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Front view of Intel Pentium 4 541

Reasons to consider the
Intel Pentium 4 541

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Significantly higher clock speed 3.2 GHz vs 2.26 GHz More than 40% higher clock speed
Much better overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.94 GHz vs 2.27 GHz Around 75% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Much more l2 cache per core 1 MB/core vs 0.5 MB/core 2x more l2 cache per core
Much better overclocked clock speed (Water) 4 GHz vs 2.26 GHz More than 75% better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Front view of Intel Core i3 350M

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Intel Core i3 350M

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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
Much better geekbench 2 (32-bit) score 2,857 vs 961 Around 3x better geekbench 2 (32-bit) score
Has a built-in GPU Yes vs No Somewhat common; A separate graphics adapter is not required
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
Much lower typical power consumption 28.44W vs 68.25W 2.4x lower typical power consumption
Has virtualization support Yes vs No Somewhat common; Boosts performance of virtual machines
Newer Jan, 2010 vs Jul, 2004 Release date over 5 years later
More cores 2 vs 1 Twice as many cores; run more applications at once
More threads 4 vs 2 Twice as many threads
Much lower annual home energy cost 8.43 $/year vs 20.24 $/year 2.4x lower annual home energy cost
Much lower annual commercial energy cost 30.66 $/year vs 73.58 $/year 2.4x lower annual commercial energy cost

Benchmarks Real world tests of Pentium 4 541 vs Core i3 350M

GeekBench (32-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench (64-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Pentium 4 541  vs
Core i3 350M 
Clock speed 3.2 GHz 2.26 GHz
Cores Single core Dual core
Socket type
LGA 775
BGA 1288

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Supports trusted computing No No
Has virtualization support No Yes
Instruction set extensions
SSE2
MMX
SSE4
SSE3
SSE
SSE4.1
SSE4.2
Supplemental SSE3
Supports dynamic frequency scaling No Yes

power consumption

TDP 84W 35W
Annual home energy cost 20.24 $/year 8.43 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 73.58 $/year 30.66 $/year
Typical power consumption 68.25W 28.44W

details

Pentium 4 541  vs
Core i3 350M 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 2 4
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 125,000,000 382,000,000
Max CPUs 1 1
Clock multiplier 16 17

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 3.94 GHz 2.27 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 4 GHz 2.26 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.94 GHz 2.27 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU None GPU
Label N/A Intel® HD Graphics
Number of displays supported N/A 2
GPU clock speed N/A 500 MHz
Turbo clock speed N/A 667 MHz

bus

Architecture FSB DMI
Number of links 1 1
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