What do you guys think is better? Ive read mixed reviews of people claiming AMD Sempron is the newer/better version of the AMD Athlon XP. Then other people are claiming that the AMD Athlon XP are older but more powerful. I am not sure what to believe, as the pricing for the two are nearly identical (and in most cases, the sempron is more expensive than the athlon). Let me know your opinions on this or any evidence to help prove it. Thank you.
Go with Sempron for all prupose! If the sempron is socket 754 (754 pins), then you got a poorman's opteron.
If it's a socket A, then choose the sempron also. I think Athlon XP are all old leftovers. AMD no longer make new athlon xps, I believe. The old athlon xps are pretty hot, but the new semprons is extremely cool.
Most dedicated servers won't use 754 socket unless its for a 64 bit amd. What you have to remember the major difference between the the 2 is the cache. Most XP have 512 L2 cache were the sempron only has 256 L2 cache.