Intel Pentium G6960 vs Celeron G550T

Intel Pentium G6960
Intel Celeron G550T

General info

Comparing Pentium G6960 and Celeron G550T processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture and sales start time and price.
Place in performance rating
 
Type
Desktop
 
Desktop
Achitecture codename
Clarkdale
 
Sandy Bridge
Release date
on January 2011
 
on September 2011

Technical specs

Pentium G6960 and Celeron G550T quantitative parameters such as cores and threads number, clocks, manufacturing process, cache size and multiplier lock state. These parameters indirectly say of Pentium G6960 and Celeron G550T performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider their test results.
Number of cores
2
 
2
Number of threads
2
 
2
Maximum frequency
2.93 GHz
 
2.2 GHz
L1 cache
64 KB (per core)
 
64 KB (per core)
L2 cache
256 KB (per core)
 
256 KB (per core)
L3 cache
3072 KB (shared)
 
2 MB (shared)
Manufacturing process technology
32 nm
 
32 nm
Die size
81 mm2
 
131 mm2
Maximum core temperature
73 °C
 
65 °C
Transistor count
382 million
 
504 million
64 bit support
+
 
+
VID voltage range
0.65V-1.4V
 
n/d

Compatibility

Information on Pentium G6960 and Celeron G550T 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
 
1
Socket
FCLGA1156
 
FCLGA1155
Power consumption (TDP)
73 Watt
 
35 Watt

Technologies and extensions

Technological solutions and additional instructions supported by Pentium G6960 and Celeron G550T. You'll probably need this information if you require some particular technology.
Instruction set extensions
n/d
 
Intel® SSE4.1, Intel® SSE4.2
vPro
-
 
-
Enhanced SpeedStep (EIST)
+
 
+
Turbo Boost
-
 
-
Hyper-Threading
-
 
-
Idle States
+
 
+
Thermal Monitoring
-
 
+
Flex Memory Access
n/d
 
+
Demand Based Switching
-
 
n/d
PAE
36 Bit
 
n/d
FDI
+
 
+
Fast Memory Access
n/d
 
+

Security technologies

Pentium G6960 and Celeron G550T technologies aimed at raising security, for example, by protecting against hacks.
TXT
-
 
-
EDB
+
 
+

Virtualization technologies

Virtual machine speed-up technologies supported by Pentium G6960 and Celeron G550T are enumerated here.
VT-d
n/d
 
-
VT-x
+
 
+
EPT
+
 
+

Memory specs

Types, maximum amount and channel number of RAM supported by Pentium G6960 and Celeron G550T.
Supported memory types
DDR3-1066
 
DDR3-1066
Maximum memory size
16.38 GB
 
32 GB
Max memory channels
2
 
2
Maximum memory bandwidth
17 GB / s
 
17 GB / s

Graphics specifications

General parameters of GPUs integrated into Pentium G6960 and Celeron G550T.
Integrated graphics
Intel HD
 
Intel HD (Sandy Bridge)
Clear Video HD
-
 
-
Graphics max frequency
n/d
 
1 GHz

Graphics interfaces

Available interfaces and connections of Pentium G6960 and Celeron G550T integrated GPUs.
Number of displays supported
2
 
2

Peripherals

Specifications and connection of peripherals supported by Pentium G6960 and Celeron G550T.
PCIe revision
2.0
 
2.0
Max number of PCIe lanes
16
 
n/d

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of Pentium G6960 and Celeron G550T. Overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

Overall benchmark performance

Pentium G6960 4.35 +1.4%
Celeron G550T 4.29

Passmark

Pentium G6960 2059 +1.3%
Celeron G550T 2032

Gaming performance

Let's see how good Pentium G6960 and Celeron G550T are for gaming compared with game system requirements. Remember that sometimes official requirements may reflect real performance inaccurately.

Advantages of Intel Pentium G6960

1.4% faster in synthetic tests

Advantages of Intel Celeron G550T

Less power hungry (35 vs 73 watts)
Thermal Monitoring Technologies

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