CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 3100+ vs 250 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

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Differences What are the advantages of each

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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 2 MB vs 0 MB Compared to all cpus, 2 MB l2 cache is just OK
Significantly higher clock speed 3 GHz vs 1.8 GHz More than 65% higher clock speed
Has virtualization support Yes vs No Somewhat common; Boosts performance of virtual machines
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
Much better overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.72 GHz vs 2.06 GHz More than 80% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Significantly better geekbench 3 single core score 1,524 vs 683 Around 2.2x better geekbench 3 single core score
Newer Jun, 2009 vs Jul, 2004 Release date over 4 years later
Much better overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.04 GHz vs 1.8 GHz Around 2.2x better overclocked clock speed (Water)
More cores 2 vs 1 Twice as many cores; run more applications at once
Better PassMark score 1,750 vs 416 Around 4.2x better PassMark score
Better performance per watt 1.79 pt/W vs 0.47 pt/W More than 3.8x better performance per watt
Higher Maximum operating temperature 74 °C vs 70 °C More than 5% higher Maximum operating temperature

Benchmarks Real world tests of Sempron 3100+ vs Athlon II X2 250

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
Athlon II X2 250
120,700 MB/s

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Sempron 3100+  vs
Athlon II X2 250 
Clock speed 1.8 GHz 3 GHz
Cores Single core Dual core
Socket type
754
AM3
Is unlocked No No

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Has virtualization support No Yes
Instruction set extensions
SSE4a
AVX 1.1
SSE2
F16C
MMX
XOP
AVX
SSE3
SSE
BMI1
AMD64
SSE4.1
FMA4
FMA3
SSE4.2
ABM
CVT16
AMD-V
3DNow!
Supplemental SSE3
AES
TBM
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 1.79 pt/W
Typical power consumption 50.38W 52.81W

bus

Clock speed 200 MHz 2,000 MHz

details

Sempron 3100+  vs
Athlon II X2 250 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 1 2
L2 cache 0 MB 2 MB
L2 cache per core 0 MB/core 1 MB/core
L3 cache 0 MB 0 MB
L3 cache per core 0 MB/core 0 MB/core
Manufacture process 130 nm 32 nm
Max CPUs 1 1
Operating temperature Unknown - 70°C Unknown - 74°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 2.06 GHz 3.72 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 1.8 GHz 4.04 GHz
PassMark (Overclocked) 366.6 2,374.3
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 2.06 GHz 3.72 GHz

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
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