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Front view of Intel Pentium III 500E

Reasons to consider the
Intel Pentium III 500E

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Much lower typical power consumption 10.72W vs 114.97W 10.7x lower typical power consumption
Supports more CPUs in SMP configuration 2 vs 1 Twice as many CPUs in SMP configuration
Much higher Maximum operating temperature 85 °C vs 67.4 °C More than 25% higher Maximum operating temperature
Much lower annual home energy cost 3.18 $/year vs 42.19 $/year 13.3x lower annual home energy cost
Much lower annual commercial energy cost 11.56 $/year vs 112.39 $/year 9.7x lower annual commercial energy cost
Front view of Intel Core i7 3770K

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Intel Core i7 3770K

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Much newer manufacturing process 22 nm vs 180 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Much higher clock speed 3.5 GHz vs 0.5 GHz 7x higher clock speed
Much more l2 cache 1 MB vs 0.25 MB 4x more l2 cache; more data can be stored in the l2 cache for quick access later
Has a built-in GPU Yes vs No Somewhat common; A separate graphics adapter is not required
More cores 4 vs 1 3 more cores; run more applications at once
More threads 8 vs 1 7 more threads
More advanced architecture x86-64 vs x86 A 64-bit architecture allows more RAM to be installed and accessed by the processor
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes vs No Somewhat common; Allows for maximum performance when needed, while conserving power and minimizing heat production when not needed
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
Newer Apr, 2012 vs Oct, 1999 Release date over 12 years later

Features Key features of the Pentium III 500E  vs Core i7 3770K 

clock speed

L2 cache

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Pentium III 500E  vs
Core i7 3770K 
Clock speed 0.5 GHz 3.5 GHz
Cores Single core Quad core
Socket type
370
LGA 1155

features

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

power consumption

TDP 13.2W 77W
Annual home energy cost 3.18 $/year 42.19 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 11.56 $/year 112.39 $/year
Typical power consumption 10.72W 114.97W

details

Pentium III 500E  vs
Core i7 3770K 
Architecture x86 x86-64
Threads 1 8
L2 cache 0.25 MB 1 MB
L2 cache per core 0.25 MB/core 0.25 MB/core
Manufacture process 180 nm 22 nm
Max CPUs 2 1
Clock multiplier 5 35
Operating temperature 0 - 85°C Unknown - 67.4°C

integrated graphics

GPU None GPU
Label N/A Intel® HD Graphics 4000
Latest DirectX N/A 11.x
Number of displays supported N/A 3
GPU clock speed N/A 650 MHz
Turbo clock speed N/A 1,150 MHz
3DMark06 N/A 5,339.9

bus

Architecture FSB DMI
Number of links 1 1
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