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Front view of AMD Sempron 140

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AMD Sempron 140

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Much newer manufacturing process 45 nm vs 90 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Much better PassMark (Single core) score 839 vs 779 Around 10% better PassMark (Single core) score
Much better performance per watt 1.95 pt/W vs 0.61 pt/W Around 3.2x better performance per watt
Much lower typical power consumption 36.56W vs 72.31W Around 50% lower typical power consumption
Much more l2 cache per core 1 MB/core vs 0.5 MB/core 2x more l2 cache per core
Much better overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.69 GHz vs 3.13 GHz Around 20% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Higher clock speed 2.7 GHz vs 2.6 GHz Around 5% higher clock speed
Much lower annual commercial energy cost 39.42 $/year vs 77.96 $/year Around 50% lower annual commercial energy cost
Much lower annual home energy cost 10.84 $/year vs 21.44 $/year Around 50% lower annual home energy cost
Significantly better overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.93 GHz vs 3.39 GHz More than 15% better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Newer Jul, 2009 vs Dec, 2006 Release date over 2 years later
Front view of AMD Athlon 64 X2 5000+

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Is unlocked Yes vs No Somewhat common; An unlocked multiplier allows for easier overclocking
Much better PassMark score 1,497 vs 738 More than 2x better PassMark 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 higher Maximum operating temperature 70 °C vs 63 °C More than 10% higher Maximum operating temperature

Benchmarks Real world tests of Sempron 140 vs Athlon 64 X2 5000+

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 140
105,900 MB/s
Athlon 64 X2 5000+
64.85 MB/s

GeekBench (32-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Sempron 140  vs
Athlon 64 X2 5000+ 
Clock speed 2.7 GHz 2.6 GHz
Cores Single core Dual core
Socket type
AM3
AM2
Is unlocked No Yes

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 140  vs
Athlon 64 X2 5000+ 
Threads 1 2
L2 cache 1 MB 1 MB
L2 cache per core 1 MB/core 0.5 MB/core
Manufacture process 45 nm 90 nm
Max CPUs 1 1
Operating temperature Unknown - 63°C Unknown - 70°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 3.69 GHz 3.13 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.93 GHz 3.39 GHz
PassMark (Overclocked) 1,557.8 1,518.5
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.69 GHz 3.13 GHz

power consumption

TDP 45W 89W
Annual home energy cost 10.84 $/year 21.44 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 39.42 $/year 77.96 $/year
Performance per watt 1.95 pt/W 0.61 pt/W
Typical power consumption 36.56W 72.31W
AMD Sempron 140
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AMD Athlon 64 X2 5000+
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