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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game Sempron Mobile 3300+ Core 2 Duo U7500 1.06GHz
Cyberpunk 2077 2096% 1318%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 2857% 1809%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 2028% 1274%
Hitman 3 2857% 1809%
Grand Theft Auto VI 3510% 2231%
FIFA 21 1954% 1226%
Far Cry 6 3365% 2137%
Genshin Impact 1563% 974%
World of Warcraft: Shadowlands 3315% 2105%
Watch Dogs Legion 2857% 1809%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the Intel Core 2 Duo U7500 1.06GHz is very slightly better than the AMD Sempron Mobile 3300+ 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 Core 2 Duo was released less than a year after the Sempron Mobile 3300+, and so they are likely to have similar levels of support, and similarly optimized performance when running the latest games.

The Core 2 Duo has 1 more core than the Sempron Mobile 3300+. However, while the Core 2 Duo will probably perform better than the Sempron Mobile 3300+, both CPUs are likely to struggle with the latest games, and will almost certainly bottleneck high-end graphics cards. Both CPUs also have quite low clock frequencies, which means recent games will have to be played at low settings, assuming you own an equivalently powerful GPU.

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 Mobile 3300+ and Core 2 Duo 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 Mobile 3300+ has a 0.94 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 Core 2 Duo 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 Mobile 3300+ has a 126 KB bigger L2 cache than the Core 2 Duo, but neither of the CPUs have L3 caches, so the Sempron Mobile 3300+ 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.

The Core 2 Duo has a 52 Watt lower Maximum TDP than the Sempron Mobile 3300+, and was created with a 25 nm smaller manufacturing technology. What this means is the Core 2 Duo 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 CodenameGeorgetownMerom
MoBo SocketSocket 754Socket 479
Notebook CPUyesyes
Release Date19 Aug 200501 Feb 2008
CPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
Approved

CPU Technical Specifications

CPU Cores1vs2
Clock Speed2 GHzvs1.06 GHz
Turbo Frequency-vs-
System Bus -vs533 MHz
Max TDP62 Wvs10 W
Lithography90 nmvs65 nm
Bit Width-vs64 Bit
Voltage Range-vs0.8V-0.975V KB
Virtualization Technologynovsyes
Comparison

CPU Cache and Memory

L1 Cache Size128 KBvs128 KB
L2 Cache Size128 KBvs2 KB
L3 Cache Size-vs-
ECC Memory Supportnovsno
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CPU Graphics

Graphicsnono

CPU Package and Version Specifications

Package Size-vs35mm x 35mm
Revision-vs-
PCIe Revision-vs-
PCIe Configurations-vs-

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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.Core 2 is a brand encompassing a range of Intel's consumer 64-bit x86-64 single-, dual-, and quad-core microprocessors based on the Core microarchitecture. The single- and dual-core models are single-die, whereas the quad-core models comprise two dies, each containing two cores, packaged in a multi-chip module. The introduction of Core 2 relegated the Pentium brand to the mid-range market, and reunified laptop and desktop CPU lines, which previously had been divided into the Pentium 4, Pentium D, and Pentium M brands.
The Core microarchitecture returned to lower clock rates and improved the usage of both available clock cycles and power when compared with the preceding NetBurst microarchitecture of the Pentium 4/D-branded CPUs. The Core microarchitecture provides more efficient decoding stages, execution units, caches, and buses, reducing the power consumption of Core 2-branded CPUs while increasing their processing capacity. Intel's CPUs have varied widely in power consumption according to clock rate, architecture, and semiconductor process, shown in the CPU power dissipation tables.