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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Intel Pentium D 970

Reasons to consider the
Intel Pentium D 970

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Much higher clock speed 3.8 GHz vs 3 GHz More than 25% higher clock speed
Front view of Intel Core2 Duo E8400

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Intel Core2 Duo E8400

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Much newer manufacturing process 45 nm vs 65 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor

Features Key features of the Pentium D 970  vs Core2 Duo E8400 

clock speed

L2 cache

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Pentium D 970  vs
Core2 Duo E8400 
Clock speed 3.8 GHz 3 GHz
Cores Dual core Dual core
Socket type
LGA 775

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
SSE2
MMX
SSE3
SSE
SSE4.1
Supplemental SSE3

details

Pentium D 970  vs
Core2 Duo E8400 
Threads 2 2
L2 cache 4 MB 6 MB
L2 cache per core 2 MB/core 3 MB/core
Manufacture process 65 nm 45 nm

power consumption

Typical power consumption N/A 52.81W

bus

Clock speed 800 MHz 1,333 MHz
Intel Pentium D 970
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Intel Core2 Duo E8400
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