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sasrob 20th February, 2005 07:37 AM

whats faster.........
Socket A Sempron 3000+ 2.0 Ghz 512KB L2 cache

Socket A 3200xp 2.2 ghz 512kb L2 cache

whats the faster one then i would think that the xp will still win as it runs a 400fsb not just 333fsb like the sempron i am running 3200xp now and i was thinking would i have more power if i was to use the 3000 sempron i'v looked into it and i'm starting to think that the xp is still the best bet to stay with as on the socket A sempron do not support the sse2 it's only sse

Aedan 20th February, 2005 11:58 AM

I thought the Semprons has 256Kbyte cache on board?
Otherwise, as far as I'm aware, the Sempron core was nothing other than a Thoroughbred core.

GrahamGarside 20th February, 2005 04:58 PM

yeah the XP will outperform the sempron, I'm not sure how true it is but I've heard that the semprons ratings are comparable to celerons where as the XP''s are meant to be comparable to P4's
The socket A semprons don't support SSE2 but I believe the socket 754 version does
The socket A semprons are only really a good idea for very low budget systems, higher up the scale a socket 754 version is a much better option, especially as once overclocked they can compete with the A64's

hoinar 21st February, 2005 03:02 PM

I have a socket A Sempron (2800+) and in CrystalMark09 I got some results very close to a friend of mine that has a P4@3ghz 1 MB cache HTT(Prescott).
For example: my results - ALU = 6771, FPU = 8760, his results - ALU = 6871, FPU = 7157. The only thing I don't like for this CPU is that the multiplier is locked..

GrahamGarside 21st February, 2005 03:17 PM

Synthetic benchmarks aren't reliable though. Even a 3000+ XP wouldn't match up to a 3ghz P4 in everything.

MONKEYMAN 21st February, 2005 03:28 PM

Yep thats true, when it comes to media encoding the P4 will wipe the floor with the Athlon.

bradmax57 1st April, 2005 09:29 AM

Are the sempron 3000+ and others multi locked? Ive just bought one to build the wifes pc but havent got around to checking it yet, but the 3000+ defo has 512kb l2 cache

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