Discussion in 'Reviews' started by Omega, Oct 25, 2009.
To read this review go to: http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/AMD/Sempron_140/
Keep them coming Omega.
Interesting, i didnt think it would overclock that well with both cores enabled!
Well, many people thinks the Phenom II 810 won't clock either, but mine does 3.7Ghz easily.
i know people who may actually want some of that
I thought using a AM2+ CPU in an AM3 mobo was a no no?
Can anyone confirm this?
Sweet Stuff!! I remember not long ago people used to curse AMD over overclocking capability, high temps and high consumption.....
But man...... this Sempron 140 is a true BAD BOY! At $39.00 you can unlock + overclock to 3.6ghz, still keeping cool, relative low power to performance, eating E8200 in the breakfast and even X2 550BE......
Oh boy... I wish I had gone 785/X2 240 or Sempron 140 instead of G31/E5200 for my HTCP project I'm about to complete..... =(((((
Sempron 140 is new generation of Sempron family. Its native to AM3 socket with DDR2/DDR3 memory and AM2+ socket. Read the text, it says numerous times that Sempron 140 is nothing more than Athlon II X2 with disabled core
Tnx... next one may be coming very very soon
Hm. I think this is a bad move for AMD. I think they should follow Intel's steps here and make their Sempron line dual core. Just take a Regor core and clock it really slow. I think a 2GHz dual core would be better than a 2.7GHz single.
But for enthusiests, this is sick!! $40 can get a 3.6GHz dual core CPU! Very very nice. Buying any other Regor core seems pointless now. Just get this and unlock and overclock.
Edit: AMD listened!
dont see the reason either.
anyways we get Phenom 1000 so they have 10 series of cpu's.
nice to see you can actually build yourself a NAS! GW/FW, Domain controller, whatever you want at 120 bucks for the mobo cpu and memory!
I bought one of these a while back. Its cheap, it works faster than some of the dual cores of the 939 and AM2 generations. I can't say anything for heat as i used my Phenom II 955's stock cooler on this CPU to get it nice and frosty at the 3.3 Ghz it runs at. Mobo I bought was $60 and didn't support AAC.
All an all, I used this CPU and $50 case to build a computer out of spare parts and old stuff I had lying around. It runs Win7 very well, games ok, and only disappointed me in Virus scans as I could not run AVG, S&D, Registry Mechanic, and Ccleaner at the same time.
Awesome cpu and for 39 bucks man, that is chump change. I could literally build me an HTPC for 200 bucks and kick serious ass with it. Can't wait for your next bad ass awesome review Omega.
Tnx man, working on two more budget cpu's. ETA - end of weekend
I need to make a time frame for Windows7 transition, and that's gonna happen after next two reviews. Athlon II X3 425 (already tested, unlocked and overclocked) and Pentium E6300.
After that there will be a little down time while I rebench most of the CPU's with Windows7 and new benchmark suite. When done, new Celeron E3x00 series, Core i5/i7 LGA1156 and Phenom's X4 9xx will be following. Slowly moving to higher end models while building a quality CPU database and learning all the thingys when writing for TPU.
Again, I have to ask for some support and ideas on how to improve benchmark suite. Please check HERE
Nice review. Keep it coming. Looking forward the unlock and OC of the X3 425.
Wow! What a CPU for the price! $39 can't be beat IMO.
Offtopic: What's up with that skylamer guy thanking everyone?
troll of thanks?
Whenever he becomes giddy on new stuff. he does that.
Decent Single Core, It seems the 1MB L2 Parts are really performing close to the units with the L3 Cache but much cheaper. TBH I cant wait until the Athlon 2 X4 with 4MB L2 Cache as a Black Edition, I may grab one and Skip the Phenom 2 955.
undervolt it and u got the greenest/cheapest machine
Great review Omega.
Unfortunately my board has the SB700 so I gave up on the idea of getting one of these
There is a typo on "System Power Consumption" images on page 12 - it says Semron
On "Overclocking and Unlocking"Power consumption was measured with both cores unlocked or only one ? I guess with 2 cores, right ? Also, could you add a power consumption test with cores unlocked and undervolt ?
ooops... forgot to re upload fixed graphs. thanks
Sempron 140 gray bar - stock
Sempron 140 3.64 GHz green bar - single core, oc
Sempron 140 X2 3.64 blue bar - unlocked, oc
Sorry, don't have the CPU anymore so additional test are not possible. But look in the Athlon II X2 240 review, it's the same core so the results should be similar
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