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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Intel Pentium 2020M

Reasons to consider the
Intel Pentium 2020M

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Much newer manufacturing process 22 nm vs 130 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Significantly higher clock speed 2.4 GHz vs 1.4 GHz More than 70% higher clock speed
Newer Sep, 2012 vs Feb, 2004 Release date over 8 years later
Significantly better overclocked clock speed (Air) 2.4 GHz vs 1.4 GHz More than 70% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
More cores 2 vs 1 Twice as many cores; run more applications at once
Significantly better overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.4 GHz vs 1.4 GHz More than 70% better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Front view of AMD Opteron 240 EE

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AMD Opteron 240 EE

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Supports more CPUs in SMP configuration 2 vs 1 Twice as many CPUs in SMP configuration
Much more l2 cache per core 1 MB/core vs 0.5 MB/core 2x more l2 cache per core
Slightly lower typical power consumption 24.38W vs 28.44W Around 15% lower typical power consumption
Slightly lower annual home energy cost 7.23 $/year vs 8.43 $/year Around 15% lower annual home energy cost
Slightly lower annual commercial energy cost 26.28 $/year vs 30.66 $/year Around 15% lower annual commercial energy cost

Features Key features of the Pentium 2020M  vs Opteron 240 EE 

clock speed

Pentium 2020M
2.4 GHz
Opteron 240 EE
1.4 GHz

L2 cache

overclocked clock speed (air)

Pentium 2020M
2.4 GHz
Opteron 240 EE
1.4 GHz

overclocked clock speed (water)

Pentium 2020M
2.4 GHz
Opteron 240 EE
1.4 GHz

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Pentium 2020M  vs
Opteron 240 EE 
Clock speed 2.4 GHz 1.4 GHz
Cores Dual core Single core
Socket type
rPGA 988B
940

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
SSE2
MMX
SSE4
SSE3
SSE
SSE4.1
SSE4.2
3DNow!
Supplemental SSE3

details

Pentium 2020M  vs
Opteron 240 EE 
Threads 2 1
L2 cache 1 MB 1 MB
L2 cache per core 0.5 MB/core 1 MB/core
Manufacture process 22 nm 130 nm
Max CPUs 1 2
Clock multiplier 24 7

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 2.4 GHz 1.4 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.4 GHz 1.4 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 2.4 GHz 1.4 GHz

power consumption

TDP 35W 30W
Annual home energy cost 8.43 $/year 7.23 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 30.66 $/year 26.28 $/year
Typical power consumption 28.44W 24.38W
Intel Pentium 2020M
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