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Differences What are the advantages of each

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
Front view of AMD Turion 64 X2 56

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AMD Turion 64 X2 56

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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
More advanced architecture x86-64 vs x86 A 64-bit architecture allows more RAM to be installed and accessed by the processor
Much lower typical power consumption 26.81W vs 68.25W 2.5x lower typical power consumption
Much higher Maximum operating temperature 95 °C vs 67.7 °C More than 40% higher Maximum operating temperature
Newer May, 2006 vs Nov, 2000 Release date over 5 years later
More cores 2 vs 1 Twice as many cores; run more applications at once
Much lower annual home energy cost 7.95 $/year vs 20.24 $/year 2.5x lower annual home energy cost
Much lower annual commercial energy cost 28.91 $/year vs 73.58 $/year 2.5x lower annual commercial energy cost

Benchmarks Real world tests of Pentium 4 520 vs Turion 64 X2 56

GeekBench (32-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

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Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Pentium 4 520  vs
Turion 64 X2 56 
Clock speed 2.8 GHz 1.8 GHz
Cores Single core Dual core
Socket type
LGA 775
S1

features

Has virtualization support No No

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

details

Pentium 4 520  vs
Turion 64 X2 56 
Architecture x86 x86-64
Threads 1 2
L2 cache 1 MB 0 MB
L2 cache per core 1 MB/core 0 MB/core
Manufacture process 90 nm 65 nm
Max CPUs 1 1
Operating temperature Unknown - 67.7°C Unknown - 95°C

power consumption

TDP 84W 33W
Annual home energy cost 20.24 $/year 7.95 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 73.58 $/year 28.91 $/year
Typical power consumption 68.25W 26.81W
Intel Pentium 4 520
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AMD Turion 64 X2 56
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