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Pentium D 925 vs Core 2 Duo T6600


Description
The 925 is based on NetBurst architecture while the T6600 is based on Core.

Using the multithread performance as a reference, the 925 gets a score of 14 k points while the T6600 gets 20.6 k points.

Summarizing, the T6600 is 1.5 times faster than the 925. To get a proper comparison between both models, take a look to the data shown below.

Specs
CPUID
f65
1067a
Core
Presler
Penryn-3M
Architecture
Base frecuency
3 GHz
2.2 GHz
Socket
LGA 775
Socket P
Cores/Threads
2/2
2/2
TDP
95 W
35 W
Cache L1 (d+i)
16+8 kB
2x32+2x32 kB
Cache L2
4096 kB
2048 kB
Date
October 2006
January 2009

Non-optimized benchmark
The benchmark in Mode 0 (FPU) measures cpu performance with non-optimized software. It uses the basic µinstructions from the i386 architecture with the i387 floating point unit. This mode is compatible with all CPUs so it's practical to compare very different CPUs
Monothread
925
T6600
Test#1 (Integers)
1521
2009 (32.10%)
Test#2 (FP)
2948
5168 (75.29%)
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
1506
2172 (44.27%)
Test#1 (Memory)
816
753 (-7.79%)
TOTAL
6791
10102 (48.75%)

Multithread

925

T6600
Test#1 (Integers)
2982
3880 (30.12%)
Test#2 (FP)
5616
9837 (75.15%)
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
2870
4167 (45.20%)
Test#1 (Memory)
819
692 (-15.44%)
TOTAL
12287
18576 (51.19%)

SSE3 optimized benchmark
The benchmark in mode I (SSE) is optimized for the use of SIMD instructions with 128 bits register and the SSE set up to version 3. Nearly every modern CPU has support for this mode.
Monothread
925
T6600
Test#1 (Integers)
2059
2551 (23.90%)
Test#2 (FP)
3316
5587 (68.47%)
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
1522
2262 (48.59%)
Test#1 (Memory)
799
751 (-6.01%)
TOTAL
7696
11151 (44.88%)

Multithread

925

T6600
Test#1 (Integers)
3995
4900 (22.63%)
Test#2 (FP)
6318
10706 (69.43%)
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
2905
4335 (49.19%)
Test#1 (Memory)
808
688 (-14.84%)
TOTAL
14027
20628 (47.06%)

Performance/W
925
T6600
Test#1 (Integers)
42 points/W
140 points/W
Test#2 (FP)
67 points/W
306 points/W
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
31 points/W
124 points/W
Test#1 (Memory)
9 points/W
20 points/W
TOTAL
148 points/W
589 points/W

Performance/GHz
925
T6600
Test#1 (Integers)
686 points/GHz
1160 points/GHz
Test#2 (FP)
1105 points/GHz
2539 points/GHz
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
507 points/GHz
1028 points/GHz
Test#1 (Memory)
266 points/GHz
341 points/GHz
TOTAL
2565 points/GHz
5068 points/GHz

Monothread performance graph
Monothread performance graphics gives the performance vs time. They are useful to measure the time it takes to the CPU to reach the maximum performance.

Usually, CPU's performance will be steady during these tests but if it has a slow frequency strategy, the first samples will show a lower score.


Test#1 (Integers) [points vs time]

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Test#2 (FP) [points vs time]

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Test#3 (Generic, ZIP) [points vs time]

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Test#1 (Memory) [points vs time]

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Multithread performance graph
Multithread graphs measure the performance against a heavy load during certain time.

If CPU's TDP doesn't limit the frequency and the machine is properly cooled, performance should remain steady vs time. Otherwise, the performance score will oscillate or decrease over time.


Test#1 (Integers) [points vs time]

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Test#2 (FP) [points vs time]

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Test#3 (Generic, ZIP) [points vs time]

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Test#1 (Memory) [points vs time]

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