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Front view of Intel Pentium III 600E

Reasons to consider the
Intel Pentium III 600E

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Supports more CPUs in SMP configuration 2 vs 1 Twice as many CPUs in SMP configuration
Much lower typical power consumption 15.84W vs 50.38W 3.2x lower typical power consumption
Much higher Maximum operating temperature 82 °C vs 70 °C More than 15% higher Maximum operating temperature
Much lower annual home energy cost 4.7 $/year vs 14.94 $/year 3.2x lower annual home energy cost
Much lower annual commercial energy cost 17.08 $/year vs 54.31 $/year 3.2x lower annual commercial energy cost
Front view of AMD Sempron 3000+

Reasons to consider the
AMD Sempron 3000+

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Much newer manufacturing process 90 nm vs 180 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 600E  vs Sempron 3000+ 

clock speed

L2 cache

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Pentium III 600E  vs
Sempron 3000+ 
Clock speed 0.6 GHz 1.8 GHz
Cores Single core Single core
Socket type
370
754

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 19.5W 62W
Annual home energy cost 4.7 $/year 14.94 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 17.08 $/year 54.31 $/year
Typical power consumption 15.84W 50.38W

details

Pentium III 600E  vs
Sempron 3000+ 
Architecture x86 x86-64
Threads 1 1
L2 cache 0.25 MB 0.13 MB
L2 cache per core 0.25 MB/core 0.13 MB/core
Manufacture process 180 nm 90 nm
Max CPUs 2 1
Operating temperature Unknown - 82°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 100 MHz 200 MHz
Intel Pentium III 600E
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