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Front view of AMD Sempron 1100

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AMD Sempron 1100

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Much lower typical power consumption 36.56W vs 77.19W 2.1x lower typical power consumption
Much lower annual commercial energy cost 39.42 $/year vs 83.22 $/year 2.1x lower annual commercial energy cost
Much lower annual home energy cost 10.84 $/year vs 22.89 $/year 2.1x lower annual home energy cost
Front view of AMD Phenom X3 8750

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AMD Phenom X3 8750

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Much more l2 cache 2 MB vs 0.25 MB 8x more l2 cache; more data can be stored in the l2 cache for quick access later
Much more l3 cache 2 MB vs 0 MB Compared to all cpus, 2 MB l3 cache is just OK
Is unlocked Yes vs No Somewhat common; An unlocked multiplier allows for easier overclocking
More cores 3 vs 1 Three times as many cores; run more applications at once
More threads 3 vs 1 Three times as many threads
Significantly higher clock speed 2.4 GHz vs 1.9 GHz More than 25% higher clock speed
Much better PassMark score 2,072 vs 433 More than 4.8x better PassMark score
Much better PassMark (Single core) score 1,637 vs 520 Around 3.2x better PassMark (Single core) score
Much better performance per watt 1.26 pt/W vs 0.84 pt/W Around 50% better performance per watt
Much more l2 cache per core 0.67 MB/core vs 0.25 MB/core Around 2.8x more l2 cache per core
Much more l3 cache per core 0.67 MB/core vs 0 MB/core Compared to all cpus, 0.67 MB/core l3 cache per core is just OK
Has virtualization support Yes vs No Somewhat common; Boosts performance of virtual machines
Much higher Maximum operating temperature 71 °C vs 65 °C Around 10% higher Maximum operating temperature
Significantly better overclocked clock speed (Air) 2.98 GHz vs 2.8 GHz More than 5% better overclocked clock speed (Air)

Benchmarks Real world tests of Sempron 1100 vs Phenom X3 8750

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Sempron 1100  vs
Phenom X3 8750 
Clock speed 1.9 GHz 2.4 GHz
Cores Single core Tri core
Socket type
462
AM2
AM2+
Is unlocked No Yes

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Has virtualization support No Yes
Instruction set extensions
SSE4a
SSE2
MMX
SSE3
SSE
3DNow!

power consumption

TDP 45W 95W
Annual home energy cost 10.84 $/year 22.89 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 39.42 $/year 83.22 $/year
Performance per watt 0.84 pt/W 1.26 pt/W
Typical power consumption 36.56W 77.19W

bus

Clock speed 200 MHz 1,800 MHz

details

Sempron 1100  vs
Phenom X3 8750 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 1 3
L2 cache 0.25 MB 2 MB
L2 cache per core 0.25 MB/core 0.67 MB/core
L3 cache 0 MB 2 MB
L3 cache per core 0 MB/core 0.67 MB/core
Manufacture process 65 nm 65 nm
Max CPUs 1 1
Operating temperature Unknown - 65°C Unknown - 71°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 2.8 GHz 2.98 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.37 GHz 2.4 GHz
PassMark (Overclocked) 817.6 1,911.5
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 2.8 GHz 2.98 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU None None
Label N/A N/A
Latest DirectX N/A N/A
Number of displays supported N/A N/A
GPU clock speed N/A N/A
Turbo clock speed N/A N/A
3DMark06 N/A N/A
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