AMD A4-4020 vs AMD Athlon II X4 740

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AMD A4-4020 CPU1 vs CPU2 AMD Athlon II X4 740
AMD A4-4020 AMD Athlon II X4 740

CPU comparison

In this CPU comparison, we compare the AMD A4-4020 and the AMD Athlon II X4 740 and use benchmarks to check which processor is faster.

We compare the AMD A4-4020 2 core processor released in Q1/2014 with the AMD Athlon II X4 740 which has 4 CPU cores and was introduced in Q4/2012.
AMD A (112) Family AMD Athlon II (52)
AMD A4-4000 (2) CPU group AMD Athlon II X4 (Trinity) (2)
2 Generation 3
Richland (Piledriver) Architecture Trinity
Desktop / Server Segment Desktop / Server
-- Predecessor AMD Athlon II X4 640
-- Successor --

CPU Cores and Base Frequency

The AMD A4-4020 is a 2 core processor with a clock frequency of 3.20 GHz (3.40 GHz). The processor can compute 2 threads at the same time. The AMD Athlon II X4 740 clocks with 3.20 GHz (3.70 GHz), has 4 CPU cores and can calculate 4 threads in parallel.

AMD A4-4020 Characteristic AMD Athlon II X4 740
2 Cores 4
2 Threads 4
normal Core architecture normal
No Hyperthreading No
Yes Overclocking ? No
3.20 GHz Frequency 3.20 GHz
3.40 GHz Turbo Frequency (1 Core) 3.70 GHz
3.40 GHz Turbo Frequency (All Cores) 3.70 GHz

NPU AI performance

The performance values of the processor's AI unit. The isolated NPU performance is specified here, the total AI performance (NPU+CPU+iGPU) can be higher. Processors with support for artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) can process many calculations, especially audio, image and video processing, much faster than classic processors.

AMD A4-4020 Characteristic AMD Athlon II X4 740
-- AI hardware --
-- AI specifications --
-- NPU + CPU + iGPU --

Integrated graphics (iGPU)

Graphics (iGPU) integrated into the processor not only enable image output without having to rely on a dedicated graphics solution, but can also efficiently accelerate video playback.

AMD Radeon HD 7480D GPU no iGPU
0.72 GHz GPU frequency --
-- GPU (Turbo) --
4 GPU Generation --
32 nm Technology
2 Max. displays
2 Compute units --
128 Shader --
No Hardware Raytracing No
No Frame Generation No
2 GB Max. GPU Memory --
11 DirectX Version --

Hardware codec support

A photo or video codec that is accelerated in hardware can greatly accelerate the working speed of a processor and extend the battery life of notebooks or smartphones when playing videos.

AMD Radeon HD 7480D GPU no iGPU
No Codec h265 / HEVC (8 bit) No
No Codec h265 / HEVC (10 bit) No
Decode Codec h264 No
No Codec VP9 No
No Codec VP8 No
No Codec AV1 No
Decode Codec AVC No
Decode Codec VC-1 No
Decode / Encode Codec JPEG No

Memory & PCIe

Up to GB of memory in a maximum of 2 memory channels is supported by the AMD A4-4020, while the AMD Athlon II X4 740 supports a maximum of 16 GB of memory with a maximum memory bandwidth of 29.9 GB/s enabled.

AMD A4-4020 Characteristic AMD Athlon II X4 740
DDR3-1333 Memory DDR3-1866
Max. Memory 16 GB
2 (Dual Channel) Memory channels 2 (Dual Channel)
21.3 GB/s Max. Bandwidth 29.9 GB/s
No ECC No
-- L2 Cache 4.00 MB
1.00 MB L3 Cache --
-- PCIe version --
-- PCIe lanes --
-- PCIe Bandwidth --

Thermal Management

The AMD A4-4020 has a TDP of 65 W. The TDP of the AMD Athlon II X4 740 is 65 W. System integrators use the TDP of the processor as a guide when dimensioning the cooling solution.

AMD A4-4020 Characteristic AMD Athlon II X4 740
65 W TDP (PL1 / PBP) 65 W
-- TDP (PL2) --
-- TDP up --
-- TDP down --
-- Tjunction max. --

Technical details

The AMD A4-4020 has 1.00 MB cache and is manufactured in 32 nm. The cache of AMD Athlon II X4 740 is at 4.00 MB. The processor is manufactured in 32 nm.

AMD A4-4020 Characteristic AMD Athlon II X4 740
32 nm Technology 32 nm
Unknown Chip design Unknown
x86-64 (64 bit) Instruction set (ISA) x86-64 (64 bit)
SSE4a, SSE4.1, SSE4.2, AVX, FMA3, FMA4 ISA extensions MMX, 3DNow!, SSE3, SSE4a
FM2 Socket FM2
AMD-V Virtualization AMD-V
Yes AES-NI No
Windows 10, Linux Operating systems Windows 10, Linux
Q1/2014 Release date Q4/2012
32 $ Release price 60 $
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Average performance in benchmarks

⌀ Single core performance in 1 CPU benchmarks
AMD A4-4020 (82%)
AMD Athlon II X4 740 (100%)
⌀ Multi core performance in 2 CPU benchmarks
AMD A4-4020 (52%)
AMD Athlon II X4 740 (100%)

Geekbench 5, 64bit (Single-Core)

Geekbench 5 is a cross plattform benchmark that heavily uses the systems memory. A fast memory will push the result a lot. The single-core test only uses one CPU core, the amount of cores or hyperthreading ability doesn't count.
AMD A4-4020 AMD A4-4020
2C 2T @ 3.40 GHz
379 (82%)
AMD Athlon II X4 740 AMD Athlon II X4 740
4C 4T @ 3.70 GHz
461 (100%)

Geekbench 5, 64bit (Multi-Core)

Geekbench 5 is a cross plattform benchmark that heavily uses the systems memory. A fast memory will push the result a lot. The multi-core test involves all CPU cores and taks a big advantage of hyperthreading.
AMD A4-4020 AMD A4-4020
2C 2T @ 3.40 GHz
560 (40%)
AMD Athlon II X4 740 AMD Athlon II X4 740
4C 4T @ 3.70 GHz
1391 (100%)

Estimated results for PassMark CPU Mark

Some of the CPUs listed below have been benchmarked by CPU-monkey. However the majority of CPUs have not been tested and the results have been estimated by a CPU-monkey’s secret proprietary formula. As such they do not accurately reflect the actual Passmark CPU mark values and are not endorsed by PassMark Software Pty Ltd.
AMD A4-4020 AMD A4-4020
2C 2T @ 3.40 GHz
1740 (64%)
AMD Athlon II X4 740 AMD Athlon II X4 740
4C 4T @ 3.70 GHz
2705 (100%)

iGPU - FP32 Performance (Single-precision GFLOPS)

The theoretical computing performance of the internal graphics unit of the processor with simple accuracy (32 bit) in GFLOPS. GFLOPS indicates how many billion floating point operations the iGPU can perform per second.
AMD A4-4020 AMD A4-4020
AMD Radeon HD 7480D @ 0.72 GHz
184 (100%)
AMD Athlon II X4 740 AMD Athlon II X4 740
@ 0.00 GHz
0 (0%)

CPU-Z Benchmark 17 (Multi-Core)

The CPU-Z benchmark measures a processor's performance by measuring the time it takes the system to complete all benchmark calculations. The faster the benchmark is completed, the higher the score.
AMD A4-4020 AMD A4-4020
2C 2T @ 3.20 GHz
0 (0%)
AMD Athlon II X4 740 AMD Athlon II X4 740
4C 4T @ 3.20 GHz
651 (100%)

Cinebench R15 (Single-Core)

Cinebench R15 is the successor of Cinebench 11.5 and is also based on the Cinema 4 Suite. Cinema 4 is a worldwide used software to create 3D forms. The single-core test only uses one CPU core, the amount of cores or hyperthreading ability doesn't count.
AMD A4-4020 AMD A4-4020
2C 2T @ 3.40 GHz
0 (0%)
AMD Athlon II X4 740 AMD Athlon II X4 740
4C 4T @ 3.70 GHz
80 (100%)

Cinebench R15 (Multi-Core)

Cinebench R15 is the successor of Cinebench 11.5 and is also based on the Cinema 4 Suite. Cinema 4 is a worldwide used software to create 3D forms. The multi-core test involves all CPU cores and taks a big advantage of hyperthreading.
AMD A4-4020 AMD A4-4020
2C 2T @ 3.40 GHz
0 (0%)
AMD Athlon II X4 740 AMD Athlon II X4 740
4C 4T @ 3.70 GHz
288 (100%)

Devices using this processor

AMD A4-4020 AMD Athlon II X4 740
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