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Front view of Intel Pentium 4 550

Reasons to consider the
Intel Pentium 4 550

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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 A12 7th Gen A12-9800

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AMD A12 7th Gen A12-9800

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Much newer manufacturing process 28 nm vs 90 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Much more l2 cache 2 MB vs 1 MB 2x more l2 cache; more data can be stored in the l2 cache for quick access later
Has a built-in GPU Yes vs No Somewhat common; A separate graphics adapter is not required
More cores 4 vs 1 3 more cores; run more applications at once
Significantly higher clock speed 3.8 GHz vs 3.4 GHz More than 10% higher clock speed
Much higher Maximum operating temperature 90 °C vs 72.8 °C Around 25% higher Maximum operating temperature
Has virtualization support Yes vs No Somewhat common; Boosts performance of virtual machines

Features Key features of the Pentium 4 550  vs A12 7th Gen A12-9800 

clock speed

L2 cache

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Pentium 4 550  vs
A12 7th Gen A12-9800 
Clock speed 3.4 GHz 3.8 GHz
Cores Single core Quad core

features

Has virtualization support No Yes
Instruction set extensions
SSE2
MMX
AVX
SSE3
SSE
FMA4
AES

details

Pentium 4 550  vs
A12 7th Gen A12-9800 
L2 cache 1 MB 2 MB
L2 cache per core 1 MB/core 0.5 MB/core
Manufacture process 90 nm 28 nm
Operating temperature Unknown - 72.8°C Unknown - 90°C

integrated graphics

GPU None GPU
Label N/A R7
Latest DirectX N/A 12.0
GPU clock speed N/A 900 MHz

power consumption

Typical power consumption 93.44W N/A
Intel Pentium 4 550
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