[mythtv-users] Sempron?

Brian LeFevre blefevre at ida.net
Fri Sep 17 22:37:55 EDT 2004

Ryan Steffes wrote:
> On Thu, 16 Sep 2004 11:15:58 -0400, Fred Squires <fsquires at gmail.com> wrote:
>>>Yeah that's where I saw it, actually...
>>OK, then to answer your first question better, the Sempron is simply
>>AMD's new budget processor.
>>It replaces the Barton.
> As pointed out, it replaces the Duron.  It's a pretty weak chip for a
> home built machine.  You'll see them in prebuilt machines soon I'm
> sure, but there's just no reason not to spring the extra ten bucks for
> a Barton which will outperform it in almost every way*.
> --Ryan
> *Mobile XPs do seem to suffer a bit on heavy graphics tests, even
> compared to the Sempron apparently due to the lower FSB.  However, you
> can overclock the hell out of most mobile XPs.
> PS: Where does AMD get these names.  It's like deep down inside they
> really want to be an oil company.
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Not only does it replace the barton but it is the thouroughbred core. 
The sempron 3100+ is the athlon 64 core.  Just rebranded and cheaper.  I 
am sure any sempron is powerful enough to run one bttv receiver.  If you 
start doing more you may need to get a faster processor.

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