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Front view of AMD Sempron 3600+

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AMD Sempron 3600+

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CPUBoss is not aware of any important advantages of the Sempron 3600+ vs the Opteron 8379 HE.

Front view of AMD Opteron 8379 HE

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AMD Opteron 8379 HE

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Much newer manufacturing process 45 nm vs 90 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
Supports more CPUs in SMP configuration 8 vs 1 7 supports more CPUs in SMP configuration
Higher clock speed 2.4 GHz vs 2 GHz Around 20% higher clock speed
More l3 cache 6 MB vs 0 MB Compared to all cpus, 6 MB l3 cache is just OK
Has virtualization support Yes vs No Somewhat common; Boosts performance of virtual machines
Much more l3 cache per core 1.5 MB/core vs 0 MB/core Compared to all cpus, 1.5 MB/core l3 cache per core is just OK
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
More cores 4 vs 1 3 more cores; run more applications at once
More threads 4 vs 1 3 more threads
Newer Apr, 2009 vs May, 2006 Release date over 2 years later
Lower typical power consumption 44.69W vs 50.38W More than 10% lower typical power consumption
Better overclocked clock speed (Air) 2.4 GHz vs 2.16 GHz More than 10% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Better overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.4 GHz vs 2 GHz Around 20% better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Lower annual home energy cost 13.25 $/year vs 14.94 $/year More than 10% lower annual home energy cost
Lower annual commercial energy cost 48.18 $/year vs 54.31 $/year More than 10% lower annual commercial energy cost

Features Key features of the Sempron 3600+  vs Opteron 8379 HE 

clock speed

L2 cache

L3 cache

overclocked clock speed (air)

Sempron 3600+
2.16 GHz
Opteron 8379 HE
2.4 GHz

overclocked clock speed (water)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Sempron 3600+  vs
Opteron 8379 HE 
Clock speed 2 GHz 2.4 GHz
Cores Single core Quad core
Socket type
AM2
S1
754
F
Is unlocked No No

features

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

power consumption

TDP 62W 55W
Annual home energy cost 14.94 $/year 13.25 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 54.31 $/year 48.18 $/year
Typical power consumption 50.38W 44.69W

details

Sempron 3600+  vs
Opteron 8379 HE 
Threads 1 4
L2 cache 0 MB 2 MB
L2 cache per core 0 MB/core 0.5 MB/core
L3 cache 0 MB 6 MB
L3 cache per core 0 MB/core 1.5 MB/core
Manufacture process 90 nm 45 nm
Max CPUs 1 8
Operating temperature Unknown - 55°C 0 - 55°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 2.16 GHz 2.4 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 2 GHz 2.4 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 2.16 GHz 2.4 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

bus

Clock speed 333 MHz 2,000 MHz
AMD Sempron 3600+
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