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Front view of Intel Pentium D 950

Reasons to consider the
Intel Pentium D 950

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Much more l2 cache 4 MB vs 0.5 MB 8x 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 0.25 MB/core 8x more l2 cache per core
Much better overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.33 GHz vs 3.43 GHz More than 25% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Higher clock speed 3.4 GHz vs 3.3 GHz Around 5% higher clock speed
Front view of Intel Core i3 3220

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Intel Core i3 3220

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Much newer manufacturing process 22 nm vs 65 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Has a built-in GPU Yes vs No Somewhat common; A separate graphics adapter is not required
Much better PassMark score 4,229 vs 741 Around 5.8x better PassMark score
Much better PassMark (Single core) score 1,764 vs 798 Around 2.2x better PassMark (Single core) score
More threads 4 vs 2 Twice as many threads
Much better performance per watt 2.69 pt/W vs 0.46 pt/W More than 5.8x better performance per watt
Much lower typical power consumption 44.69W vs 105.63W 2.4x lower typical power consumption
Much lower annual commercial energy cost 48.18 $/year vs 113.88 $/year 2.4x lower annual commercial energy cost
Much lower annual home energy cost 13.25 $/year vs 31.32 $/year 2.4x lower annual home energy cost
Higher Maximum operating temperature 65.3 °C vs 63.4 °C Around 5% higher Maximum operating temperature
Newer Sep, 2012 vs Jan, 2006 Release date over 6 years later

Benchmarks Real world tests of Pentium D 950 vs Core i3 3220

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Pentium D 950  vs
Core i3 3220 
Clock speed 3.4 GHz 3.3 GHz
Cores Dual core Dual core
Socket type
LGA 775
LGA 1155

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Supports trusted computing No No
Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
SSE2
MMX
SSE4
AVX
SSE3
SSE
SSE4.1
SSE4.2
Supplemental SSE3
AES
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

power consumption

TDP 130W 55W
Annual home energy cost 31.32 $/year 13.25 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 113.88 $/year 48.18 $/year
Performance per watt 0.46 pt/W 2.69 pt/W
Typical power consumption 105.63W 44.69W

bus

Architecture FSB DMI
Number of links 1 1

details

Pentium D 950  vs
Core i3 3220 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 2 4
L2 cache 4 MB 0.5 MB
L2 cache per core 2 MB/core 0.25 MB/core
Manufacture process 65 nm 22 nm
Max CPUs 1 1
Clock multiplier 17 33
Operating temperature Unknown - 63.4°C Unknown - 65.3°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 4.33 GHz 3.43 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.4 GHz 3.46 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.33 GHz 3.43 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU None GPU
Label N/A Intel® HD Graphics 2500
Number of displays supported N/A 3
GPU clock speed N/A 650 MHz
Turbo clock speed N/A 1,050 MHz

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Supports ECC No No
Intel Pentium D 950
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