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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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CPUBoss is not aware of any important advantages of the Pentium D 960 vs the Core2 Quad Q9550.

Front view of Intel Core2 Quad Q9550

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Supports trusted computing Yes vs No Somewhat common; Allows for safer, more reliable computing

Benchmarks Real world tests of Pentium D 960 vs Core2 Quad Q9550

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
Core2 Quad Q9550
121,500 MB/s

GeekBench (32-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench (64-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Pentium D 960  vs
Core2 Quad Q9550 
Clock speed 3.6 GHz 2.83 GHz
Cores Dual core Quad core
Socket type
LGA 775

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Supports trusted computing No Yes
Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
SSE2
MMX
SSE4
SSE3
EM64T
SSE
SSE4.1
Supplemental SSE3
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

power consumption

TDP 130W 95W
Annual home energy cost 31.32 $/year 22.89 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 113.88 $/year 83.22 $/year
Performance per watt 0.73 pt/W 1.51 pt/W
Typical power consumption 105.63W 77.19W

bus

Architecture FSB FSB
Number of links 1 1
Clock speed 800 MHz 1,333 MHz

details

Pentium D 960  vs
Core2 Quad Q9550 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 2 4
L2 cache 4 MB 12 MB
L2 cache per core 2 MB/core 3 MB/core
Manufacture process 65 nm 45 nm
Transistor count 376,000,000 820,000,000
Max CPUs 1 1
Clock multiplier 18 8
Voltage range 1.2 - 1.34V 0.85 - 1.36V
Operating temperature Unknown - 68.6°C Unknown - 71.4°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 4.33 GHz 3.99 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.6 GHz 4.03 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.33 GHz 3.99 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 960
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