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Front view of AMD Sempron X2 190

Reasons to consider the
AMD Sempron X2 190

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Much newer manufacturing process 45 nm vs 65 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Much lower typical power consumption 36.56W vs 101.56W 2.8x lower typical power consumption
Much better performance per watt 1.4 pt/W vs 0.96 pt/W More than 45% better performance per watt
Much better overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.94 GHz vs 2.72 GHz Around 45% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Much lower annual commercial energy cost 39.42 $/year vs 109.5 $/year 2.8x lower annual commercial energy cost
Much lower annual home energy cost 10.84 $/year vs 30.11 $/year 2.8x lower annual home energy cost
Newer Aug, 2011 vs Jul, 2008 Release date over 3 years later
Front view of AMD Phenom X4 9850

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AMD Phenom X4 9850

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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
More cores 4 vs 2 Twice as many cores; run more applications at once
More threads 4 vs 2 Twice as many threads
Significantly better overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.88 GHz vs 2.5 GHz More than 15% better overclocked clock speed (Water)

Benchmarks Real world tests of Sempron X2 190 vs Phenom X4 9850

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 X4 9850
97,500 MB/s

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Sempron X2 190  vs
Phenom X4 9850 
Clock speed 2.5 GHz 2.5 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 X4 9850 
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 65 nm
Max CPUs 1 1

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 3.94 GHz 2.72 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.5 GHz 2.88 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.94 GHz 2.72 GHz

power consumption

TDP 45W 125W
Annual home energy cost 10.84 $/year 30.11 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 39.42 $/year 109.5 $/year
Performance per watt 1.4 pt/W 0.96 pt/W
Typical power consumption 36.56W 101.56W
AMD Sempron X2 190
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AMD Phenom X4 9850
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