AMD Athlon II X4 740 vs. Intel Core i5-6600

CPU comparison with benchmarks


AMD Athlon II X4 740 CPU1 vs CPU2 Intel Core i5-6600
AMD Athlon II X4 740 Intel Core i5-6600
AMD Athlon II Family Intel Core i5
AMD Athlon II (Trinity) CPU group Intel Core i 6000
1 Generation 6
Trinity Architecture Skylake S
Desktop / Server Segment Desktop / Server
-- Predecessor --
-- Successor --

CPU Cores and Base FrequencyCPU Cores and Base Frequency

4 Cores 4
4 Threads 4
3.20 GHz Frequency 3.30 GHz
3.70 GHz Turbo (1 Core) 3.90 GHz
3.70 GHz Turbo (All Cores) 3.60 GHz
normal Core architecture normal
No Hyperthreading No
Yes Overclocking ? No

Internal GraphicsInternal Graphics

no iGPU GPU Intel HD Graphics 530
GPU frequency 0.35 GHz
GPU (Turbo) 1.15 GHz
GPU Generation 9
Technology 14 nm
Max. displays 3
Execution units 24
Shader 192
Max. GPU Memory 64 GB
DirectX Version 12

Hardware codec supportHardware codec support

No Codec h265 / HEVC (8 bit) Decode / Encode
No Codec h265 / HEVC (10 bit) Decode
No Codec h264 Decode / Encode
No Codec VP9 Decode
No Codec VP8 Decode / Encode
No Codec AV1 No
No Codec AVC Decode / Encode
No Codec VC-1 Decode
No Codec JPEG Decode / Encode

Memory & PCIeMemory & PCIe

DDR3-1866 Memory DDR3-1600, DDR4-2133
Max. Memory 64 GB
1 Memory channels 2
No ECC No
L2 Cache
4.00 MB L3 Cache 6.00 MB
PCIe version 3.0
PCIe lanes 16

Thermal ManagementThermal Management

65 W TDP (PL1) 65 W
-- TDP (PL2) --
-- TDP up --
-- TDP down --
-- Tjunction max. --

Technical detailsTechnical details

32 nm Technology 14 nm
x86-64 (64 bit) Instruction set (ISA) x86-64 (64 bit)
SSE3 ISA extensions SSE4.1, SSE4.2, AVX2
FM2 Socket LGA 1151
None Virtualization VT-x, VT-x EPT, VT-d
No AES-NI Yes
Q4/2012 Release date Q3/2015
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Cinebench R23 (Single-Core)

Cinebench R23 is the successor of Cinebench R20 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 Athlon II X4 740 AMD Athlon II X4 740
4x 3.20 GHz (3.70 GHz)
0 (0%)
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Intel Core i5-6600 Intel Core i5-6600
4x 3.30 GHz (3.90 GHz)
1041 (100%)
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Cinebench R23 (Multi-Core)

Cinebench R23 is the successor of Cinebench R20 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 Athlon II X4 740 AMD Athlon II X4 740
4x 3.20 GHz (3.70 GHz)
0 (0%)
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Intel Core i5-6600 Intel Core i5-6600
4x 3.30 GHz (3.90 GHz)
3741 (100%)
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Cinebench R20 (Single-Core)

Cinebench R20 is the successor of Cinebench R15 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 Athlon II X4 740 AMD Athlon II X4 740
4x 3.20 GHz (3.70 GHz)
0 (0%)
Amazon
Intel Core i5-6600 Intel Core i5-6600
4x 3.30 GHz (3.90 GHz)
381 (100%)
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Cinebench R20 (Multi-Core)

Cinebench R20 is the successor of Cinebench R15 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 Athlon II X4 740 AMD Athlon II X4 740
4x 3.20 GHz (3.70 GHz)
0 (0%)
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Intel Core i5-6600 Intel Core i5-6600
4x 3.30 GHz (3.90 GHz)
1411 (100%)
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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 Athlon II X4 740 AMD Athlon II X4 740
4x 3.20 GHz (3.70 GHz)
80 (48%)
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Intel Core i5-6600 Intel Core i5-6600
4x 3.30 GHz (3.90 GHz)
166 (100%)
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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 Athlon II X4 740 AMD Athlon II X4 740
4x 3.20 GHz (3.70 GHz)
255 (43%)
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Intel Core i5-6600 Intel Core i5-6600
4x 3.30 GHz (3.90 GHz)
597 (100%)
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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 Athlon II X4 740 AMD Athlon II X4 740
4x 3.20 GHz (3.70 GHz)
461 (48%)
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Intel Core i5-6600 Intel Core i5-6600
4x 3.30 GHz (3.90 GHz)
966 (100%)
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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 Athlon II X4 740 AMD Athlon II X4 740
4x 3.20 GHz (3.70 GHz)
1263 (40%)
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Intel Core i5-6600 Intel Core i5-6600
4x 3.30 GHz (3.90 GHz)
3167 (100%)
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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 Athlon II X4 740 AMD Athlon II X4 740
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0 (0%)
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Intel Core i5-6600 Intel Core i5-6600
Intel HD Graphics 530 @ 1.15 GHz
442 (100%)
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Blender 2.81 (bmw27)

Blender is a free 3D graphics software for rendering (creating) 3D bodies, which can also be textured and animated in the software. The Blender benchmark creates predefined scenes and measures the time (s) required for the entire scene. The shorter the time required, the better. We selected bmw27 as the benchmark scene.

AMD Athlon II X4 740 AMD Athlon II X4 740
4x 3.20 GHz (3.70 GHz)
0 (0%)
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Intel Core i5-6600 Intel Core i5-6600
4x 3.30 GHz (3.90 GHz)
559.4 (100%)
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Geekbench 3, 64bit (Single-Core)

Geekbench 3 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 Athlon II X4 740 AMD Athlon II X4 740
4x 3.20 GHz (3.70 GHz)
1777 (43%)
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Intel Core i5-6600 Intel Core i5-6600
4x 3.30 GHz (3.90 GHz)
4141 (100%)
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Geekbench 3, 64bit (Multi-Core)

Geekbench 3 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 Athlon II X4 740 AMD Athlon II X4 740
4x 3.20 GHz (3.70 GHz)
4525 (37%)
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Intel Core i5-6600 Intel Core i5-6600
4x 3.30 GHz (3.90 GHz)
12099 (100%)
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Cinebench R11.5, 64bit (Single-Core)

Cinebench 11.5 is based on the Cinema 4D Suite, a software that is popular to generate forms and other stuff in 3D. The single-core test only uses one CPU core, the amount of cores or hyperthreading ability doesn't count.

AMD Athlon II X4 740 AMD Athlon II X4 740
4x 3.20 GHz (3.70 GHz)
0.88 (44%)
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Intel Core i5-6600 Intel Core i5-6600
4x 3.30 GHz (3.90 GHz)
1.98 (100%)
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Cinebench R11.5, 64bit (Multi-Core)

Cinebench 11.5 is based on the Cinema 4D Suite, a software that is popular to generate forms and other stuff in 3D. The multi-core test involves all CPU cores and taks a big advantage of hyperthreading.

AMD Athlon II X4 740 AMD Athlon II X4 740
4x 3.20 GHz (3.70 GHz)
3.51 (54%)
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Intel Core i5-6600 Intel Core i5-6600
4x 3.30 GHz (3.90 GHz)
6.51 (100%)
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Cinebench R11.5, 64bit (iGPU, OpenGL)

Cinebench 11.5 is based on the Cinema 4D Suite, a software that is popular to generate forms and other stuff in 3D. The iGPU test uses the CPU internal graphic unit to execute OpenGL commands.

AMD Athlon II X4 740 AMD Athlon II X4 740
4x 3.20 GHz (3.70 GHz)
0 (0%)
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Intel Core i5-6600 Intel Core i5-6600
4x 3.30 GHz (3.90 GHz)
36.2 (100%)
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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 Athlon II X4 740 AMD Athlon II X4 740
4x 3.20 GHz (3.70 GHz)
4011 (49%)
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Intel Core i5-6600 Intel Core i5-6600
4x 3.30 GHz (3.90 GHz)
8253 (100%)
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AMD Athlon II X4 740 Intel Core i5-6600
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