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AMD's Budget CPU

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  1. Frozen New Member

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    AMD has released a budget CPU similar to Intel's Celeron CPU.


    The AMD "Sempron" includes all the same features such as,
    -Lower FSB Speed
    -Half the L2 Cache.

    This is probably the same story as the celeron. Processors with bad cache are cut down and sold as budget CPUs.

    Here's a link to one of the models.
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  2. drusome Guest

    sempron is athlon

    AMD is merely renaming the Athlon XP the 'sempron' and throwing out the Duron...Should be a much better choice than the celeron..
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    Not quite. The Semprons are based on the Athlon XP but have half the cache, and adjusted clock/bus speeds. Check it out at Ars Technica.
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    In fact there are two different versions. One is based on the older Thouroughbred-AthlonXP (and not the Barton) and the other one is simply a stripped down K8 core version without 64bit capability and Single-Channel memmory support. I found this review quite interesting: Anandtech.com
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    YEa, i didnt add that :p
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