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Front view of Intel Pentium 4 515

Reasons to consider the
Intel Pentium 4 515

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Significantly higher clock speed 2.93 GHz vs 2.5 GHz More than 15% higher clock speed
Much more l2 cache per core 1 MB/core vs 0.5 MB/core 2x more l2 cache per core
Much better overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.92 GHz vs 3.32 GHz Around 20% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Significantly better overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.93 GHz vs 2.5 GHz More than 15% better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Front view of AMD A4 3300

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AMD A4 3300

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Much newer manufacturing process 32 nm vs 90 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Much better geekbench 2 (32-bit) score 2,289 vs 745 More than 3x better geekbench 2 (32-bit) score
More advanced architecture x86-64 vs x86 A 64-bit architecture allows more RAM to be installed and accessed by the processor
More cores 2 vs 1 Twice as many cores; run more applications at once
More threads 2 vs 1 Twice as many threads
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
Much better performance per watt 1.34 pt/W vs 0.99 pt/W More than 35% better performance per watt
Has virtualization support Yes vs No Somewhat common; Boosts performance of virtual machines
Significantly lower typical power consumption 52.81W vs 68.25W Around 25% lower typical power consumption
Newer Sep, 2011 vs Jul, 2005 Release date over 6 years later
Significantly lower annual home energy cost 15.66 $/year vs 20.24 $/year Around 25% lower annual home energy cost
Significantly lower annual commercial energy cost 56.94 $/year vs 73.58 $/year Around 25% lower annual commercial energy cost

Benchmarks Real world tests of Pentium 4 515 vs A4 3300

GeekBench 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench 3 (Single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench 3 (AES single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Pentium 4 515
102,400 MB/s
A4 3300
104,400 MB/s

GeekBench (32-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench

A4 3300
4,150

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Pentium 4 515  vs
A4 3300 
Clock speed 2.93 GHz 2.5 GHz
Cores Single core Dual core
Socket type
LGA 775
FM1

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Has virtualization support No Yes
Instruction set extensions
SSE4a
SSE2
MMX
SSE3
SSE
AMD64
AMD-V
3DNow!
Supports dynamic frequency scaling No Yes

power consumption

TDP 84W 65W
Annual home energy cost 20.24 $/year 15.66 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 73.58 $/year 56.94 $/year
Performance per watt 0.99 pt/W 1.34 pt/W
Typical power consumption 68.25W 52.81W

details

Pentium 4 515  vs
A4 3300 
Architecture x86 x86-64
Threads 1 2
L2 cache 1 MB 1 MB
L2 cache per core 1 MB/core 0.5 MB/core
Manufacture process 90 nm 32 nm
Transistor count 125,000,000 1,178,000,000
Max CPUs 1 1
Voltage range 1.25 - 1.4V 0.91 - 1.41V

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 3.92 GHz 3.32 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.93 GHz 2.5 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.92 GHz 3.32 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU None None
Label N/A N/A
Latest DirectX N/A N/A
Number of displays supported N/A N/A
GPU clock speed N/A N/A
Turbo clock speed N/A N/A
3DMark06 N/A N/A
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