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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Intel Pentium E5200

Reasons to consider the
Intel Pentium E5200

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Much better PassMark score 1,488 vs 741 More than 2x better PassMark score
Much better PassMark (Single core) score 1,015 vs 798 More than 25% 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
Much better performance per watt 1.6 pt/W vs 0.46 pt/W Around 3.5x 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 63.4 °C More than 15% 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
Significantly better overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.9 GHz vs 3.4 GHz Around 15% better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Newer Jul, 2008 vs Jan, 2006 Release date over 2 years later
Front view of Intel Pentium D 950

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Intel Pentium D 950

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Much higher clock speed 3.4 GHz vs 2.5 GHz More than 35% higher clock speed
Has virtualization support Yes vs No Somewhat common; Boosts performance of virtual machines
Much better overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.33 GHz vs 3.78 GHz Around 15% better overclocked clock speed (Air)

Benchmarks Real world tests of Pentium E5200 vs D 950

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Pentium E5200  vs
D 950 
Clock speed 2.5 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 No Yes
Instruction set extensions
SSE2
MMX
SSE3
SSE
Supplemental SSE3
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

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 0.46 pt/W
Typical power consumption 52.81W 105.63W

bus

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

details

Pentium E5200  vs
D 950 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 2 2
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 17
Voltage range 0.85 - 1.36V 1.2 - 1.34V
Operating temperature Unknown - 74.1°C Unknown - 63.4°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 3.78 GHz 4.33 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.9 GHz 3.4 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.78 GHz 4.33 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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