CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 140 vs 250 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

3.6

CPUBoss Score

Combination of all six facets

Winner
AMD Athlon II X2 250 

CPUBoss recommends the AMD Athlon II X2 250  based on its performance.

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of AMD Sempron 140

Reasons to consider the
AMD Sempron 140

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Much more l3 cache 1 MB vs 0 MB Compared to all cpus, 1 MB l3 cache is just OK
Much more l3 cache per core 1 MB/core vs 0 MB/core Compared to all cpus, 1 MB/core l3 cache per core is just OK
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 II X2 250

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AMD Athlon II X2 250

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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 better PassMark score 1,750 vs 738 More than 2.2x better PassMark score
Much better geekbench 2 (32-bit) score 2,690 vs 1,284 More than 2x better geekbench 2 (32-bit) score
Much newer manufacturing process 32 nm vs 45 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Higher clock speed 3 GHz vs 2.7 GHz More than 10% higher clock speed
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 74 °C vs 63 °C More than 15% higher Maximum operating temperature
Slightly better overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.72 GHz vs 3.69 GHz Almost the same
Better overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.04 GHz vs 3.93 GHz Around 5% better overclocked clock speed (Water)

Benchmarks Real world tests of Sempron 140 vs Athlon II X2 250

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 II X2 250
120,700 MB/s

GeekBench (32-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Reviews Word on the street

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Sempron 140  vs
Athlon II X2 250 
Clock speed 2.7 GHz 3 GHz
Cores Single core Dual core
Socket type
AM3
Is unlocked No No

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Has virtualization support Yes 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
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

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 140  vs
Athlon II X2 250 
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 1 MB 0 MB
L3 cache per core 1 MB/core 0 MB/core
Manufacture process 45 nm 32 nm
Max CPUs 1 1
Voltage range 0.82 - 1.35V 0.85 - 1.43V
Operating temperature Unknown - 63°C Unknown - 74°C

overclocking

Overclock popularity 5 25
Overclocked clock speed 3.69 GHz 3.72 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.93 GHz 4.04 GHz
PassMark (Overclocked) 1,557.8 2,374.3
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.69 GHz 3.72 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 1.95 pt/W 1.79 pt/W
Typical power consumption 36.56W 52.81W

bus

Clock speed 2,000 MHz 2,000 MHz
AMD Sempron 140
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