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Front view of Intel Pentium E5200

Reasons to consider the
Intel Pentium E5200

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Much better PassMark score 1,488 vs 905 Around 65% better PassMark score
Much better PassMark (Single core) score 1,015 vs 796 Around 30% better PassMark (Single core) score
Much newer manufacturing process 45 nm vs 65 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
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
Much better performance per watt 1.6 pt/W vs 0.49 pt/W More than 3.2x better performance per watt
Much lower typical power consumption 52.81W vs 105.63W 2x lower typical power consumption
Much higher Maximum operating temperature 74.1 °C vs 68.6 °C Around 10% higher Maximum operating temperature
Much lower annual commercial energy cost 56.94 $/year vs 113.88 $/year 2x lower annual commercial energy cost
Much lower annual home energy cost 15.66 $/year vs 31.32 $/year 2x lower annual home energy cost
Newer Jul, 2008 vs Dec, 2005 Release date over 2 years later
Front view of Intel Pentium 955

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Intel Pentium 955

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Much higher clock speed 3.46 GHz vs 2.5 GHz Around 40% higher clock speed
More threads 4 vs 2 Twice as many threads
Has virtualization support Yes vs No Somewhat common; Boosts performance of virtual machines
Much better overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.39 GHz vs 3.78 GHz More than 15% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Much better overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.61 GHz vs 3.9 GHz Around 20% better overclocked clock speed (Water)

Benchmarks Real world tests of Pentium E5200 vs 955

GeekBench (32-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench

Cinebench R10 32-Bit

Cinebench R10 32-Bit (Single Core)

sysmark 2007 (overall)

sysmark 2007 (3d)

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Pentium E5200  vs
955 
Clock speed 2.5 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 No Yes
Instruction set extensions
SSE2
MMX
SSE3
SSE
Supplemental SSE3
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes No

power consumption

TDP 65W 130W
Annual home energy cost 15.66 $/year 31.32 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 56.94 $/year 113.88 $/year
Performance per watt 1.6 pt/W 0.49 pt/W
Typical power consumption 52.81W 105.63W

bus

Architecture FSB FSB
Number of links 1 1
Clock speed 800 MHz 1,066 MHz

details

Pentium E5200  vs
955 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 2 4
L2 cache 2 MB 4 MB
L2 cache per core 1 MB/core 2 MB/core
Manufacture process 45 nm 65 nm
Transistor count 228,000,000 376,000,000
Max CPUs 1 1
Clock multiplier 12 13
Voltage range 0.85 - 1.36V 1.2 - 1.34V
Operating temperature Unknown - 74.1°C Unknown - 68.6°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 3.78 GHz 4.39 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.9 GHz 4.61 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.78 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
Intel Pentium E5200
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