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Front view of Intel Pentium 755

Reasons to consider the
Intel Pentium 755

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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 1 MB/core 2x more l2 cache per core
Significantly lower typical power consumption 6.09W vs 36.56W 6x lower typical power consumption
Significantly lower annual home energy cost 1.81 $/year vs 10.84 $/year 6x lower annual home energy cost
Significantly lower annual commercial energy cost 6.57 $/year vs 39.42 $/year 6x lower annual commercial energy cost
Front view of AMD Athlon 3500+

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AMD Athlon 3500+

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Much newer manufacturing process 65 nm vs 90 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
More advanced architecture x86-64 vs x86 A 64-bit architecture allows more RAM to be installed and accessed by the processor
Has a NX bit Yes vs No Somewhat common; Prevents a common class of security exploits
Has virtualization support Yes vs No Somewhat common; Boosts performance of virtual machines
Higher clock speed 2.2 GHz vs 2 GHz More than 10% higher clock speed
Newer Feb, 2007 vs May, 2004 Release date over 2 years later

Features Key features of the Pentium 755  vs Athlon 3500+ 

clock speed

Pentium 755
2 GHz
Athlon 3500+
2.2 GHz

L2 cache

TDP

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Pentium 755  vs
Athlon 3500+ 
Clock speed 2 GHz 2.2 GHz
Cores Single core Single core
Socket type
479
AM2

features

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

details

Pentium 755  vs
Athlon 3500+ 
Architecture x86 x86-64
Threads 1 1
L2 cache 2 MB 1 MB
L2 cache per core 2 MB/core 1 MB/core
Manufacture process 90 nm 65 nm
Max CPUs 1 1

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

power consumption

TDP 7.5W 45W
Annual home energy cost 1.81 $/year 10.84 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 6.57 $/year 39.42 $/year
Typical power consumption 6.09W 36.56W
Intel Pentium 755
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