AMD Athlon II X4 650 vs FX-4130

Mini Review

AMD Athlon II X4 650 advantages

  • It is estimated that the processor has 13% higher performance when running multi-threaded tasks.
  • 3DNow! technology is avaialable on this CPU. The 3DNow! instruction set allows the microprocessor to perform certain floating-point operations faster, and thus enhance performance in games, that support the instructions. These instruction are obsolete now, and only some old games and software used them.
  • Power consumption of the AMD 650 is lower.

AMD FX-4130 advantages

  • According to our estimates, the AMD FX-4130 is 9% faster in single-threaded applications.
  • The FX-4130 CPU features SSSE3, SSE4.1 and SSE4.2 instructions.
  • The FX-4130 processor incorporates AES, or Advanced Encryption Standard, technology. These instructions accelerate AES encryption and decryption, and are beneficial if you need to protect your disk or network data.
  • The CPU includes AVX and XOP instructions. While these extensions are not widely used by programs yet, their support should improve in future apps.
  • The processor has FMA4 instruction set extension enabled. The FMA4 technology is only offered on AMD CPUs, for that reason it probably will not get broad support from software vendors.
  • The FX-4130 CPU is not "locked". Thus, the processor can be freely overclocked on most motherboards to achieve greater performance.

650 vs FX-4130 estimated performance

The charts below illustrate relative performance of Athlon II X4 650 and FX-4130 microprocessors. Results for FX-4130 were determined based on a number of benchmarks. Performance numbers for Athlon II X4 650 were derived from benchmark results of other CPUs with the same core and microarchitecture. As a note, the estimate has greater error of margin than results obtained using real-world tests. Additionally, this is an averaged performance, and the difference in individual benchmarks may be better or worse than what you see in the charts below.
Single-threaded performance
2
1.6
1.2
0.8
0.4
0
 
 
1
 
1.09
 
 
Higher is better
Multi-threaded performance
2
1.6
1.2
0.8
0.4
0
 
 
1.13
 
1
 
 
Higher is better

  - AMD Athlon II X4 650       - AMD FX-4130

650 vs FX-4130 specifications comparison

The graphs below compare the most important characteristics of the AMD Athlon II X4 650 and AMD FX-4130 microprocessors. These features, along with an IPC (instructions per cycle) number, determine how well a CPU performs. The "Operating frequency" chart uses dark color to represent base frequency, whereas lighter area is for extra frequency, provided by Turbo feature. Darker area on the "On-chip cache" graph is for the On-chip L2 cache. Lighter area is for the L3 cache cache. Although the L3 cache cache is usually larger than the On-chip L2 cache, it is always slower.

The number of cores / threads
5
4
3
2
1
0
 
 
4
 
4
 
 
Higher is better
Operating frequency
5
4
3
2
1
0
 
 
3.2GHz
 
3.9GHz
 
 
Higher is better
On-chip L2 + L3 cache
9
7.2
5.4
3.6
1.8
0
 
 
2MB
 
8MB
 
 
Higher is better
Thermal Design Power
200
160
120
80
40
0
 
 
95W
 
125W
 
 
Lower is better

  - AMD Athlon II X4 650       - AMD FX-4130

Detailed side by side comparison of AMD 650 vs AMD FX-4130 specs can be found in the "Specifications" tab.


Pros and Cons summary

Athlon II X4 650 FX-4130
General recommendations:
Performs better in multi-threaded applications,
Needs less power
  General recommendations:
A bit faster in single-threaded tasks,
Supports SSE4.1 / SSE4.2 / AVX / XOP instructions,
Allows effortless overclocking

Drawbacks:

A bit slow in single-threaded programs,
Does not support some instructions
 

Drawbacks:

Performs somewhat worse in multi-threaded programs,
Higher power consumption

Similar processors

Athlon II X4 650 FX-4130
 

Similar processors utilize the same core and fit the same socket as AMD 650 and FX-4130.

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Specifications

Please visit AMD Athlon II X4 650 and AMD FX-4130 pages for more complete specifications of both microprocessors.

 AMD Athlon II X4 650AMD FX-4130
Market segmentDesktop
ManufacturerAMD
FamilyAthlon II X4FX-Series
Basic details
Model number650FX-4130
CPU part numberADX650WFK42GMFD4130FRW4MGU
Box part numberADX650WFGMBOXFD4130FRGUBOX
Introduction dateJune 30, 2011August 27, 2012
Current official price $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)32003800
Turbo Frequency (MHz) 3900
Bus speed (MHz)2000 (HT/QPI) 
Clock Multiplier16 
L1 cache256 KB (code) / 256 KB (data)128 KB (code) / 64 KB (data)
L2 cache (KB)20484096
L3 cache (KB) 4096
TDP (Watt)95125
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
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For detailed specifications of "AMD Athlon II X4 650" or "AMD FX-4130" parts please click on the links in the table header.

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