CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 925 vs E7500 among all CPUs

Performance

Benchmark performance using all cores

PCMark 8 Home 3.0 Accelerated, PassMark and 1 more

Single-core Performance

Individual core benchmark performance

PassMark (Single Core), Geekbench 3 Single Core and 1 more

Integrated Graphics

Integrated GPU performance for graphics

Sky Diver and Cloud Gate

Integrated Graphics (OpenCL)

Integrated GPU performance for parallel computing

CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 4 more

Performance per Watt

How efficiently does the processor use electricity?

Sky Diver, Cloud Gate, CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 11 more

Value

Are you paying a premium for performance?

Sky Diver, Cloud Gate, CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 11 more

5.1

CPUBoss Score

Combination of all six facets

Winner
Intel Core2 Duo E7500 

CPUBoss recommends the Intel Core2 Duo E7500  based on its performance, single-core performance, power consumption and value.

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Intel Pentium D 925

Reasons to consider the
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Significantly more l2 cache 4 MB vs 3 MB Around 35% more l2 cache; more data can be stored in the l2 cache for quick access later
Much more l2 cache per core 2 MB/core vs 1.5 MB/core Around 35% more l2 cache per core
Better overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.23 GHz vs 3.85 GHz Around 10% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Better overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.4 GHz vs 4.06 GHz Around 10% better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Front view of Intel Core2 Duo E7500

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Much better geekbench 2 (32-bit) score 2,673 vs 1,004 Around 2.8x better geekbench 2 (32-bit) score
Much newer manufacturing process 45 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
Significantly lower typical power consumption 52.81W vs 77.19W More than 30% lower typical power consumption
Better PassMark (Single core) score 1,204 vs 751 More than 60% better PassMark (Single core) score
Better performance per dollar 0.99 pt/$ vs 0.76 pt/$ More than 30% better performance per dollar
Higher Maximum operating temperature 74.1 °C vs 63.4 °C More than 15% higher Maximum operating temperature
Newer Jan, 2009 vs Jul, 2006 Release date over 2 years later
Better performance per watt 1.9 pt/W vs 0.59 pt/W Around 3.2x better performance per watt
Better PassMark score 1,877 vs 691 Around 2.8x better PassMark score
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

Benchmarks Real world tests of Pentium D 925 vs Core2 Duo E7500

GeekBench (32-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Pentium D 925  vs
Core2 Duo E7500 
Clock speed 3 GHz 2.93 GHz
Cores Dual core Dual core
Socket type
LGA 775
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features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Supports trusted computing No No
Has virtualization support No Yes
Instruction set extensions
SSE2
MMX
SSE3
SSE
SSE4.1
Supplemental SSE3
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
Performance per watt 0.59 pt/W 1.9 pt/W
Typical power consumption 77.19W 52.81W

bus

Architecture FSB FSB
Number of links 1 1
Clock speed 800 MHz 1,066 MHz

details

Pentium D 925  vs
Core2 Duo E7500 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 1 2
L2 cache 4 MB 3 MB
L2 cache per core 2 MB/core 1.5 MB/core
Manufacture process 65 nm 45 nm
Transistor count 376,000,000 228,000,000
Max CPUs 1 1
Clock multiplier 15 11
Voltage range 1.2 - 1.34V 0.85 - 1.36V
Operating temperature Unknown - 63.4°C Unknown - 74.1°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 4.23 GHz 3.85 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.4 GHz 4.06 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.23 GHz 3.85 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
Intel Pentium D 925
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