Intel Pentium 955 

Released December, 2005
  • 3.46 GHz
  • Dual core
  • Unlocked
4.6 Out of 10

The FSB easily went from 266MHz all the way up to 320MHz with no extra voltage to the MCH, FSB, or processor.
by Legit Reviews (Dec, 2005)
The lower end processors should provide overclockers and enthusiasts who want to overclock a great price versus performance value as you will see when you get to the overclocking section.
by Legit Reviews (Dec, 2005)

CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of the Intel Pentium 955 among desktop CPUs (over 75W)

Performance

Benchmark performance using all cores

Pentium 955
3.8
PCMark 8 Home 3.0 Accelerated, PassMark and 1 more

Single-core Performance

Individual core benchmark performance

Pentium 955
4.6
PassMark (Single Core), Geekbench 3 Single Core and 1 more

Integrated Graphics

Integrated GPU performance for graphics

Pentium 955
0.0
Fire Strike

Integrated Graphics (OpenCL)

Integrated GPU performance for parallel computing

Pentium 955
0.0
CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 4 more

Performance per Watt

How efficiently does the processor use electricity?

Pentium 955
5.0
Fire Strike, CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 11 more

Value

Are you paying a premium for performance?

Pentium 955
n.d.
Fire Strike, CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 11 more

4.6

CPUBoss Score

Combination of all six facets

Pentium 955
4.6

Benchmarks Real world tests of the Intel Pentium 955

GeekBench (32-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Pentium 955
2,667

GeekBench

Pentium 955
2,667

Cinebench R10 32-Bit

Pentium 955
4,812

Cinebench R10 32-Bit (Single Core)

Pentium 955
2,201

sysmark 2007 (overall)

Pentium 955
101

sysmark 2007 (3d)

Pentium 955
92

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

Pentium 955
927

PassMark (Single Core)

Pentium 955
822

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Clock speed 3.46 GHz
Cores Dual core
Socket type LGA 775
Is unlocked Yes

features

Has a NX bit Yes
Supports trusted computing No
Has virtualization support Yes
Instruction set extensions
  1. MMX
  2. SSE
  3. SSE2
  4. SSE3
Supports dynamic frequency scaling No

power consumption

TDP 130W
Annual home energy cost 31.32 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 113.88 $/year
Performance per watt 0.6 pt/W
Typical power consumption 105.63W

bus

Architecture FSB
Clock speed 1,066 MHz

details

Architecture x86-64
Threads 4 threads
L2 cache 4 MB
L2 cache per core 2 MB/core
Manufacture process 65 nm
Transistor count 376,000,000
Max CPUs 1
Clock multiplier 13
Voltage range 1.2 - 1.34V
Operating temperature Unknown - 68.6°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 4.4 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.46 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.4 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU None

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in
Supports ECC No
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