AMD's naming convention is a little odd, they usually "name" their CPU's a higher number than they're actually rated for. Why, I'm not sure.
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With AMD, clock speed doesn't matter anymore, and hasn't for a while ... their "2400" rating basically means it performs like a 2.4ghz chip, where actually it runs slower than that, runs cooler, and uses less power
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The processor you mentioned is equivalent to an INTEL Pentium 4 2.4GHz processor. Albeit, it actually runs cooler, uses less power, and may be faster in some cases.
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correction, the sempron has only 256kb of cache in comparison to 512, 1mb, or 2mb cache on the p4s (depending on what series) however, cache isn't everything. In some cases (as shown in other threads) a sempron 3100+ can outperform a 2.8ghz 1m cache xeon.
Don't forget to mention you're all talking about L2 cache, whereas L1 cache is a lot more important. Another thing the latest AMD series has is an on-die memory controller which makes any kind of cache much less important than in previous designs where it was in the chipset (usually north bridge/MCH).