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Front view of AMD Sempron 130

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AMD Sempron 130

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Much newer manufacturing process 45 nm vs 65 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Much better performance per watt 1.73 pt/W vs 0.93 pt/W More than 85% better performance per watt
Higher clock speed 2.6 GHz vs 2.4 GHz Around 10% higher clock speed
Much better overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.73 GHz vs 2.96 GHz More than 25% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Significantly lower typical power consumption 36.56W vs 52.81W More than 30% lower typical power consumption
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 X2 4600+

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AMD Athlon X2 4600+

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Much more l2 cache 1 MB vs 0.5 MB 2x more l2 cache; more data can be stored in the l2 cache for quick access later
More cores 2 vs 1 Twice as many cores; run more applications at once
More threads 2 vs 1 Twice as many threads
Better overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.79 GHz vs 2.6 GHz More than 5% better overclocked clock speed (Water)

Benchmarks Real world tests of Sempron 130 vs Athlon X2 4600+

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 130
98,400 MB/s
Athlon X2 4600+
174.4 MB/s

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Sempron 130  vs
Athlon X2 4600+ 
Clock speed 2.6 GHz 2.4 GHz
Cores Single core Dual core

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
SSE4a
SSE2
MMX
SSE3
SSE
3DNow!
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

details

Sempron 130  vs
Athlon X2 4600+ 
Threads 1 2
L2 cache 0.5 MB 1 MB
L2 cache per core 0.5 MB/core 0.5 MB/core
Manufacture process 45 nm 65 nm
Max CPUs 1 1

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 3.73 GHz 2.96 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.6 GHz 2.79 GHz
PassMark (Overclocked) 733.2 1,551.1
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.73 GHz 2.96 GHz

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 1.73 pt/W 0.93 pt/W
Typical power consumption 36.56W 52.81W
AMD Sempron 130
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