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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Intel Pentium III 1BGHz

Reasons to consider the
Intel Pentium III 1BGHz

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Supports more CPUs in SMP configuration 2 vs 1 Twice as many CPUs in SMP configuration
Front view of AMD Athlon XP 1500+

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AMD Athlon XP 1500+

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Much newer manufacturing process 130 nm vs 180 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Higher clock speed 1.33 GHz vs 1 GHz Around 35% higher clock speed

Features Key features of the Pentium III 1BGHz  vs Athlon XP 1500+ 

clock speed

L2 cache

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Pentium III 1BGHz  vs
Athlon XP 1500+ 
Clock speed 1 GHz 1.33 GHz
Cores Single core Single core
Socket type
370
462

features

Has a NX bit No No
Instruction set extensions
MMX
SSE
3DNow!

details

Pentium III 1BGHz  vs
Athlon XP 1500+ 
Threads 1 1
L2 cache 0.25 MB 0.25 MB
L2 cache per core 0.25 MB/core 0.25 MB/core
Manufacture process 180 nm 130 nm
Max CPUs 2 1

power consumption

Typical power consumption N/A N/A

bus

Clock speed 133 MHz 266 MHz
Intel Pentium III 1BGHz
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AMD Athlon XP 1500+
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