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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Intel Pentium D 960

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Intel Pentium D 960

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Higher Maximum operating temperature 68.6 °C vs 65 °C More than 5% higher Maximum operating temperature
Front view of Intel Core i3 6100

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Much newer manufacturing process 14 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
Newer Jul, 2015 vs Apr, 2006 Release date over 9 years later
Much better PassMark (Single core) score 2,105 vs 848 Around 2.5x better PassMark (Single core) score
Significantly lower typical power consumption 41.44W vs 105.63W 2.5x lower typical power consumption
Much better performance per dollar 2 pt/$ vs 0.3 pt/$ More than 6.5x better performance per dollar
Better PassMark score 5,476 vs 823 Around 6.8x better PassMark score
Better performance per watt 4.6 pt/W vs 0.73 pt/W More than 6.2x better performance per watt
Significantly lower annual home energy cost 12.29 $/year vs 31.32 $/year 2.5x lower annual home energy cost
Significantly lower annual commercial energy cost 44.68 $/year vs 113.88 $/year 2.5x lower annual commercial energy cost
Better overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.45 GHz vs 3.6 GHz Around 25% better overclocked clock speed (Water)

Benchmarks Real world tests of Pentium D 960 vs Core i3 6100

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Pentium D 960  vs
Core i3 6100 
Clock speed 3.6 GHz 3.7 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
AVX
SSE3
SSE
SSE4.1
SSE4.2
Supplemental SSE3
AES
AVX 2.0
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

power consumption

TDP 130W 51W
Annual home energy cost 31.32 $/year 12.29 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 113.88 $/year 44.68 $/year
Performance per watt 0.73 pt/W 4.6 pt/W
Typical power consumption 105.63W 41.44W

bus

Architecture FSB FSB
Number of links 1 1

details

Pentium D 960  vs
Core i3 6100 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 2 4
Manufacture process 65 nm 14 nm
Max CPUs 1 1
Operating temperature Unknown - 68.6°C Unknown - 65°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 4.33 GHz 4.27 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.6 GHz 4.45 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.33 GHz 4.27 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU None GPU
Label N/A Intel® HD Graphics 530
Number of displays supported N/A 3
GPU clock speed N/A 350 MHz
Turbo clock speed N/A 1,050 MHz

memory controller

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