Intel Pentium Dual-Core E2180 vs Pentium D 950

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Intel Pentium D 950
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Intel Pentium Dual-Core E2180
Intel Pentium Dual-Core E2180
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Games supported 37%

General info

Comparing Pentium D 950 and Pentium Dual-Core E2180 processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture, sales start time and price.

Place in performance rating26362634
Value for money0.350.50
Market segmentDesktop processorDesktop processor
Architecture codenamePresler (2006−2007)Allendale (2006−2009)
Release dateJanuary 2006
(17 years old)
August 2007
(15 years old)
Current price$150 $41
Value for money

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Technical specs

Pentium D 950 and Pentium Dual-Core E2180 basic parameters such as number of cores, number of threads, base frequency and turbo boost clock, lithography, cache size and multiplier lock state. These parameters indirectly say of CPU speed, though for more precise assessment you have to consider their test results.

Physical cores2 (Dual-core)2 (Dual-core)
Threads22
Base clock speed3.4 GHzno data
Boost clock speed3.4 GHz2 GHz
L1 cache28 KB64 KB (per core)
L2 cache4 MB1 MB (shared)
L3 cache0 KB0 KB
Chip lithography65 nm65 nm
Die size140 mm277 mm2
Maximum core temperatureC1+D0=63 °C, B1=69 °Cno data
Number of transistors376 million105 million
64 bit support++
Windows 11 compatibility--
Unlocked multiplier--
VID voltage range1.2V-1.3375Vno data

Compatibility

Information on Pentium D 950 and Pentium Dual-Core E2180 compatibility with other computer components: 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 configuration21
SocketPLGA775775
Thermal design power (TDP)130 Watt65 Watt

Technologies and extensions

Technological solutions and additional instructions supported by Pentium D 950 and Pentium Dual-Core E2180. You'll probably need this information if you require some particular technology.

AES-NI-no data
Enhanced SpeedStep (EIST)+no data
Enhanced SpeedStep (EIST)++
Turbo Boost Technology-no data
Hyper-Threading Technology-no data
Idle States+no data
Thermal Monitoring-no data
Demand Based Switching-no data
PAE32 Bitno data
FSB parity-no data

Security technologies

Pentium D 950 and Pentium Dual-Core E2180 technologies aimed at improving security, for example, by protecting against hacks.

TXT-no data
EDB+no data

Virtualization technologies

Virtual machine speed-up technologies supported by Pentium D 950 and Pentium Dual-Core E2180 are enumerated here.

VT-d-no data
VT-x+no data

Memory specs

Types, maximum amount and channel quantity of RAM supported by Pentium D 950 and Pentium Dual-Core E2180. Depending on the motherboards, higher memory frequencies may be supported.

Supported memory typesDDR1, DDR2, DDR3DDR1, DDR2, DDR3
ECC memory support-no data

Benchmark performance

Various benchmark results of the processors in comparison. Overall score 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 0.54
Pentium Dual-Core E2180 0.54
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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
Pentium Dual-Core E2180 671

Gaming performance

Advantages and disadvantages


Boost clock speed 3400 2000
Thermal design power (TDP) 130 Watt 65 Watt

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Intel Pentium D 950
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Intel Pentium Dual-Core E2180
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Competitors of Pentium D 950 by AMD

We believe that the nearest equivalent to Pentium D 950 from AMD is Athlon 64 X2 4400+, which is nearly equal in speed and lower by 5 positions in our rating.

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Competitors of Pentium Dual-Core E2180 by AMD

We believe that the nearest equivalent to Pentium Dual-Core E2180 from AMD is Athlon 64 X2 4400+, which is nearly equal in speed and lower by 7 positions in our rating.

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User rating

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