Sempron for Socket 939 Series
As said above, we tested a single sample of the Sempron for Socket 939 processor, with a rating of 3000+, but the series is not limited to this single product. Today three Socket 939 Sempron models, with ratings of 3000+, 3200+ and 3400+, are being distributed among the OEMs. All these processors are going to emerge in retail stores sooner or later, so you may want to have a general idea about each of them, considering that AMD hasn’t yet published their specifications on its official website.
As you see, the Socket 939 Sempron 3000+ is the only model in the series whose frequency and cache memory amount coincide with the corresponding characteristics of its Socket 754 counterpart. For example, the 3400+ model in Socket 939 packaging has a smaller L2 cache, while the Sempron 3200+ doesn’t have a Socket 754 analog at all.
More Socket 939 Semprons are going to appear in the future – AMD is expected to simultaneously introduce new value CPUs for both sockets. It is important to note that all Socket 939 Semprons, without an exception, feature the full set of technologies implemented in Athlon 64 series CPUs, including 64-bit AMD64 extensions, SSE3 instructions, NX-bit and Cool’n’Quiet. Newer Sempron for Socket 754 models also have the same capabilities, but Socket 939 CPUs have always had them because AMD64 technology was never disabled in them and because older, revision D (and earlier) cores have almost never been used in Socket 939 Semprons.