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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game Opteron 8216 HE Sempron 145
Cyberpunk 2077 683% 978%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 954% 1352%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 659% 945%
FIFA 21 632% 909%
Watch Dogs Legion 954% 1352%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 787% 1122%
World of Warcraft: Shadowlands 1117% 1577%
Grand Theft Auto VI 1187% 1672%
Godfall 1412% 1983%
Genshin Impact 493% 717%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the AMD Opteron 8216 HE is very slightly better than the AMD Sempron 145 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 145 was released less than a year after the Opteron 8216 HE, and so they are likely to have similar levels of support, and similarly optimized performance when running the latest games.

The Opteron 8216 HE has 1 more core than the Sempron 145. However, while the Opteron 8216 HE will probably perform better than the Sempron 145, both CPUs are likely to struggle with the latest games, and will almost certainly bottleneck high-end graphics cards. This should not affect games that are a few years old, and even the latest games should at least be playable on very low settings, as only recently have game developers begun to harness the power of multiple cores.

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 Opteron 8216 HE and Sempron 145 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 145 has a 0.4 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 enough that it possibly indicates the superiority of the Opteron 8216 HE.

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 Opteron 8216 HE and the Sempron 145 have the same L2 cache size, and neither CPU appears to have an L3 cache. In this case, the Opteron 8216 HE has a 64 KB bigger L1 cache, so would probably provide better performance than the Sempron 145, at least in this area.

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.

The Sempron 145 has a 23 Watt lower Maximum TDP than the Opteron 8216 HE, and was created with a 45 nm smaller manufacturing technology. What this means is the Sempron 145 will consume significantly less power and consequently produce less heat, enabling more prolonged computational tasks with fewer adverse effects. This will lower your yearly electricity bill significantly, as well as prevent you from having to invest in extra cooling mechanisms (unless you overclock).

CPU Core Details

CPU CodenameSanta RosaSargas
MoBo SocketSocket FSocket AM3+
Notebook CPUnono
Release Date15 Aug 200601 May 2010
CPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
Approved

CPU Technical Specifications

CPU Cores2vs1
Clock Speed2.4 GHzvs2.8 GHz
Turbo Frequency-vs-
System Bus 1000 MHzvs-
Max TDP68 Wvs45 W
Lithography90 nmvs45 nm
Bit Width-vs-
Voltage Range1.20 V/1.25 V KBvs-
Max Temperature55°Cvs-
Virtualization Technologyyesvsno
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CPU Cache and Memory

L1 Cache Size128 KBvs64 KB
L1 Cache Count2vs-
L2 Cache Size1024 KBvs1024 KB
L2 Cache Count2vs-
L2 Cache Speed2400 MHzvs-
L3 Cache Size-vs-
ECC Memory Supportnovsno
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CPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewOpteron is AMD's x86 server and workstation processor line, and was the first processor which supported the AMD64 instruction set architecture (known generically as x86-64). It was released on April 22, 2003 with the SledgeHammer core (K8) and was intended to compete in the server and workstation markets, particularly in the same segment as the Intel Xeon processor. Processors based on the AMD K10 microarchitecture (codenamed Barcelona) were announced on September 10, 2007 featuring a new quad-core configuration. The most-recently released Opteron CPUs are the Piledriver-based Opteron 4300 and 6300 series processors, codenamed "Seoul" and "Abu Dhabi" respectively.Sempron 145 is a single core desktop CPU based on the K10 architecture.
Its only core is clocked at 2.8GHz 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.

Vendor-Specific Features

AMD Power ManagementAMD Power Management
AMDBusiness ClassAMD Business Class
AMD Black EditionAMD Black Edition