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Front view of Intel Pentium 4 516

Reasons to consider the
Intel Pentium 4 516

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Much more l2 cache per core 1 MB/core vs 0.5 MB/core 2x more l2 cache per core
Higher Maximum operating temperature 67.7 °C vs 65.3 °C Around 5% higher Maximum operating temperature
Front view of Intel Core i3 3210

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Intel Core i3 3210

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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
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
Much better geekbench 2 (32-bit) score 5,116 vs 745 More than 6.8x better geekbench 2 (32-bit) score
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
Higher clock speed 3.2 GHz vs 2.93 GHz Around 10% higher clock speed
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
Newer Jan, 2013 vs Oct, 2005 Release date over 7 years later
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
Better overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.2 GHz vs 2.93 GHz Around 10% better overclocked clock speed (Water)

Benchmarks Real world tests of Pentium 4 516 vs Core i3 3210

GeekBench (32-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Pentium 4 516  vs
Core i3 3210 
Clock speed 2.93 GHz 3.2 GHz
Cores Single core Dual core
Socket type
LGA 775
LGA 1155

features

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

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

details

Pentium 4 516  vs
Core i3 3210 
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 22 32
Operating temperature Unknown - 67.7°C Unknown - 65.3°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 3.27 GHz 3.26 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.93 GHz 3.2 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.27 GHz 3.26 GHz

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
Intel Pentium 4 516
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