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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Intel Celeron 550

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Intel Celeron 550

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CPUBoss is not aware of any important advantages of the Intel Celeron 550 vs the AMD Sempron 3600+.

Front view of AMD Sempron 3600+

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AMD Sempron 3600+

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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 Celeron 550 vs Sempron 3600+

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

Celeron 550
82,700 MB/s
Sempron 3600+
54.7 MB/s

3D Mark 06 (CPU)

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Celeron 550  vs
Sempron 3600+ 
Clock speed 2 GHz 2 GHz
Cores Single core Single core
Socket type
479
AM2
S1
754

features

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

power consumption

TDP 31W 62W
Annual home energy cost 7.47 $/year 14.94 $/year
Performance per watt 2.11 pt/W 0.52 pt/W
Typical power consumption 25.19W 50.38W

details

Celeron 550  vs
Sempron 3600+ 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 1 1
L2 cache 1 MB 0 MB
L2 cache per core 1 MB/core 0 MB/core
Manufacture process 65 nm 90 nm
Max CPUs 1 1

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 2.27 GHz 2.16 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 2 GHz 2 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 2.27 GHz 2.16 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 333 MHz
Intel Celeron 550
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AMD Sempron 3600+
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