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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game Sempron Mobile 3300+ Pentium M 1.5GHz
Cyberpunk 2077 2096% 2180%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 2857% 2969%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 2028% 2109%
Grand Theft Auto VI 3510% 3647%
FIFA 21 1954% 2032%
Genshin Impact 1563% 1626%
Far Cry 6 3365% 3496%
Hitman 3 2857% 2969%
Watch Dogs Legion 2857% 2969%
World of Warcraft: Shadowlands 3315% 3444%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the AMD Sempron Mobile 3300+ is marginally better than the Intel Pentium M 1.5GHz 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 Mobile 3300+ was released over a year more recently than the Pentium M 1.5GHz, and so the Sempron Mobile 3300+ is likely to have better levels of support, and will be more optimized for 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 Mobile 3300+ and the Pentium M 1.5GHz 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 Mobile 3300+ and the Pentium M 1.5GHz 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 Mobile 3300+ and Pentium M 1.5GHz 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 0.5 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 Pentium M 1.5GHz has a 1920 KB bigger L2 cache than the Sempron Mobile 3300+, but neither of the CPUs have L3 caches, so the Pentium M 1.5GHz 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 Pentium M 1.5GHz has a 41 Watt lower Maximum TDP than the Sempron Mobile 3300+ (though they were created with the same size 90 nm manufacturing technology). What this means is the Pentium M 1.5GHz 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 CodenameGeorgetownDothan
MoBo SocketSocket 754Socket 479
Notebook CPUyesyes
Release Date19 Aug 200523 Jun 2004
CPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
Approved

CPU Technical Specifications

CPU Cores1vs1
Clock Speed2 GHzvs1.5 GHz
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System Bus -vs400 MHz
Max TDP62 Wvs21 W
Lithography90 nmvs90 nm
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Virtualization Technologynovsno
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L1 Cache Size128 KBvs64 KB
L2 Cache Size128 KBvs2048 KB
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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.The Pentium M brand refers to a family of mobile single-core x86 microprocessors (with the modified Intel P6 microarchitecture) introduced in March 2003 (during the heyday of the Pentium 4 desktop CPUs), and forming a part of the Intel Carmel notebook platform under the then new Centrino brand. The Pentium M processors had a maximum thermal design power (TDP) of 5?27 W depending on the model, and were intended for use in laptops (thus the 'M' suffix standing for mobile). They evolved from the core of the last Pentium III?branded CPU by adding the front-side bus (FSB) interface of Pentium 4, an improved instruction decoding and issuing front end, improved branch prediction, SSE2 support, and a much larger cache. The first Pentium M?branded CPU, code-named Banias, was followed by Dothan. The Pentium M-branded processors were succeeded by the Core-branded dual-core mobile Yonah CPU with a modified microarchitecture.