Sempron Processors

Posted on 2004-11-08
Last Modified: 2010-04-26
I just have a stupid question. Can a sempron 3100+ Processor that runs at 1.8 GHz run games that require a 2.5 GHz Processor. The Sempron 3100+ apparently performs the same as a 3.1 GHz Intel Celeron D.  If possible can you give me a link with the info.
Question by:avdm
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    This probably depends on the game itself. But in my opinion it shouldn't have too many problems, as it equals or outperforms Intel's Celeron D335 running at 2.8 GHz. For benchmarks visit

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    In my opinion, no problem. But if, you can overclock it to 2.52GHz
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    Thank you for your response. Do know sempron processors? How reliable are these benchmarks?
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    The Sempron 3100+ is the slowest and cheapest embodiment of the K8 architecture in silicon. Targeting low-end systems, it has just some of the characteristics the top-end models (Athlon 64 and Opteron) have. The two main deficiencies:

    The amount L2 cache memory is reduced in the Sempron 3100+ to 256KB compared to 512 or 1024KB in Athlon 64 processors;
    The Sempron 3100+, although based on the K8 architecture, does not support the AMD64 technology. In other words, the Sempron 3100+ is a 32-bit processor.

    Any how, except for these facts, benchmarks are the only way we can properly put cpu's and other hardware to the test. Reliable? Manufacturers who create software like PCMark, Sisoft Sandra, 3DMark, ... make a good living out if it so I guess we can say they are quite reliable otherwise they wouldn't sell.
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    Sempron are decent processors, depending on your hardware setup you should be able to run fine at what you're looking at.  I am curious which games require a 2.5 GHz Processor!
    Xbitlabs is also an excellent resource, I would say those benchmarks are fairly reliable, but if you OC make sure you are cautious and know what you're doing.

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