Is it good for future Longhorn ?
Seems that it is to compete with Celeron, not P4.
The sempron is an XP....for sockets 462 and 754, and it competes with celeron Ds.
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).
why disable the 64-bit function?
they dont want a cpu as good as a a64 to be cheaper.. :rofl:
Has anyone actually used this processor here?
Systems based on this CPU are selling very cheap right now.
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.
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?
Just what we need, another version of the Celeron. Half the performance for a few bucks cheaper.
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