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Front view of AMD Sempron 2500+

Reasons to consider the
AMD Sempron 2500+

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Much lower typical power consumption 47.94W vs 72.31W Around 35% lower typical power consumption
Significantly lower annual commercial energy cost 51.68 $/year vs 77.96 $/year Around 35% lower annual commercial energy cost
Significantly lower annual home energy cost 14.21 $/year vs 21.44 $/year Around 35% lower annual home energy cost
Front view of AMD Athlon 64 3200+

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AMD Athlon 64 3200+

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Much more l2 cache 1 MB vs 0.25 MB 4x more l2 cache; more data can be stored in the l2 cache for quick access later
Much more l2 cache per core 1 MB/core vs 0.25 MB/core 4x more l2 cache per core
Higher clock speed 2 GHz vs 1.75 GHz Around 15% higher clock speed
Much better overclocked clock speed (Air) 2.69 GHz vs 2.21 GHz More than 20% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Much better overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.87 GHz vs 1.4 GHz More than 2x better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Higher Maximum operating temperature 70 °C vs 69 °C Almost the same
Newer May, 2006 vs Jul, 2004 Release date over 1 years later

Benchmarks Real world tests of Sempron 2500+ vs Athlon 64 3200+

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 2500+
38.7 MB/s
Athlon 64 3200+
52.6 MB/s

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Sempron 2500+  vs
Athlon 64 3200+ 
Clock speed 1.75 GHz 2 GHz
Cores Single core Single core
Socket type
754
462
AM2

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
SSE2
MMX
SSE3
SSE
3DNow!

details

Sempron 2500+  vs
Athlon 64 3200+ 
Threads 1 1
L2 cache 0.25 MB 1 MB
L2 cache per core 0.25 MB/core 1 MB/core
Manufacture process 130 nm 130 nm
Max CPUs 1 1
Operating temperature Unknown - 69°C Unknown - 70°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 2.21 GHz 2.69 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 1.4 GHz 2.87 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 2.21 GHz 2.69 GHz

power consumption

TDP 59W 89W
Annual home energy cost 14.21 $/year 21.44 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 51.68 $/year 77.96 $/year
Performance per watt 0.41 pt/W 0.34 pt/W
Typical power consumption 47.94W 72.31W
AMD Sempron 2500+
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