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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

GAMES SOFTWARE

DOOM 3

AMD SEMPRON 310065
AMD ATHLON XP 320064
AMD ATHLON XP 250059

FAR CRY

AMD SEMPRON 310081
AMD ATHLON XP 320074
AMD ATHLON XP 250065

HALF LIFE 2

AMD SEMPRON 310090
AMD ATHLON XP 320076
AMD ATHLON XP 250066

TRIBES

AMD SEMPRON 3100103
AMD ATHLON XP 320095
AMD ATHLON XP 250083

UT 2004

AMD SEMPRON 3100114
AMD ATHLON XP 3200105
AMD ATHLON XP 250091

WARHAMMER 40K- DAWN OF WAR

AMD SEMPRON 310062
AMD ATHLON XP 320054
AMD ATHLON XP 250045

XPAND RALLY

AMD SEMPRON 310059
AMD ATHLON XP 320063
AMD ATHLON XP 250054

AMD SEMPRON 3100 AMD ATHLON XP 3200 AMD ATHLON XP 2500

COMMENT "Even using low quality settings Doom3 performance is still video card limited with MSI GeForce 5900 XT, the Sempron 3100 wins but only by 2%. Far Cry doesn't seem to be so video card limited and the Sempron 3100 beats the Athlon XP 3200 by 9%. Things improve even more for the Sempron 3100 when it beats the Athlon XP 3200 by 16% with Half Life 2. The Sempron 3100 also beats the Athlon XP 3200 in Tribes Veneance by a very good 11%. Unreal Tournament 2004 was another victory for the Sempron 3100, this time by 8%. Warhammer 40K Dawn of War is very cpu intensive and the Sempron 3100 outperformed the Athlon XP 3200 by 13%. Xpand Rally was the only game tested which the Sempron 3100 couldn't win, the Athlon XP 3200 wins by 7%."

CONCLUSION "What an impressive result by AMD Sempron 3100, it appears the integrated memory controller really helps with games. Even though the Sempron 3100 is clocked 400mhz slower than the Athlon xp 3200 and has a smaller cache it still manages to beat it most of the time. However when raw speed is required when using maths applications or encoding video etc the 1.8ghz Sempron 3100 performs more like the 1.8ghz Athlon xp 2500 which is to be expected."

AMD SEMPRON 3100

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