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Front view of AMD Sempron X2 2100

Reasons to consider the
AMD Sempron X2 2100

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Much newer manufacturing process 65 nm vs 90 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Significantly lower typical power consumption 52.81W vs 72.31W More than 25% lower typical power consumption
Significantly lower annual home energy cost 15.66 $/year vs 21.44 $/year More than 25% lower annual home energy cost
Significantly lower annual commercial energy cost 56.94 $/year vs 77.96 $/year More than 25% lower annual commercial energy cost
Front view of AMD Athlon 64 X2 5000+

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AMD Athlon 64 X2 5000+

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Much higher clock speed 2.6 GHz vs 1.8 GHz Around 45% higher clock speed
Much better PassMark score 1,497 vs 869 More than 70% better PassMark score
Significantly better overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.13 GHz vs 2.95 GHz More than 5% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Much better overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.39 GHz vs 1.8 GHz Around 90% better overclocked clock speed (Water)

Benchmarks Real world tests of Sempron X2 2100 vs Athlon 64 X2 5000+

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 2100
49.8 MB/s
Athlon 64 X2 5000+
64.85 MB/s

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Sempron X2 2100  vs
Athlon 64 X2 5000+ 
Clock speed 1.8 GHz 2.6 GHz
Cores Dual core Dual core
Socket type
AM2

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
SSE2
MMX
SSE3
SSE
3DNow!

details

Sempron X2 2100  vs
Athlon 64 X2 5000+ 
Threads 2 2
L2 cache 1 MB 1 MB
L2 cache per core 0.5 MB/core 0.5 MB/core
Manufacture process 65 nm 90 nm
Max CPUs 1 1

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 2.95 GHz 3.13 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 1.8 GHz 3.39 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 2.95 GHz 3.13 GHz

power consumption

TDP 65W 89W
Annual home energy cost 15.66 $/year 21.44 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 56.94 $/year 77.96 $/year
Performance per watt 0.6 pt/W 0.61 pt/W
Typical power consumption 52.81W 72.31W
AMD Sempron X2 2100
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