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Front view of Intel Pentium 957

Reasons to consider the
Intel Pentium 957

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Much lower typical power consumption 13.81W vs 114.5W 8.3x lower typical power consumption
Much higher Maximum operating temperature 100 °C vs 72.6 °C Around 40% higher Maximum operating temperature
Much lower annual home energy cost 4.1 $/year vs 41.87 $/year 10.2x lower annual home energy cost
Much lower annual commercial energy cost 14.89 $/year vs 112.13 $/year 7.5x lower annual commercial energy cost
More l2 cache per core 0.5 MB/core vs 0.25 MB/core 2x more l2 cache per core
Newer Jun, 2011 vs Jan, 2011 Release date 5 months later
Front view of Intel Core i7 2600

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Much higher clock speed 3.4 GHz vs 1.2 GHz More than 2.8x higher clock speed
Much better performance per dollar 2.72 pt/$ vs 0.43 pt/$ More than 6.2x better performance per dollar
Much better turbo clock speed 1,350 MHz vs 800 MHz Around 70% better turbo clock speed
Much higher GPU clock speed 850 MHz vs 350 MHz Around 2.5x higher GPU clock speed
More l3 cache 8 MB vs 2 MB 4x more l3 cache; more data can be stored in the l3 cache for quick access later
Has virtualization support Yes vs No Somewhat common; Boosts performance of virtual machines
Much better overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.93 GHz vs 1.2 GHz More than 3.2x better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Much better PassMark (Single core) score 1,921 vs 637 More than 3x better PassMark (Single core) score
Significantly better PassMark score 8,219 vs 1,095 More than 7.5x better PassMark score
Supports trusted computing Yes vs No Somewhat common; Allows for safer, more reliable computing
Significantly more l3 cache per core 2 MB/core vs 1 MB/core 2x more l3 cache per core
More threads 8 vs 2 6 more threads
More cores 4 vs 2 Twice as many cores; run more applications at once
Significantly better performance per watt 6.48 pt/W vs 3.42 pt/W Around 90% better performance per watt
Much better overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.92 GHz vs 1.2 GHz More than 3.2x better overclocked clock speed (Water)

Benchmarks Real world tests of Pentium 957 vs Core i7 2600

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Pentium 957  vs
Core i7 2600 
Clock speed 1.2 GHz 3.4 GHz
Cores Dual core Quad core
Socket type
BGA 1023
LGA 1155

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Supports trusted computing No Yes
Has virtualization support No Yes
Instruction set extensions
SSE2
MMX
SSE4
AVX
SSE3
SSE
SSE4.1
SSE4.2
Supplemental SSE3
AES
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

power consumption

TDP 17W 95W
Annual home energy cost 4.1 $/year 41.87 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 14.89 $/year 112.13 $/year
Performance per watt 3.42 pt/W 6.48 pt/W
Typical power consumption 13.81W 114.5W

bus

Architecture DMI DMI
Number of links 1 1
Transfer rate 5,000 MT/s 5,000 MT/s

details

Pentium 957  vs
Core i7 2600 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 2 8
L2 cache 1 MB 1 MB
L2 cache per core 0.5 MB/core 0.25 MB/core
L3 cache 2 MB 8 MB
L3 cache per core 1 MB/core 2 MB/core
Manufacture process 32 nm 32 nm
Max CPUs 1 1
Clock multiplier 12 34
Operating temperature Unknown - 100°C Unknown - 72.6°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 1.2 GHz 3.93 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 1.2 GHz 3.92 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 1.2 GHz 3.93 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU GPU GPU
Number of displays supported 2 2
GPU clock speed 350 MHz 850 MHz
Turbo clock speed 800 MHz 1,350 MHz

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
DDR3-1333
DDR3-1066
DDR3
Channels Dual Channel Dual Channel
Supports ECC No No
Maximum bandwidth 21,333.32 MB/s 21,333.32 MB/s
Maximum memory size 8,202.24 MB 32,768 MB
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