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AMD Sempron X2 2100 Processor

Getting back to Low-End.

November 21, 2008



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Some time ago we examined performance of Low-End processors in Low-End Single/Dual-Core CPUs: Leisurely Computing and Intel Low-End Processors. However, our lab obtained a processor that represents the entire epoch (for its manufacturer at least), so it makes sense to get back to the Low-End topic one more time. Enters the first dual-core AMD Sempron!

Hardware and software

Testbed configurations


CPU Motherboard Memory Video
AMD processors ASUS M3A32-MVP Deluxe Corsair TWIN2X4096-9136C5DF GeForce 8800 GTX
Intel processors ASUS Maximus Extreme Corsair CM3X1024-1800C7DIN GeForce 8800 GTX

  • Memory: 4 x 1 GB
  • HDD: Samsung HD401LJ (SATA-2)
  • Coolers: Thermaltake TMG i1, TMG a1
  • Power supply unit: Cooler Master RS-A00-EMBA

Processor Core clock, MHz FSB clock, MHz Multiplier Memory clock, MHz Number of cores L1 cache*, I/D, KB L2 cache**, KB Socket Process technology, nm TDP***, W
Sempron LE-1100 1900 800 9.5 380 1 64/64 256 AM2 65 45
Sempron X2 2100 1800 800 8 360 2 64/64 2x256 AM2 65 65
Celeron 420 1600 800 8 400 1 32/32 512 LGA775 65 35
Celeron 430 1800 800 9 400 1 32/32 512 LGA775 65 35
Celeron 440 2000 800 10 400 1 32/32 512 LGA775 65 35
Celeron E1200 1600 800 8 400 2 32/32 512 LGA775 65 65
Celeron E1400 2000 800 10 400 2 32/32 512 LGA775 65 65

* Per single core in multi-core processors.
** "X x Y" means "X KB per each of Y cores".
*** Specified differently in Intel and AMD processors, so a direct comparison would be incorrect.

Software


Benchmark 64-bit Multi-threaded*
Microsoft Windows XP Professional SP2 + +
Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate SP1 + +
Autodesk 3ds max 9 SP2 + +
V-Ray 1.5 SP1 + +
Autodesk Maya 2008 Ultimate + +
NewTek Lightwave 3D 9.2 + +
SolidWorks 2007SP0.0 + +
PTC Pro/ENGINEER Wildfire 3.0M120 + -
UGS NX55.0.0.25 + +
Wolfram Research Mathematica 6 + +
MapleSoft Maple 11 - +
MathWorks MATLAB 2007 + +
Adobe Photoshop CS3 10.0 - +
Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 + +
Apache HTTP Server 2.2.8 - +
PHP 5.2.5 - +
MySQL Community Server 5.0.51a - +
ACDSee 10 Photo Manager - +
xat.com Image Optimizer 5.10 - -
IrfanView 4.10 - -
XnView 1.93.4 - -
Paint.NET 3.30 + +
7-Zip4.57 + +
WinRAR 3.71 - +
UltimateZip 3.2 - -
FLAC 1.2.1 - -
LAME-MT3.97 + +
Musepack MPC Encoder 1.16 - -
Nero Digital Audio Encoder 1.1.34.2 - +
Ogg Encoder 2.83 (Lancer) - +
Canopus ProCoder 3.0 - +
DivX Codec 6.8.2 - +
XviD Codec 1.1.3 Final - -
x264 Codec rev 807 - +
VirtualDub 1.8.0 - +
Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare (Patch 1.5) - +
Call of Juarez (Patch 1.1.0.0) + DX10 Enhancements Pack - -
Crysis (Patch 1.2) + +
S.T.A.L.K.E.R. (Patch 1.006) - +
Unreal Tournament 3 (Patch 1.2) - +
Company of Heroes (Patch 1.71) - +
World in Conflict (Patch 1.007) - +

* Means that two or more simultaneously active threads are actually present during tests; not just the fact that a process generates several threads.

We had a funny little problem determining which processor we got: the fact is we got an OEM processor without a box -- and designation on the processor does not indicate its product name, as it's always the case with AMD processors. In such situations we always rely on the omnipotent CPU-Z. But in this case we got strange results.



First of all, this processor is not listed at the AMD website (frankly speaking, we have failed to find its product page even with the correct name; the SDO2100IAA4DO index also returns nothing). We have managed to find the truth, but not at the official website. We have even found a box shot for this CPU, published by our Ukrainian colleagues. This image shows processor's correct name: "Sempron X2 2100". Some adventure.


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