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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Intel Pentium III 600E

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Intel Pentium III 600E

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Supports more CPUs in SMP configuration 2 vs 1 Twice as many CPUs in SMP configuration
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Much newer manufacturing process 40 nm vs 180 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Much more l2 cache 2 MB vs 0.25 MB 8x 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
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
Higher clock speed 1 GHz vs 0.6 GHz More than 65% higher clock speed
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 Jan, 2011 vs Oct, 1999 Release date over 11 years later
Much more l2 cache per core 1 MB/core vs 0.25 MB/core 4x more l2 cache per core
Lower typical power consumption 7.31W vs 15.84W 2.2x lower typical power consumption
More cores 2 vs 1 Twice as many cores; run more applications at once
Higher Maximum operating temperature 90 °C vs 82 °C Around 10% higher Maximum operating temperature
Lower annual home energy cost 2.17 $/year vs 4.7 $/year 2.2x lower annual home energy cost
Lower annual commercial energy cost 7.88 $/year vs 17.08 $/year 2.2x lower annual commercial energy cost

Features Key features of the Pentium III 600E  vs AMD C 50 

clock speed

AMD C 50
1 GHz

L2 cache

AMD C 50
2 MB


Specifications Full list of technical specs


Pentium III 600E  vs
AMD C 50 
Clock speed 0.6 GHz 1 GHz
Cores Single core Dual core


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


Pentium III 600E  vs
AMD C 50 
Threads 1 2
L2 cache 0.25 MB 2 MB
L2 cache per core 0.25 MB/core 1 MB/core
Manufacture process 180 nm 40 nm
Max CPUs 2 1
Clock multiplier 6 5
Operating temperature Unknown - 82°C Unknown - 90°C

integrated graphics

Label N/A Radeon™ HD 6250
Latest DirectX N/A 11.0
GPU clock speed N/A 276 MHz

power consumption

TDP 19.5W 9W
Annual home energy cost 4.7 $/year 2.17 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 17.08 $/year 7.88 $/year
Typical power consumption 15.84W 7.31W
Intel Pentium III 600E
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