Intel Pentium D 950: specs and benchmarks

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Year of release 2006
Performance 0.53

Summary

Intel started Intel Pentium D 950 sales on January 2006. This is a Presler architecture desktop processor primarily aimed at office systems. It has 2 cores and 2 threads, and is based on 65 nm manufacturing technology, with a maximum frequency of 3400 MHz and a locked multiplier.

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

It provides poor benchmark performance at

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of a leader's which is AMD EPYC 9654.

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General info

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

Place in performance rating2595
Value for money0.35
Market segmentDesktop processor
Architecture codenamePresler (2006−2007)
Release dateJanuary 2006 (17 years old)
Current price$156 of 16241 (Xeon Platinum 8276L)
Value for money

Performance per price, higher is better.

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Technical specs

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)
Threads2
Base clock speed3.4 GHzof 4.7 (Ryzen 9 7900X)
Boost clock speed3.4 GHzof 6 (Core i9-13900KS)
L1 cache28 KBof 7475.2 (Apple M2 Pro 10-Core)
L2 cache4 MBof 36 (Apple M2 Max)
L3 cache0 KBof 786432 (EPYC 7773X)
Chip lithography65 nmof 4 (Ryzen 7 7840HS)
Die size140 mm2
Maximum core temperatureC1+D0=63 °C, B1=69 °Cof 110 (Atom x7-E3950)
Number of transistors376 millionof 9900000 (Ryzen 9 7945HX)
64 bit support+
Windows 11 compatibility-
Unlocked multiplier-
VID voltage range1.2V-1.3375V

Compatibility

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 configuration2of 8 (Xeon Platinum 8160M)
SocketPLGA775
Thermal design power (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.

AES-NI-
Enhanced SpeedStep (EIST)+
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.

TXT-
EDB+

Virtualization technologies

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

VT-d-
VT-x+

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, DDR3of 5600 (Ryzen 7 7840HS)
ECC memory support-

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.


Overall score

This is our combined benchmark performance rating. We are regularly improving our combining algorithms, but if you find some perceived inconsistencies, feel free to speak up in comments section, we usually fix problems quickly.

Pentium D 950 0.53
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Passmark

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: 67%

Pentium D 950 671

Gaming performance

Relative perfomance

Overall Pentium D 950 performance compared to nearest competitors among desktop CPUs.


AMD equivalent

We believe that the nearest equivalent to Pentium D 950 from AMD is Athlon 64 X2 4000+, which is nearly equal in speed and lower by 2 positions in our rating.

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Recommended GPUs

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These are the fastest graphics cards for Pentium D 950 in our user configuration statistics. There is a total of 43 configurations based on Pentium D 950 in our database.

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