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Front view of Intel Pentium 4 517

Reasons to consider the
Intel Pentium 4 517

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Much higher clock speed 2.93 GHz vs 1.6 GHz Around 85% 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) 3.5 GHz vs 2.11 GHz More than 65% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Significantly better overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.93 GHz vs 1.6 GHz Around 85% better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Front view of AMD Athlon 64 X2 42

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AMD Athlon 64 X2 42

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Much newer manufacturing process 65 nm vs 90 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Much lower typical power consumption 16.25W vs 68.25W 4.2x lower typical power consumption
Much higher Maximum operating temperature 95 °C vs 67.7 °C More than 40% higher Maximum operating temperature
Much lower annual home energy cost 4.82 $/year vs 20.24 $/year 4.2x lower annual home energy cost
Much lower annual commercial energy cost 17.52 $/year vs 73.58 $/year 4.2x lower annual commercial energy cost
More cores 2 vs 1 Twice as many cores; run more applications at once

Features Key features of the Pentium 4 517  vs Athlon 64 X2 42 

clock speed

Pentium 4 517
2.93 GHz
Athlon 64 X2 42
1.6 GHz

L2 cache

overclocked clock speed (air)

Pentium 4 517
3.5 GHz
Athlon 64 X2 42
2.11 GHz

overclocked clock speed (water)

Pentium 4 517
2.93 GHz
Athlon 64 X2 42
1.6 GHz

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Pentium 4 517  vs
Athlon 64 X2 42 
Clock speed 2.93 GHz 1.6 GHz
Cores Single core Dual core
Socket type
LGA 775
S1

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Has virtualization support No No
Instruction set extensions
SSE2
MMX
SSE3
SSE
3DNow!

power consumption

TDP 84W 20W
Annual home energy cost 20.24 $/year 4.82 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 73.58 $/year 17.52 $/year
Typical power consumption 68.25W 16.25W

details

Pentium 4 517  vs
Athlon 64 X2 42 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 2 2
L2 cache 1 MB 1 MB
L2 cache per core 1 MB/core 0.5 MB/core
Manufacture process 90 nm 65 nm
Max CPUs 1 1
Operating temperature Unknown - 67.7°C Unknown - 95°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 3.5 GHz 2.11 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.93 GHz 1.6 GHz
PassMark (Overclocked) 756.1 396.6
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.5 GHz 2.11 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
Intel Pentium 4 517
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