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IS AMD Semtron Good ?

  1. Sep 22, 2004 #1
    Not sure!
    Is it good for future Longhorn ?
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  3. Sep 22, 2004 #2
    Seems that it is to compete with Celeron, not P4.
  4. Sep 22, 2004 #3
    The sempron is an XP....for sockets 462 and 754, and it competes with celeron Ds.
  5. Sep 25, 2004 #4
    Semprons as 64-bit-disabled Athlon 64s

    The lower (socket 462, also known as 'socket A') Semprons are XPs. The higher (socket 754) Semprons are Athlon 64s with 64-bit extensions disabled (but everything else, including onboard full-speed front side bus, left enabled).
  6. Sep 25, 2004 #5
    why disable the 64-bit function?
    cost down?
  7. Sep 25, 2004 #6
    they dont want a cpu as good as a a64 to be cheaper.. :rofl:
  8. Sep 30, 2004 #7
    Has anyone actually used this processor here?

    Systems based on this CPU are selling very cheap right now.
  9. Sep 30, 2004 #8


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    The sempron is the successor of the duron. If you don't use programs that require heavy calculations then these processors are fine, but if your going to do any gaming, say away from these processors like the plague.
  10. Sep 30, 2004 #9
    After raising the question here, I checked out another site that I go to sometimes. It said that the model based on the 64 with half the cache and running at 32 bit would still have the on-die memory controller which would make it a good performer for games, but the price difference is not really worth the cut in cache and loss of 64 bit capablity (it's only about $30.00 less than the 64 bit model).

    Have you used one of the Semprons?
  11. Sep 30, 2004 #10


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    Just what we need, another version of the Celeron. Half the performance for a few bucks cheaper.
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