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AMD Phenom II X4 940 Review




Model Number:
Clock Frequency:
System BUS:
Cache Size:
L1 Cache (Instruction + Data)
L2 Cache: 512KB x4
L3 Cache: 6MB Shared L3 
Process Technology:
45-nanometer SOI (silicon-on-insulator) technology
HyperTransport Technology Links:
One 16-bit/16-bit link @ up to 3600MT/s full duplex; or up to 16.0GB/s I/O Bandwidth
Integrated DDR2 memory controller-up to 17.1GB/sec dual channel memory bandwidth
Types of Memory:
PC2 8500 (DDR2-1066); PC2 6400 (DDR2-800); PC2 5300 (DDR2-667); PC2 4200 (DDR2-533); PC2 3200 (DDR2-400) DDR2 unbuffered
Die Size:
45nm = 258mm 
45nm = 758million
Socket AM2+ - 940-pin organic micro Pin Grid Array (micro-PGA)





  • True multi-core processing enables better multitasking so users can run more applications and do more in less time.
  • Direct Connect Architecture delivers leading-edge PC system performance.
  • Integrated dual-channel DDR2 memory controller with up to DDR2-1066 support allows dramatic application improvements with greater system throughput and lower latency so users can get a better PC experience.
  • HyperTransport™ 3.0 technology provides incredible system agility for improved 3D graphics performance.
  • AMD Balanced Smart Cache supports a better multi-tasking and multi-threaded experience.
  • AMD Wide Floating Point Accelerator  to improve digital media and 3D gaming experiences.
  • AMD Memory Optimizer Technology helps improve performance of multi-threaded software.
  • AMD Digital Media Xpress™ 2.0 delivers sharper and more life-like 3D graphics.
  • AMD Virtualization™ with Rapid Virtualization Indexing  with Rapid Virtualization Indexing  with Rapid Virtualization Indexing  with Rapid Virtualization Indexing helps virtualization software to run more securely and efficiently.
  • Cool  ‘n’ Quiet™ 3.0 technology enables cooler and quieter platform designs by providing extremely efficient performance and energy usage.


  1. Introduction & Closer Look
  2. Closer Look (The Dragon Platform)
  3. Specifications & Features
  4. Testing: Setup & Overclocking
  5. Testing (Apophysis, WinRar)
  6. Testing (Specview 10, PcMark Vantage)
  7. Testing (SiSoft Sandra Professional)
  8. Testing (Sciencemark, CineBench 10, HD Tune)
  9. Testing: Far Cry 2
  10. Testing: Crysis-Warhead
  11. Testing: BioShock
  12. Testing: Call of Duty World at War
  13. Testing: Dead Space
  14. Testing: Fallout 3
  15. Testing: Left For Dead
  16. Testing: 3DMark06 Professional
  17. Testing: 3DMark Vantage Professional
  18. Conclusion
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