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Front view of Intel Pentium D 945

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Intel Pentium D 945

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Much higher clock speed 3.4 GHz vs 1.86 GHz Around 85% higher clock speed
Much better overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.22 GHz vs 3.19 GHz More than 30% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Higher Maximum operating temperature 63.4 °C vs 61.4 °C Around 5% higher Maximum operating temperature
Much better overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.59 GHz vs 3.45 GHz Around 35% better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Front view of Intel Core2 Duo E6300

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Intel Core2 Duo E6300

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Much better performance per watt 1.18 pt/W vs 1.14 pt/W Around 5% better performance per watt
Has virtualization support Yes vs No Somewhat common; Boosts performance of virtual machines
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

Benchmarks Real world tests of Pentium D 945 vs Core2 Duo E6300

GeekBench 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench 3 (Single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench 3 (AES single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Pentium D 945
122,800 MB/s
Core2 Duo E6300
79,500 MB/s

GeekBench (32-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench (64-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Pentium D 945  vs
Core2 Duo E6300 
Clock speed 3.4 GHz 1.86 GHz
Cores Dual core Dual core
Socket type
LGA 775

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Supports trusted computing No No
Has virtualization support No Yes
Instruction set extensions
SSE2
MMX
SSE3
SSE
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 1.14 pt/W 1.18 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 945  vs
Core2 Duo E6300 
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 65 nm
Transistor count 376,000,000 167,000,000
Max CPUs 1 1
Clock multiplier 17 7
Voltage range 1.2 - 1.34V 0.85 - 1.5V
Operating temperature Unknown - 63.4°C Unknown - 61.4°C

overclocking

Overclock popularity 9 15
Overclocked clock speed 4.22 GHz 3.19 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.59 GHz 3.45 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.22 GHz 3.19 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 945
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