AMD Athlon II X4 640 vs FX-4130

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AMD Athlon II X4 640 advantages



AMD Athlon II X4 640
  • In multi-threaded programs, the AMD Athlon II X4 640 CPU has 11% better performance. The performance advantage depends on specific program. In some of them the 640 could be up to 40% faster.
  • The microprocessor features 3DNow! technology. This technology can enhance performance of certain old games. The 3DNow! set is obsolete now, and not used by modern applications.
  • Power consumption of the CPU is lower.
  • Based on current official prices, the AMD 640 is 34% less expensive than the AMD FX-4130.
  • The AMD Athlon II X4 640 has 38% better price/performance ratio.

AMD FX-4130 advantages



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  • The AMD FX-4130 microprocessor is 18% faster when running single-threaded tasks.
  • Memory performance of the processor is better.
  • The microprocessor supports SSSE3, SSE4.1 and SSE4.2 instructions.
  • The FX-4130 processor features AES, or Advanced Encryption Standard, extension to the instruction set. These instructions provide hardware acceleration of AES encryption and decryption, and are beneficial if you need to secure your disk or network data.
  • The FX-4130 CPU incorporates AVX and XOP instructions. While these extensions are not widely supported by programs yet, their support should improve in future applications.
  • The processor includes FMA4 instruction set extension. The FMA4 technology is only offered on AMD CPUs, thus not many software vendors may support it in the future.
  • The AMD FX-4130 has unlocked clock multiplier. Thus, the microprocessor can be effortlessly overclocked on most motherboards to achieve greater performance. Be warned that overclocking can void CPU warranty.

640 vs FX-4130 performance comparison

The charts demonstrate performance of Athlon II X4 640 and FX-4130 microprocessors in various kinds of applications. The numbers for 'Single-threaded performance' and 'Multi-threaded performance' charts are calculated as an average of several related benchmarks, that you can find in the "Benchmarks" tab. As a result, performance in individual benchmarks may be higher or lower than what you see in the charts below. We also averaged the results for application type specific benchmarks and all-around performance benchmarks, and presented them in the 'Overall performance' chart. The 'Price-performance ratio' chart calculates how much more performance you will get per dollar spent. This ratio does not take into account the cost of other system parts.
Single-threaded performance
2
1.6
1.2
0.8
0.4
0
 
 
1
 
1.18
 
 
Higher is better
Multi-threaded performance
2
1.6
1.2
0.8
0.4
0
 
 
1.11
 
1
 
 
Higher is better
Memory-intensive applications
2
1.6
1.2
0.8
0.4
0
 
 
1
 
1.27
 
 
Higher is better
Overall performance
2
1.6
1.2
0.8
0.4
0
 
 
1
 
1.09
 
 
Higher is better
Price / performance ratio
2
1.6
1.2
0.8
0.4
0
 
 
1.38
 
1
 
 
Higher is better
 

  - AMD Athlon II X4 640       - AMD FX-4130

Complete list of benchmarks, that show difference in performance between AMD 640 and FX-4130 in various types of tests, can be seen in the "Benchmarks" tab.


640 vs FX-4130 power consumption and price comparison

Thermal Design Power
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125W
 
 
Lower is better
Current official price
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160
120
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$67
 
$101
 
 
Lower is better

Detailed side by side comparison of AMD 640 vs AMD FX-4130 specs can be found in the "Specifications" tab. Even more detailed comparison of low level features of both processors you will find in the "CPUIDs" tab.


Pros and Cons summary

Athlon II X4 640 FX-4130
General recommendations:
Performs somewhat faster in multi-threaded tasks,
Lower power consumption,
Less expensive,
Somewhat better price / performance ratio
  General recommendations:
Performs insignificantly faster in all task types,
Supports SSE4.1 / SSE4.2 / AVX / XOP instructions,
Allows simple overclocking

Drawbacks:

Performs a bit worse in all kinds of applications,
Lacks some instructions
 

Drawbacks:

Worse performance in multi-threaded tasks,
Needs somewhat more power,
Significantly higher official price,
Worse price / performance ratio

Similar processors

Athlon II X4 640 FX-4130
 

Similar microprocessors use the same socket and architecture as 640 and FX-4130, but their performance and other characteristics are a bit different.

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More comparisons

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  AMD 3.3GHz 8MB

Specifications

Please visit AMD Athlon II X4 640 and AMD FX-4130 pages for more complete specifications of both microprocessors.

 AMD Athlon II X4 640AMD FX-4130
Market segmentDesktop
ManufacturerAMD
FamilyAthlon II X4FX-Series
Basic details
Model number640FX-4130
CPU part numberADX640WFK42GMFD4130FRW4MGU
Box part numberADX640WFGMBOXFD4130FRGUBOX
Introduction dateMay 10, 2010August 27, 2012
Current official price$67 (as of Jan 2014)$101 (as of Jan 2014)
 
CPU features
Core namePropusZambezi
Platform name Scorpius
MicroarchitectureK10Bulldozer
Technology (micron)0.0450.032
Data width (bits)64
SocketSocket AM2+ / Socket AM3Socket AM3+
Frequency (MHz)30003800
Turbo Frequency (MHz) 3900
Bus speed (MHz)2000 (HT/QPI) 
Clock Multiplier15 
L1 cache256 KB (code) / 256 KB (data)128 KB (code) / 64 KB (data)
L2 cache (KB)20484096
L3 cache (KB) 4096
Max temperature (°C)55 - 71 
TDP (Watt)95125
Core voltage (V)1.1 - 1.4 
Cores4
Threads4
Multiprocessing1
 
Instruction set extensions
3DNow!+-
AES / Advanced Encryption Standard-+
AMD64 / EM64T 64-bit technology+
AVX / Advanced Vector Extensions-+
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 memoryDDR2-1066, DDR3-1333DDR3-1866
Notes:

Rows with different specifications or features are highlighted.

For detailed specifications of "AMD Athlon II X4 640" or "AMD FX-4130" parts please click on the links in the table header.

Benchmarks

System setup

Below is a complete set of AMD Athlon II X4 640 and FX-4130 benchmarks from our CPU benchmark database. The former processor was tested on ASRock M3A780GXH/128M motherboard with 2 GB dual-channel Corsair CM3X1024-1333C9 DDR3 memory, and Powercolor 24PRO256M DDR2 (ATI Radeon HD2400). 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 II X4 640 vs FX-4130 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 II X4 640           AMD FX-4130

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%
62.4%

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%
91.6%

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%
89.0%

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%
74.7%

LAME MP3 encoding - single process benchmark

Reports the number of MP3 songs, encoded by one CPU core per one minute.
100%
90.7%

    AMD Athlon II X4 640           AMD FX-4130

PCMark2002 CPU score benchmark

100%
96.3%

Super PI (1M) benchmark

Measures time, required to calculate the first 1 million digits after the decimal point in the number Pi.
100%
84.1%

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%
77.5%


Athlon II X4 640 vs FX-4130 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 II X4 640           AMD FX-4130

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%
99.7%

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%
84.8%

Blowfish encryption benchmark

Reports encryption speed of pre-defined 32KB text block. The data is encrypted using Blowfish algorithm.
100%
74.1%

CINEBENCH R10 CPU score benchmark

Measures performance of multi-core rendering of a photo-realistic 3D image using CINEMA 4D software engine.
100%
95.5%

CINEBENCH R10 render time (seconds) benchmark

Measures time taken to render a photo-realistic 3D image using CINEMA 4D software engine.
100%
95.5%

    AMD Athlon II X4 640           AMD FX-4130

CrystalMark ALU benchmark

100%
93.8%

CrystalMark FPU benchmark

100%
80.3%

Euler3D benchmark

100%
89.0%

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%
86.0%

Fritz Chess Benchmark benchmark

100%
94.9%

    AMD Athlon II X4 640           AMD FX-4130

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%
95.7%

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%
88.5%

LAME MP3 encoding - multiple processes benchmark

Reports the number of MP3 songs, encoded by all CPU cores per one minute.
100%
88.6%

Sandra Dhrystone (MIPS) benchmark

Runs Dhrystone test on all cores, and reports estimated integer performance in MIPS (Millions of Instructions Per Second).
100%
79.8%

Sandra MultiMedia Floating Point (it/s) benchmark

100%
94.5%

    AMD Athlon II X4 640           AMD FX-4130

Sandra MultiMedia Integer (it/s) benchmark

100%
82.1%

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%
50.4%

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%
88.1%

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%
97.5%

wPrime v1.55 (32M) benchmark

wPrime benchmark measures time taken to calculate square roots of numbers from 1 to 33554431.
100%
71.3%


Athlon II X4 640 vs FX-4130 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.

Important! The processors were tested using different types of graphics adapters, that may not be suitable for comparison.

    AMD Athlon II X4 640           AMD FX-4130

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%
9.2%

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%
28.7%

CINEBENCH R10 OpenGL score benchmark

100%
31.8%


Athlon II X4 640 vs FX-4130 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 II X4 640           AMD FX-4130

7Zip compressing/decompressing speed (1 thread) benchmark

100%
97.9%

CrystalMark Memory benchmark

100%
88.6%

PCMark2002 Memory score benchmark

100%
50.0%

WinRAR compressing/decompressing speed benchmark

100%
78.8%

CPUIDs

The table below compares two random CPUID records for AMD Athlon II X4 640 and AMD FX-4130 microprocessors, that were submitted to our CPUID database.

  CPUID 1 CPUID 2
ManufacturerAMD
CPU FamilyAthlon II X4FX-Series
Model / Processor Number640FX-4130
Frequency2993 MHz3812 MHz
CWID version0.40.5
Part numberADX640WFK42GMFD4130FRW4MGU
S-Spec / Stepping CodeCADHC AD 1007DPCWFA 1246PGT
 
General information
VendorAuthenticAMD
Processor name (BIOS)AMD Athlon(tm) II X4 640 ProcessorAMD FX(tm)-4130 Quad-Core Processor
Cores4
Compute units 2
Logical processors4
Processor typeOriginal OEM Processor
Core steppingBL-C3OR-B2
CPUID signature100F53600F12
Family16 (010h)21 (015h)
Model 5 (05h) 1 (01h)
Stepping 3 (03h) 2 (02h)
Socket AM3+
 
Cache
L1 data: Associativity2-way set associative4-way set associative
L1 data: Comments Direct-mapped
L1 data: Line size64 bytes
L1 data: Lines per tag1 
L1 data: Size4 x 64 KB4 x 16 KB
L1 instruction: Associativity2-way set associative
L1 instruction: Comments Direct-mapped|1 cache per 2 cores
L1 instruction: Line size64 bytes
L1 instruction: Lines per tag1 
L1 instruction: Size4 x 64 KB2 x 64 KB
L2: Associativity16-way set associative
L2: Comments Non-inclusive|Direct-mapped|1 cache per 2 cores
L2: Line size64 bytes
L2: Lines per tag1 
L2: Size4 x 512 KB2 x 2 MB
L3: Associativity 32-way set associative
L3: Comments Non-inclusive|Direct-mapped|Shared between all cores
L3: Line size 64 bytes
L3: Size 4 MB
 
Instruction set extensions
3DNow!+-
AES-+
AMD extensions to MMX+
AVX-+
Extensions to 3DNow!+-
FMA4-+
MMX+
SSE+
SSE2+
SSE3+
SSE4.1-+
SSE4.2-+
SSE4A+
SSSE3-+
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+
Software thermal control+-
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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