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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Intel Pentium 4 524

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Intel Pentium 4 524

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Much more l2 cache per core 1 MB/core vs 0.5 MB/core 2x more l2 cache per core
Front view of AMD A4 5300

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AMD A4 5300

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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
Has a built-in GPU Yes vs No Somewhat common; A separate graphics adapter is not required
Higher clock speed 3.4 GHz vs 3.06 GHz More than 10% higher clock speed
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
Has virtualization support Yes vs No Somewhat common; Boosts performance of virtual machines
Much better overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.49 GHz vs 3.81 GHz Around 20% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Significantly lower typical power consumption 52.81W vs 68.25W Around 25% lower typical power consumption
Higher Maximum operating temperature 70 °C vs 67.7 °C Around 5% higher Maximum operating temperature
Newer Oct, 2012 vs Apr, 2006 Release date over 6 years later
Significantly lower annual home energy cost 15.66 $/year vs 20.24 $/year Around 25% lower annual home energy cost
Significantly lower annual commercial energy cost 56.94 $/year vs 73.58 $/year Around 25% lower annual commercial energy cost
Better overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.4 GHz vs 3.07 GHz More than 10% better overclocked clock speed (Water)

Features Key features of the Pentium 4 524  vs A4 5300 

clock speed

Pentium 4 524
3.06 GHz
A4 5300
3.4 GHz

L2 cache

overclocked clock speed (air)

Pentium 4 524
3.81 GHz
A4 5300
4.49 GHz

overclocked clock speed (water)

Pentium 4 524
3.07 GHz
A4 5300
3.4 GHz

TDP

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Pentium 4 524  vs
A4 5300 
Clock speed 3.06 GHz 3.4 GHz
Cores Single core Dual core

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Has virtualization support No Yes
Instruction set extensions
SSE4a
AVX 1.1
SSE2
F16C
MMX
XOP
SSE3
SSE
CLMUL
AMD64
SSE4.1
FMA4
SSE4.2
CVT16
AMD-V
AES
Supports dynamic frequency scaling No Yes

power consumption

TDP 84W 65W
Annual home energy cost 20.24 $/year 15.66 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 73.58 $/year 56.94 $/year
Typical power consumption 68.25W 52.81W

details

Pentium 4 524  vs
A4 5300 
Threads 2 2
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 1,303,000,000
Max CPUs 1 1
Voltage range 1.2 - 1.43V 0.82 - 1.48V
Operating temperature Unknown - 67.7°C Unknown - 70°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 3.81 GHz 4.49 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.07 GHz 3.4 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.81 GHz 4.49 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU None GPU
Label N/A Radeon™ HD 7480D
Latest DirectX N/A 11.0
GPU clock speed N/A 723 MHz
Intel Pentium 4 524
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