CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 960 vs 945 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

4.6

CPUBoss Score

Combination of all six facets

Winner
Intel Pentium D 945 

CPUBoss recommends the Intel Pentium D 945  based on its power consumption and value.

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Intel Pentium D 960

Reasons to consider the
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 945

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Much lower typical power consumption 77.19W vs 105.63W More than 25% lower typical power consumption
Much better overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.49 GHz vs 3.6 GHz Around 25% better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Much lower annual home energy cost 22.89 $/year vs 31.32 $/year More than 25% lower annual home energy cost
Much lower annual commercial energy cost 83.22 $/year vs 113.88 $/year More than 25% lower annual commercial energy cost

Benchmarks Real world tests of Pentium D 960 vs 945

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 945
122,800 MB/s

GeekBench (32-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench (64-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Pentium D 960  vs
945 
Clock speed 3.6 GHz 3.4 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 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 1.13 pt/W
Typical power consumption 105.63W 77.19W

memory controller

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

details

Pentium D 960  vs
945 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 2 2
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 17
Voltage range 1.2 - 1.34V 1.2 - 1.34V
Operating temperature Unknown - 68.6°C Unknown - 63.4°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 4.33 GHz 4.22 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.6 GHz 4.49 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.33 GHz 4.22 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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