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Intel Pentium 4

Pentium 4 3.8GHz

The Intel Pentium 4 3.8GHz has 1 core that runs at a clock speed of 3.8GHz.

It has an L2 cache size of 2048KB and an L1 cache size of 16KB.

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Intel Pentium 4 3.8GHz

Cores1More cores means more threads and therefore more processes can be run simultaneously
Speed3.8GHzClock frequency indicates processor speed, but is only reliable in comparisons between CPUs of the same family
CodenamePrescott-2MThe code name given by the manufacturers
Release Date31 Oct 2004 The more recent the release, the more likely the CPU will receive up-to-date manufacturer support
TDP115WThe lower the TDP, the less power the CPU requires to run and thus the more efficient it is and the less heat it creates
L1 Cache16KBThe bigger the L1 cache, the more data can be stored for lightning CPU access to priority processes (though a bigger cache means a higher latency
L2 Cache2048KBAfter L1 cache, L2 is utilized for slower (but still very fast) data access
Lithography90nmThe smaller the lithographic technology used, the less power is required to run the CPU, and the less heat is created during intense use
CPU SocketLGA 775/ Socket TThe motherboard socket and CPU socket should match to indicate the CPU is compatible with the motherboard and will fit into it
Unlocked MultipliernoAn unlocked clock multiplier means you can adjust the multiplier for an overclocking speed boost

Pentium 4 3.8GHz compatibility review

Overall, the Intel Pentium 4 3.8GHz has poor performance. Its 1 core clocked at 3.8 GHz provides extremely swift processing speeds but with only a single core, it will never match up to modern competitors.

The CPU is now over 14 years old, which means it is extremely out of date and is based on very aged technologies. This processor will be dwarfed in performance by its modern counterparts, and will likely have very little support from Intel.

Created with lithographic technology sized at 90 nanometers, the Pentium 4 3.8GHz is not efficient at all by modern standards, and with a Thermal Design Power of 115W, the poor efficiency of its physical build is matched by the large amount of power that is necessary to run it.

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