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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game Sempron 2300+ Sempron 3000+
Cyberpunk 2077 2541% 2415%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 3455% 3286%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 2459% 2337%
FIFA 21 2370% 2253%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 2891% 2749%
Watch Dogs Legion 3455% 3286%
World of Warcraft: Shadowlands 4006% 3811%
Grand Theft Auto VI 4240% 4034%
Genshin Impact 1899% 1804%
Horizon: Zero Dawn 2891% 2749%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the AMD Sempron 3000+ is marginally better than the AMD Sempron 2300+ 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 3000+ was released less than a year after the Sempron 2300+, and so they are likely to have similar levels of support, and similarly optimized performance when running the latest games.

Both CPUs exhibit very poor performance, so rather than upgrading from one to the other you should consider looking at more powerful CPUs. Neither of these will be able to run the latest games in any playable way.

The Sempron 2300+ and the Sempron 3000+ 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 2300+ and the Sempron 3000+ 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 2300+ and Sempron 3000+ 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 3000+ has a 0.417 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 .

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 3000+ has a 256 KB bigger L2 cache than the Sempron 2300+, but neither of the CPUs have L3 caches, so the Sempron 3000+ 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 2300+ and the Sempron 3000+ have the same TDP of 62 Watts, and were created with the same manufacturing size of 130 nm, which means they will affect your yearly electricity bill about equally.

CPU Core Details

CPU CodenameThoroughbred (Model 8)Barton (Model 10)
MoBo SocketSocket 462/Socket ASocket 462/Socket A
Notebook CPUnono
Release Date28 Jul 200417 Sep 2004
CPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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CPU Technical Specifications

CPU Cores1vs1
Clock Speed1.583 GHzvs2 GHz
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Max TDP62 Wvs62 W
Lithography130 nmvs130 nm
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Virtualization Technologynovsno
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L1 Cache Size128 KBvs128 KB
L2 Cache Size256 KBvs512 KB
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ECC Memory Supportnovsno
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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 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.