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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Intel Pentium B960

Reasons to consider the
Intel Pentium B960

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Much newer manufacturing process 32 nm vs 130 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Significantly higher clock speed 2.2 GHz vs 1.4 GHz More than 55% higher clock speed
Much lower typical power consumption 28.44W vs 66.71W 2.3x lower typical power consumption
Newer Oct, 2011 vs Jun, 2003 Release date over 8 years later
Significantly better overclocked clock speed (Air) 2.2 GHz vs 1.4 GHz More than 55% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Better performance per watt 2.98 pt/W vs 0.2 pt/W More than 15x better performance per watt
More cores 2 vs 1 Twice as many cores; run more applications at once
Better PassMark score 1,859 vs 396 Around 4.8x better PassMark score
Much lower annual home energy cost 8.43 $/year vs 19.78 $/year 2.3x lower annual home energy cost
Much lower annual commercial energy cost 30.66 $/year vs 71.92 $/year 2.3x lower annual commercial energy cost
Better overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.2 GHz vs 1.4 GHz More than 55% better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Front view of AMD Opteron 140

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AMD Opteron 140

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Much more l2 cache per core 1 MB/core vs 0.5 MB/core 2x more l2 cache per core

Benchmarks Real world tests of Pentium B960 vs Opteron 140

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Pentium B960  vs
Opteron 140 
Clock speed 2.2 GHz 1.4 GHz
Cores Dual core Single core
Socket type
rPGA 988B
940

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
SSE2
MMX
SSE4
SSE3
SSE
SSE4.1
SSE4.2
3DNow!
Supplemental SSE3

details

Pentium B960  vs
Opteron 140 
Threads 2 1
L2 cache 1 MB 1 MB
L2 cache per core 0.5 MB/core 1 MB/core
Manufacture process 32 nm 130 nm
Max CPUs 1 1
Clock multiplier 22 7

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 2.2 GHz 1.4 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.2 GHz 1.4 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 2.2 GHz 1.4 GHz

power consumption

TDP 35W 82.1W
Annual home energy cost 8.43 $/year 19.78 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 30.66 $/year 71.92 $/year
Performance per watt 2.98 pt/W 0.2 pt/W
Typical power consumption 28.44W 66.71W
Intel Pentium B960
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AMD Opteron 140
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