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Front view of AMD Sempron X2 190

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AMD Sempron X2 190

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Much lower typical power consumption 36.56W vs 152.93W 4.2x lower typical power consumption
Much better performance per watt 1.4 pt/W vs 1.08 pt/W Around 30% better performance per watt
Much lower annual home energy cost 10.84 $/year vs 54.06 $/year 5x lower annual home energy cost
Much lower annual commercial energy cost 39.42 $/year vs 152.42 $/year 3.9x lower annual commercial energy cost
Newer Aug, 2011 vs Nov, 2009 Release date over 1 years later
Front view of AMD Phenom II X4 965

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AMD Phenom II X4 965

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Much more l2 cache 2 MB vs 1 MB 2x more l2 cache; more data can be stored in the l2 cache for quick access later
Much higher clock speed 3.4 GHz vs 2.5 GHz More than 35% higher clock speed
More cores 4 vs 2 Twice as many cores; run more applications at once
More threads 4 vs 2 Twice as many threads
Much better overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.22 GHz vs 2.5 GHz Around 70% better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Better overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.05 GHz vs 3.94 GHz Around 5% better overclocked clock speed (Air)

Benchmarks Real world tests of Sempron X2 190 vs Phenom II X4 965

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 X2 190
95.4 MB/s
Phenom II X4 965
137,800 MB/s

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Sempron X2 190  vs
Phenom II X4 965 
Clock speed 2.5 GHz 3.4 GHz
Cores Dual core Quad core

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
SSE4a
SSE2
MMX
SSE3
SSE
3DNow!
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

bus

Clock speed 2,000 MHz 2,000 MHz

details

Sempron X2 190  vs
Phenom II X4 965 
Threads 2 4
L2 cache 1 MB 2 MB
L2 cache per core 0.5 MB/core 0.5 MB/core
Manufacture process 45 nm 45 nm
Max CPUs 1 1

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 3.94 GHz 4.05 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.5 GHz 4.22 GHz
PassMark (Overclocked) 2,355.3 3,136.7
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.94 GHz 4.05 GHz

power consumption

TDP 45W 140W
Annual home energy cost 10.84 $/year 54.06 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 39.42 $/year 152.42 $/year
Performance per watt 1.4 pt/W 1.08 pt/W
Typical power consumption 36.56W 152.93W
AMD Sempron X2 190
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