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Front view of Intel Pentium 4 520

Reasons to consider the
Intel Pentium 4 520

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Significantly higher clock speed 2.8 GHz vs 1.8 GHz More than 55% higher clock speed
Significantly more l2 cache 1 MB vs 0 MB Compared to all cpus, 1 MB l2 cache is just OK
Much more l2 cache per core 1 MB/core vs 0 MB/core Compared to all cpus, 1 MB/core l2 cache per core is just OK
Higher Maximum operating temperature 67.7 °C vs 55 °C Around 25% higher Maximum operating temperature
Front view of AMD Sempron 3200+

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AMD Sempron 3200+

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More advanced architecture x86-64 vs x86 A 64-bit architecture allows more RAM to be installed and accessed by the processor
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
Lower typical power consumption 50.38W vs 68.25W More than 25% lower typical power consumption
Newer May, 2006 vs Nov, 2000 Release date over 5 years later
Lower annual commercial energy cost 54.31 $/year vs 73.58 $/year More than 25% lower annual commercial energy cost
Lower annual home energy cost 14.94 $/year vs 20.24 $/year More than 25% lower annual home energy cost

Features Key features of the Pentium 4 520  vs Sempron 3200+ 

clock speed

Pentium 4 520
2.8 GHz
Sempron 3200+
1.8 GHz

L2 cache

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Pentium 4 520  vs
Sempron 3200+ 
Clock speed 2.8 GHz 1.8 GHz
Cores Single core Single core
Socket type
LGA 775
939
AM2

features

Has virtualization support No No
Supports dynamic frequency scaling No Yes

power consumption

TDP 84W 62W
Annual home energy cost 20.24 $/year 14.94 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 73.58 $/year 54.31 $/year
Typical power consumption 68.25W 50.38W

bus

Clock speed 800 MHz 333 MHz

details

Pentium 4 520  vs
Sempron 3200+ 
Architecture x86 x86-64
Threads 1 1
L2 cache 1 MB 0 MB
L2 cache per core 1 MB/core 0 MB/core
Manufacture process 90 nm 90 nm
Max CPUs 1 1
Operating temperature Unknown - 67.7°C Unknown - 55°C

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 4 520
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