Intel Pentium G6960 vs AMD Phenom X3 8750

Intel Pentium G6960
AMD Phenom X3 8750

General info

Comparing Pentium G6960 and Phenom X3 8750 processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture and sales start time and price.
Place in performance rating
 
Type
Desktop
 
Desktop
Achitecture codename
Clarkdale
 
Toliman
Release date
on January 2011
 
on April 2008

Technical specs

Pentium G6960 and Phenom X3 8750 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 Phenom X3 8750 performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider their test results.
Number of cores
2
 
3
Number of threads
2
 
3
Maximum frequency
2.93 GHz
 
2.4 GHz
L1 cache
64 KB (per core)
 
128 KB (per core)
L2 cache
256 KB (per core)
 
512 KB (per core)
L3 cache
3072 KB (shared)
 
2 MB (shared)
Manufacturing process technology
32 nm
 
65 nm
Die size
81 mm2
 
285 mm2
Maximum core temperature
73 °C
 
n/d
Transistor count
382 million
 
450 million
64 bit support
+
 
+
VID voltage range
0.65V-1.4V
 
n/d

Compatibility

Information on Pentium G6960 and Phenom X3 8750 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
 
AM2+
Power consumption (TDP)
73 Watt
 
95 Watt

Technologies and extensions

Technological solutions and additional instructions supported by Pentium G6960 and Phenom X3 8750. You'll probably need this information if you require some particular technology.
vPro
-
 
n/d
Enhanced SpeedStep (EIST)
+
 
n/d
Turbo Boost
-
 
n/d
Hyper-Threading
-
 
n/d
Idle States
+
 
n/d
Demand Based Switching
-
 
n/d
PAE
36 Bit
 
n/d
FDI
+
 
n/d

Security technologies

Pentium G6960 and Phenom X3 8750 technologies aimed at raising security, for example, by protecting against hacks.
TXT
-
 
n/d
EDB
+
 
n/d

Virtualization technologies

Virtual machine speed-up technologies supported by Pentium G6960 and Phenom X3 8750 are enumerated here.
AMD-V
-
 
+
VT-x
+
 
n/d
EPT
+
 
n/d

Memory specs

Types, maximum amount and channel number of RAM supported by Pentium G6960 and Phenom X3 8750.
Supported memory types
DDR3-1066
 
n/d
Maximum memory size
16.38 GB
 
n/d
Max memory channels
2
 
n/d
Maximum memory bandwidth
17 GB / s
 
n/d

Graphics specifications

General parameters of GPUs integrated into Pentium G6960 and Phenom X3 8750.
Integrated graphics
Intel HD
 
n/d

Graphics interfaces

Available interfaces and connections of Pentium G6960 and Phenom X3 8750 integrated GPUs.
Number of displays supported
2
 
n/d

Peripherals

Specifications and connection of peripherals supported by Pentium G6960 and Phenom X3 8750.
PCIe revision
2.0
 
n/d
Max number of PCIe lanes
16
 
n/d

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of Pentium G6960 and Phenom X3 8750. Overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

Overall benchmark performance

Pentium G6960 4.29
Phenom X3 8750 4.29

Passmark

Pentium G6960 2059 +0%
Phenom X3 8750 2058

Gaming performance

Let's see how good Pentium G6960 and Phenom X3 8750 are for gaming compared with game system requirements. Remember that sometimes official requirements may reflect real performance inaccurately.

Advantages of Intel Pentium G6960

Finer manufacturing process technology (32 vs 65 nm)
Less power hungry (73 vs 95 watts)
Intel 64 (64-bit Intel CPU architecture. Almost identical to AMD64, except small and rarely used nuances)

Advantages of AMD Phenom X3 8750

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)
Virtualization (Hardware acceleration of virtual machines)

So, Pentium G6960 or Phenom X3 8750?

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