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For this test, the Sempron 2800+ leads the Athlon XP 2500+, but isn't near the 2600+ in performance. It seems in this benchmark the 83MHz makes a difference. We do need to upgrade this benchmark to DivX 5.1.1 in order to enable SSE3 on the Celeron D processors, but we didn't have time for this tight launch to rerun benchmarks on all of these CPUs.

Sempron 2800+ is competitive with Celeron 330 this time around. This is one of the few benchmarks that the Sempron looses to the Celeron 335.

The difference between the Sempron 3100+ and the Athlon 64 2800+ is negligible.

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General Usage and Content Creation Performance DirectX 9 Gaming Performance
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  • bupkus - Wednesday, July 28, 2004 - link

    As #12 points out, power consumption and heat generation are concerns as "all onboard" mainboards lean me to MicroATX and SFF in my future builds.
  • Falloutboy - Wednesday, July 28, 2004 - link

    sweet might be making a switch to a sempron 3100 soon....

    might be nice in your overclocking matchup to compare them to the the mobile bartons in terms of performance. i'm curious how my 2.5ghz barton compares to say a semperon running at 2.0-2.2ghz
  • LoneWolf15 - Wednesday, July 28, 2004 - link

    P.S. Is the Sempron 3100+ multiplier-locked? As some mentioned, overclocking capabilities would be good to know. :)
  • LoneWolf15 - Wednesday, July 28, 2004 - link

    Personally, I'd like to see how the Sempron 3100+ compares with the Athlon XP 3200+. Plenty of folks are on the edge about whether to hang on to their Socket A mainboard through one more upgrade, or bite the bullet. As I just bought an Athlon XP-M and have it running stably at 2.4GHz (12 x 200), which would probably equate to about Athlon XP 3300-3400 speeds if one existed, I'd like to know if the advanced memory controller would be worth my while, or if I might as well wait until the Athlon 64 platform becomes more mature and Socket 939 CPU prices come down.
  • thebluesgnr - Wednesday, July 28, 2004 - link


    I never said you can't buy AMD boards in the $40 range. I simply pointed out an error in the article. The only fanboy-like posting here is yours.

    btw, it would be very hard for me to be an Intel fanboy when my main rig is powered by XP-Mobile 2400+ and my home file server is an Athlon 700MHz.
  • RyanVM - Wednesday, July 28, 2004 - link

    If you're planning on upgrading your DivX version to support SSE3 anyway, you might as well go straight to 5.2 and wipe the slate clean.
  • ViRGE - Wednesday, July 28, 2004 - link

    #11, what would be the point of comparing them at equal clock speeds? The Sempron has the IPC advantage, so it would just blow the Celeron out of the water.
  • Marlin1975 - Wednesday, July 28, 2004 - link

    OMG I love it when all the fanboys come out.

    Yea and there are AMD boards in the $40 range also, etc... So stop whinning.

    The Sempron is faster and cheaper then a Celeron, get over it.
  • thebluesgnr - Wednesday, July 28, 2004 - link

    ECS 865PE-A is $46 shipped on newegg, and it has SATA.

    Really, the Price/Performance analysis should be redone considering there's not a $20 delta between AMD and Intel mobos, and the Sempron 2800+ should be compared to the Celeron D 330. Not to mention the difference in retail / 1000 units prices, like #14 mentioned.
  • Resh - Wednesday, July 28, 2004 - link

    When will these be available @ retail?

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