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AMD SEMPRON 3100

"In this article we test AMD Sempron 3100 cpu against the Athlon XP 3200 and XP 2500. The following software was used, Half Life 2, Doom3, Far Cry, Tribes Vengeance, Warhammer Dawn of War, Xpand Rally, Unreal Tournament 2004, Quake 3, 3dmark 2001-2005, SiSoftware Sandra 2005, Cpu Bench 2003, Metabench, Kribi Bench, Realstorm and Science Mark 2."

AMD Sempron 3100

GENERAL SYSTEM INFORMATION

PROCESSOR AMD SEMPRON 3100
AMD ATHLON XP 3200
AMD ATHLON XP 2500
VIDEO CARD MSI GEFORCE 5900 XT
NVIDIA DRIVER FORCEWARE v66.93 WHQL
MOTHERBOARD GIGABYTE K8NS PRO
ASROCK K7S8XE+
MEMORY 2x512MB OCZ GOLD XTC PC3200 DDR
OPERATING SYSTEM WINDOWS XP
DIRECTX VERSION v9.0c

MPEG ENCODING

SECONDS (LOWER IS BETTER)

AMD SEMPRON 3100351
AMD ATHLON XP 3200315
AMD ATHLON XP 2500373

AMD SEMPRON 3100 AMD ATHLON XP 3200 AMD ATHLON XP 2500

COMMENT "Even though the Sempron 3100 is clocked at 1.8Ghz which is the same as the Athlon XP 2500 it is able to outperform the Athlon XP 2500 by 11%. The Athlon XP 3200 with it's 400mhz speed advantage shows that with mpeg encoding the Sempron 3100 can't touch it and beats the Sempron 3100 by a 11% (36 seconds)"

REALSTORM 2004

OVERALL

AMD SEMPRON 31002210
AMD ATHLON XP 32002187
AMD ATHLON XP 25001870

AMD SEMPRON 3100 AMD ATHLON XP 3200 AMD ATHLON XP 2500

COMMENT "using Realstorm 2004 was a close performance between the Sempron 3100 and Athlon XP 3200 processors, however there can be only one winner and the Sempron 3100 outperformed the Athlon XP 3200 by a modest 2%."

SCIENCE MARK 2

MOLECULAR DYNAMICS (LOWER IS BETTER)

AMD SEMPRON 310096
AMD ATHLON XP 320075
AMD ATHLON XP 250092

AMD SEMPRON 3100 AMD ATHLON XP 3200 AMD ATHLON XP 2500

COMMENT "This is pure number crunching and the Athlon XP 3200 does very well and beats the Sempron 3100 by 22%. The biggest surprise was that the Athlon XP 2500 also outperformed the Sempron 3100 by 5% which was very unexpected."

SISOFTWARE SANDRA 2005

PROCESSOR ALU DHRYSTONE

AMD SEMPRON 31008254
AMD ATHLON XP 32009010
AMD ATHLON XP 25007471

PROCESSOR FPU WHETSTONE

AMD SEMPRON 31003832
AMD ATHLON XP 32003550
AMD ATHLON XP 25002947

AMD SEMPRON 3100 AMD ATHLON XP 3200 AMD ATHLON XP 2500

COMMENT "Using SiSoftware Sandra 2005 the Athlon XP 3200 puts in a convincing display and beats the Sempron 3100 by 9% using the Dhrystone test. Using the fpu Whetstone test the Sempron 3100 shows that it's a superior fpu processor by beating the Athlon XP 3200 by a convincing 8%."

SISOFTWARE SANDRA 2005

MULTI-MEDIA INTEGER

AMD SEMPRON 310017214
AMD ATHLON XP 320020665
AMD ATHLON XP 250017078

MULTI-MEDIA FLOATING POINT

AMD SEMPRON 310018581
AMD ATHLON XP 320022065
AMD ATHLON XP 250018312

AMD SEMPRON 3100 AMD ATHLON XP 3200 AMD ATHLON XP 2500

COMMENT "This SiSoftware Sandra 2005 Multi-Media test appears to favour a high clock speed, this is shown very clearly with the Sempron 3100 and Athlon XP 2500 (both are 1.8Ghz processors) performing within 1% of each other. The Athlon XP 3200 with it's 2.2GHZ of processing power wins this test by a very impressive 18%."

SISOFTWARE SANDRA 2005

MEMORY BANDWIDTH INTEGER

AMD SEMPRON 31002751
AMD ATHLON XP 32002731
AMD ATHLON XP 25002355

MEMORY BANDWIDTH FLOATING POINT

AMD SEMPRON 31002751
AMD ATHLON XP 32002552
AMD ATHLON XP 25002207

AMD SEMPRON 3100 AMD ATHLON XP 3200 AMD ATHLON XP 2500

COMMENT "We are now using SiSoftware Sandra 2005 Memory Bandwidth test, we want to see how efficent each of the processors can access memory. The Sempron 3100 with it's integrated memory controller wins this test fairly easily especially with the floating point memory test which it wins by 8%."

AMD SEMPRON 3100

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PAGE 3 GAMES SOFTWARE AND FINAL CONCLUSION

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