Intel Pentium 2129Y

The Intel Pentium 2129Y is an entry-level ULV-processor for ultrabooks and tablets. It is based on the Ivy Bridge architecture but many of the features like Turbo Boost, Virtualization VT-d, HyperThreading, AES or Trusted Execution are deactivated. Each of the two cores offers a clock speed of 1.1 GHz. As other dual core Pentium CPUs, the 2129Y offers a 2 MB L3-Cache.

Ivy Bridge is an enhanced die shrink of the Sandy Bridge architecture with improvements on both GPU and CPU performance. The CPUs are produced in 22nm (versus 32nm Sandy Bridge CPUs) and are the first to introduce 3D transistors for increased energy efficiency when compared to similarly clocked Sandy Bridge processors. Other new features are integrated PCI Express 3.0 and  DDR3(L)-1600 support.

The performance of the Pentium 2129Y is slightly above a similarly clocked Sandy Bridge processor due to slight architectural improvements. As a result, overall performance is a bit above the Pentium 957.

The integrated Intel HD Graphics offers 6 Execution Units (EUs) clocked at 350 MHz up to 850 MHz with Turbo Boost.

The 2129Y is rated at a TDP of 10 W including graphics card and memory controller. Therefore, the CPU is suited for tablets and ultrabooks.

SeriesIntel Pentium
CodenameIvy Bridge
Clock Rate1100 MHz
Level 1 Cache128 KB
Level 2 Cache512 KB
Level 3 Cache2048 KB
Number of Cores / Threads2 / 2
Max. Power Consumption (TDP = Thermal Design Power)10 Watt
Manufacturing Technology22 nm
Max. Temperature105 °C
SocketBGA
FeaturesVirtualization VT-x, Intel 64, My WiFi, Idle States, Enhanced SpeedStep, Thermal Monitoring, Execute Disable Bit
GPUIntel HD Graphics (Ivy Bridge) (350 - 850 MHz)
64 Bit64 Bit support
Hardware VirtualizationVT-x
Starting Price $150 U.S.
Announcement Date01/01/2013
Product Link (external)Intel Pentium 2129Y

CPU Benchmarks

Cinebench R15: CPU Single 64Bit
0% 100%
min: 39     avg: 39 (8.05%)     max: 39 Points
Cinebench R15: CPU Multi 64Bit
0% 100%
min: 72     avg: 72 (4.5%)     max: 72 Points
Geekbench 3: 32 Bit Multi-Core Score
0% 100%
min: 1786     avg: 1786 (13.92%)     max: 1786 Points
Geekbench 3: 32 Bit Single-Core Score
0% 100%
min: 1008     avg: 1008 (28.75%)     max: 1008 Points
3DMark (2013): Fire Strike Standard Physics 1920x1080
0% 100%
min: 924     avg: 924 (4.56%)     max: 924 Points
3DMark (2013): Cloud Gate Standard Physics 1280x720
0% 100%
min: 720     avg: 720 (5.16%)     max: 720 Points
3DMark (2013): Ice Storm Standard Physics 1280x720
0% 100%
min: 8435     avg: 8435 (15.58%)     max: 8435 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit: Stream
0% 100%
min: 3737     avg: 3737 (40.76%)     max: 3737 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit: Memory
0% 100%
min: 3036     avg: 3036 (34.1%)     max: 3036 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit: Floating Point
0% 100%
min: 1885     avg: 1885 (11.16%)     max: 1885 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit: Integer
0% 100%
min: 1728     avg: 1728 (12.4%)     max: 1728 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit: Total Score
0% 100%
min: 2245     avg: 2245 (17.26%)     max: 2245 Points
TrueCrypt: Serpent Mean 100MB
0% 100%
min: 0.0446     avg: 0 (1.46%)     max: 0.0446 GB/s
TrueCrypt: Twofish Mean 100MB
0% 100%
min: 0.0699     avg: 0.1 (2.54%)     max: 0.0699 GB/s
TrueCrypt: AES Mean 100MB
0% 100%
min: 0.0962     avg: 0.1 (0.53%)     max: 0.0962 GB/s
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0: Pass 2
0% 100%
min: 5.15     avg: 5.2 (3.93%)     max: 5.15 fps
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0: Pass 1
0% 100%
min: 29.27     avg: 29.3 (11.8%)     max: 29.27 fps
WinRAR: Result
0% 100%
min: 829     avg: 829 (11.39%)     max: 829 KB/s
wPrime 2.0x: 1024m
0% 100%
min: 2182.223     avg: 2182.2 (75.36%)     max: 2182.223 seconds*
wPrime 2.0x: 32m
0% 100%
min: 71.518     avg: 71.5 (86.4%)     max: 71.518 seconds*
3DMark 11: Performance Physics 1280x720
0% 100%
min: 1138     avg: 1138 (8.62%)     max: 1138 points
Cinebench R11.5: CPU Single 64Bit
0% 100%
min: 0.45     avg: 0.5 (20.45%)     max: 0.45 Points
Cinebench R11.5: CPU Multi 64Bit
0% 100%
min: 0.88     avg: 0.9 (3.8%)     max: 0.88 Points
Cinebench R10: Rendering Single CPUs 64Bit
0% 100%
min: 1905     avg: 1905 (7.53%)     max: 1905 Points
Cinebench R10: Rendering Multiple CPUs 64Bit
0% 100%
min: 3531     avg: 3531 (7.36%)     max: 3531 Points
Cinebench R10: Rendering Single 32Bit
0% 100%
min: 1502     avg: 1502 (20.95%)     max: 1502 Points
Cinebench R10: Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit
0% 100%
min: 2860     avg: 2860 (8.22%)     max: 2860 Points
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M:
0% 100%
min: 34.627     avg: 34.6 (94.36%)     max: 34.627 Seconds*
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M:
0% 100%
min: 76.269     avg: 76.3 (97.61%)     max: 76.269 Seconds*
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M:
0% 100%
min: 1721.415     avg: 1721.4 (92.41%)     max: 1721.415 Seconds*
- Range of benchmarks for this CPU
- Average benchmark score

Cinebench R10 in comparison
Intel Atom Z670 (min)
691 
...
Intel Core 2 Duo T5450
2826.5 
AMD Turion 64 X2 TL-56
2835 
Intel Pentium Dual Core T2330
2854.7 
Intel Pentium 2129Y
2860 
AMD A-Series A6-1450
2860.5 
Intel Core Duo T2250
2884 
Intel Core 2 Duo SU9400
2894.4 
...
Intel Xeon (Desktop) E5-2697 v2 (max)
34776 

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   1.2 GHz / 0.5 MB + 2 MB
» Intel Pentium 2129Y
   1.1 GHz / 0.5 MB + 2 MB
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   1.4 GHz / 0.5 MB + 2 MB
» Intel Pentium 967
   1.3 GHz / 0.5 MB + 2 MB
» Intel Pentium U5600
   1.33 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Pentium 957
   1.2 GHz / 0.5 MB + 2 MB
» Intel Pentium U5400
   1.2 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Pentium SU2700
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Surrounding CPUs

- AMD Turion II Neo K685
   1.8 GHz / 1 MB
- VIA Nano QuadCore L4700
   1.2 GHz / 4 MB
- Intel Pentium 3561Y
   1.2 GHz / 0.5 MB + 2 MB
- Intel Pentium 3560Y
   1.2 GHz / 0.5 MB + 2 MB
- Intel Celeron 2961Y
   1.1 GHz / 0.5 MB + 2 MB
» Intel Pentium 2129Y
   1.1 GHz / 0.5 MB + 2 MB
+ Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 MSM8974
   2.3 GHz / 2048 KB
+ Intel Core 2 Duo SU9400
   1.4 GHz / 3072 KB
+ Mediatek MT6595
   2 GHz / KB
+ Samsung Exynos 5420 Octa
   1.8 GHz / 512 + 2048 KB
+ AMD Turion 64 X2 TL-58
   1.9 GHz / 1024 KB
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Author: Klaus Hinum (Update: 2012-12-11)