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Front view of Intel Pentium D 960

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Intel Pentium D 960

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Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes vs No Somewhat common; Allows for maximum performance when needed, while conserving power and minimizing heat production when not needed
Front view of Intel Pentium 955

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CPUBoss is not aware of any important advantages of the Pentium 955 vs the Pentium D 960.

Benchmarks Real world tests of Pentium D 960 vs 955

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
955 
Clock speed 3.6 GHz 3.46 GHz
Cores Dual core Dual core
Socket type
LGA 775

features

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

power consumption

TDP 130W 130W
Annual home energy cost 31.32 $/year 31.32 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 113.88 $/year 113.88 $/year
Performance per watt 0.73 pt/W 0.49 pt/W
Typical power consumption 105.63W 105.63W

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Supports ECC No No

details

Pentium D 960  vs
955 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 2 4
L2 cache 4 MB 4 MB
L2 cache per core 2 MB/core 2 MB/core
Manufacture process 65 nm 65 nm
Transistor count 376,000,000 376,000,000
Max CPUs 1 1
Clock multiplier 18 13
Voltage range 1.2 - 1.34V 1.2 - 1.34V
Operating temperature Unknown - 68.6°C Unknown - 68.6°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 4.33 GHz 4.39 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.6 GHz 4.61 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.33 GHz 4.39 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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