Intel Pentium G6960: specs and benchmarks

Intel Pentium G6960

Summary

Intel started Intel Pentium G6960 sales on January 2011. This is Clarkdale architecture desktop processor primarily aimed at office systems. It has 2 cores and 2 threads, and is based on 32 nm manufacturing technology, with a maximum frequency of 2.93 GHz and a locked multiplier.

Compatibility-wise, this is FCLGA1156 processor with a TDP of 73 Watt. It supports DDR3-1066 memory.

It provides poor benchmark performance at 4.35 percent of a leader's which is AMD EPYC 7742.

General info

Of Pentium G6960 processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture and sales start time and price.
Place in performance rating
 
Type
Desktop
 
Achitecture codename
Clarkdale
 
Release date
on January 2011
 

Technical specs

Pentium G6960's quantitative parameters such as cores and threads number, clocks, manufacturing process, cache size and multiplier lock state. These parameters indirectly say of Pentium G6960's performance, but to be more precise you have to review its test results.
Number of cores
2
 
Number of threads
2
 
Maximum frequency
2.93 GHz
 
of 5 (FX-9590)
L1 cache
64 KB (per core)
 
of 4096 (EPYC 7702)
L2 cache
256 KB (per core)
 
of 32768 (EPYC 7702)
L3 cache
3072 KB (shared)
 
of 262144 (EPYC 7702)
Manufacturing process technology
32 nm
 
Die size
81 mm2
 
Maximum core temperature
73 °C
 
of 110 (Atom x7-E3950)
Transistor count
382 million
 
of 19200 (Ryzen 7 3700)
64 bit support
+
 
VID voltage range
0.65V-1.4V
 

Compatibility

Information on Pentium G6960 compatibility with other computer components. Useful when choosing a future computer configuration or upgrading an existing one.
Max number of CPUs in a configuration
1
 
Socket
FCLGA1156
 
Power consumption (TDP)
73 Watt
 

Technologies and extensions

Technological solutions and additional instructions supported by Pentium G6960. You'll probably need this information if you require some particular technology.
vPro
-
 
Enhanced SpeedStep (EIST)
+
 
Turbo Boost
-
 
Hyper-Threading
-
 
Idle States
+
 
Demand Based Switching
-
 
PAE
36 Bit
 
FDI
+
 

Security technologies

Pentium G6960 technologies aimed at raising security, for example, by protecting against hacks.
TXT
-
 
EDB
+
 

Virtualization technologies

Virtual machine speed-up technologies supported by Pentium G6960 are enumerated here.
VT-x
+
 
EPT
+
 

Memory specs

Types, maximum amount and channel number of RAM supported by Pentium G6960.
Supported memory types
DDR3-1066
 
Maximum memory size
16.38 GB
 
Max memory channels
2
 
Maximum memory bandwidth
17 GB / s
 
of 262.26 (Xeon Platinum 9221)

Graphics specifications

General parameters of GPU integrated into Pentium G6960.
Integrated graphics
Intel HD
 
Clear Video HD
-
 

Graphics interfaces

Available interfaces and connections of Pentium G6960's integrated GPU.
Number of displays supported
2
 

Peripherals

Specifications and connection of Pentium G6960's supported peripherals.
PCIe revision
2.0
 
Max number of PCIe lanes
16
 
of 128 (EPYC 7551P)

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of Pentium G6960. Overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

Overall benchmark performance

4.35

Passmark

2059

Game benchmarks

Let's see how good Pentium G6960 is for gaming compared with game system requirements. Remember that sometimes official requirements may reflect real performance inaccurately.

Relative perfomance

Overall Pentium G6960 performance compared to nearest competitors. All CPU types participate.

AMD equivalent

We believe that the nearest equivalent to Pentium G6960 from AMD is Phenom X3 8750, which is nearly equal in speed and lower by 1 position in our rating.

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