CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 1250 vs 6000+ among desktop CPUs

Performance

Benchmark performance using all cores

PCMark 8 Home 3.0 Accelerated, PassMark and 1 more

Single-core Performance

Individual core benchmark performance

PassMark (Single Core), Geekbench 3 Single Core and 1 more

Integrated Graphics

Integrated GPU performance for graphics

Fire Strike

Integrated Graphics (OpenCL)

Integrated GPU performance for parallel computing

CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 4 more

Performance per Watt

How efficiently does the processor use electricity?

Fire Strike, CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 11 more

Value

Are you paying a premium for performance?

Fire Strike, CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 11 more

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of AMD Sempron 1250

Reasons to consider the
AMD Sempron 1250

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Much newer manufacturing process 65 nm vs 90 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Much lower typical power consumption 36.56W vs 101.56W 2.8x lower typical power consumption
Much better performance per watt 1.21 pt/W vs 0.53 pt/W More than 2.2x better performance per watt
Much higher Maximum operating temperature 75 °C vs 55 °C More than 35% higher Maximum operating temperature
Much lower annual commercial energy cost 39.42 $/year vs 109.5 $/year 2.8x lower annual commercial energy cost
Much lower annual home energy cost 10.84 $/year vs 30.11 $/year 2.8x lower annual home energy cost
Front view of AMD Athlon X2 6000+

Reasons to consider the
AMD Athlon X2 6000+

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Much more l2 cache 2 MB vs 1 MB 2x more l2 cache; more data can be stored in the l2 cache for quick access later
Much higher clock speed 3 GHz vs 2.2 GHz More than 35% higher clock speed
Much better PassMark score 1,604 vs 540 Around 3x better PassMark score
Much better PassMark (Single core) score 898 vs 600 Around 50% 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
Has virtualization support Yes vs No Somewhat common; Boosts performance of virtual machines
Much better overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.33 GHz vs 3.01 GHz More than 10% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Much better overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.53 GHz vs 2.74 GHz Around 30% better overclocked clock speed (Water)

Benchmarks Real world tests of Sempron 1250 vs Athlon X2 6000+

GeekBench 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench 3 (Single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench 3 (AES single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Sempron 1250
57,250 MB/s
Athlon X2 6000+
86.1 MB/s

Cinebench R10 32-Bit

Cinebench R10 32-Bit (Single Core)

sysmark 2007 (overall)

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Sempron 1250  vs
Athlon X2 6000+ 
Clock speed 2.2 GHz 3 GHz
Cores Single core Dual core
Socket type
AM2
Is unlocked No No

features

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

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

details

Sempron 1250  vs
Athlon X2 6000+ 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 1 2
L2 cache 1 MB 2 MB
L2 cache per core 1 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 90 nm
Max CPUs 1 1
Operating temperature Unknown - 75°C Unknown - 55°C

overclocking

Overclock popularity 0 26
Overclocked clock speed 3.01 GHz 3.33 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.74 GHz 3.53 GHz
PassMark (Overclocked) 1,136.7 1,612.2
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.01 GHz 3.33 GHz

power consumption

TDP 45W 125W
Annual home energy cost 10.84 $/year 30.11 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 39.42 $/year 109.5 $/year
Performance per watt 1.21 pt/W 0.53 pt/W
Typical power consumption 36.56W 101.56W
AMD Sempron 1250
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