CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 3800+ vs 5150 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

6.9

CPUBoss Score

Combination of all six facets

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AMD Athlon 5150 

CPUBoss recommends the AMD Athlon 5150  based on its power consumption.

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of AMD Sempron 3800+

Reasons to consider the
AMD Sempron 3800+

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Higher clock speed 2.2 GHz vs 1.6 GHz Around 40% higher clock speed
Has a NX bit Yes vs No Somewhat common; Prevents a common class of security exploits
Front view of AMD Athlon 5150

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AMD Athlon 5150

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Much newer manufacturing process 28 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
Has a built-in GPU Yes vs No Somewhat common; A separate graphics adapter is not required
Has virtualization support Yes vs No Somewhat common; Boosts performance of virtual machines
Significantly lower typical power consumption 20.31W vs 50.38W 2.5x lower typical power consumption
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
Significantly better geekbench 3 Multi-Core score 2,942 vs 858 Around 3.5x better geekbench 3 Multi-Core score
More cores 4 vs 1 3 more cores; run more applications at once
Significantly better performance per watt 3.73 pt/W vs 0.59 pt/W More than 6.2x better performance per watt
Higher Maximum operating temperature 70 °C vs 55 °C More than 25% higher Maximum operating temperature
More threads 4 vs 1 3 more threads
Significantly lower annual home energy cost 6.02 $/year vs 14.94 $/year 2.5x lower annual home energy cost
Significantly lower annual commercial energy cost 21.9 $/year vs 54.31 $/year 2.5x lower annual commercial energy cost

Benchmarks Real world tests of Sempron 3800+ vs Athlon 5150

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 3800+
59.1 MB/s
Athlon 5150
819.5 MB/s

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Sempron 3800+  vs
Athlon 5150 
Clock speed 2.2 GHz 1.6 GHz
Cores Single core Quad core
Socket type
S1
AM2
FS1b
Is unlocked No No

features

Has a NX bit Yes No
Has virtualization support No Yes
Instruction set extensions
SSE Family
SSE4a
SSE2
F16C
MMX
SSE4
AVX
SSE3
SSE
SSE4.1
SSE4.2
3DNow!
Supplemental SSE3
AES
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

details

Sempron 3800+  vs
Athlon 5150 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 1 4
L2 cache 0 MB 2 MB
L2 cache per core 0 MB/core 0.5 MB/core
Manufacture process 90 nm 28 nm
Max CPUs 1 1
Operating temperature Unknown - 55°C Unknown - 70°C

integrated graphics

GPU None GPU
Label N/A Radeon HD 8400
GPU clock speed N/A 600 MHz

power consumption

TDP 62W 25W
Annual home energy cost 14.94 $/year 6.02 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 54.31 $/year 21.9 $/year
Performance per watt 0.59 pt/W 3.73 pt/W
Typical power consumption 50.38W 20.31W
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