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Front view of AMD Sempron 3200+

Reasons to consider the
AMD Sempron 3200+

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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 X2 5000+

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AMD Athlon X2 5000+

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Much better geekbench 3 AES single core score 84,500 MB/s vs 22.5 MB/s More than 3755.5x better geekbench 3 AES single core score
Significantly higher clock speed 2.6 GHz vs 1.8 GHz Around 45% higher clock speed
Significantly more l2 cache 1 MB vs 0 MB Compared to all cpus, 1 MB l2 cache is just OK
Has virtualization support Yes vs No Somewhat common; Boosts performance of virtual machines
Much more l2 cache per core 0.5 MB/core vs 0 MB/core Compared to all cpus, 0.5 MB/core l2 cache per core is just OK
Better geekbench 3 Multi-Core score 1,010 vs 296 Around 3.5x better geekbench 3 Multi-Core score
More cores 2 vs 1 Twice as many cores; run more applications at once
Slightly better performance per watt 0.9 pt/W vs 0.31 pt/W Around 3x better performance per watt

Benchmarks Real world tests of Sempron 3200+ vs Athlon X2 5000+

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 3200+
22.5 MB/s
Athlon X2 5000+
84,500 MB/s

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Sempron 3200+  vs
Athlon X2 5000+ 
Clock speed 1.8 GHz 2.6 GHz
Cores Single core Dual core
Socket type
939
AM2
Is unlocked No No

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Has virtualization support No Yes
Instruction set extensions
SSE2
MMX
SSE3
SSE
3DNow!
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 0.31 pt/W 0.9 pt/W
Typical power consumption 50.38W 72.31W

details

Sempron 3200+  vs
Athlon X2 5000+ 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 1 2
L2 cache 0 MB 1 MB
L2 cache per core 0 MB/core 0.5 MB/core
L3 cache 0 MB 0 MB
L3 cache per core 0 MB/core 0 MB/core
Manufacture process 90 nm 90 nm
Max CPUs 1 1
Operating temperature Unknown - 55°C Unknown - 55°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
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