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Front view of Intel Pentium 738

Reasons to consider the
Intel Pentium 738

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Significantly 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 more l2 cache per core 2 MB/core vs 0.5 MB/core 4x more l2 cache per core
Lower typical power consumption 6.09W vs 14.63W 2.4x lower typical power consumption
Lower annual home energy cost 1.81 $/year vs 4.34 $/year 2.4x lower annual home energy cost
Lower annual commercial energy cost 6.57 $/year vs 15.77 $/year 2.4x lower annual commercial energy cost
Front view of AMD E 450

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AMD E 450

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Much newer manufacturing process 40 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
Has virtualization support Yes vs No Somewhat common; Boosts performance of virtual machines
Higher clock speed 1.65 GHz vs 1.4 GHz Around 20% higher clock speed
Newer Aug, 2011 vs Jul, 2004 Release date over 7 years later
More cores 2 vs 1 Twice as many cores; run more applications at once

Features Key features of the Pentium 738  vs E 450 

clock speed

Pentium 738
1.4 GHz
E 450
1.65 GHz

L2 cache

E 450
1 MB


E 450

Specifications Full list of technical specs


Pentium 738  vs
E 450 
Clock speed 1.4 GHz 1.65 GHz
Cores Single core Dual core
Socket type
Super 7


Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Has virtualization support No Yes
Instruction set extensions
Supplemental SSE3
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in


Clock speed 400 MHz 100 MHz


Pentium 738  vs
E 450 
Threads 1 2
L2 cache 2 MB 1 MB
L2 cache per core 2 MB/core 0.5 MB/core
Manufacture process 90 nm 40 nm
Max CPUs 1 1
Clock multiplier 14 25

integrated graphics

Label N/A Radeon™ HD 6320
Latest DirectX N/A 11.0
GPU clock speed N/A 508 MHz
Turbo clock speed N/A 600 MHz

power consumption

TDP 7.5W 18W
Annual home energy cost 1.81 $/year 4.34 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 6.57 $/year 15.77 $/year
Typical power consumption 6.09W 14.63W
Intel Pentium 738
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