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Front view of Intel Pentium D 960

Reasons to consider the
Intel Pentium D 960

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Much higher clock speed 3.6 GHz vs 1.86 GHz Around 95% higher clock speed
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 Core2 Duo E6305

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Intel Core2 Duo E6305

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Much lower typical power consumption 52.81W vs 105.63W 2x lower typical power consumption
Much lower annual commercial energy cost 56.94 $/year vs 113.88 $/year 2x lower annual commercial energy cost
Much lower annual home energy cost 15.66 $/year vs 31.32 $/year 2x lower annual home energy cost

Features Key features of the Pentium D 960  vs Core2 Duo E6305 

clock speed

Pentium D 960
3.6 GHz
Core2 Duo E6305
1.86 GHz

L2 cache

overclocked clock speed (air)

Pentium D 960
4.33 GHz
Core2 Duo E6305
1.6 GHz

overclocked clock speed (water)

Pentium D 960
3.6 GHz
Core2 Duo E6305
1.6 GHz

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Pentium D 960  vs
Core2 Duo E6305 
Clock speed 3.6 GHz 1.86 GHz
Cores Dual core Dual core
Socket type
LGA 775
LGA 771

features

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

power consumption

TDP 130W 65W
Annual home energy cost 31.32 $/year 15.66 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 113.88 $/year 56.94 $/year
Typical power consumption 105.63W 52.81W

details

Pentium D 960  vs
Core2 Duo E6305 
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
Max CPUs 1 1

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 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

bus

Architecture FSB FSB
Number of links 1 1
Clock speed 800 MHz 1,066 MHz
Intel Pentium D 960
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Intel Core2 Duo E6305
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