AMD Sempron™ CPU

AMD Sempron Processor

Affordable performance for everyday computing

Get to fun, faster, with a system that boots and loads applications quickly and easily. Enjoy reliable, responsive performance on thousands of software applications—including those that let you communicate with family and friends.

 Product Brief

AMD Sempron™CPU Overview

The AMD Sempron™ CPU performs at the top of its class when running the home and business applications most. The AMD Sempron™ CPU’s full-featured capabilities can include AMD64 Technology, HyperTransport™ Technology, up to 256KB total high-performance cache, One 16-bit/16-bit link @ up to 1600MHz full duplex system bus technology, and an integrated DDR2 memory controller.

The AMD Sempron™ CPU provides the productivity enhancing performance you need for your everyday applications. It runs over 60,000 of the world’s most popular applications, so you can enjoy solid performance. With 35 years of design and manufacturing experience and shipments of more than 240 million PC processors, you can count on AMD to provide reliable solutions for your home or business.

Affordable - Performance

  • The AMD Sempron CPU performs at the top of its class on the home and business applications that you need and use most.
  • The AMD Sempron CPU is designed for day-to-day computing and beyond.

Full-Featured to Improve your Computing Experience

  •  The AMD Sempron CPU lets you enjoy a dynamic Internet experience with smooth streaming video and audio.
  • The AMD Sempron CPU saves you time and effort; enabling your system to boot and load your applications quickly.
  • Applications that allow you to communicate with family, friends and colleagues will run smoothly with the AMD Sempron processor.

The AMD Sempron™ CPU’s advanced architectural features help ensure affordable performance and full-featured capability. These features include:

  • AMD64 Technology
  • HyperTransport™ Technology
  • Up to 256KB total high-performance, full-speed cache
  • One 16-bit/16-bit link @ up to 1600MHz full duplex system bus technology,
  • Integrated DDR2 memory controller on certain models
  • Built-in security with Enhanced Virus Protection* that works with Microsoft® Windows® XP SP2 to help protect against viruses, worms, and other malicious attacks. When combined with protective software, Enhanced Virus Protection is part of an overall security solution that helps keep your information safer.

Enjoy full compatibility with the tools you use daily.

The AMD Sempron CPU is designed to run more than 60,000 of the most popular software applications, so you can enjoy reliable performance for a wide variety of computing needs. And since the AMD Sempron CPU is compatible with leading PC peripherals, it helps keep everything running smoothly.

Get more value from your PC.

The AMD Sempron CPU is ideal for families, students and other budget-conscious or entry-level computer buyers. It includes the right set of features you need for day-to-day computing, and gives you more power for your money than other similar processors. This means you get a PC configured with better components such as CD drives, graphics capabilities, and more.

Reliability from an Industry Leader

  • AMD is an industry leader that is dedicated to enabling you to get the job done at work or at play.
  • AMD is constantly striving to find the right solutions for you and your home or business needs.
  • AMD’s superior quality and track record have long been recognized by a number of the industry’s top publications, organizations and high-tech experts. AMD products, technology, manufacturing, facilities, executives and corporate and community programs have earned a multitude of awards and recognition over the years.

For the latest performance benchmarks and detailed technical documentation of the AMD Sempron CPU, please visit Benchmarks and Technical Documentation. For more product comparison information, please visit the AMD Sempron Product Comparison.


Diagram of AMD Sempron™ processor architecture key features

Get affordable performance that redefines everyday computing

  • Get to fun, fast, with a system that boots and loads applications quickly and easily
  • Enjoy reliable, responsive performance on thousands of software applications—including those that let you communicate with family and friends

The AMD64 core provides leading-edge performance for both 32-bit and 64-bit applications

  • AMD64 technology provides full-speed support for x86 code base without compromising performance
  • 40-bit physical addresses, 48-bit virtual addresses
  • Sixteen 64-bit integer registers
  • Sixteen 128-bit SSE/SSE2/SSE3 registers
  • AMD Digital Media XPress™ provides support for SSE, SSE2, SSE3 and MMX instructions

A high-bandwidth, low-latency integrated DDR memory controller

  • Supports PC2-5300 (DDR2-667), PC2-4200 (DDR2-533) or PC2-3200 (DDR2-400) SDRAM unbuffered DIMMs
  • Support for 64-bit DDR2 SDRAM memory
  • Up to 10.6GB/s memory bandwidth

HyperTransport™ Technology for high speed I/O communication

  • One 16-bit link up to 2000MHz bidirectional
  • Up to 6.4GB/s HyperTransport™ I/O bandwidth
  • Up to 17.0GB/s total delivered processor-to-system bandwidth (HyperTransport bus + memory bus)

Large high performance on-chip cache

  • 64KB Level 1 instruction cache
  • 64KB Level 1 data cache
  • Up to 256KB Level 2 cache
  • Available Models:

    AM3: 150, 145, 140


Now you can create exactly what you want using a top-of-the-line AMD processor or the innovative AMD Accelerated Processor Unit (APU). Choose from the AMD FX, AMD Phenom™ II CPUs, AMD Athlon™ II CPUs, AMD Sempron™ CPUs or AMD A-Series APUs when building your desktop PC.

Features and Benefits

Each AMD PIB/WOF comes with:

  • A high-performance AMD processor
  • AMD-qualified heatsink/fan with thermal interface (Not included in WOF)
  • Installation manual
  • AMD processor case sticker
  • Certificate of authenticity
  • 3-year limited warranty

AMD PIB/WOF package benefits:

  • Each PIB is bar-coded for scanning and data tracking
  • Tamper-resistant packaging to help ensure processor authenticity

 FM2/FM2+ Model Number Comparison

Socket Model Number Frequency L2 Cache Thermal Design Power

 Model Number Comparison

AMD Sempron™ CPU
Socket/Technology Model Number Frequency L2 Cache Thermal Design Power
Socket AM31502.9GHz 1MB 45W
Socket AM31452.8GHz 1MB 45W
Socket AM31402.7GHz 1MB 45W


Features AMD Sempron™ CPU 
(Socket AM3)
Intel Celeron® D LGA775
Processor-To-System BandwidthSystem Bus: up to 6.4 GB/s
Memory Controller: up to 10.6 GB/s
Total: up to 17.0 GB/s
Total: up to 8.0 GB/s
3D and Multimedia Instructions3DNow!™ Professional technology,SSE, SSE2, SSE3SSE, SSE2, SSE3
L2 CacheL2 cache: 1MBTotal Cache: 256KB or 512KB
L1 Cache (Instruction + Data)128KB (64KB + 64KB)32KB or 64KB
Process Technology45 nanometer SOI technology 65 nanometer
Thermal Design Power45W65W