CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 960 vs 830 among desktop CPUs (over 75W)

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

Fire Strike

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?

Fire Strike, CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 11 more

Value

Are you paying a premium for performance?

Fire Strike, CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 11 more

No winner declared

Too close to call

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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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Has virtualization support Yes vs No Somewhat common; Boosts performance of virtual machines
Front view of Intel Pentium D 830

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CPUBoss is not aware of any important advantages of the 830 vs the 960.

Benchmarks Real world tests of Pentium D 960 vs 830

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
Pentium D 830
108,300 MB/s

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Pentium D 960  vs
830 
Clock speed 3.6 GHz 3 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 No
Instruction set extensions
MMX
SSE
SSE2
SSE3
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

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 0.6 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
830 
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 90 nm
Transistor count 376,000,000 230,000,000
Max CPUs 1 1
Clock multiplier 18 15
Voltage range 1.2 - 1.34V 1.2 - 1.4V
Operating temperature Unknown - 68.6°C Unknown - 69.8°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 4.33 GHz 3.55 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.6 GHz 4.5 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.33 GHz 3.55 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 800 MHz
Intel Pentium D 960
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