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Front view of Intel Pentium 4 630

Reasons to consider the
Intel Pentium 4 630

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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
Much higher clock speed 3 GHz vs 2 GHz 50% higher clock speed
Much better overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.83 GHz vs 2.7 GHz More than 40% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Much more l2 cache per core 2 MB/core vs 0.5 MB/core 4x more l2 cache per core
Much higher Maximum operating temperature 66.6 °C vs 55 °C More than 20% higher Maximum operating temperature
Much better overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.33 GHz vs 2.75 GHz Around 60% better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Front view of AMD Athlon X2 3800+

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AMD Athlon X2 3800+

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More cores 2 vs 1 Twice as many cores; run more applications at once
Has virtualization support Yes vs No Somewhat common; Boosts performance of virtual machines
Significantly lower typical power consumption 52.81W vs 68.25W Around 25% lower typical power consumption
Significantly lower annual home energy cost 15.66 $/year vs 20.24 $/year Around 25% lower annual home energy cost
Significantly lower annual commercial energy cost 56.94 $/year vs 73.58 $/year Around 25% lower annual commercial energy cost
Newer May, 2006 vs Oct, 2005 Release date 7 months later

Benchmarks Real world tests of Pentium 4 630 vs Athlon X2 3800+

GeekBench (32-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench (64-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench

x264 HD 4.0

Pentium 4 630
9.51 fps
Athlon X2 3800+
8.76 fps

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Pentium 4 630  vs
Athlon X2 3800+ 
Clock speed 3 GHz 2 GHz
Cores Single core Dual core
Socket type
LGA 775
AM2
939

features

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

power consumption

TDP 84W 65W
Annual home energy cost 20.24 $/year 15.66 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 73.58 $/year 56.94 $/year
Typical power consumption 68.25W 52.81W

details

Pentium 4 630  vs
Athlon X2 3800+ 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 2 2
L2 cache 2 MB 1 MB
L2 cache per core 2 MB/core 0.5 MB/core
Manufacture process 90 nm 90 nm
Max CPUs 1 1
Voltage range 1.2 - 1.4V 1.2 - 1.25V
Operating temperature Unknown - 66.6°C Unknown - 55°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 3.83 GHz 2.7 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.33 GHz 2.75 GHz
PassMark (Overclocked) 786.9 1,578.7
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.83 GHz 2.7 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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