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Front view of Intel Pentium 955

Reasons to consider the
Intel Pentium 955

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Much higher clock speed 3.46 GHz vs 2.33 GHz Around 50% higher clock speed
Much better overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.39 GHz vs 2.33 GHz Around 90% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Has virtualization support Yes vs No Somewhat common; Boosts performance of virtual machines
Much better overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.61 GHz vs 3.77 GHz Around 25% better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Front view of Intel Core2 Quad Q8200S

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Intel Core2 Quad Q8200S

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Much newer manufacturing process 45 nm vs 65 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running 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
More cores 4 vs 2 Twice as many cores; run more applications at once
Much lower typical power consumption 52.81W vs 105.63W 2x lower typical power consumption
Much higher Maximum operating temperature 76.3 °C vs 68.6 °C More than 10% higher Maximum operating temperature
Much lower annual commercial energy cost 56.94 $/year vs 113.88 $/year 2x lower annual commercial energy cost
Much lower annual home energy cost 15.66 $/year vs 31.32 $/year 2x lower annual home energy cost
Newer Jan, 2009 vs Dec, 2005 Release date over 3 years later

Features Key features of the Pentium 955  vs Core2 Quad Q8200S 

clock speed

Pentium 955
3.46 GHz

L2 cache

overclocked clock speed (air)

Pentium 955
4.39 GHz

overclocked clock speed (water)

Pentium 955
4.61 GHz

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Pentium 955  vs
Core2 Quad Q8200S 
Clock speed 3.46 GHz 2.33 GHz
Cores Dual core Quad core
Socket type
LGA 775

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Supports trusted computing No No
Has virtualization support Yes No
Instruction set extensions
SSE2
MMX
SSE3
SSE
SSE4.1
Supplemental SSE3
Supports dynamic frequency scaling No Yes

power consumption

TDP 130W 65W
Annual home energy cost 31.32 $/year 15.66 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 113.88 $/year 56.94 $/year
Typical power consumption 105.63W 52.81W

bus

Architecture FSB FSB
Number of links 1 1
Clock speed 1,066 MHz 1,333 MHz

details

Pentium 955  vs
Core2 Quad Q8200S 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 4 4
L2 cache 4 MB 4 MB
L2 cache per core 2 MB/core 1 MB/core
Manufacture process 65 nm 45 nm
Transistor count 376,000,000 456,000,000
Max CPUs 1 1
Clock multiplier 13 7
Voltage range 1.2 - 1.34V 0.85 - 1.36V
Operating temperature Unknown - 68.6°C Unknown - 76.3°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 4.39 GHz 2.33 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.61 GHz 3.77 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.39 GHz 2.33 GHz

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
Intel Pentium 955
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Intel Core2 Quad Q8200S
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