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 AMD Athlon™ Processor

 

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 No dual-core limitations – get more with AMD Athlon™ X4

​Get more with AMD Athlon™ X4 in your system for a true quad-core advantage, smooth video playback and online gaming experiences, and the power to equip just the right amount of performance for you. From AMD, the company behind proven high-performance processors in the PlayStation® 4 and Xbox One™ gaming consoles, and Radeon™ graphics cards.

  

AMD Athlon PIB
AMD Athlon desktop processor

​No Dual-core Limitations

Choose AMD Athlon™ X4 Processors for the true Quad-Core Advantage

​Four Cores Of High-Frequency Performance

True quad-core performance you need at the price you want

 True Quad-Core Advantage

  • ​True quad-core performance you need at the price you want
  • Built to handle highly-threaded applications1 and advanced operating systems like Windows® 10
  • Double the multi-threading capacity of Intel’s Pentium G series for desktop.2

 Smooth Video & Online Gaming

  • ​Built to take full advantage of the advanced feature sets in modern graphics APIs like DirectX® 12 and Vulkan™
  • More than powerful enough to provide over 100 FPS in popular online games like League of Legends and Counter Strike: Global Offensive3
  • Couple with a capable graphics card for smooth video streaming and playback

 Personalized Performance

  • ​Available with a range of capable near-silent coolers, clock-rates, and both efficient and high-performance unlocked options
  • Multiple upgrade paths to better graphics and memory performance via Athlon™ X4 Socket FM2+ motherboards
  • Highly configurable power and performance curve via AMD OverDrive™ software4

  

 
 
 
 

  

  

  

 Overview

When Two Cores Aren't an Option​

Unlike Intel’s dual-core Pentium G for desktop, the AMD Athlon™ X4 CPU boasts true quad-core architecture fully capable of handling modern processing tasks.

Many popular, modern software titles can require quad-core processors to run properly. The AMD Athlon™ X4 CPU is built to handle highly-threaded applications, and perform when you need it most.1

Gear Up for Gaming

With four CPU cores equipped to handle multi-threaded graphics engines, the AMD Athlon™ processor has more performance than you need to play the most popular online game titles and take full advantage of the advanced feature sets in modern graphics APIs like DirectX® 12 and Vulkan™.

High Performance Pedegree

From AMD, the high performance processor company behind the PlayStation® 4 and Xbox One™ gaming consoles, and Radeon™ graphics cards.

Upgradable and Scalable

All AMD Athlon™ X4 Socket FM2+ motherboards provide users multiple upgrade paths to better graphics and memory performance, so your system can grow with your needs. The AMD Athlon™ X4 processors on the FM2+ platform are built to accommodate modern PCIe® Gen3 graphics cards, so you can pick the right GPU for the performance level you need.

Unlocked and Loaded

AMD Athlon™ X4 K-series processors boast a highly configurable power and performance curve via AMD OverDrive™ software. Tailor your experience to your personal preference, whether it’s performance, efficiency, or low noise.4

More Than Just Clock Rate Increases

The AMD Athlon™ X4 processor line-up offers models from high-efficiency to high-performance, from multiplier locked to unlocked. Now bundled with a range of capable near-silent coolers, you can pick the ideal total processor solution for your system.4

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 Features

​New, Quiet, and Powerful Coolers

AMD’s new near-silent coolers for select desktop processors offer 65W, 95W, and 125W options that generate less than 39 dBa of noise, even under load.

Microsoft DirectX® 12 Support

AMD Athlon™ X4 Processors fully support Microsoft® DirectX® 12 and its Multi-Threaded Command Buffer Recording feature for an impressive leap in gaming performance, spectacular image quality, stunning 3D visual effects, realistic lighting and lifelike imagery.

Unlocked CPU Clock Multiplier4

AMD Athlon™ K-series processors can be overclocked without artificial multiplier restrictions for simpler, easier overclocking.

AMD OverDrive™ Technology

Achieve total control of your system with AMD OverDrive™ technology’s powerful settings and monitoring tools.

AMD Turbo Core Technology

AMD Turbo Core Technology dynamically adjusts for performance boosts and low power states to maximize application performance within the thermal and power limits of your platform.

AMD Wide Floating Point Accelerator

Enables improved performance on HPC, scientific and workstation applications with a shared FP Scheduler
Dual 128-bit Floating point engines – capable of teaming together for 256-bit AVX instructions or operating separately with each core. 

Advanced Instruction Capabilities

Supports advanced instruction sets such as AVX, FMA4 and XOP, and AES, greatly increasing performance in applications designed to take advantage of this feature.

AMD Virtualization™ (AMD-VTM) Technology with IOMMU

Helps virtualization software to run more securely and efficiently, enabling a better experience when dealing with virtual systems.

AMD Cool'n'Quiet™ Technology

Designed to deliver more efficient performance by automatically and instantaneously adjusting performance states and features based on processor performance requirements. 


Microsoft® Windows® 10 Support

Designed to deliver all the benefits of Microsoft® Windows® 10 OS. FREE UPGRADE OFFER! Get DirectX® 12 with a free upgrade to Windows 10 in its first year from Microsoft.5

 Model Number Comparison

AMD Athlon™ X4 Quad-Core Processors With New AMD Thermal Solutions

Model Number
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​Number of CPU Cores Frequency CMOS Technology Total Dedicated L2 Cache Socket Thermal Design Power
880K w/125W Near-Silent AMD Thermal Solution​4​4.2GHz/4.0GHz​28nm​4MB​FM2+​95W
870K w/95W Near-Silent AMD Thermal Solution​4 4.1GHz/3.9GHz28nm4MBFM2+95W
860K w/95W Near-Silent AMD Thermal Solution​4 4.0GHz/3.7GHz28nm4MBFM2+95W
​845 w/95W Near-Silent AMD Thermal Solution​4​3.8GHz/3.5GHz​28nm​2MB​FM2+​65W

 

AMD Athlon™ X4 Quad-Core Processors

Model Number ​Number of CPU Cores Frequency CMOS Technology Total Dedicated L2 Cache Socket Thermal Design Power
860K​44.0GHz/3.7GHz28nm4MBFM2+95W
840​43.8GHz/3.1GHz28nm4MBFM2+65W
760K​44.1GHz/3.8GHz32nm4MBFM2/FM2+100W
750​43.9GHz/3.4GHz32nm4MBFM2/FM2+65W
750K​44.0GHz/3.4GHz32nm4MBFM2/FM2+100W
740​43.7GHz/3.2GHz32nm4MBFM2/FM2+65W

 

AMD Athlon™ X2 Dual-Core Processors

Model Number ​Number of CPU Cores Frequency CMOS Technology Total Dedicated L2 Cache Socket Thermal Design Power
450​23.9GHz/3.5GHz28nm1MBFM2+65W
370K​24.2GHz/4.0GHz32nm1MBFM2/FM2+65W
350​23.9GHz/3.5GHz32nm1MBFM2/FM2+65W
340​23.6GHz/3.2GHz32nm1MBFM2/FM2+65W

 
Small number of AMD Athlon X4 860K processor-in-a-box (PIB) products were shipped between July and October 2014 with an incorrect definition label affixed to the product packaging. This label incorrectly stated the CPU base and boost frequencies as 3.4GHz / 3.9GHz instead of 3.7GHz/4.0GHz. AMD’s warranty for end consumers is not affected.

 

 

  

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