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Front view of AMD Opteron 150

AMD Opteron 150

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of AMD Sempron 150

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AMD Sempron 150

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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
Higher clock speed 2.9 GHz vs 2.4 GHz More than 20% higher clock speed
Newer Dec, 2010 vs Aug, 2005 Release date over 5 years later
Significantly better overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.87 GHz vs 3.03 GHz Around 30% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Much better overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.06 GHz vs 2.4 GHz Around 70% better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Front view of AMD Opteron 150

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Much better performance per watt 17.67 pt/W vs 1.27 pt/W Around 14x better performance per watt
Much lower typical power consumption 2.44W vs 36.56W 15x lower typical power consumption
Higher Maximum operating temperature 71 °C vs 63 °C Around 15% higher Maximum operating temperature
Much lower annual home energy cost 0.72 $/year vs 10.84 $/year 15x lower annual home energy cost
Much lower annual commercial energy cost 2.63 $/year vs 39.42 $/year 15x lower annual commercial energy cost

Benchmarks Real world tests of Sempron 150 vs Opteron 150

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Sempron 150  vs
Opteron 150 
Clock speed 2.9 GHz 2.4 GHz
Cores Single core Single core
Socket type
AM3
939

features

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

details

Sempron 150  vs
Opteron 150 
Threads 1 1
L2 cache 1 MB 1 MB
L2 cache per core 1 MB/core 1 MB/core
Manufacture process 45 nm 90 nm
Max CPUs 1 1
Operating temperature Unknown - 63°C 0 - 71°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 3.87 GHz 3.03 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.06 GHz 2.4 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.87 GHz 3.03 GHz

power consumption

TDP 45W 3W
Annual home energy cost 10.84 $/year 0.72 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 39.42 $/year 2.63 $/year
Performance per watt 1.27 pt/W 17.67 pt/W
Typical power consumption 36.56W 2.44W
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