CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 3600+ vs 6400+ 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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CPUBoss Score

Combination of all six facets

Winner
AMD Athlon X2 6400+ 

CPUBoss recommends the AMD Athlon X2 6400+  based on its performance and single-core performance.

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of AMD Sempron 3600+

Reasons to consider the
AMD Sempron 3600+

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Much lower typical power consumption 50.38W vs 101.56W 2x lower typical power consumption
Much lower annual home energy cost 14.94 $/year vs 30.11 $/year 2x lower annual home energy cost
Much lower annual commercial energy cost 54.31 $/year vs 109.5 $/year 2x lower annual commercial energy cost
Front view of AMD Athlon X2 6400+

Reasons to consider the
AMD Athlon X2 6400+

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Much more l2 cache 2 MB vs 0 MB Compared to all cpus, 2 MB l2 cache is just OK
Significantly higher clock speed 3.2 GHz vs 2 GHz More than 60% 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
Significantly better overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.42 GHz vs 2.16 GHz Around 60% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Better PassMark (Single core) score 968 vs 520 More than 85% better PassMark (Single core) score
More cores 2 vs 1 Twice as many cores; run more applications at once
Better PassMark score 1,795 vs 429 Around 4.2x better PassMark score
Much better overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.53 GHz vs 2 GHz More than 75% better overclocked clock speed (Water)

Benchmarks Real world tests of Sempron 3600+ vs Athlon X2 6400+

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 3600+
54.7 MB/s
Athlon X2 6400+
87.5 MB/s

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Sempron 3600+  vs
Athlon X2 6400+ 
Clock speed 2 GHz 3.2 GHz
Cores Single core Dual core
Socket type
AM2
S1
754
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 125W
Annual home energy cost 14.94 $/year 30.11 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 54.31 $/year 109.5 $/year
Performance per watt 0.52 pt/W 0.56 pt/W
Typical power consumption 50.38W 101.56W

details

Sempron 3600+  vs
Athlon X2 6400+ 
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 90 nm 90 nm
Max CPUs 1 1
Operating temperature Unknown - 55°C Unknown - 55°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 2.16 GHz 3.42 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 2 GHz 3.53 GHz
PassMark (Overclocked) 913.7 1,625.2
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 2.16 GHz 3.42 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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