Average Bench: 39% (432nd of 980)

Based on 865 user benchmarks.  Device: 178BFBFF00610F01 Model: AMD Athlon(tm) X4 740 Quad Core Processor
Poor: 27%Average: 39% Great: 45%
Gaming
Gaming 39%
Jet ski
Desktop
Desktop 41%
Speed boat
Workstation
Workstation 23%
Surfboard

Poor average bench

The AMD Athlon II X4 740K averaged 60.9% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This isn't a great result which indicates that there are much faster alternatives on the comparison list.

Strengths

Single Core Integer Speed 65.2Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 61.4Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the AMD Athlon II X4 740K is just 18%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the AMD Athlon II X4 740K performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Multi Core Floating Point Speed 173Pts
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 196Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 865 samples)
Min Avg Max
42.1 SC Int 65.2 75.5
42.8 SC Float 58.1 65.3
40.2 SC Mixed 61.4 70
49.3% 61.5 Pts
Min Avg Max
115 QC Int 193 224
108 QC Float 168 191
116 QC Mixed 190 219
41.7% 184 Pts
Min Avg Max
140 MC Int 201 226
126 MC Float 173 191
135 MC Mixed 196 220
28.6% 190 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Single core Quad core Multi core
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
P0, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.5 GHz (avg)
SC Int 90.4
SC Float 78.1
SC Mixed 81.3
67% 83.3 Pts
QC Int 276
QC Float 236
QC Mixed 271
59% 261 Pts
MC Int 277
MC Float 238
MC Mixed 272
40% 262 Pts
FM2+ , 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.5 GHz (avg)
SC Int 70.5
SC Float 63.8
SC Mixed 69.1
54% 67.8 Pts
QC Int 216
QC Float 186
QC Mixed 216
47% 206 Pts
MC Int 220
MC Float 187
MC Mixed 214
31% 207 Pts
P0, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.5 GHz (avg)
SC Int 72.8
SC Float 62.9
SC Mixed 66.7
54% 67.5 Pts
QC Int 172
QC Float 188
QC Mixed 218
44% 192 Pts
MC Int 220
MC Float 187
MC Mixed 216
31% 207 Pts
FM2+ , 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz
SC Int 69
SC Float 61.7
SC Mixed 66
52% 65.6 Pts
QC Int 207
QC Float 171
QC Mixed 204
44% 194 Pts
MC Int 195
MC Float 166
MC Mixed 195
28% 185 Pts
P0, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz
SC Int 64.3
SC Float 56.6
SC Mixed 58
48% 59.6 Pts
QC Int 201
QC Float 171
QC Mixed 197
43% 190 Pts
MC Int 195
MC Float 172
MC Mixed 199
28% 189 Pts
P0, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.35 GHz (avg)
SC Int 67.1
SC Float 58.3
SC Mixed 64.7
51% 63.4 Pts
QC Int 167
QC Float 135
QC Mixed 166
35% 156 Pts
MC Int 190
MC Float 170
MC Mixed 173
27% 178 Pts
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 6,329,219 CPUs tested.

Typical Athlon II X4 740K Builds (Compare 595 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 12%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 36%
Jet ski
Workstation
Workstation 22%
Surfboard

Motherboard: MSI FM2-A55M-E33 (MS-7721) - $120

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 36% - Below average Total price: $185

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