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Front view of Intel Pentium 4 672

Reasons to consider the
Intel Pentium 4 672

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Much more l2 cache per core 2 MB/core vs 0.5 MB/core 4x more l2 cache per core
Higher clock speed 3.8 GHz vs 3.6 GHz More than 5% higher clock speed
Better overclocked clock speed (Water) 5.74 GHz vs 5.18 GHz More than 10% better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Front view of AMD A6 5400K

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AMD A6 5400K

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Has a built-in GPU Yes vs No Somewhat common; A separate graphics adapter is not required
Newer Oct, 2012 vs Nov, 2005 Release date over 6 years later
Significantly lower typical power consumption 52.81W vs 93.44W Around 45% lower typical power consumption
More cores 2 vs 1 Twice as many cores; run more applications at once
Better overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.45 GHz vs 3.8 GHz More than 15% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Significantly lower annual home energy cost 15.66 $/year vs 27.7 $/year Around 45% lower annual home energy cost
Significantly lower annual commercial energy cost 56.94 $/year vs 100.74 $/year Around 45% lower annual commercial energy cost

Features Key features of the Pentium 4 672  vs A6 5400K 

clock speed

Pentium 4 672
3.8 GHz
A6 5400K
3.6 GHz

L2 cache

overclocked clock speed (air)

Pentium 4 672
3.8 GHz
A6 5400K
4.45 GHz

overclocked clock speed (water)

Pentium 4 672
5.74 GHz
A6 5400K
5.18 GHz

TDP

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Pentium 4 672  vs
A6 5400K 
Clock speed 3.8 GHz 3.6 GHz
Cores Single core Dual core

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
SSE4a
AVX 1.1
SSE2
F16C
MMX
XOP
SSE3
SSE
CLMUL
AMD64
SSE4.1
FMA4
SSE4.2
CVT16
AMD-V
AES
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

power consumption

TDP 115W 65W
Annual home energy cost 27.7 $/year 15.66 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 100.74 $/year 56.94 $/year
Typical power consumption 93.44W 52.81W

details

Pentium 4 672  vs
A6 5400K 
Threads 2 2
L2 cache 2 MB 1 MB
L2 cache per core 2 MB/core 0.5 MB/core
Manufacture process 90 nm 32 nm
Transistor count 169,000,000 1,303,000,000
Max CPUs 1 1
Voltage range 1.2 - 1.4V 0.83 - 1.48V
Operating temperature Unknown - 70.8°C Unknown - 70°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 3.8 GHz 4.45 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 5.74 GHz 5.18 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.8 GHz 4.45 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU None GPU
Label N/A Radeon™ HD 7540D
Latest DirectX N/A 11.0
GPU clock speed N/A 760 MHz
Intel Pentium 4 672
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