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Front view of Intel Pentium 4 550

Reasons to consider the
Intel Pentium 4 550

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Much higher clock speed 3.4 GHz vs 1.3 GHz More than 2.5x higher clock speed
Much better overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.81 GHz vs 1.4 GHz Around 2.8x 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) 3.9 GHz vs 1.3 GHz More than 3x better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Front view of Apple A7

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Apple A7

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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
More advanced architecture ARMv8 64 bits vs x86 A 64-bit architecture allows more RAM to be installed and accessed by the processor
Has a built-in GPU Yes vs No Somewhat common; A separate graphics adapter is not required
Newer Sep, 2013 vs Feb, 2004 Release date over 9 years later
Better geekbench 3 Multi-Core score 2,535 vs 1,060 Around 2.5x better geekbench 3 Multi-Core score
Better geekbench 3 single core score 1,406 vs 908 Around 55% better geekbench 3 single core score
More cores 2 vs 1 Twice as many cores; run more applications at once

Benchmarks Real world tests of Pentium 4 550 vs Apple A7

GeekBench 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Apple A7
2,535

GeekBench 3 (Single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench 3 (AES single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Pentium 4 550
119,750 MB/s
Apple A7
845,850 MB/s

GeekBench

Apple A7
1,466

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Pentium 4 550  vs
Apple A7 
Clock speed 3.4 GHz 1.3 GHz
Cores Single core Dual core

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 3.81 GHz 1.4 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.9 GHz 1.3 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.81 GHz 1.4 GHz

power consumption

Typical power consumption 93.44W N/A

details

Pentium 4 550  vs
Apple A7 
Architecture x86 ARMv8 64 bits
Threads 2 2
L2 cache 1 MB 1 MB
L2 cache per core 1 MB/core 0.5 MB/core
Manufacture process 90 nm 28 nm

integrated graphics

GPU None GPU
Label N/A PowerVR G6430
GPU clock speed N/A 600 MHz
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