AMD Sempron processor overview

AMD sempron processor is the economy line of AMD (Advanced Micro Devices) processor introduced in 2004. It is a low cost and low performing processor which is sufficient for everyday basic computing. Sempron processor is designed based on Athlon XP processor (K7 series) and Athlon 64 and 64 X2 (K8 series) AMD micro architectures.

Under sempron processor, there are several versions of low-budget processors which differ in the technology each incorporate. For example, Sempron processors, built in based on 64 X2 architecture, are dual core processors where as Sempron CPUs built in based on Athlon XP are single core processors.

AMD, the largest micro processor designer next to Intel, designed this processor so that people can get a processor at an affordable price without compromising the performance. In addition it is to compete with Intel’s low-budget processor called Celeron D.

General specification of AMD Sempron processor

  • Built in with AMD64 Technology
  • supports both 32-bit and 64-bit computing
  • Up to 2.3GHz clock speed
  • Supports HyperTransport™ Technology

HyperTransport™ Technology is a high-speed, low latency, point-to-point link designed to increase the communication speed between integrated circuits in computers, servers, embedded systems, and networking and telecommunications equipment up to 48 times faster than some existing technologies.”

Source: http://www.hypertransport.org/, http://www.amd.com/us/products/technologies/hypertransport-technology/Pages/hypertransport-technology.aspx

  • Addressing 4GB memory capability
  • Support SSE instructions
  • full-speed 256KB cache
  • up to 1600MHz front side bus technology
  • Integrated DDR2 memory controller

“Built-in security with Enhanced Virus Protection that works with Microsoft® Windows® XP SP2 to help protect against viruses, worms, and other malicious attacks. When combined with protective software, Enhanced Virus Protection is part of an overall security solution that helps keep your information safer.” Source: www.amd.com

Compatible with common peripherals

Benefits of sempron processor

Sempron processor is designed for:-

  • Non-intensive applications AMD says that it can run more than 60,000 popular applications.
  • Basic computing such as word processing, spreadsheet, internet browsing, email etc.
  • People can’t afford to buy high end processors
  • First time computer users and students

Conclusion

AMD sempron processor brand dictates an economy line of processors from AMD with acceptable performance for executing basic day-to-day computing. If you are new to computer or a user who don’t use a computer for non-intensive applications, getting a computer fitted with Sempron processor is adequate.

You will find more information about this particular CPU on the manufacturer site: AMD.