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Front view of Intel Pentium 4 524

Reasons to consider the
Intel Pentium 4 524

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Much lower typical power consumption 68.25W vs 113.2W Around 40% lower typical power consumption
Much more l2 cache per core 1 MB/core vs 0.5 MB/core 2x more l2 cache per core
Much lower annual home energy cost 20.24 $/year vs 39.59 $/year Around 50% lower annual home energy cost
Much lower annual commercial energy cost 73.58 $/year vs 113.44 $/year More than 35% lower annual commercial energy cost
Front view of AMD Athlon II X3 450

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AMD Athlon II X3 450

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Much newer manufacturing process 45 nm vs 90 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running 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
More l2 cache 1.5 MB vs 1 MB 50% more l2 cache; more data can be stored in the l2 cache for quick access later
Has virtualization support Yes vs No Somewhat common; Boosts performance of virtual machines
Newer Sep, 2010 vs Apr, 2006 Release date over 4 years later
More cores 3 vs 1 Three times as many cores; run more applications at once
Higher Maximum operating temperature 75 °C vs 67.7 °C More than 10% higher Maximum operating temperature

Features Key features of the Pentium 4 524  vs Athlon II X3 450 

clock speed

Pentium 4 524
3.06 GHz

L2 cache

overclocked clock speed (air)

Pentium 4 524
3.81 GHz
Athlon II X3 450
3.86 GHz

overclocked clock speed (water)

Pentium 4 524
3.07 GHz

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Pentium 4 524  vs
Athlon II X3 450 
Clock speed 3.06 GHz 3.2 GHz
Cores Single core Tri core
Socket type
LGA 775
AM3
Super 7

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Has virtualization support No Yes
Instruction set extensions
SSE4a
SSE2
MMX
SSE3
SSE
3DNow!
Supports dynamic frequency scaling No Yes

power consumption

TDP 84W 95W
Annual home energy cost 20.24 $/year 39.59 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 73.58 $/year 113.44 $/year
Typical power consumption 68.25W 113.2W

bus

Clock speed 533 MHz 100 MHz

details

Pentium 4 524  vs
Athlon II X3 450 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 2 3
L2 cache 1 MB 1.5 MB
L2 cache per core 1 MB/core 0.5 MB/core
Manufacture process 90 nm 45 nm
Max CPUs 1 1
Voltage range 1.2 - 1.43V 0.85 - 1.4V
Operating temperature Unknown - 67.7°C Unknown - 75°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 3.81 GHz 3.86 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.07 GHz 3.1 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.81 GHz 3.86 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 4 524
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