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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of AMD Sempron 140

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AMD Sempron 140

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Much better overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.93 GHz vs 2.2 GHz Around 80% better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Front view of AMD Athlon X2 2300

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More cores 2 vs 1 Twice as many cores; run more applications at once
More threads 2 vs 1 Twice as many threads

Benchmarks Real world tests of Sempron 140 vs Athlon X2 2300

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 X2 2300
52,100 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 X2 2300 
Clock speed 2.7 GHz 1.9 GHz
Cores Single core Dual core
Socket type
AM3
AM2
Is unlocked No No

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

power consumption

TDP 45W 45W
Annual home energy cost 10.84 $/year 10.84 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 39.42 $/year 39.42 $/year
Performance per watt 1.95 pt/W 1.32 pt/W
Typical power consumption 36.56W 36.56W

bus

Clock speed 2,000 MHz 800 MHz

details

Sempron 140  vs
Athlon X2 2300 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 1 2
L2 cache 1 MB 1 MB
L2 cache per core 1 MB/core 0.5 MB/core
L3 cache 1 MB 0.5 MB
L3 cache per core 1 MB/core 0.25 MB/core
Manufacture process 45 nm 65 nm
Max CPUs 1 1
Operating temperature Unknown - 63°C Unknown - 55°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 3.69 GHz 3.22 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.93 GHz 2.2 GHz
PassMark (Overclocked) 1,557.8 1,576.6
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.69 GHz 3.22 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
AMD Sempron 140
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AMD Athlon X2 2300
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