I just looked at the possibility of buying another motherboard, chip kit. I was VERY disapointed to see that AMD are confining the Athlon to 64 bit and pushing a Duron under a new name in the 2600+ guise.
I want the performance of an Athlon for the money not a feeble Duron posing as something it's not.
Well, there are two semprons, those for socket 754 and one for socket A. The sempron for socket are nothing more than rebranded Athlon XPs. Its the same core.
As for socket 754, this is a Athlon64 without the 64bit extensions, but dont let this put you off. The sempron for socket 754 is still a fast chip in its own right, mainly due to the fact it still retains its hyper transport bus as seen first on the athlon64.
Nothing wrong with the Socket A Sempron! If you just want a cheap but capable PC the Sempron is a good idea - I've built a couple of PCs for students using Socket A Semprons & they were fine. Better value than the Celeron even if the Celeron is faster (which you can't tell from AMD's site!).
they are basically 'thoroughbred' athlons renamed to replace durons inorder to provide competition on intel celerons.
yes, theres nothing wrong with semprons, but when you consider that a barton core athlon has double the amount of cache for relatively the same price as a sempron you wonder why anyone would purchase the former.