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Is a AMD Sempron 3100+ any good?

By ShannanCarlock
Dec 2, 2004
  1. Is a AMD Sempron 3100+ any good? What is the differences between it and an AMD Athlon XP 2400+? There is a choice on a website between a Sempron 3100+ and Athlon XP 2400+ w/ mobo for the same price. Which is a better performer?
     
  2. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 25,948   +19

  3. Th3M1ghtyD8

    Th3M1ghtyD8 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 794

    The Sempron 3100+ is a socket 754 chip, i.e. the same socket as lower-end Athlon 64s, it offers substantially higher peformance than an Athlon 2400+ (mainly due to its integrated memory controller), but does not have 64 bit extensions enabled.

    However, if you are considering one, I would advise against it, as for only around £10 extra you can buy an Athlon 64.
     
  4. Crazy

    Crazy TS Rookie Posts: 191

    While we're on the subject of sockets :), I've not been following the development of things for a while and now I've got some reading up to do.
    I've been looking at some of the motherboards and the specs, what is going to be the next socket AMD will use?

    Everything has been socketA for a while now, but now i see socket940/939/754. I'm just wondering what will be the next socketA for AMD's 64bit cpu's?
     
  5. ShannanCarlock

    ShannanCarlock TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 43

    Really good question. The reason I ask about the Sempron and 2400+ is that I am building a cpu for a friend of mine and the site that I am ordering the case from allows you to spec out a few items and buy at the same time. In the cpu & motherboard drop down they offer a "3100+ AMD Athlonron Pro" and an Atlon XP 2400+ with motherboard and cooling fan for $119 total. After I posted with yall and did some more reasearch I found that the only cpu that AMD has that is listed as 3100+ is the Sempron. I'm sure that the add is a typo and Athlonron is a combination of sempRON and Athlon as it is the only AMD to run 3100+. Does this sound correct to yall?
     
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