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Front view of AMD Sempron X2 198

Reasons to consider the
AMD Sempron X2 198

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Much lower typical power consumption 52.81W vs 77.19W More than 30% lower typical power consumption
Much higher Maximum operating temperature 70.1 °C vs 62.5 °C More than 10% higher Maximum operating temperature
Significantly lower annual home energy cost 15.66 $/year vs 22.89 $/year More than 30% lower annual home energy cost
Significantly lower annual commercial energy cost 56.94 $/year vs 83.22 $/year More than 30% lower annual commercial energy cost
Front view of AMD FX 6300

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AMD FX 6300

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Much more l2 cache 6 MB vs 1 MB 6x more l2 cache; more data can be stored in the l2 cache for quick access later
Much higher clock speed 3.5 GHz vs 2.5 GHz 40% higher clock speed
Much better overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.75 GHz vs 2.5 GHz More than 90% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Much better PassMark score 6,444 vs 1,413 More than 4.5x better PassMark score
More cores 6 vs 2 Three times as many cores; run more applications at once
More threads 6 vs 2 Three times as many threads
Much more l2 cache per core 1 MB/core vs 0.5 MB/core 2x more l2 cache per core
Much better overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.82 GHz vs 2.5 GHz Around 95% better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Newer Oct, 2012 vs Jan, 2012 Release date 9 months later

Benchmarks Real world tests of Sempron X2 198 vs FX 6300

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

FX 6300
6,444

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Sempron X2 198  vs
FX 6300 
Clock speed 2.5 GHz 3.5 GHz
Turbo clock speed None 4.1 GHz
Cores Dual core Hexa core
Socket type
FM1
AM3+

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
SSE4a
AVX 1.1
SSE2
F16C
MMX
XOP
AVX
SSE3
SSE
ABM
BMI1
CLMUL
AMD64
SSE4.1
FMA4
FMA3
SSE4.2
CVT16
AMD-V
3DNow!
Supplemental SSE3
AES
TBM
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

power consumption

TDP 65W 95W
Annual home energy cost 15.66 $/year 22.89 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 56.94 $/year 83.22 $/year
Performance per watt 1.18 pt/W 9.84 pt/W
Typical power consumption 52.81W 77.19W

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
DDR3-1866
DDR3-1600

details

Sempron X2 198  vs
FX 6300 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 2 6
L2 cache 1 MB 6 MB
L2 cache per core 0.5 MB/core 1 MB/core
Manufacture process 32 nm 32 nm
Transistor count 1,178,000,000 1,200,000,000
Max CPUs 1 1
Die size 228 mm² 319 mm²
Voltage range 0.91 - 1.41V 0.8 - 1.43V
Operating temperature Unknown - 70.1°C Unknown - 62.5°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 2.5 GHz 4.75 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.5 GHz 4.82 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 2.5 GHz 4.75 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
AMD Sempron X2 198
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