Intel Pentium D 960: specs and benchmarks

Intel Pentium D 960


Intel started Intel Pentium D 960 sales on May 2006. This is 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 3.60 GHz 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 1.69 percent of a leader's which is AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3970X.

General info

Of Pentium D 960 processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture and sales start time and price.
Place in performance rating
Achitecture codename
Release date
on May 2006

Technical specs

Pentium D 960's quantitative parameters such as cores and threads number, clocks, manufacturing process, cache size and multiplier lock state. These parameters indirectly say of Pentium D 960's performance, but to be more precise you have to review its test results.
Number of cores
Number of threads
Maximum frequency
3.6 GHz
of 5 (FX-9590)
L1 cache
28 KB
of 896 (Core i9-7940X)
L2 cache
4 MB
of 8 (FX-8350)
Manufacturing process technology
65 nm
Die size
140 mm2
Transistor count
376 million
of 19200 (EPYC 7551P)
64 bit support
VID voltage range


Information on Pentium D 960 compatibility with other computer components. Useful when choosing a future computer configuration or upgrading an existing one.
Max number of CPUs in a configuration
Power consumption (TDP)
130 Watt
of 650 (Atom Z500)

Technologies and extensions

Technological solutions and additional instructions supported by Pentium D 960. You'll probably need this information if you require some particular technology.
Enhanced SpeedStep (EIST)
Turbo Boost
Idle States
Demand Based Switching
32 Bit
FSB parity

Security technologies

Pentium D 960 technologies aimed at raising security, for example, by protecting against hacks.

Virtualization technologies

Virtual machine speed-up technologies supported by Pentium D 960 are enumerated here.

Memory specs

Types, maximum amount and channel number of RAM supported by Pentium D 960.
Supported memory types

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of Pentium D 960. Overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

Overall benchmark performance




Game benchmarks

Let's see how good Pentium D 960 is for gaming compared with game system requirements. Remember that sometimes official requirements may reflect real performance inaccurately.

Relative perfomance

Overall Pentium D 960 performance compared to nearest competitors. All CPU types participate.

AMD equivalent

We believe that the nearest equivalent to Pentium D 960 from AMD is Sempron 145, which is slower by 1% and lower by 2 positions in our rating.

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