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Front view of Intel Pentium B960

Reasons to consider the
Intel Pentium B960

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Much newer manufacturing process 32 nm vs 65 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Much lower typical power consumption 28.44W vs 150.31W 5.3x lower typical power consumption
Higher clock speed 2.2 GHz vs 1.6 GHz Around 40% higher clock speed
Has a built-in GPU Yes vs No Somewhat common; A separate graphics adapter is not required
Much lower annual home energy cost 8.43 $/year vs 44.57 $/year 5.3x lower annual home energy cost
Much lower annual commercial energy cost 30.66 $/year vs 162.06 $/year 5.3x lower annual commercial energy cost
Newer Oct, 2011 vs Feb, 2010 Release date over 1 years later
Front view of Intel Itanium 9340

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Intel Itanium 9340

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Supports more CPUs in SMP configuration 8 vs 1 7 supports more CPUs in SMP configuration
Much more l3 cache 20 MB vs 2 MB 10x more l3 cache; more data can be stored in the l3 cache for quick access later
Significantly more l2 cache 2 MB vs 1 MB 2x more l2 cache; more data can be stored in the l2 cache for quick access later
Much more l3 cache per core 5 MB/core vs 1 MB/core 5x more l3 cache per core
Has virtualization support Yes vs No Somewhat common; Boosts performance of virtual machines
More threads 8 vs 2 6 more threads
More cores 4 vs 2 Twice as many cores; run more applications at once

Features Key features of the Pentium B960  vs Itanium 9340 

clock speed

Pentium B960
2.2 GHz
Itanium 9340
1.6 GHz

L2 cache

L3 cache

TDP

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Pentium B960  vs
Itanium 9340 
Clock speed 2.2 GHz 1.6 GHz
Cores Dual core Quad core
Socket type
rPGA 988B
LGA 1248

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Has virtualization support No Yes
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

power consumption

TDP 35W 185W
Annual home energy cost 8.43 $/year 44.57 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 30.66 $/year 162.06 $/year
Typical power consumption 28.44W 150.31W

bus

Architecture DMI QPI
Number of links 1 1
Transfer rate 5,000 MT/s 4,800 MT/s

details

Pentium B960  vs
Itanium 9340 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 2 8
L2 cache 1 MB 2 MB
L2 cache per core 0.5 MB/core 0.5 MB/core
L3 cache 2 MB 20 MB
L3 cache per core 1 MB/core 5 MB/core
Manufacture process 32 nm 65 nm
Max CPUs 1 8

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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