CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 960 vs 1017U 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

7.5

CPUBoss Score

Combination of all six facets

Winner
Intel Celeron 1017U 

CPUBoss recommends the Intel Celeron 1017U  based on its performance, single-core performance, power consumption and value.

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Front view of Intel Celeron 1017U

Intel Celeron 1017U

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Intel Pentium D 960

Reasons to consider the
Intel Pentium D 960

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Much better geekbench 3 AES single core score 129,900 MB/s vs 84,150 MB/s Around 55% better geekbench 3 AES single core score
Much more l2 cache 4 MB vs 1 MB 4x more l2 cache; more data can be stored in the l2 cache for quick access later
Much higher clock speed 3.6 GHz vs 1.6 GHz 2.2x higher clock speed
Much more l2 cache per core 2 MB/core vs 0.5 MB/core 4x more l2 cache per core
Much better overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.33 GHz vs 1.6 GHz Around 2.8x better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Much better overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.6 GHz vs 1.6 GHz 2.2x better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Front view of Intel Celeron 1017U

Reasons to consider the
Intel Celeron 1017U

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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
Much lower typical power consumption 13.81W vs 105.63W 7.6x lower typical power consumption
Has a built-in GPU Yes vs No Somewhat common; A separate graphics adapter is not required
Newer Jul, 2013 vs Apr, 2006 Release date over 7 years later
Much better performance per dollar 1.03 pt/$ vs 0.3 pt/$ Around 3.5x better performance per dollar
Much higher Maximum operating temperature 105 °C vs 68.6 °C Around 55% higher Maximum operating temperature
Significantly better performance per watt 4.55 pt/W vs 0.73 pt/W Around 6.2x better performance per watt
Much lower annual commercial energy cost 14.89 $/year vs 113.88 $/year 7.6x lower annual commercial energy cost
Much lower annual home energy cost 4.1 $/year vs 31.32 $/year 7.6x lower annual home energy cost

Benchmarks Real world tests of Pentium D 960 vs Celeron 1017U

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 960
129,900 MB/s
Celeron 1017U
84,150 MB/s

GeekBench (32-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Pentium D 960  vs
Celeron 1017U 
Clock speed 3.6 GHz 1.6 GHz
Cores Dual core Dual core

features

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

power consumption

TDP 130W 17W
Annual home energy cost 31.32 $/year 4.1 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 113.88 $/year 14.89 $/year
Performance per watt 0.73 pt/W 4.55 pt/W
Typical power consumption 105.63W 13.81W

bus

Architecture FSB DMI
Number of links 1 1

details

Pentium D 960  vs
Celeron 1017U 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 2 2
L2 cache 4 MB 1 MB
L2 cache per core 2 MB/core 0.5 MB/core
Manufacture process 65 nm 22 nm
Max CPUs 1 1
Operating temperature Unknown - 68.6°C Unknown - 105°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 4.33 GHz 1.6 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.6 GHz 1.6 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.33 GHz 1.6 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU None GPU
Label N/A Intel® HD Graphics
Number of displays supported N/A 3
GPU clock speed N/A 350 MHz
Turbo clock speed N/A 1,000 MHz

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Supports ECC No No
Intel Pentium D 960
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