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Front view of Intel Pentium 4 505

Reasons to consider the
Intel Pentium 4 505

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Much more l2 cache per core 1 MB/core vs 0.5 MB/core 2x more l2 cache per core
Significantly better overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.74 GHz vs 3.5 GHz More than 5% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Higher Maximum operating temperature 67.7 °C vs 65.3 °C Around 5% higher Maximum operating temperature
Front view of Intel Core i3 3240

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Intel Core i3 3240

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Much newer manufacturing process 22 nm vs 90 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Much higher clock speed 3.4 GHz vs 2.66 GHz Around 30% higher clock speed
Has a built-in GPU Yes vs No Somewhat common; A separate graphics adapter is not required
More threads 4 vs 1 3 more threads
More cores 2 vs 1 Twice as many cores; run more applications at once
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes vs No Somewhat common; Allows for maximum performance when needed, while conserving power and minimizing heat production when not needed
Has virtualization support Yes vs No Somewhat common; Boosts performance of virtual machines
Significantly lower typical power consumption 44.69W vs 68.25W Around 35% lower typical power consumption
Much better overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.5 GHz vs 2.67 GHz More than 30% better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Significantly lower annual home energy cost 13.25 $/year vs 20.24 $/year Around 35% lower annual home energy cost
Significantly lower annual commercial energy cost 48.18 $/year vs 73.58 $/year Around 35% lower annual commercial energy cost

Features Key features of the Pentium 4 505  vs Core i3 3240 

clock speed

Pentium 4 505
2.66 GHz
Core i3 3240
3.4 GHz

L2 cache

overclocked clock speed (air)

Pentium 4 505
3.74 GHz
Core i3 3240
3.5 GHz

overclocked clock speed (water)

Pentium 4 505
2.67 GHz
Core i3 3240
3.5 GHz

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Pentium 4 505  vs
Core i3 3240 
Clock speed 2.66 GHz 3.4 GHz
Cores Single core Dual core
Socket type
LGA 775
LGA 1155

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Has virtualization support No Yes
Supports dynamic frequency scaling No Yes

integrated graphics

GPU None GPU
Label N/A Intel® HD Graphics 2500
Number of displays supported N/A 3
GPU clock speed N/A 650 MHz
Turbo clock speed N/A 1,050 MHz

bus

Architecture FSB DMI
Number of links 1 1

details

Pentium 4 505  vs
Core i3 3240 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 1 4
L2 cache 1 MB 1 MB
L2 cache per core 1 MB/core 0.5 MB/core
Manufacture process 90 nm 22 nm
Max CPUs 1 1
Clock multiplier 20 34
Operating temperature Unknown - 67.7°C Unknown - 65.3°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 3.74 GHz 3.5 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.67 GHz 3.5 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.74 GHz 3.5 GHz

power consumption

TDP 84W 55W
Annual home energy cost 20.24 $/year 13.25 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 73.58 $/year 48.18 $/year
Typical power consumption 68.25W 44.69W
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