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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Intel Pentium 4 672

Reasons to consider the
Intel Pentium 4 672

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Much higher Maximum operating temperature 70.8 °C vs 65.3 °C Around 10% higher Maximum operating temperature
Front view of Intel Core i3 3220

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Much newer manufacturing process 22 nm vs 90 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Has a built-in GPU Yes vs No Somewhat common; A separate graphics adapter is not required
More cores 2 vs 1 Twice as many cores; run more applications at once
More threads 4 vs 2 Twice as many threads

Features Key features of the Pentium 4 672  vs Core i3 3220 

clock speed

Pentium 4 672
3.8 GHz
Core i3 3220
3.3 GHz

L2 cache

overclocked clock speed (air)

Pentium 4 672
3.8 GHz
Core i3 3220
3.44 GHz

overclocked clock speed (water)

Pentium 4 672
5.74 GHz
Core i3 3220
3.48 GHz

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Pentium 4 672  vs
Core i3 3220 
Clock speed 3.8 GHz 3.3 GHz
Cores Single core Dual core
Socket type
LGA 775
LGA 1155

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Supports trusted computing No No
Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
SSE2
MMX
SSE4
AVX
SSE3
SSE
SSE4.1
SSE4.2
Supplemental SSE3
AES
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

power consumption

TDP 115W 55W
Annual home energy cost 27.7 $/year 13.25 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 100.74 $/year 48.18 $/year
Typical power consumption 93.44W 44.69W

details

Pentium 4 672  vs
Core i3 3220 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 2 4
L2 cache 2 MB 0.5 MB
L2 cache per core 2 MB/core 0.25 MB/core
Manufacture process 90 nm 22 nm
Max CPUs 1 1
Clock multiplier 19 33
Operating temperature Unknown - 70.8°C Unknown - 65.3°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 3.8 GHz 3.44 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 5.74 GHz 3.48 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.8 GHz 3.44 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU None GPU
Label N/A Intel® HD Graphics 2500
Number of displays supported N/A 3
GPU clock speed N/A 650 MHz
Turbo clock speed N/A 1,050 MHz

bus

Architecture FSB DMI
Number of links 1 1
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