CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 550 vs 350 among desktop CPUs

Performance

Benchmark performance using all cores

PCMark 8 Home 3.0 Accelerated, PassMark and 1 more

Single-core Performance

Individual core benchmark performance

PassMark (Single Core), Geekbench 3 Single Core and 1 more

Integrated Graphics

Integrated GPU performance for graphics

Fire Strike

Integrated Graphics (OpenCL)

Integrated GPU performance for parallel computing

CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 4 more

Performance per Watt

How efficiently does the processor use electricity?

Fire Strike, CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 11 more

Value

Are you paying a premium for performance?

Fire Strike, CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 11 more

5.1

CPUBoss Score

Combination of all six facets

Winner
Intel Pentium 4 550 

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Differences What are the advantages of each

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
More threads 2 vs 1 Twice as many threads
Much better overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.81 GHz vs 3.2 GHz Around 20% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Much higher Maximum operating temperature 72.8 °C vs 67 °C Around 10% higher Maximum operating temperature
Much better overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.9 GHz vs 3.2 GHz More than 20% better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Front view of Intel Celeron D 350

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Much lower typical power consumption 17.06W vs 93.44W 5.5x lower typical power consumption
Much better performance per watt 4.04 pt/W vs 0.87 pt/W Around 4.8x better performance per watt
Has a NX bit Yes vs No Somewhat common; Prevents a common class of security exploits
Much lower annual home energy cost 5.06 $/year vs 27.7 $/year 5.5x lower annual home energy cost
Much lower annual commercial energy cost 18.4 $/year vs 100.74 $/year 5.5x lower annual commercial energy cost
Newer Jun, 2005 vs Feb, 2004 Release date over 1 years later

Features Key features of the Pentium 4 550  vs Celeron D 350 

clock speed

Pentium 4 550
3.4 GHz
Celeron D 350
1.3 GHz

L2 cache

overclocked clock speed (air)

Pentium 4 550
3.81 GHz
Celeron D 350
3.2 GHz

overclocked clock speed (water)

Pentium 4 550
3.9 GHz
Celeron D 350
3.2 GHz

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Pentium 4 550  vs
Celeron D 350 
Clock speed 3.4 GHz 1.3 GHz
Cores Single core Single core
Socket type
LGA 775
478
479

features

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

power consumption

TDP 115W 21W
Annual home energy cost 27.7 $/year 5.06 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 100.74 $/year 18.4 $/year
Performance per watt 0.87 pt/W 4.04 pt/W
Typical power consumption 93.44W 17.06W

bus

Architecture FSB FSB
Number of links 1 1
Clock speed 800 MHz 400 MHz

details

Pentium 4 550  vs
Celeron D 350 
Architecture x86 x86
Threads 2 1
L2 cache 1 MB 1 MB
L2 cache per core 1 MB/core 1 MB/core
Manufacture process 90 nm 90 nm
Transistor count 125,000,000 144,000,000
Max CPUs 1 1
Clock multiplier 17 24
Voltage range 1.2 - 1.43V 1.25 - 1.4V
Operating temperature Unknown - 72.8°C Unknown - 67°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 3.81 GHz 3.2 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.9 GHz 3.2 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.81 GHz 3.2 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
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