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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game Sempron Mobile 3300+ Atom 330 1.6GHz
Cyberpunk 2077 2096% 1320%
Hitman 3 2857% 1812%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 2857% 1812%
Resident Evil 8 2339% 1477%
FIFA 21 1954% 1228%
Grand Theft Auto VI 3510% 2234%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 2028% 1276%
The Medium 3668% 2337%
Genshin Impact 1563% 975%
Far Cry 6 3365% 2141%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the Intel Atom 330 1.6GHz 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 Atom 330 1.6GHz 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 Atom 330 1.6GHz has 1 more core than the Sempron Mobile 3300+. However, while the Atom 330 1.6GHz 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 Atom 330 1.6GHz 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 0.4 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 Atom 330 1.6GHz.

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 127 KB bigger L2 cache than the Atom 330 1.6GHz, 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 Atom 330 1.6GHz has a 54 Watt lower Maximum TDP than the Sempron Mobile 3300+, and was created with a 45 nm smaller manufacturing technology. What this means is the Atom 330 1.6GHz 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 CodenameGeorgetownDiamondville
MoBo SocketSocket 754Socket 437
Notebook CPUyesyes
Release Date19 Aug 200521 Sep 2008
CPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
Approved

CPU Technical Specifications

CPU Cores1vs2
Clock Speed2 GHzvs1.6 GHz
Turbo Frequency-vs-
System Bus -vs533 MHz
Max TDP62 Wvs8 W
Lithography90 nmvs45 nm
Bit Width-vs64 Bit
Voltage Range-vs0.9V-1.1625V KB
Max Temperature-vs85.2°C
Virtualization Technologynovsno
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CPU Cache and Memory

L1 Cache Size128 KBvs112 KB
L2 Cache Size128 KBvs1 KB
L3 Cache Size-vs-
ECC Memory Supportnovsno
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CPU Package and Version Specifications

Package Size-vs22mm x 22mm
Revision-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.Intel Atom is the brand name for a line of ultra-low-voltage x86 and x86-64 CPUs (or microprocessors) from Intel, designed in 45 nm CMOS and used mainly in netbooks, nettops, and Mobile Internet devices (MIDs)
Intel Atom is a direct successor of the Intel A100 and A110 low-power microprocessors (code-named Stealey), which were built on a 90 nm process, had 512 KB L2 cache and run at 600 MHz/800 MHz with 3W TDP (Thermal Design Power). Prior to the Silverthorne announcement, outside sources had speculated that Atom would compete with AMD's Geode system-on-a-chip processors, used by the One Laptop per Child project, and other cost- and power-sensitive applications for x86 processors. However, Intel revealed on October 15, 2007 that it was developing another new mobile processor, codenamed Diamondville, for OLPC-type devices.