CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 150 vs 215 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

3.9

CPUBoss Score

Combination of all six facets

Winner
AMD Athlon II X2 215 

CPUBoss recommends the AMD Athlon II X2 215  based on its performance and single-core performance.

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of AMD Sempron 150

Reasons to consider the
AMD Sempron 150

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Much more l3 cache 1 MB vs 0.5 MB 2x more l3 cache; more data can be stored in the l3 cache for quick access later
Higher clock speed 2.9 GHz vs 2.7 GHz More than 5% higher clock speed
Much more l2 cache per core 1 MB/core vs 0.5 MB/core 2x more l2 cache per core
Much more l3 cache per core 1 MB/core vs 0.25 MB/core 4x more l3 cache per core
Significantly lower typical power consumption 36.56W vs 52.81W More than 30% lower typical power consumption
Much better overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.87 GHz vs 3.56 GHz Around 10% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
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
Better overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.06 GHz vs 3.79 GHz More than 5% better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Newer Dec, 2010 vs Sep, 2009 Release date over 1 years later
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Much better PassMark score 1,580 vs 654 Around 2.5x better PassMark score
Much better PassMark (Single core) score 907 vs 781 More than 15% 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
Much higher Maximum operating temperature 74 °C vs 63 °C More than 15% higher Maximum operating temperature

Benchmarks Real world tests of Sempron 150 vs Athlon II X2 215

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Sempron 150  vs
Athlon II X2 215 
Clock speed 2.9 GHz 2.7 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
SSE2
MMX
SSE3
SSE
3DNow!
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

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 1.27 pt/W 1.62 pt/W
Typical power consumption 36.56W 52.81W

bus

Clock speed 2,000 MHz 2,000 MHz

details

Sempron 150  vs
Athlon II X2 215 
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 45 nm
Max CPUs 1 1
Voltage range 0.82 - 1.35V 0.85 - 1.43V
Operating temperature Unknown - 63°C Unknown - 74°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 3.87 GHz 3.56 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.06 GHz 3.79 GHz
PassMark (Overclocked) 1,747.7 1,923.6
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.87 GHz 3.56 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 150
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