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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Intel Pentium III 600B

Reasons to consider the
Intel Pentium III 600B

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Supports more CPUs in SMP configuration 2 vs 1 Twice as many CPUs in SMP configuration
Much higher Maximum operating temperature 85 °C vs 70 °C More than 20% higher Maximum operating temperature
Much more l2 cache per core 0.5 MB/core vs 0.13 MB/core 4x more l2 cache per core
Significantly lower typical power consumption 28.03W vs 50.38W Around 45% lower typical power consumption
Significantly lower annual home energy cost 8.31 $/year vs 14.94 $/year Around 45% lower annual home energy cost
Significantly lower annual commercial energy cost 30.22 $/year vs 54.31 $/year Around 45% lower annual commercial energy cost
Front view of AMD Sempron 3000+

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AMD Sempron 3000+

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Much newer manufacturing process 90 nm vs 250 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Much higher clock speed 1.8 GHz vs 0.6 GHz More than 3x higher clock speed
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

Features Key features of the Pentium III 600B  vs Sempron 3000+ 

clock speed

L2 cache

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Pentium III 600B  vs
Sempron 3000+ 
Clock speed 0.6 GHz 1.8 GHz
Cores Single core Single core

features

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

power consumption

TDP 34.5W 62W
Annual home energy cost 8.31 $/year 14.94 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 30.22 $/year 54.31 $/year
Typical power consumption 28.03W 50.38W

details

Pentium III 600B  vs
Sempron 3000+ 
Architecture x86 x86-64
Threads 1 1
L2 cache 0.5 MB 0.13 MB
L2 cache per core 0.5 MB/core 0.13 MB/core
Manufacture process 250 nm 90 nm
Max CPUs 2 1
Operating temperature Unknown - 85°C Unknown - 70°C

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

bus

Clock speed 133 MHz 200 MHz
Intel Pentium III 600B
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