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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game Sempron 64 LE-1200 Sempron 150
Cyberpunk 2077 1676% 811%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 2291% 1126%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 1621% 782%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 1912% 931%
FIFA 21 1561% 752%
Immortals: Fenyx Rising 1809% 879%
Genshin Impact 1245% 589%
Grand Theft Auto VI 2819% 1396%
World of Warcraft: Shadowlands 2661% 1316%
Watch Dogs Legion 2291% 1126%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the AMD Sempron 150 is noticeably better than the AMD Sempron 64 LE-1200 when it comes to running the latest games. This also means it will be less likely to bottleneck more powerful GPUs, allowing them to achieve more of their gaming performance potential.

The Sempron 150 was released less than a year after the Sempron 64 LE-1200, and so they are likely to have similar levels of support, and similarly optimized performance when running the latest games.

The Sempron 64 LE-1200 and the Sempron 150 both have 1 cores, and so are quite likely to struggle with the latest games, or at least bottleneck high-end graphics cards when running them. With a decent accompanying GPU, the Sempron 64 LE-1200 and the Sempron 150 may still be able to run slightly older games fairly effectively.

More important for gaming than the number of cores and threads is the clock rate. Problematically, unless the two CPUs are from the same family, this can only serve as a general guide and nothing like an exact comparison, because the clock cycles per instruction (CPI) will vary so much.

The Sempron 64 LE-1200 and Sempron 150 are not from the same family of CPUs, so their clock speeds are by no means directly comparable. Bear in mind, then, that while the Sempron 150 has a 0.8 GHz faster frequency, this is not always an indicator that it will be superior in performance, despite frequency being crucial when trying to avoid GPU bottlenecking. In this case, however, the difference is probably a good indicator that the is superior.

Aside from the clock rate, the next-most important CPU features for PC game performance are L2 and L3 cache size. Faster than RAM, the more cache available, the more data that can be stored for lightning-fast retrieval. L1 Cache is not usually an issue anymore for gaming, with most high-end CPUs eking out about the same L1 performance, and L2 is more important than L3 - but L3 is still important if you want to reach the highest levels of performance. Bear in mind that although it is better to have a larger cache, the larger it is, the higher the latency, so a balance has to be struck.

The Sempron 150 has a 512 KB bigger L2 cache than the Sempron 64 LE-1200, but neither of the CPUs have L3 caches, so the Sempron 150 wins out in this area with its larger L2 cache.

The maximum Thermal Design Power is the power in Watts that the CPU will consume in the worst case scenario. The lithography is the semiconductor manufacturing technology being used to create the CPU - the smaller this is, the more transistors that can be fit into the CPU, and the closer the connections. For both the lithography and the TDP, it is the lower the better, because a lower number means a lower amount of power is necessary to run the CPU, and consequently a lower amount of heat is produced.

Both the Sempron 64 LE-1200 and the Sempron 150 have the same TDP of 45 Watts, but the Sempron 150 has a lower lithography size, and so will affect your yearly electricity bills less adversely.

CPU Core Details

CPU CodenameSpartaSargas
MoBo SocketSocket AM2Socket AM3+
Notebook CPUnono
Release Date08 Oct 200707 Dec 2010
CPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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CPU Technical Specifications

CPU Cores1vs1
Clock Speed2.1 GHzvs2.9 GHz
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Max TDP45 Wvs45 W
Lithography65 nmvs45 nm
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L1 Cache Size128 KBvs64 KB
L2 Cache Size512 KBvs1024 KB
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CPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewSempron has been the marketing name used by AMD for several different budget desktop CPUs, using several different technologies and CPU socket formats. The Sempron replaced the AMD Duron processor and competes against Intel's Celeron series of processors. AMD coined the name from the Latin semper, which means "always", to suggest the Sempron is suitable for "daily use, practical, and part of everyday life".Sempron 150 is a single core desktop CPU based on the K10 architecture.
Its only core is clocked at 2.9GHz and the memory controller supports DDR3 up to 1333MHz.
Benchmarks indicate the performance is very limited and not recommended for today's modern demanding and very demanding games.