CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 3000+ vs 2800+ 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

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Too close to call

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Front view of AMD Athlon 2800+

AMD Athlon 2800+

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of AMD Sempron 3000+

Reasons to consider the
AMD Sempron 3000+

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Much newer manufacturing process 90 nm vs 130 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Significantly lower typical power consumption 50.38W vs 72.31W More than 30% lower typical power consumption
Significantly lower annual home energy cost 14.94 $/year vs 21.44 $/year More than 30% lower annual home energy cost
Significantly lower annual commercial energy cost 54.31 $/year vs 77.96 $/year More than 30% lower annual commercial energy cost
Front view of AMD Athlon 2800+

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AMD Athlon 2800+

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Much more l2 cache 1 MB vs 0.13 MB 8x 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 0.13 MB/core 8x more l2 cache per core
Has a NX bit Yes vs No Somewhat common; Prevents a common class of security exploits

Benchmarks Real world tests of Sempron 3000+ vs Athlon 2800+

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Sempron 3000+  vs
Athlon 2800+ 
Clock speed 1.8 GHz 1.8 GHz
Cores Single core Single core
Socket type
754
462
Is unlocked No No

features

Has a NX bit No Yes
Has virtualization support No No
Instruction set extensions
MMX
3DNow!
SSE
SSE2
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

power consumption

TDP 62W 89W
Annual home energy cost 14.94 $/year 21.44 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 54.31 $/year 77.96 $/year
Performance per watt 0.6 pt/W 0.42 pt/W
Typical power consumption 50.38W 72.31W

details

Sempron 3000+  vs
Athlon 2800+ 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 1 1
L2 cache 0.13 MB 1 MB
L2 cache per core 0.13 MB/core 1 MB/core
L3 cache 0 MB 0 MB
L3 cache per core 0 MB/core 0 MB/core
Manufacture process 90 nm 130 nm
Max CPUs 1 1
Operating temperature Unknown - 70°C Unknown - 70°C

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

bus

Clock speed 200 MHz 266 MHz
AMD Sempron 3000+
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