AMD Sempron 3850 vs AMD Athlon II X4 740

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AMD Sempron 3850 CPU1 vs CPU2 AMD Athlon II X4 740
AMD Sempron 3850 AMD Athlon II X4 740

CPU comparison

AMD Sempron 3850 or AMD Athlon II X4 740 ? In this comparison, we check which of these two CPUs is better. We compare the technical data and benchmark results.

The AMD Sempron 3850 has 4 cores with 4 threads and clocks with a maximum frequency of 1.30 GHz. Up to GB of memory is supported in 1 (Single Channel) memory channels. The AMD Sempron 3850 was released in Q2/2014.

The AMD Athlon II X4 740 has 4 cores with 4 threads and clocks with a maximum frequency of 3.70 GHz. The CPU supports up to 16 GB of memory in 2 (Dual Channel) memory channels. The AMD Athlon II X4 740 was released in Q4/2012.
AMD Sempron Family AMD Athlon II
AMD Sempron 2000/3000 CPU group AMD Athlon II X4 (Trinity)
1 Generation 3
Kabini (Jaguar) Architecture Trinity
Desktop / Server Segment Desktop / Server
-- Predecessor AMD Athlon II X4 640
-- Successor --

CPU Cores and Base Frequency

In addition to the number of CPU cores and threads, you can see here whether the AMD Sempron 3850 or AMD Athlon II X4 740 can be overclocked. You will also find the clock frequencies of the processor (single-core and multi-core) here. The number of CPU cores greatly affects the speed of the processor.

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

Internal Graphics

The AMD Sempron 3850 or AMD Athlon II X4 740 has integrated graphics, called iGPU for short. The iGPU uses the system's main memory as graphics memory and sits on the processor's die. A processor with integrated graphics is also called APU (Accelerated Processing Unit).

AMD Radeon HD 8280 GPU no iGPU
0.45 GHz GPU frequency
GPU (Turbo)
5 GPU Generation
28 nm Technology
2 Max. displays
2 Execution units
128 Shader
2 GB Max. GPU Memory
11.1 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.

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

The memory type as well as the amount of memory can greatly affect the speed of the processor. The memory bandwidth depends on several factors and is given in gigabytes per second.

DDR3L-1600 SO-DIMM Memory DDR3-1866
Max. Memory 16 GB
1 (Single Channel) Memory channels 2 (Dual Channel)
12.8 GB/s Bandwidth --
No ECC No
L2 Cache
2.00 MB L3 Cache 4.00 MB
PCIe version
PCIe lanes

Thermal Management

The Thermal Design Power (TDP for short) specifies the necessary cooling solution to cool the processor sufficiently. The TDP usually only gives a rough idea of the real consumption of a CPU.

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

Technical details

Here you will find information on the size of the level 2 and level 3 cache of the AMD Sempron 3850 or AMD Athlon II X4 740 as well as a list of the processors ISA extensions. We have documented the architecture and the manufacturing technology for you as well as the release date.

28 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 ISA extensions MMX, 3DNow!, SSE3, SSE4a
AM1 Socket FM2
AMD-V Virtualization AMD-V
Yes AES-NI No
Windows 10, Linux Operating systems Windows 10, Linux
Q2/2014 Release date Q4/2012
30 $ Release price 60 $
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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 Sempron 3850 AMD Sempron 3850
4C 4T @ 1.30 GHz
0 (0%)
AMD Athlon II X4 740 AMD Athlon II X4 740
4C 4T @ 3.70 GHz
461 (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 Sempron 3850 AMD Sempron 3850
4C 4T @ 1.30 GHz
0 (0%)
AMD Athlon II X4 740 AMD Athlon II X4 740
4C 4T @ 3.70 GHz
1391 (100%)
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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 Sempron 3850 AMD Sempron 3850
4C 4T @ 1.30 GHz
0 (0%)
AMD Athlon II X4 740 AMD Athlon II X4 740
4C 4T @ 3.20 GHz
651 (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 Sempron 3850 AMD Sempron 3850
AMD Radeon HD 8280 @ 0.45 GHz
115 (100%)
AMD Athlon II X4 740 AMD Athlon II X4 740
@ 0.00 GHz
0 (0%)
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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 Sempron 3850 AMD Sempron 3850
4C 4T @ 1.30 GHz
1821 (45%)
AMD Athlon II X4 740 AMD Athlon II X4 740
4C 4T @ 3.70 GHz
4011 (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 Sempron 3850 AMD Sempron 3850
4C 4T @ 1.30 GHz
0 (0%)
AMD Athlon II X4 740 AMD Athlon II X4 740
4C 4T @ 3.70 GHz
80 (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 Sempron 3850 AMD Sempron 3850
4C 4T @ 1.30 GHz
0 (0%)
AMD Athlon II X4 740 AMD Athlon II X4 740
4C 4T @ 3.70 GHz
288 (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 Sempron 3850 AMD Sempron 3850
4C 4T @ 1.30 GHz
780 (44%)
AMD Athlon II X4 740 AMD Athlon II X4 740
4C 4T @ 3.70 GHz
1777 (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 Sempron 3850 AMD Sempron 3850
4C 4T @ 1.30 GHz
2447 (54%)
AMD Athlon II X4 740 AMD Athlon II X4 740
4C 4T @ 3.70 GHz
4525 (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 Sempron 3850 AMD Sempron 3850
4C 4T @ 1.30 GHz
0 (0%)
AMD Athlon II X4 740 AMD Athlon II X4 740
4C 4T @ 3.70 GHz
0.88 (100%)
Show all Cinebench R11.5, 64bit (Single-Core) results



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 Sempron 3850 AMD Sempron 3850
4C 4T @ 1.30 GHz
0 (0%)
AMD Athlon II X4 740 AMD Athlon II X4 740
4C 4T @ 3.70 GHz
3.51 (100%)
Show all Cinebench R11.5, 64bit (Multi-Core) results



Devices using this processor

AMD Sempron 3850 AMD Athlon II X4 740
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