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Front view of Intel Pentium B960

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Intel Pentium B960

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Has a built-in GPU Yes vs No Somewhat common; A separate graphics adapter is not required
Front view of AMD Turion II N550

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Has virtualization support Yes vs No Somewhat common; Boosts performance of virtual machines

Benchmarks Real world tests of Pentium B960 vs Turion II N550

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PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Pentium B960  vs
Turion II N550 
Clock speed 2.2 GHz 2.6 GHz
Cores Dual core Dual core
Socket type
rPGA 988B
S1

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Has virtualization support No Yes
Instruction set extensions
SSE4a
SSE2
MMX
SSE4
SSE3
SSE
SSE4.1
SSE4.2
3DNow!
Supplemental SSE3
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

power consumption

TDP 35W 35W
Annual home energy cost 8.43 $/year 8.43 $/year
Performance per watt 2.98 pt/W 2.14 pt/W
Typical power consumption 28.44W 28.44W

details

Pentium B960  vs
Turion II N550 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 2 2
L2 cache 1 MB 2 MB
L2 cache per core 0.5 MB/core 1 MB/core
Manufacture process 32 nm 45 nm
Max CPUs 1 1

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 2.2 GHz 2.6 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.2 GHz 2.6 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 2.2 GHz 2.6 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU GPU None
Label Intel® HD Graphics N/A
Number of displays supported 2 N/A
GPU clock speed 650 MHz N/A
Turbo clock speed 1,100 MHz N/A
Intel Pentium B960
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AMD Turion II N550
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