Socket AM1 is a socket for the AMD (Advanced Micro Devices) Sempron and Athlon processors. It is a budget-oriented socket that was introduced in 2014 and was designed for use in small form factor and low-power devices such as nettops, netbooks, and embedded systems. The socket supports the AMD Kabini and Temash APUs (Accelerated Processing Units) and has 941 pin contacts.
Socket is designed for low-cost AMD Athlon and Sempron series processors. It has only 2 DDR3 memory modules and supports only one PCIe x4 slot. However, thanks to the new SoC (System-on-a-Chip) interface, processors with AM1 Socket can be combined with a graphics processor, which reduces the overall cost of the PC.
It’s worth mentioning that Socket AM1 is an older socket and is no longer actively supported by AMD. Consequently, new processors and motherboards are no longer being developed for this socket, and it is likely to be phased out in the future. If you’re planning to build a new system, it’s advisable to consider a more recent socket, such as AM4 or AM5, which support the newer Ryzen processors and have a wider range of motherboards available.
CPU list for socket AM1
|CPU Name||Frequency||Core/Threads||System Memory Type||Cache L2||Graphics Model||Process||TDP||Collection|
|Athlon 5370||2.2GHz||4/4||DDR3 / Up to 1600MHz||2MB||AMD Radeon R3 Graphics||28nm||25W||AMD Athlon|
|Athlon 5350||2.05GHz||4/4||DDR3 / Up to 1600MHz||2MB||AMD Radeon R3 Graphics||28nm||25W||AMD Athlon|
|Athlon 5150||1.6GHz||4/4||DDR3 / Up to 1600MHz||2MB||AMD Radeon R3 Graphics||28nm||25W||AMD Athlon|
|Sempron 3850||1.3GHz||4/4||DDR3 / Up to 1600MHz||2MB||AMD Radeon R3 Graphics||28nm||25W||AMD Sempron|
|Sempron 2650||1.45GHz||2/2||DDR3 / Up to 1333MHz||1MB||AMD Radeon R3 Graphics||28nm||25W||AMD Sempron|
Fastest CPUs for AM1
I have prepared a table with examples of the three fastest processors for the AM1 socket, it’s important to note that they may not offer impressive performance. Despite being an outdated platform, you may still find yourself needing to restore a PC on it.
|Processor model||Description (base specs)|
|AMD Sempron 2650||Dual-core processor with a clock speed of 1.45 GHz. It has an integrated Radeon R3 graphics and 25 W TDP.|
|AMD Athlon 5150||Quad-core processor with a clock speed of 1.6 GHz. It has an integrated Radeon R3 graphics and 25 W TDP.|
|AMD Athlon 5350||Quad-core processor with a clock speed of 2.05 GHz. It has an integrated Radeon R3 graphics and 25 W TDP.|
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