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Front view of Intel Pentium G6950

Reasons to consider the
Intel Pentium G6950

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Lower typical power consumption 89.58W vs 100.22W More than 10% lower typical power consumption
Better overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.41 GHz vs 4.31 GHz Almost the same
Lower annual commercial energy cost 84.36 $/year vs 96.89 $/year Around 15% lower annual commercial energy cost
Lower annual home energy cost 35.11 $/year vs 37.54 $/year More than 5% lower annual home energy cost
Front view of Intel Core i5 650

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Significantly higher clock speed 3.2 GHz vs 2.8 GHz Around 15% higher clock speed
More threads 4 vs 2 Twice as many threads
Much better performance per watt 4.67 pt/W vs 1.06 pt/W Around 4.5x better performance per watt
Supports trusted computing Yes vs No Somewhat common; Allows for safer, more reliable computing
Better overclocked clock speed (Water) 5.08 GHz vs 4.78 GHz More than 5% better overclocked clock speed (Water)

Benchmarks Real world tests of Pentium G6950 vs Core i5 650

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 G6950
118,700 MB/s
Core i5 650
1,550,000 MB/s

GeekBench (32-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench

3D Mark 11 (Physics)

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Pentium G6950  vs
Core i5 650 
Clock speed 2.8 GHz 3.2 GHz
Cores Dual core Dual core
Socket type
LGA 1156

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Supports trusted computing No Yes
Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
SSE2
MMX
SSE4
SSE3
SSE
SSE4.1
SSE4.2
Supplemental SSE3
AES
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

integrated graphics

GPU GPU GPU
Label Integrated Intel® HD Graphics
Number of displays supported 2 2
GPU clock speed 533 MHz 733 MHz

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
DDR3-1333
DDR3-1066
DDR3
Channels Dual Channel Dual Channel
Maximum bandwidth 17,066.66 MB/s 21,333.32 MB/s
Maximum memory size 16,773.12 MB 16,773.12 MB

details

Pentium G6950  vs
Core i5 650 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 2 4
L2 cache 1 MB 1 MB
L2 cache per core 0.5 MB/core 0.5 MB/core
L3 cache 3 MB 4 MB
L3 cache per core 1.5 MB/core 2 MB/core
Manufacture process 32 nm 32 nm
Transistor count 382,000,000 382,000,000
Max CPUs 1 1
Clock multiplier 21 24
Voltage range 0.65 - 1.4V 0.65 - 1.4V
Operating temperature Unknown - 72.6°C Unknown - 72.6°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 4.41 GHz 4.31 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.78 GHz 5.08 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.41 GHz 4.31 GHz

power consumption

TDP 73W 73W
Annual home energy cost 35.11 $/year 37.54 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 84.36 $/year 96.89 $/year
Performance per watt 1.06 pt/W 4.67 pt/W
Idle power consumption 69.4W 69.1W
Peak power consumption 96.3W 110.6W
Typical power consumption 89.58W 100.22W

bus

Architecture DMI DMI
Number of links 1 1
Transfer rate 2,500 MT/s 2,500 MT/s
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