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Pentium D is a dual-core version of Pentium 4, and Pentium Extreme Edition is a Pentium D with Hyper-Threading technology enabled. Pentium D and Pentium Extreme Edition CPUs can be found using two different core versions: Smithfield and Presler. In this tutorial we will talk about these two core versions and we will also list all Pentium D and Pentium Extreme Edition models released to date.

Pentium D and Pentium Extreme Edition are based on Intel’s 7th generation microarchitecture, a.k.a. Netburst. I.e. besides their different name, Pentium D and Pentium Extreme Edition are internally a Pentium 4. The basic difference between Pentium D and Pentium Extreme Edition is the absence of the Hyper-Threading technology on Pentium D.

Do not confuse Pentium Extreme Edition with Pentium 4 Extreme Edition. The former is a dual-core processor, while the later is a single-core CPU.

For an in-depth understanding of Pentium D and Pentium Extreme Edition, we suggest you to read the following tutorials: Intel Dual Core Technology, Inside Pentium 4 Architecture and All Pentium 4 Models, this one if you wish to compare Pentium D’s technical specs to Pentium 4’s.

Now let’s talk about all Pentium D and Pentium Extreme Edition models released so far.

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Pentium D and Pentium Extreme Edition processors from 800 series are based on Smithfield die, which is simply two Prescott chips assembled together, as you can see in Figure 1. It has 230 million transistors occupying an area of 206 mm2 (0.319 sq inch) and manufactured using 90-nm technology.

Smithfield DieFigure 1: Smithfield die.

The main specifications for Pentium D and Pentium Extreme Edition 800 series are the following:

  • Dual-core technology
  • 16 KB L1 data cache
  • 2 MB L2 memory cache (1 MB per core)
  • 800 MHz external bus (200 MHz transferring four data per clock cycle), 533 MHz external bus on Pentium D 805 (133 MHz transferring four data per clock cycle).
  • SSE3 instruction set support
  • Socket LGA775
  • 90-nm manufacturing process
  • EM64T 64-bit Technology
  • Execute Disable Technology
  • Enhanced SpeedStep Technology (only on 840 and 830 models)
  • Hyper-Threading technology on Pentium Extreme Edition (Pentium D doesn’t have this feature).

In the table below you can find all Pentium D (listed as “Hyper-Threading: No”) and Pentium Extreme Edition (listed as “Hyper-Threading: Yes”) from 800 series released to date.

Model sSpec Internal Clock External Clock TDP Max. Temp (° C) Hyper-Threading
840 SL8FK 3.20 GHz 800 MHz 130 W 69.8 Yes
840 SL88R 3.20 GHz 800 MHz 130 W 69.8 No
840 SL8CM 3.20 GHz 800 MHz 130 W 69.8 No
830 SL8CN 3 GHz 800 MHz 130 W 69.8 No
830 SL88S 3 GHz 800 MHz 130 W 69.8 No
820 SL88T 2.80 GHz 800 MHz 95 W 64.1 No
820 SL8CP 2.80 GHz 800 MHz 95 W 64.1 No
805 SL8ZH 2.66 GHz 533 MHz 95 W 64.1 No

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Pentium D and Pentium Extreme Edition 900 series CPUs are based on Presler die, which has 376 million transistors occupying an area of 162 mm2 (0.25 sq inch) and manufactured using 65-nm technology.

Presler DieFigure 2: Presler die.

The main specifications for Pentium D and Pentium Extreme Edition 900 series are the following:

  • Dual-core technology
  • 16 KB L1 data cache
  • 4 MB L2 memory cache (2 MB per core)
  • 800 MHz external bus (200 MHz transferring four data per clock cycle) on Pentium D or 1,066 MHz external bus (266 MHz transferring four data per clock cycle) on Pentium Extreme Edition.
  • SSE3 instruction set support
  • Socket LGA775
  • 65-nm manufacturing process
  • Virtualization Technology
  • EM64T 64-bit Technology
  • Execute Disable Technology
  • Enhanced SpeedStep Technology
  • Hyper-Threading technology on Pentium Extreme Edition (Pentium D doesn’t have this feature).

In the table below you can find all Pentium D (listed as “Hyper-Threading: No”) and Pentium Extreme Edition (listed as “Hyper-Threading: Yes”) from 900 series released to date.

Model sSpec Internal Clock External Clock TDP Max. Temp. (° C) Hyper-Threading
965 SL9AN 3.73 GHz 1,066 MHz 130 W 68.6 Yes
960 SL9K7 3.60 GHz  800 MHz 95 W 63.4  No
960 SL9AP 3.60 GHz  800 MHz 130 W 68.6  No
955 SL94N 3.46 GHz 1,066 MHz 130 W 68.6 Yes
950 SL95V 3.40 GHz  800 MHz 95 W 63.4  No
950 SL9K8 3.40 GHz  800 MHz 95 W 63.4  No
945 SL9QQ 3.40 GHz  800 MHz 95 W 63.4   No
945 SL9QB 3.40 GHz  800 MHz 95 W 63.4  No
950 SL94P 3.40 GHz  800 MHz 130 W 68.6  No
940 SL95W 3.20 GHz  800 MHz 95 W 63.4  No
940 SL94Q 3.20 GHz  800 MHz 130 W  68.6   No
935 SL9QR 3.20 GHz  800 MHz 95 W 63.4  No
925 SL9KA 3 GHz  800 MHz 95 W  63.4   No
930 SL94R 3 GHz 800 MHz 95 W 63.4  No
930 SL95X 3 GHz 800 MHz 95 W

63.4  No
925 SL9D9 3 GHz 800 MHz 95 W 63.4  No
915 SL9KB 2.80 GHz 800 MHz 95 W 63.4  No
915 SL9DA 2.80 GHz 800 MHz 95 W 63.4  No
920 SL94S 2.80 GHz 800 MHz 95 W 63.4  No