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AMD Sempron 3600+ 2.0GHz Socket AM2 Processor Review

AMD Sempron 3600+ 2.0GHz Socket AM2 Processor Review - PCSTATS
Abstract: The AMD Sempron processor has received little press, but that hasn't stopped it from snagging a large portion of the mainstream market.
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Filed under: CPU / Processors Published:  Author: 
External Mfg. Website: AMD Sep 11 2006   Colin Sun  
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Pure 32-Bit Benchmarks: Quake 4, FarCry

Quake 4

Source: id Software

Quake 4 is the latest shooter from ID and is based on the Doom 3 engine. Tweaked to for more eye candy, Quake 4 promises to be tougher on videocards and systems than its predecessor was. Quake 4 also does not have a 60 fps limiter like Doom 3, with the Ultra setting, graphic textures can surpass the 500MB mark!

Quake 4
LQ 640x480: FPS Ranking
Intel Pentium D 840 127.3
Intel Pentium D 940 142.8
AMD Athlon64 4000+ 142.8
AMD Athlon64 FX-60 153.1
AMD Athlon64 X2 5000+ 150
AMD Athlon64 FX-62 161.4
AMD Sempron 3600+ 107.2
AMD Sempron 3600+ (2.5 GHz) 112.3
HQ 1024x768: FPS Ranking
Intel Pentium D 840 124.8
Intel Pentium D 940 141.3
AMD Athlon64 4000+ 140.6
AMD Athlon64 FX-60 143.6
AMD Athlon64 X2 5000+ 133.2
AMD Athlon64 FX-62 151.3
AMD Sempron 3600+ 106.9
AMD Sempron 3600+ (2.5 GHz) 110.6

We see the same picture in Quake 4, the budget AMD Sempron 3600+ processor does not have enough power to keep up with the higher end processors.... but framerates are still pretty good all things considered.

FarCry Source: Ubisoft

Real-time editing, bump mapping, static lights, network system, integrated physics system, shaders, shadows, and a dynamic music system are just some of the state of-the-art features that the CryENGINE offers. The game was set to Ultra quality and the Ubisoft's Regulator and Training demos were run.

FarCry
Regulator LQ 640x480 FPS Ranking
Intel Pentium D 840 156.34
Intel Pentium D 940 149.91
AMD Athlon64 4000+ 167.18
AMD Athlon64 FX-60 191.4
AMD Athlon64 X2 5000+ 164.56
AMD Athlon64 FX-62 183.86
AMD Sempron 3600+ 118.66
AMD Sempron 3600+ (2.5 GHz) 124.51
Regulator UQ 1024x768 FPS Ranking
Intel Pentium D 840 87.64
Intel Pentium D 940 89.54
AMD Athlon64 4000+ 96.4
AMD Athlon64 FX-60 112.92
AMD Athlon64 X2 5000+ 96.65
AMD Athlon64 FX-62 109.57
AMD Sempron 3600+ 66.02
AMD Sempron 3600+ (2.5 GHz) 70.32

At high resolutions the 2.0GHz Sempron 3600+ struggles with framerates, in this application the Sempron 3600+ might not be enough for high end gaming.

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Contents of Article: AMD Sempron 3600+
 Pg 1.  AMD Sempron 3600+ 2.0GHz Socket AM2 Processor Review
 Pg 2.  2.0GHz AM2 Sempron 3600+
 Pg 3.  Sempron Performance-Per-Watt Metrics
 Pg 4.  Sempron AM2 System Power Draw Tests
 Pg 5.  Behind the Sempron 3600+ - technologies
 Pg 6.  Socket AM2 Heatsinks and Retention Frame
 Pg 7.  Sempron Overclocking!
 Pg 8.  Pure 32-bit Benchmarks: SYSMark 2004
 Pg 9.  Pure 32 bit Benchmarks: Office Productivity, SiSoft Sandra 2005
 Pg 10.  Pure 32-Bit Benchmarks: Maya Render Test, Super Pi
 Pg 11.  Pure 32-Bit Benchmarks: PCMark05, 3DMark05
 Pg 12.  Pure 32-Bit Benchmarks: 3DMark06, Doom 3
 Pg 13.  — Pure 32-Bit Benchmarks: Quake 4, FarCry
 Pg 14.  Pure 32-Bit Benchmarks: FEAR
 Pg 15.  64 Bit Benchmarks: ScienceMark 2
 Pg 16.  64 Bit Benchmarks: Mini-GZip, DiVX Encoding
 Pg 17.  CPU Load Benchmarks: 3DMark05, Doom 3
 Pg 18.  Multi-Threaded Benchmarks: FEAR
 Pg 19.  Sempron 3600+ breaking the low performance ceiling

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