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Old 10-15-2006, 02:51 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Guys nid your response fast...Im going to buy a Sempron processor for my cousin today and confused which among these two cpus will be the better choice. This will be used from everyday workloads to gaming in low settings.

I read that there is a slight improvement in performance when there is a higher cache. And that also contributes with the operating frequency of the cpu itself right?

Now Im choosing bet. these two

AMD Sempron 2800+

Operating Frequency: 1.6Ghz
L1 Cache: 64kb+64KB
L2 Cache: 256Kb

AMD Sempron 3000+

Operating Frequency: 1.8Ghz
L1 Cache: 64KB+64Kb
L2 Cache: 128Kb

The 2800+ is operating at 1.6Ghz operating frequency but has 256kb l2 cache. The 3000+ on the other hand, runs at 1.8Ghz but has 128kb of l2 cache. Which among the two would be a better choice? Of course best answer will be the 3100+ of course since it runs at 1.8Ghz and has 256kb. But since im in a budget and there is only a slight difference of price on both cpus. Im confused whether i choose the higher operating frequency or the higher l2 cache..

Need your immediate response... Thanks!!!
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I'd think the higher L2 cache would be the best way to go but I've not seen a good comparison between Semprons and XP's.
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Old 10-15-2006, 03:06 AM   #3 (permalink)
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You pertaining to Athlon XPs? Cant find any seller of XPs here in our area anymore...


So higher cache is the way to go? Then I go to shop and buy that stuff

AMD Sempron 2800+
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no, the 3000+ is labelled 3000+ for a reason. it performs better than a 2800+ hence the higher designation. if you are overclocking then the higher cache processor would be preferrable. in some instances the 2800+ may perform similarly or even slightly better than the 3000+ but in general the 3000+ will perform better.
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Ah...thanks very much for the info nitestick...well i appreciate also the reply of jorsoft...So I go for Sempron 3000+...
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yeah, or the 3100+ Paris core would be a good choice.
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Old 10-15-2006, 08:22 AM   #7 (permalink)
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yeah, I'd go for a 3100+
it has 256kb L2 cache

besides, all of the Semprons are cheap now
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