AMD Athlon 2 X4 640 3.0GHz Socket AM3

  • AMD Athlon 2 X4 640 3.0GHz Socket AM3
83
Based on 8 scores, 37 reviews available
  • Excellent:
    3
  • Good:
    5
  • Average:
    0
  • Bad:
    0

Pros:

  • Great price.
  • Performance in most tests.
  • Excellent price/performance ratio.

Cons:

  • Not as high performance increase as seen from the X2260 to the X3445.
  • Still not L3 cache.

Expert reviews and ratings

By Tom's Hardware UK on

This month we address the disappearing Phenom II X4 965 and Athlon II X4 640, and suggest the eventual phase-out of AMD's entire FX family. The good news is that we now have performance data on the multiplier-unlocked Athlon II X4 750K, which does well. ...

By Tom's Hardware on

Benchmarking 86 CPUs takes a while. After long last, though, we have 51 models from AMD and 35 from Intel tested in our current suite. If you want to know how your processor sizes up to its competition, you'll find plenty of comparison data inside! 86...

By PC Mag on

The AMD Athlon II X4 640 ($99.99 list) is a 3.0GHz, quad-core processor with support for 64-bit computing and virtualization, and includes both a heatsink and fan among other features. The chip also sports an integrated DDR memory controller, a 2MB...

By BeHardware on

Dealing with current news means that we rarely have the opportunity to review old products and of course a comparison between the most recent products and those that came out several years ago can get a little problematic. But we’ve decided to push...

By Rbmods.com on

Priced around the same as the AMD Phenom II X4 905e and performing better in most tests I can only say that this processor is a juicy piece of hardware. It is true, that 640 will consume more power than the 905e, but if you're only after performance...

By Benchmark Reviews on 93

The Athlon-II X4-640 performed very well against the lower end Athlon-II X3 and X2 processors that we tested it against. When overclocked to 3.8GHz it even got close and overcame to the performance of the i7 920, mostly in single threaded or low-end...

By ComputerPowerUser on 80

All that said, I can’t say anything negative about the 640 or 610e in and of themselves. They performed well in benchmark testing and are delightfully inexpensive for quad-core...

By bjorn3d.com on 80

A new model of a CPU series is usually a pretty big deal, but six is phenomenal. Not only is AMD increasing the clock speed on these new models, but they are also keeping the top price points the same. So now you can get the new top-tier Athlon II...

By DigitalVersus on 80

Just a notch above the Athlon II X4 630 in AMD's range, the Athlon II X4 640 has a slightly higher clock speed of 3.0 GHz instead of 2.8 GHz. Those extra 200 Hz allow it to overtake the Intel Core 2 Duo E8600, leaving it just behind the Core i3 540. ...

By PCPer on

Groundbreaking? No. Unprecedented? Not even close. A nice increase in performance all the while pushing prices down? Definitely. Things can get a bit crowded on a m-ATX motherboard with full size video cards. AMD is milking the Athlon...

By Extreme Overclocking on

As I stated in my opening paragraph, these CPUs for the most part are simply speed bumps in existing product lines along with using the latest C3 revision silicon. These new processors should replace existing models at the same price point, thus...

By Pureoverclock on

The results we see from this chip don't differ at all from what we've expected. At stock, it's essentially a slightly clocked up Athlon II X4 635, and when overclocked, it's also the same as an overclocked X4 635. No surprises here. So who would buy...

By HotHardware on

The new Athlon II X4 640 performed relatively well, especially considering its affordable price point. Generally speaking, the Athlon II X4 640 processor was outpaced by Intel's latest dual-core, the Core i5-661, but keep in mind AMD's new offering...

By Overclockers Club on

When it comes to the bottom line, the AMD Athlon II X4 640 takes the lead for the Athlon II series processors with its increase in speed. Even with only a 100MHz increase, the Athlon II X4 640 has the edge it needs to sneak in as top dog. Now here is...

By Legit Reviews on

The AMD Athlon II X4 640 may not be the world's fastest processor, though it isn't priced like it, either! The low price of $122.00 is aimed at the main stream crowd that likes to see a great price to performance ratio. AMD hit the nail on the head...

By Hi Tech Legion on

Not everyone has the need for a Phenom processor. AMD has done an excellent job of creating a line of processors that contain the near same technology, yet reach a bigger audience with their price point. This new release of processors is going to...

By Neoseeker on

In the previous article about the Athlon II X4 635, it was concluded that in gaming, the X4 635 had quite a hard time beating the Core i3-530 in the same price range. With today's launch however, the X4 635 is the new sub-$100 Athlon II X4, meaning...

International Review By Hardware.Info on

AMD introduceerde eerder dit jaar haar A6 en A8 Llano processors en Intel heeft haar lijn Sandy Bridge processors flink uitgebreid. Aan de vooravond van de introductie van high-end Intel Sandy Bridge-E en de AMD FX processors is het tijd om opnieuw de...

International Review By CowcotLand on

Aujourd'hui, nous ajoutons quelques quatre nouveaux processeurs à notre comparatif. Tous en provenance de chez Intel, ces nouveaux processeurs se veulent tous très différents. En effet, nous avons un modèle d'entrée de gamme, le Pentium G850, mais...

International Review By CowcotLand on

Nous continuons doucement mais surement nos pérégrinations dans le monde du processeur, avec une nouvelle mise à jour de notre comparatif, qui passe à 49 modèles. Les deux nouveautés du jour sont les A8-3850 et A6-3650, deux processeurs nouvelle...