CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 3850 vs 5150 among desktop CPUs (up to 45W)

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

Fire Strike

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?

Fire Strike, CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 11 more

Value

Are you paying a premium for performance?

Fire Strike, CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 11 more

4.9

CPUBoss Score

Combination of all six facets

Winner
AMD Sempron 3850 

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of AMD Sempron 3850

Reasons to consider the
AMD Sempron 3850

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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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CPUBoss is not aware of any important advantages of the Athlon 5150 vs the Sempron 3850.

Benchmarks Real world tests of Sempron 3850 vs Athlon 5150

CompuBench 1.5 (Bitcoin mining) Data courtesy CompuBench

Sempron 3850
15.62 mHash/s
Athlon 5150
15.54 mHash/s

CompuBench 1.5 (Face detection)

Sempron 3850
3.92 mPixels/s
Athlon 5150
4.37 mPixels/s

CompuBench 1.5 (Ocean surface simulation) Data courtesy CompuBench

Sempron 3850
93.75 fps
Athlon 5150
99.17 fps

CompuBench 1.5 (T-Rex) Data courtesy CompuBench

Sempron 3850
0.35 fps
Athlon 5150
0.36 fps

CompuBench 1.5 (Video composition) Data courtesy CompuBench

Sempron 3850
6.15 fps
Athlon 5150
7.92 fps

Cinebench R10 32-Bit

Cinebench R10 32-Bit (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Sempron 3850  vs
Athlon 5150 
Clock speed 1.3 GHz 1.6 GHz
Cores Quad core Quad core
Socket type
FS1b
Is unlocked No No

features

Has a NX bit Yes No
Supports trusted computing No No
Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
SSE Family
SSE4a
SSE2
F16C
MMX
SSE4
AVX
SSE3
SSE
AMD64
SSE4.1
SSE4.2
AMD-V
Supplemental SSE3
AES
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
DDR3-1600
DDR3L-1600
Channels Single Channel Single Channel
Maximum bandwidth 12,800 MB/s 12,800 MB/s

details

Sempron 3850  vs
Athlon 5150 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 4 4
L2 cache 2 MB 2 MB
L2 cache per core 0.5 MB/core 0.5 MB/core
Manufacture process 28 nm 28 nm
Max CPUs 1 1
Operating temperature Unknown - 90°C Unknown - 70°C

integrated graphics

GPU GPU GPU
Label Radeon HD 8280 Radeon HD 8400
GPU clock speed 450 MHz 600 MHz

power consumption

TDP 25W 25W
Annual home energy cost 6.02 $/year 6.02 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 21.9 $/year 21.9 $/year
Performance per watt 3.56 pt/W 3.73 pt/W
Typical power consumption 20.31W 20.31W
AMD Sempron 3850
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