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AMD SEMPRON 2200

AMD Sempron 2200 Processor

"In this article we test AMD Sempron 2200 cpu against the Sempron 3100, Athlon XP 3200 and XP 2500 using Gigabyte K8NS Pro and Asrock K7S8XE+ motherboards. The following software was used during testing, 3dmark 2003, 3dmark 2005, SiSoftware Sandra 2005, CPU Bench 2003, Metabench, KribiBench, Realstorm 2004, Sciencemark 2, Nvidia Dawn, Doom 3, Half Life 2, Quake 3, Scrapland, Serious Sam SE, Tribes Vengeance, Unreal Tournament 2004, Warhammer 40,000 Dawn of War, X2 the Threat and Xpand Rally."


GENERAL SYSTEM INFORMATION

PROCESSORS AMD SEMPRON 2200
AMD SEMPRON 3100
AMD ATHLON XP 3200
AMD ATHLON XP 2500
VIDEO CARD MSI GEFORCE 6600 GT
NVIDIA DRIVER FORCEWARE v67.66
MOTHERBOARDS GIGABYTE K8NS PRO
ASROCK K7S8XE+
MEMORY 2x512MB OCZ GOLD XTC PC3200 DDR
OPERATING SYSTEM WINDOWS XP
DIRECTX VERSION v9.0c

UT 2004

BRIDGE OF FATE

ATHLON XP 3200101
SEMPRON 3100 109
ATHLON XP 250088
SEMPRON 2200 70

ATHLON XP 3200 SEMPRON 3100 ATHLON XP 2500 SEMPRON 2200

COMMENT "Using for Unreal Tournament 2004 for benchmarking we used the maximum settings with twelve bots for the botmatch. The Sempron 2200 was 31% slower than the Athlon XP 3200, 36% slower than Sempron 3100 and 21% slower than Athlon XP 2500."

BENCHMARK SETTINGS

Direct3D Render Device
1024x768 Resolution
32Bit Colour Depth
Texture Detail Normal
Character Detail Normal
World Detail High
Physics Detail High
Decal Stay High
Full Character Shadows
Full Fog Distance
Decals Enabled
Dynamic Lighting Enabled
Detail Textures Enabled
Coronas Enabled
Trilinear Filtering Enabled
Projectors Enabled
Foliage Enabled
Weather Effects Enabled

WARHAMMER 40,000
DAWN OF WAR

LOW QUALITY

ATHLON XP 320054
SEMPRON 3100 63
ATHLON XP 250045
SEMPRON 2200 34

MEDIUM QUALITY

ATHLON XP 320052
SEMPRON 3100 61
ATHLON XP 250044
SEMPRON 2200 33

HIGH QUALITY

ATHLON XP 320042
SEMPRON 3100 48
ATHLON XP 250035
SEMPRON 2200 27

ATHLON XP 3200 SEMPRON 3100 ATHLON XP 2500 SEMPRON 2200

COMMENT "Using Warhammer 40,000 Dawn of War for benchmarking low quality will show cpu performance, medium quality will show a mixture and high quality will be video limited. The Sempron 2200 was 38% slower than the Athlon XP 3200, 47% slower than Sempron 3100 and 25% slower than Athlon XP 2500."

BENCHMARK SETTINGS

1024x768 Resolution
Full 3D Camera Enabled
Unit Occlusion Enabled
Destroy The Xenos Level

LOW QUALITY

Texture Detail Low
Terrain Detail Low
World Events Low
Shadows Low
Lights Low
FX Detail Low

MEDIUM QUALITY

Texture Detail Medium
Terrain Detail Medium
World Events Medium
Shadows Medium
Lights Medium
FX Detail Medium

HIGH QUALITY

Texture Detail High
Terrain Detail High
World Events High
Shadows High
Lights High
FX Detail High

X2 THE THREAT

DEFAULT QUALITY

ATHLON XP 3200104
SEMPRON 310093
ATHLON XP 250088
SEMPRON 220076

ATHLON XP 3200 SEMPRON 3100 ATHLON XP 2500 SEMPRON 2200

COMMENT "Using X2 the Threat for we used the default quality mode which should make the game less video card limited. The Sempron 2200 was 27% slower than the Athlon XP 3200, 19% slower than Sempron 3100 and 14% slower than Athlon XP 2500."

BENCHMARK SETTINGS

1024x768 Resolution
Fullscreen Enabled
Auto Quality Enabled
Anti-aliasing Disabled
Bumpmaps Enabled
Shadows Disabled

XPAND RALLY

LOW QUALITY

ATHLON XP 320062
SEMPRON 3100 58
ATHLON XP 250052
SEMPRON 2200 41

MEDIUM QUALITY

ATHLON XP 320050
SEMPRON 3100 45
ATHLON XP 250042
SEMPRON 2200 32

HIGH QUALITY

ATHLON XP 320041
SEMPRON 3100 36
ATHLON XP 250034
SEMPRON 2200 26

ATHLON XP 3200 SEMPRON 3100 ATHLON XP 2500 SEMPRON 2200

COMMENT "Using Xpand Rally for benchmarking using low quality will show cpu performance, medium quality will show a mixture and high quality will be video limited. The Sempron 2200 was 34% slower than the Athlon XP 3200, 30% slower than Sempron 3100 and 22% slower than Athlon XP 2500."

BENCHMARK SETTINGS

1024x768 Resolution
Fullscreen Enabled
Anti-Aliasing Disabled
Grand Canyon Level

LOW QUALITY

Bilinear
Material Quality Very Low
View Distance 20%
Water Quality Low
Car Deformations Disabled
Car Details Low
Car Envmap Quality Low
Car Shadows Low

MEDIUM QUALITY

Trilinear
Material Quality Medium
View Distance 80%
Water Quality Medium
Car Deformations Enabled
Car Details High
Car Envmap Quality Medium
Car Shadows High

HIGH QUALITY

Anisotropic
Material Quality Very High
View Distance 100%
Water Quality High
Car Deformations Enabled
Car Details High
Car Envmap Quality High
Car Shadows Very High

CONCLUSION "The Sempron 2200 is a fairly good budget processor which retails for only $48 (32). Just like the Sempron 3100 the 256K L2 Cache does hurt performance with some software like Xpand Rally for example. It is good to see AMD releasing such good budget processors for Socket A motherboards and the Sempron range is superior to the older Duron range. The problem for the Sempron is the Athlon XP 2500, the XP 2500 is a very popular, fast processor which is still available for a little more than the Sempron 2200. If you check the reviews you will see that the Athlon XP 2500 manages to put a fairly large distance between itself and the Sempron 2200. It is also worth noting that the Athlon XP 2500 can usually be overclocked to XP 3200 speeds for a huge performance increase!"

AMD SEMPRON 2200

PAGE 1 AMD SEMPRON 2200
PAGE 2 SISOFTWARE SANDRA, CPU BENCH AND NVIDIA DAWN
PAGE 3 DOOM 3 AND HALF LIFE 2
PAGE 4 QUAKE 3, SCRAPLAND, SERIOUS SAM SE AND OTHERS
PAGE 5 UT 2004, X2 THE THREAT AND FINAL RESULT

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