CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 3100+ vs 3500 among all 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

Sky Diver and Cloud Gate

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?

Sky Diver, Cloud Gate, CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 11 more

Value

Are you paying a premium for performance?

Sky Diver, Cloud Gate, CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 11 more

7.2

CPUBoss Score

Combination of all six facets

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AMD A6 3500 

CPUBoss recommends the AMD A6 3500  based on its performance and single-core performance.

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of AMD Sempron 3100+

Reasons to consider the
AMD Sempron 3100+

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Slightly lower typical power consumption 50.38W vs 52.81W Around 5% lower typical power consumption
Slightly lower annual commercial energy cost 54.31 $/year vs 56.94 $/year Around 5% lower annual commercial energy cost
Slightly lower annual home energy cost 14.94 $/year vs 15.66 $/year Around 5% lower annual home energy cost
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Much newer manufacturing process 32 nm vs 130 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Much more l2 cache 3 MB vs 0 MB Compared to all cpus, 3 MB l2 cache is just OK
Has a built-in GPU Yes vs No Somewhat common; A separate graphics adapter is not required
Has virtualization support Yes vs No Somewhat common; Boosts performance of virtual machines
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 MB/core Compared to all cpus, 1 MB/core l2 cache per core is just OK
Newer Aug, 2011 vs Jul, 2004 Release date over 7 years later
Significantly better overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.34 GHz vs 2.06 GHz More than 60% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
More cores 3 vs 1 Three times as many cores; run more applications at once
Better PassMark score 2,006 vs 416 More than 4.8x better PassMark score
Better PassMark (Single core) score 748 vs 534 More than 40% better PassMark (Single core) score
More l3 cache per core 0.33 MB/core vs 0 MB/core Compared to all cpus, 0.33 MB/core l3 cache per core is just OK
More threads 3 vs 1 Three times as many threads
Better performance per watt 1.62 pt/W vs 0.47 pt/W Around 3.5x better performance per watt
Better overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.1 GHz vs 1.8 GHz More than 15% better overclocked clock speed (Water)

Benchmarks Real world tests of Sempron 3100+ 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 3100+
48.3 MB/s
A6 3500
94.7 MB/s

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Sempron 3100+  vs
A6 3500 
Clock speed 1.8 GHz 2.1 GHz
Cores Single core Tri core
Is unlocked No No

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Has virtualization support No Yes
Instruction set extensions
SSE4a
SSE2
MMX
SSE3
SSE
AMD64
AMD-V
3DNow!
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

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 0.47 pt/W 1.62 pt/W
Typical power consumption 50.38W 52.81W

details

Sempron 3100+  vs
A6 3500 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 1 3
L2 cache 0 MB 3 MB
L2 cache per core 0 MB/core 1 MB/core
L3 cache 0 MB 1 MB
L3 cache per core 0 MB/core 0.33 MB/core
Manufacture process 130 nm 32 nm
Max CPUs 1 1
Operating temperature Unknown - 70°C Unknown - 70.9°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 2.06 GHz 3.34 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 1.8 GHz 2.1 GHz
PassMark (Overclocked) 366.6 1,783.9
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 2.06 GHz 3.34 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU None GPU
Label N/A Radeon™ HD 6530D
Latest DirectX N/A 11.0
GPU clock speed N/A 443 MHz
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