CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 230 vs 3400+ among laptop CPUs

Performance

Benchmark performance using all cores

PCMark 8 Home 3.0 Accelerated, PassMark and 1 more

Single-core Performance

Individual core benchmark performance

PassMark (Single Core), Geekbench 3 Single Core and 1 more

Integrated Graphics

Integrated GPU performance for graphics

Sky Diver and Cloud Gate

Integrated Graphics (OpenCL)

Integrated GPU performance for parallel computing

CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 4 more

Performance per Watt

How efficiently does the processor use electricity?

Sky Diver, Cloud Gate, CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 11 more

Value

Are you paying a premium for performance?

Sky Diver, Cloud Gate, CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 11 more

No winner declared

Too close to call

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Intel Atom 230

Reasons to consider the
Intel Atom 230

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CPUBoss is not aware of any important advantages of the Intel Atom 230 vs the AMD Sempron 3400+.

Front view of AMD Sempron 3400+

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AMD Sempron 3400+

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Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes vs No Somewhat common; Allows for maximum performance when needed, while conserving power and minimizing heat production when not needed

Benchmarks Real world tests of Atom 230 vs Sempron 3400+

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

Atom 230
25,150 MB/s
Sempron 3400+
48.8 MB/s

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Atom 230  vs
Sempron 3400+ 
Clock speed 1.6 GHz 1.8 GHz
Cores Single core Single core
Socket type
437
AM2
754
939

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Has virtualization support No No
Instruction set extensions
SSE2
MMX
SSE3
SSE
3DNow!
Supports dynamic frequency scaling No Yes

power consumption

TDP 4W 62W
Annual home energy cost 0.96 $/year 14.94 $/year
Performance per watt 6.22 pt/W 0.5 pt/W
Typical power consumption 3.25W 50.38W

details

Atom 230  vs
Sempron 3400+ 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 2 1
L2 cache 0.5 MB 0 MB
L2 cache per core 0.5 MB/core 0 MB/core
Manufacture process 45 nm 90 nm
Max CPUs 1 1
Operating temperature Unknown - 85.2°C Unknown - 55°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 1.89 GHz 2.44 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 1.6 GHz 2 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 1.89 GHz 2.44 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

bus

Clock speed 533 MHz 200 MHz
Intel Atom 230
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AMD Sempron 3400+
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