Runs Dhrystone test on all cores, and reports estimated integer performance in MIPS (Millions of Instructions Per Second).
100%
58.4%

Sandra MultiMedia Floating Point (it/s) benchmark

100%
61.1%

Sandra MultiMedia Integer (it/s) benchmark

100%
60.6%

    AMD Athlon X4 740           AMD FX-6200

Sandra Whetstone (MFLOPS) benchmark

Runs Whetstone test on all cores, and reports estimated floating-point performance in MFLOPS (Millions of Floating-Point Operations Per Second).
100%
61.8%

Sandra Whetstone SSE2 (MFLOPS) benchmark

Runs SSE2-enabled Whetstone test on all cores, and reports estimated floating-point performance in MFLOPS (Millions of Floating-Point Operations Per Second).
100%
58.5%

XVid video encoding - multiple processes benchmark

Reports how many frames per second can be transcoded by all CPU cores from MPEG2 to XVid (MPEG4) format, utilizing single-pass conversion method.
100%
61.2%

wPrime v1.55 (32M) benchmark

wPrime benchmark measures time taken to calculate square roots of numbers from 1 to 33554431.
100%
61.2%


Athlon X4 740 vs FX-6200 graphics benchmarks

Graphics benchmarks depend on the type of integrated or discrete graphics adapter, and to less extent on the processor performance. Because these benchmarks are synthetic, they may not truly represent gaming performance. However, they still can be used to estimate whether one processor will perform faster or slower than another CPU in games and other 3D tasks.


    AMD Athlon X4 740           AMD FX-6200

3DMark03 game score benchmark

Measures graphics and 3D game performance of discrete and integrated GPUs using 4 different game simulations, that have varying level of DirectX support from version 7 to version 9.
100%
99.4%

3DMark06 3DMark score benchmark

Measures 3D graphics and game performance of CPU/GPU combination by running 4 game simulations, that make extensive use of DirectX 9.0/9.0C capabilities.
100%
95.8%

3DMark2001 score benchmark

Runs a series of game simulations and feature tests to measure graphics and 3D game performance of discrete and integrated GPUs. It utilizes a single CPU core, and it is compatible with DirectX 8 and later APIs.
100%
96.8%

CINEBENCH R10 OpenGL score benchmark

100%
91.2%

PCMark05 Graphics score benchmark

100%
98.8%


Athlon X4 740 vs FX-6200 memory performance

Memory-intensive tests or programs move large amounts of data to/from memory, and they depend more on memory throughput and the size of on-chip caches, rather than on CPU integer/FP/SIMD performance.


    AMD Athlon X4 740           AMD FX-6200

7Zip compressing/decompressing speed (1 thread) benchmark

100%
94.1%

CrystalMark Memory benchmark

100%
71.3%

PCMark05 Memory score benchmark

100%
88.0%

PCMark2002 Memory score benchmark

100%
82.4%

WinRAR compressing/decompressing speed benchmark

100%
70.4%

CPUIDs

The table below compares two random CPUID records for AMD Athlon X4 740 and AMD FX-6200 microprocessors, that were submitted to our CPUID database.

  CPUID 1 CPUID 2
ManufacturerAMD
CPU FamilyAthlon X4FX-Series
Model / Processor Number740FX-6200
Frequency2389 MHz3812 MHz
CWID version0.5
Part numberAD740XOKA44HJFD6200FRW6KGU
S-Spec / Stepping CodeGA 1316PNSFA 1216PGT
 
General information
VendorAuthenticAMD
Processor name (BIOS)AMD Athlon(tm) X4 740 Quad Core Processor AMD FX(tm)-6200 Six-Core Processor
Cores46
Compute units23
Logical processors46
Processor typeOriginal OEM Processor
Core steppingTN-A1OR-B2
CPUID signature610F01600F12
Family21 (015h)
Model16 (010h) 1 (01h)
Stepping 1 (01h) 2 (02h)
SocketFM2AM3+
 
Cache
L1 data: Associativity4-way set associative
L1 data: CommentsDirect-mapped
L1 data: Line size64 bytes
L1 data: Size4 x 16 KB6 x 16 KB
L1 instruction: Associativity2-way set associative
L1 instruction: CommentsDirect-mapped|1 cache per 2 cores
L1 instruction: Line size64 bytes
L1 instruction: Size2 x 64 KB3 x 64 KB
L2: Associativity16-way set associative
L2: CommentsNon-inclusive|Direct-mapped|1 cache per 2 cores
L2: Line size64 bytes
L2: Size2 x 2 MB3 x 2 MB
L3: Associativity 64-way set associative
L3: Comments Non-inclusive|Direct-mapped|Shared between all cores
L3: Line size 64 bytes
L3: Size 8 MB
 
Instruction set extensions
AES+
AMD extensions to MMX+
AVX+
BMI1+-
F16C+-
FMA+-
FMA4+
MMX+
SSE+
SSE2+
SSE3+
SSE4.1+
SSE4.2+
SSE4A+
SSSE3+
TBM+-
XOP+
 
Additional instructions
Advanced Bit manipulation+
CLFLUSH+
CMOV+
CMPXCHG16B+
CMPXCHG8B+
FXSAVE/FXRSTORE+
MONITOR/MWAIT+
PCLMULDQ+
POPCNT+
PREFETCH/PREFETCHW+
RDTSCP+
SKINIT / STGI support+
SYSCALL/SYSRET+
SYSENTER/SYSEXIT+
XSAVE / XRESTORE states+
 
Major features
64-bit / Intel 64+
NX bit/XD-bit+
On-chip Floating Point Unit+
PowerNow! / Cool'n'Quiet+
Secure Virtual Machine (Virtualization)+
Turbo Core+
 
Other features
1 GB large page support+
100MHz multiplier control+
128-bit SSE instructions+
36-bit page-size extensions+
Advanced programmable interrupt controller+
Core multi-processing legacy mode+
Debugging extensions+
Extended APIC space+
Hardware P-state control+
Hardware thermal control+
Instruction based sampling+
LAHF / SAHF support in 64-bit mode+
LBR virtualization+
LOCK MOV CR0 means MOV CR8+
Lightweight profiling support+
Machine check architecture+
Machine check exception+
Memory-type range registers+
Misaligned SSE mode+
Model-specific registers+
Nested page tables+
OS visible workaround+
Page attribute table+
Page global extension+
Page-size extensions (4MB pages)+
Physical address extensions+
SVM lock+
Support for NRIP save+
THERMTRIP+
TSC rate is ensured to be invariant across all states+
Temperature sensor+
Time stamp counter+
Virtual 8086-mode enhancements+
Watchdog timer support+
+ - feature is supported
- - feature is not supported
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