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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of AMD Sempron 2500+

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AMD Sempron 2500+

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Has a NX bit Yes vs No Somewhat common; Prevents a common class of security exploits
Front view of AMD Athlon XP 3000+

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AMD Athlon XP 3000+

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Higher clock speed 2.1 GHz vs 1.75 GHz More than 20% higher clock speed
Much more l2 cache per core 0.5 MB/core vs 0.25 MB/core 2x more l2 cache per core
Significantly better overclocked clock speed (Air) 2.47 GHz vs 2.21 GHz More than 10% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Much better overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.74 GHz vs 1.4 GHz More than 95% better overclocked clock speed (Water)

Benchmarks Real world tests of Sempron 2500+ vs Athlon XP 3000+

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PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Sempron 2500+  vs
Athlon XP 3000+ 
Clock speed 1.75 GHz 2.1 GHz
Cores Single core Single core
Socket type
754
462

features

Has a NX bit Yes No
Instruction set extensions
SSE2
MMX
SSE3
SSE
3DNow!

bus

Clock speed 333 MHz 400 MHz

details

Sempron 2500+  vs
Athlon XP 3000+ 
Threads 1 1
L2 cache 0.25 MB 0.5 MB
L2 cache per core 0.25 MB/core 0.5 MB/core
Manufacture process 130 nm 130 nm
Max CPUs 1 1

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 2.21 GHz 2.47 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 1.4 GHz 2.74 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 2.21 GHz 2.47 GHz

power consumption

Typical power consumption 47.94W N/A
AMD Sempron 2500+
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