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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Intel Pentium 4 540

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Intel Pentium 4 540

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CPUBoss is not aware of any important advantages of the Intel Pentium 4 540 vs the AMD Athlon 64 X2 5000+.

Front view of AMD Athlon 64 X2 5000+

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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 a NX bit Yes vs No Somewhat common; Prevents a common class of security exploits
Has virtualization support Yes vs No Somewhat common; Boosts performance of virtual machines

Benchmarks Real world tests of Pentium 4 540 vs Athlon 64 X2 5000+

GeekBench 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench 3 (Single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench 3 (AES single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Pentium 4 540
112,000 MB/s
Athlon 64 X2 5000+
64.85 MB/s

GeekBench (32-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench (64-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Pentium 4 540  vs
Athlon 64 X2 5000+ 
Clock speed 3.2 GHz 2.6 GHz
Cores Single core Dual core
Socket type
LGA 775
AM2

features

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

details

Pentium 4 540  vs
Athlon 64 X2 5000+ 
Threads 2 2
L2 cache 1 MB 1 MB
L2 cache per core 1 MB/core 0.5 MB/core
Manufacture process 90 nm 90 nm
Max CPUs 1 1
Operating temperature Unknown - 67.7°C Unknown - 70°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 3.85 GHz 3.13 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.2 GHz 3.39 GHz
PassMark (Overclocked) 776.8 1,518.5
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.85 GHz 3.13 GHz

power consumption

TDP 84W 89W
Annual home energy cost 20.24 $/year 21.44 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 73.58 $/year 77.96 $/year
Performance per watt 1.1 pt/W 0.61 pt/W
Typical power consumption 68.25W 72.31W
Intel Pentium 4 540
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