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Front view of AMD Sempron 2600+

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Significantly higher Maximum operating temperature 95 °C vs 70.9 °C Around 35% higher Maximum operating temperature
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Much newer manufacturing process 32 nm vs 90 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Much more l2 cache 3 MB vs 0.5 MB 6x more l2 cache; more data can be stored in the l2 cache for quick access later
Higher clock speed 2.1 GHz vs 1.8 GHz More than 15% higher clock speed
Much more l2 cache per core 1 MB/core vs 0.5 MB/core 2x more l2 cache per core
Newer Aug, 2011 vs Jul, 2004 Release date over 7 years later
Significantly better overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.34 GHz vs 2.41 GHz Around 40% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
More cores 3 vs 1 Three times as many cores; run more applications at once
Better PassMark (Single core) score 748 vs 470 Around 60% better PassMark (Single core) score
Better PassMark score 2,006 vs 374 More than 5.2x better PassMark score
More threads 3 vs 1 Three times as many threads
Better performance per watt 1.62 pt/W vs 0.31 pt/W More than 5.2x better performance per watt
Better overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.1 GHz vs 1.83 GHz Around 15% better overclocked clock speed (Water)

Benchmarks Real world tests of Sempron 2600+ vs A6 3500

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 2600+
22.7 MB/s
A6 3500
94.7 MB/s

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Sempron 2600+  vs
A6 3500 
Clock speed 1.8 GHz 2.1 GHz
Cores Single core Tri core

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
SSE4a
SSE2
MMX
SSE3
SSE
AMD64
AMD-V
3DNow!
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

details

Sempron 2600+  vs
A6 3500 
Threads 1 3
L2 cache 0.5 MB 3 MB
L2 cache per core 0.5 MB/core 1 MB/core
Manufacture process 90 nm 32 nm
Max CPUs 1 1
Operating temperature Unknown - 95°C Unknown - 70.9°C

overclocking

Overclock popularity 0 8
Overclocked clock speed 2.41 GHz 3.34 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 1.83 GHz 2.1 GHz
PassMark (Overclocked) 57.1 1,783.9
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 2.41 GHz 3.34 GHz

power consumption

TDP 62W 65W
Annual home energy cost 14.94 $/year 15.66 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 54.31 $/year 56.94 $/year
Performance per watt 0.31 pt/W 1.62 pt/W
Typical power consumption 50.38W 52.81W
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