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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Intel Pentium D 920

Reasons to consider the
Intel Pentium D 920

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Better overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.75 GHz vs 3.67 GHz Almost the same
Front view of AMD Athlon II X2 240

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AMD Athlon II X2 240

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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
Has virtualization support Yes vs No Somewhat common; Boosts performance of virtual machines
Much higher Maximum operating temperature 74 °C vs 63.4 °C More than 15% higher Maximum operating temperature
Much lower typical power consumption 52.81W vs 77.19W More than 30% lower typical power consumption
Significantly lower annual home energy cost 15.66 $/year vs 22.89 $/year More than 30% lower annual home energy cost
Significantly lower annual commercial energy cost 56.94 $/year vs 83.22 $/year More than 30% lower annual commercial energy cost
Newer Jul, 2009 vs Jan, 2006 Release date over 3 years later

Features Key features of the Pentium D 920  vs Athlon II X2 240 

clock speed

L2 cache

overclocked clock speed (air)

Pentium D 920
3.75 GHz
Athlon II X2 240
3.67 GHz

overclocked clock speed (water)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Pentium D 920  vs
Athlon II X2 240 
Clock speed 2.8 GHz 2.8 GHz
Cores Dual core Dual core
Socket type
LGA 775
AM3

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Has virtualization support No Yes
Instruction set extensions
SSE4a
AVX 1.1
SSE2
F16C
MMX
XOP
SSE3
SSE
CLMUL
AMD64
SSE4.1
FMA4
SSE4.2
CVT16
AMD-V
AES
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

power consumption

TDP 95W 65W
Annual home energy cost 22.89 $/year 15.66 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 83.22 $/year 56.94 $/year
Typical power consumption 77.19W 52.81W

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in

details

Pentium D 920  vs
Athlon II X2 240 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 2 2
L2 cache 4 MB 2 MB
L2 cache per core 2 MB/core 1 MB/core
Manufacture process 65 nm 32 nm
Transistor count 376,000,000 1,303,000,000
Max CPUs 1 1
Operating temperature Unknown - 63.4°C Unknown - 74°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 3.75 GHz 3.67 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.8 GHz 2.8 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.75 GHz 3.67 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

bus

Clock speed 800 MHz 2,000 MHz
Intel Pentium D 920
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AMD Athlon II X2 240
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