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Front view of Intel Pentium 4 515

Reasons to consider the
Intel Pentium 4 515

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Higher clock speed 2.93 GHz vs 2.4 GHz More than 20% higher clock speed
Much better overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.92 GHz vs 2.48 GHz Around 60% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Much more l2 cache per core 1 MB/core vs 0.5 MB/core 2x more l2 cache per core
Better overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.93 GHz vs 2.4 GHz More than 20% better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Front view of Intel Core i3 370M

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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 3,009 vs 745 More than 4x 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
Has a built-in GPU Yes vs No Somewhat common; A separate graphics adapter is not required
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 lower typical power consumption 28.44W vs 68.25W 2.4x lower typical power consumption
Has virtualization support Yes vs No Somewhat common; Boosts performance of virtual machines
Significantly better geekbench 3 Multi-Core score 3,161 vs 750 Around 4.2x better geekbench 3 Multi-Core score
Better geekbench 3 single core score 1,452 vs 756 More than 90% better geekbench 3 single core score
Newer Jun, 2010 vs Jul, 2005 Release date over 5 years later
Better performance per watt 3.12 pt/W vs 0.99 pt/W Around 3.2x better performance per watt
More threads 4 vs 1 3 more threads
More cores 2 vs 1 Twice as many cores; run more applications at once
Much lower annual home energy cost 8.43 $/year vs 20.24 $/year 2.4x lower annual home energy cost
Much lower annual commercial energy cost 30.66 $/year vs 73.58 $/year 2.4x lower annual commercial energy cost

Benchmarks Real world tests of Pentium 4 515 vs Core i3 370M

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
Core i3 370M
101,000 MB/s

GeekBench (32-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Pentium 4 515  vs
Core i3 370M 
Clock speed 2.93 GHz 2.4 GHz
Cores Single core Dual core
Socket type
LGA 775
BGA 1288
rPGA 988A

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Has virtualization support No Yes
Instruction set extensions
SSE2
MMX
SSE4
SSE3
SSE
SSE4.1
SSE4.2
Supplemental SSE3
Supports dynamic frequency scaling No Yes

power consumption

TDP 84W 35W
Annual home energy cost 20.24 $/year 8.43 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 73.58 $/year 30.66 $/year
Performance per watt 0.99 pt/W 3.12 pt/W
Typical power consumption 68.25W 28.44W

details

Pentium 4 515  vs
Core i3 370M 
Architecture x86 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 32 nm
Transistor count 125,000,000 382,000,000
Max CPUs 1 1
Clock multiplier 22 18

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 3.92 GHz 2.48 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.93 GHz 2.4 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.92 GHz 2.48 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU None GPU
Label N/A Intel® HD Graphics
Number of displays supported N/A 2
GPU clock speed N/A 500 MHz
Turbo clock speed N/A 667 MHz

bus

Architecture FSB DMI
Number of links 1 1
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