Pentium D 950: specs and benchmarks



Intel started Pentium D 950 sales 16 January 2006. Based on a Presler architecture, this desktop processor is primarily aimed at home systems. It has 2 cores and 2 threads, and is based on 65 nm manufacturing technology, with a maximum frequency of 3.4 and a locked multiplier.

Compatibility-wise, this is LGA775,PLGA775 processor with a TDP of 130 Watt. It supports DDR1, DDR2, DDR3 memory.

Primary details

Pentium D 950 processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture, sales start time and pricing.

Place in performance rankingnot rated
Place by popularitynot in top-100
Market segmentDesktop processor
Architecture codenamePresler (2006−2007)
Release date16 January 2006 (18 years ago)
Current price$140 of 15069 (EPYC 7663)

Detailed specifications

Basic microprocessor parameters such as number of cores, number of threads, base frequency and turbo boost clock, lithography, cache size and multiplier lock state. These parameters can generally indicate CPU performance, but to be more precise you have to review its test results.

Physical cores2 (Dual-core)
Base clock speed3.4 GHzof 4.7 (FX-9590)
Boost clock speed3.4 GHzof 6.2 (Core i9-14900KS)
L1 cache16 KB (per core)of 7475.2 (Apple M2 Pro 10-Core)
L2 cache2 MB (per die)of 96 (EPYC 9654)
L3 cache0 KBof 786432 (EPYC 7373X)
Chip lithography65 nmof 3 (Apple M3 Max 16-Core)
Die size2x 81 mm2
Maximum core temperatureC1+D0=63 °C, B1=69 °Cof 110 (Atom x7-E3950)
Number of transistors376 millionof 92000 (Apple M3 Max 16-Core)
64 bit support+
Windows 11 compatibility-
Unlocked multiplierNo
VID voltage range1.2V-1.3375V


Information on Pentium D 950 compatibility with other computer components and devices: motherboard (look for socket type), power supply unit (look for power consumption) etc. Useful when planning a future computer configuration or upgrading an existing one. Note that power consumption of some processors can well exceed their nominal TDP, even without overclocking. Some can even double their declared thermals given that the motherboard allows to tune the CPU power parameters.

Number of CPUs in a configuration1of 8 (Opteron 842)
Power consumption (TDP)130 Wattof 400 (Xeon Platinum 9282)

Technologies and extensions

Technological capabilities and additional instructions supported by Pentium D 950. You'll probably need this information if you require some particular technology.

Enhanced SpeedStep (EIST)+
Turbo Boost Technology-
Hyper-Threading Technology-
Idle States+
Thermal Monitoring-
Demand Based Switching-
PAE32 Bit
FSB parity-

Security technologies

Processor technologies aimed at improving security, for example, by protecting against hacks.


Virtualization technologies

Supported virtual machine optimization technologies. Some are specific to Intel only, some to AMD.


Memory specs

Types, maximum amount and channel number of RAM supported by Pentium D 950's memory controller. Depending on the motherboard, higher memory frequency may be supported.

Supported memory typesDDR1, DDR2, DDR3
ECC memory support-

Graphics specifications

General parameters of a GPU integrated into Pentium D 950.

Integrated graphics cardOn certain motherboards (Chipset feature)

Benchmark performance

Single-core and multi-core benchmark results of Pentium D 950. Overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range, higher is better.


Passmark CPU Mark is a widespread benchmark, consisting of 8 different types of workload, including integer and floating point math, extended instructions, compression, encryption and physics calculation. There is also one separate single-threaded scenario measuring single-core performance.

Benchmark coverage: 68%

Pentium D 950 681

Recommended GPUs

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