CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 3600+ vs 8450 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

4.3

CPUBoss Score

Combination of all six facets

Winner
AMD Phenom X3 8450 

CPUBoss recommends the AMD Phenom X3 8450  based on its performance and single-core performance.

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Differences What are the advantages of each

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Reasons to consider the
AMD Sempron 3600+

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Significantly lower typical power consumption 50.38W vs 77.19W Around 35% lower typical power consumption
Significantly lower annual home energy cost 14.94 $/year vs 22.89 $/year Around 35% lower annual home energy cost
Significantly lower annual commercial energy cost 54.31 $/year vs 83.22 $/year Around 35% lower annual commercial energy cost
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Much better geekbench 3 AES single core score 80,100 MB/s vs 54.7 MB/s More than 1464.2x better geekbench 3 AES single core score
Much more l2 cache 2 MB vs 0 MB Compared to all cpus, 2 MB l2 cache is just OK
Much newer manufacturing process 65 nm vs 90 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Has virtualization support Yes vs No Somewhat common; Boosts performance of virtual machines
Much more l2 cache per core 0.67 MB/core vs 0 MB/core Compared to all cpus, 0.67 MB/core l2 cache per core is just OK
Slightly more l3 cache 2 MB vs 0 MB Compared to all cpus, 2 MB l3 cache is just OK
More cores 3 vs 1 Three times as many cores; run more applications at once
Significantly more l3 cache per core 0.67 MB/core vs 0 MB/core Compared to all cpus, 0.67 MB/core l3 cache per core is just OK
Higher Maximum operating temperature 70 °C vs 55 °C More than 25% higher Maximum operating temperature
Better overclocked clock speed (Air) 2.66 GHz vs 2.16 GHz Around 25% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Better PassMark score 1,887 vs 429 Around 4.5x better PassMark score
More threads 3 vs 1 Three times as many threads
Newer Apr, 2008 vs May, 2006 Release date over 1 years later

Benchmarks Real world tests of Sempron 3600+ vs Phenom X3 8450

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
Phenom X3 8450
80,100 MB/s

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Sempron 3600+  vs
Phenom X3 8450 
Clock speed 2 GHz 2.1 GHz
Cores Single core Tri core
Socket type
AM2
S1
754
AM2+
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 95W
Annual home energy cost 14.94 $/year 22.89 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 54.31 $/year 83.22 $/year
Performance per watt 0.52 pt/W 0.94 pt/W
Typical power consumption 50.38W 77.19W

bus

Clock speed 333 MHz 1,800 MHz

details

Sempron 3600+  vs
Phenom X3 8450 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 1 3
L2 cache 0 MB 2 MB
L2 cache per core 0 MB/core 0.67 MB/core
L3 cache 0 MB 2 MB
L3 cache per core 0 MB/core 0.67 MB/core
Manufacture process 90 nm 65 nm
Max CPUs 1 1
Operating temperature Unknown - 55°C Unknown - 70°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 2.16 GHz 2.66 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 2 GHz 2.1 GHz
PassMark (Overclocked) 913.7 1,903.1
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 2.16 GHz 2.66 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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