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Front view of AMD Sempron X2 2200

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AMD Sempron X2 2200

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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 X2 5600+

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AMD Athlon X2 5600+

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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 2.8 GHz vs 2 GHz Around 40% higher clock speed
Much better PassMark score 1,477 vs 995 Around 50% better PassMark score
Much better PassMark (Single core) score 849 vs 579 More than 45% better PassMark (Single core) score
Much more l2 cache per core 1 MB/core vs 0.5 MB/core 2x more l2 cache per core
Significantly better overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.26 GHz vs 3.01 GHz Around 10% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Much better overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.4 GHz vs 2 GHz Around 70% better overclocked clock speed (Water)

Benchmarks Real world tests of Sempron X2 2200 vs Athlon X2 5600+

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 2200
54.2 MB/s
Athlon X2 5600+
76.7 MB/s

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Sempron X2 2200  vs
Athlon X2 5600+ 
Clock speed 2 GHz 2.8 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 2200  vs
Athlon X2 5600+ 
Threads 2 2
L2 cache 1 MB 2 MB
L2 cache per core 0.5 MB/core 1 MB/core
Manufacture process 65 nm 90 nm
Max CPUs 1 1

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 3.01 GHz 3.26 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 2 GHz 3.4 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.01 GHz 3.26 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 0.64 pt/W 0.68 pt/W
Typical power consumption 52.81W 72.31W
AMD Sempron X2 2200
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