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Front view of AMD Sempron 1150

Reasons to consider the
AMD Sempron 1150

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Significantly lower typical power consumption 36.56W vs 52.81W More than 30% lower typical power consumption
Higher Maximum operating temperature 75 °C vs 74 °C Almost the same
Significantly lower annual home energy cost 10.84 $/year vs 15.66 $/year More than 30% lower annual home energy cost
Significantly lower annual commercial energy cost 39.42 $/year vs 56.94 $/year More than 30% lower annual commercial energy cost
Front view of AMD Athlon II X2 250

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AMD Athlon II X2 250

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Much more l2 cache 2 MB vs 0 MB Compared to all cpus, 2 MB l2 cache is just OK
Much higher clock speed 3 GHz vs 2 GHz 50% higher clock speed
Much newer manufacturing process 32 nm vs 65 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Much better PassMark score 1,750 vs 434 More than 4x better PassMark score
Much better PassMark (Single core) score 1,008 vs 552 Around 85% better PassMark (Single core) score
More cores 2 vs 1 Twice as many cores; run more applications at once
More threads 2 vs 1 Twice as many threads
Much better performance per watt 1.79 pt/W vs 0.89 pt/W More than 2x better performance per watt
Much more l2 cache per core 1 MB/core vs 0 MB/core Compared to all cpus, 1 MB/core l2 cache per core is just OK
Much better overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.72 GHz vs 2.77 GHz Around 35% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Has virtualization support Yes vs No Somewhat common; Boosts performance of virtual machines
Much better overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.04 GHz vs 3.08 GHz More than 30% better overclocked clock speed (Water)

Benchmarks Real world tests of Sempron 1150 vs Athlon II X2 250

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Sempron 1150  vs
Athlon II X2 250 
Clock speed 2 GHz 3 GHz
Cores Single core Dual core
Socket type
AM2
AM3
Is unlocked No No

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Has virtualization support No Yes
Instruction set extensions
SSE4a
AVX 1.1
SSE2
F16C
MMX
XOP
AVX
SSE3
SSE
BMI1
AMD64
SSE4.1
FMA4
FMA3
SSE4.2
ABM
CVT16
AMD-V
3DNow!
Supplemental SSE3
AES
TBM

power consumption

TDP 45W 65W
Annual home energy cost 10.84 $/year 15.66 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 39.42 $/year 56.94 $/year
Performance per watt 0.89 pt/W 1.79 pt/W
Typical power consumption 36.56W 52.81W

bus

Clock speed 333 MHz 2,000 MHz

details

Sempron 1150  vs
Athlon II X2 250 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 1 2
L2 cache 0 MB 2 MB
L2 cache per core 0 MB/core 1 MB/core
L3 cache 0 MB 0 MB
L3 cache per core 0 MB/core 0 MB/core
Manufacture process 65 nm 32 nm
Max CPUs 1 1
Operating temperature Unknown - 75°C Unknown - 74°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 2.77 GHz 3.72 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.08 GHz 4.04 GHz
PassMark (Overclocked) 788.9 2,374.3
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 2.77 GHz 3.72 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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