Intel Pentium D 950 vs AMD Athlon 64 FX-55

Intel Pentium D 950
AMD Athlon 64 FX-55

General info

Comparing Pentium D 950 and Athlon 64 FX-55 processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture and sales start time and price.
Place in performance rating
 
Value for money (0-100)
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1.33
Type
Desktop
 
Desktop
Architecture codename
Presler
 
San Diego
Release date
January 2006
 
October 2004
Launch price (MSRP)
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$180
Price now
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$180

Technical specs

Pentium D 950 and Athlon 64 FX-55 quantitative parameters such as cores and threads number, clocks, manufacturing process, cache size and multiplier lock state. These parameters indirectly say of Pentium D 950 and Athlon 64 FX-55 performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider their test results.
Number of cores
2
 
1
Number of threads
2
 
1
Maximum frequency
3.4 GHz
 
2.6 GHz
L1 cache
28 KB
 
128 KB
L2 cache
4 MB
 
1 MB
Manufacturing process technology
65 nm
 
130 nm
Die size
140 mm2
 
193 mm2
Transistor count
376 million
 
114 million
64 bit support
+
 
+
VID voltage range
1.2V-1.3375V
 
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Compatibility

Information on Pentium D 950 and Athlon 64 FX-55 compatibility with other computer components. Useful when choosing a future computer configuration or upgrading an existing one.
Max number of CPUs in a configuration
2
 
1
Socket
PLGA775
 
939
Power consumption (TDP)
130 Watt
 
104 Watt

Technologies and extensions

Technological solutions and additional instructions supported by Pentium D 950 and Athlon 64 FX-55. You'll probably need this information if you require some particular technology.
Enhanced SpeedStep (EIST)
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Turbo Boost
-
 
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Hyper-Threading
-
 
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Idle States
+
 
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Demand Based Switching
-
 
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PAE
32 Bit
 
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FSB parity
-
 
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Security technologies

Pentium D 950 and Athlon 64 FX-55 technologies aimed at raising security, for example, by protecting against hacks.
TXT
-
 
no data
EDB
+
 
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Virtualization technologies

Virtual machine speed-up technologies supported by Pentium D 950 and Athlon 64 FX-55 are enumerated here.
VT-d
-
 
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VT-x
+
 
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Memory specs

Types, maximum amount and channel number of RAM supported by Pentium D 950 and Athlon 64 FX-55.
Supported memory types
DDR1, DDR2, DDR3
 
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Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of Pentium D 950 and Athlon 64 FX-55. Overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

Overall benchmark performance

Pentium D 950 0.99 +22.2%
Athlon 64 FX-55 0.81

Passmark

Pentium D 950 760 +22.2%
Athlon 64 FX-55 622

Gaming performance

Let's see how good Pentium D 950 and Athlon 64 FX-55 are for gaming compared with game system requirements. Remember that sometimes official requirements may reflect real performance inaccurately.

Advantages of Intel Pentium D 950

22.2% faster in synthetic tests
Finer manufacturing process technology (65 vs 130 nm)
Intel 64 (64-bit Intel CPU architecture. Almost identical to AMD64, except small and rarely used nuances)

Advantages of AMD Athlon 64 FX-55

Less power hungry (104 vs 130 watts)
3DNow! (older SIMD instructions set used by AMD CPUs. Supercedes MMX, works with 64-bit registers)
AMD64 (AMD CPUs 64-bit architecture. Almost identical to Intel 64, save for some little and rarely used nuances)

So, Pentium D 950 or Athlon 64 FX-55?

Judging by the results of synthetic and gaming tests, Technical City recommends Intel Pentium D 950.
Should you still have questions on choice between Pentium D 950 and Athlon 64 FX-55, ask them in Comments section, and we shall answer.

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