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Front view of AMD Sempron 3300+

Reasons to consider the
AMD Sempron 3300+

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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 64 3200+

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AMD Athlon 64 3200+

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Much more l2 cache 1 MB vs 0 MB Compared to all cpus, 1 MB l2 cache is just OK
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
Has virtualization support Yes vs No Somewhat common; Boosts performance of virtual machines
Significantly better overclocked clock speed (Air) 2.69 GHz vs 2.49 GHz Around 10% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Much better overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.87 GHz vs 2 GHz Around 45% better overclocked clock speed (Water)

Benchmarks Real world tests of Sempron 3300+ vs Athlon 64 3200+

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 3300+
53.85 MB/s
Athlon 64 3200+
52.6 MB/s

GeekBench (32-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Sempron 3300+  vs
Athlon 64 3200+ 
Clock speed 2 GHz 2 GHz
Cores Single core Single core
Socket type
754
462
AM2

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

details

Sempron 3300+  vs
Athlon 64 3200+ 
Threads 1 1
L2 cache 0 MB 1 MB
L2 cache per core 0 MB/core 1 MB/core
Manufacture process 90 nm 130 nm
Max CPUs 1 1
Operating temperature Unknown - 70°C Unknown - 70°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 2.49 GHz 2.69 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 2 GHz 2.87 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 2.49 GHz 2.69 GHz

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 0.5 pt/W 0.34 pt/W
Typical power consumption 50.38W 72.31W
AMD Sempron 3300+
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