CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of Sempron 3800+ vs Athlon X2 3800+ 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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Front view of AMD Athlon X2 3800+

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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 2 GHz More than 10% higher clock speed
Front view of AMD Athlon X2 3800+

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Significantly more l2 cache 1 MB vs 0 MB Compared to all cpus, 1 MB l2 cache is just OK
Has virtualization support Yes vs No Somewhat common; Boosts performance of virtual machines
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
Better overclocked clock speed (Air) 2.7 GHz vs 2.2 GHz Around 25% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
More cores 2 vs 1 Twice as many cores; run more applications at once
Better overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.75 GHz vs 2.2 GHz Around 25% better overclocked clock speed (Water)

Benchmarks Real world tests of Sempron 3800+ vs Athlon X2 3800+

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 X2 3800+
64.55 MB/s

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Sempron 3800+  vs
Athlon X2 3800+ 
Clock speed 2.2 GHz 2 GHz
Cores Single core Dual core
Socket type
S1
AM2
939
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 65W
Annual home energy cost 14.94 $/year 15.66 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 54.31 $/year 56.94 $/year
Performance per watt 0.59 pt/W 0.66 pt/W
Typical power consumption 50.38W 52.81W

details

Sempron 3800+  vs
Athlon X2 3800+ 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 1 2
L2 cache 0 MB 1 MB
L2 cache per core 0 MB/core 0.5 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 2.2 GHz 2.7 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.2 GHz 2.75 GHz
PassMark (Overclocked) 912.1 1,578.7
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 2.2 GHz 2.7 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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