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Intel Pentium B960

Intel B960

The Intel Pentium B960 is a dual core processor for entry-level laptops. It is based on the Sandy Bridge architecture but many of the features like Turbo Boost for the CPU part, HyperThreading, AES, Virtualization (VT-x and VT-d), Trusted Execution or Intel Quick Sync are deactivated. The Pentium B960 integrates a graphics card called Intel HD Graphics that is based on the HD Graphics 2000 clocked at 650 / 1100 (with Turbo Boost).

The performance of the Pentium B960 should be faster than a similar clocked Arrandale Pentium CPU. Therefore, the B960 should perform similar to the Core i3-330M with 2.13 GHz, HyperThreading and 3MB Cache.

The 35W TDP rating includes the integrated GPU and DDR3-1333 memory controller.

SeriesIntel Pentium
CodenameSandy Bridge
Clock Rate2200 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)35 Watt
Transistor Count624 Million
Manufacturing Technology32 nm
Die Size149 mm2
Max. Temperature85 °C
SocketrPGA988B
FeaturesHD Graphics, DDR3 Memory Controller
GPUIntel HD Graphics (Sandy Bridge) (650 - 1100 MHz)
64 Bit64 Bit support
Announcement Date10/01/2011
Product Link (external)Intel Pentium B960

CPU Benchmarks

TrueCrypt: Serpent Mean 100MB
0% 100%
min: 0.074     avg: 0.1 (3.27%)     max: 0.0758 GB/s
TrueCrypt: Twofish Mean 100MB
0% 100%
min: 0.127     avg: 0.1 (6.37%)     max: 0.133 GB/s
TrueCrypt: AES Mean 100MB
0% 100%
min: 0.165     avg: 0.2 (1.37%)     max: 0.172 GB/s
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0: Pass 2
0% 100%
min: 9.24     avg: 9.2 (8.84%)     max: 9.24 fps
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0: Pass 1
0% 100%
min: 51.7     avg: 51.7 (25.39%)     max: 51.7 fps
WinRAR: Result
0% 100%
min: 1354     avg: 1366.5 (18.79%)     max: 1379 KB/s
wPrime 2.0x: 1024m
0% 100%
min: 1024.734     avg: 1068.8 (88.73%)     max: 1128.676 seconds*
wPrime 2.0x: 32m
0% 100%
min: 32.183     avg: 33.7 (94.08%)     max: 35.696 seconds*
3DMark 11: Performance Physics 1280x720
0% 100%
min: 2139     avg: 2139 (16.19%)     max: 2139 points
3DMark Vantage: P CPU no PhysX 1280x1024
0% 100%
min: 4552     avg: 5130.7 (12.83%)     max: 5409 Points
3DMark 06 - CPU:
0% 100%
min: 2133     avg: 2215.2 (23.28%)     max: 2248 Points
Cinebench R11.5: CPU Single 64Bit
0% 100%
min: 0.86     avg: 0.9 (43.75%)     max: 0.86 Points
Cinebench R11.5: CPU Multi 64Bit
0% 100%
min: 1.45     avg: 1.6 (8.17%)     max: 1.7 Points
Cinebench R10: Rendering Single CPUs 64Bit
0% 100%
min: 2563     avg: 3336.5 (13.34%)     max: 3542 Points
Cinebench R10: Rendering Multiple CPUs 64Bit
0% 100%
min: 6083     avg: 6647.8 (16.38%)     max: 6815 Points
Cinebench R10: Rendering Single 32Bit
0% 100%
min: 2759     avg: 2838.2 (41.41%)     max: 2869 Points
Cinebench R10: Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit
0% 100%
min: 5019     avg: 5416.6 (15.58%)     max: 5550 Points
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M:
0% 100%
min: 17.971     avg: 18.3 (97.96%)     max: 18.931 Seconds*
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M:
0% 100%
min: 40.638     avg: 41.6 (99.11%)     max: 43.776 Seconds*
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M:
0% 100%
min: 917     avg: 937.1 (95.89%)     max: 958.222 Seconds*
SiSoft Sandra Dhrystone (MIPS):
0% 100%
min: 24750     avg: 28586.7 (13.56%)     max: 33690 MIPS
SiSoft Sandra Whetstone (MFLOPS):
0% 100%
min: 15880     avg: 15893.3 (12.19%)     max: 15900 MFLOPS
Windows 7 Experience Index: Processor
0% 100%
min: 6.1     avg: 6.4 (76.98%)     max: 7.6 points
- Range of benchmarks for this CPU
- Average benchmark score

Reviews for the Intel Pentium B960 processor

Acer Aspire E1-531-B9606G50Mnks (Intel HD Graphics (Sandy Bridge), 15.6")
» Review Acer Aspire E1-531 Notebook - Review
» Acer Apire E1-531-B9606G50Mnks - External Review

Acer Aspire E1-531-B964G50Mnks (Intel HD Graphics 2000, 15.6")
» Acer Aspire E1-531-B964G50Mnks - External Review

Acer TravelMate P253-E-B9604G50Mnks (Intel HD Graphics 2000, 15.6")
» Acer TravelMate P253-E-B9604G50Mnks - External Review

Fujitsu Lifebook A531-0MRKA2PL (Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) HD Graphics, 15.6")
» Fujitsu Lifebook A531-0MRKA2PL - External Review

Fujitsu LifeBook AH512-MPAB2PL (Intel HD Graphics 2000, 15.6")
» Fujitsu LifeBook AH512-MPAB2PL - External Review

HP Pavilion g6-2041SF (AMD Radeon HD 7670M, 15.6")
» HP Pavilion g6-2041SF - External Review

HP Pavilion g7-1301sm (AMD Radeon HD 7450M, 17.3")
» HP Pavilion g7-1301sm - External Review

Lenovo B570e-N2F23GE (Intel HD Graphics (Sandy Bridge), 15.6")
» Review Lenovo B570e-N2F23GE Notebook - Review

Lenovo G580-59371511 (Intel HD Graphics 2000, 15.6")
» Lenovo G580-59371511 - External Review

Lenovo IdeaPad G570-59-325775 (Intel HD Graphics 2000, 15.6")
» Lenovo IdeaPad G570-59-325775 - External Review

Lenovo IdeaPad G580-MBBG3GE (Intel HD Graphics (Sandy Bridge), 15.6")
» Review Lenovo IdeaPad G580 Notebook - Review
» Lenovo IdeaPad G580-MBBG3GE - External Review

Lenovo IdeaPad G780-M842QGE (NVIDIA GeForce GT 630M, 17.3")
» Lenovo IdeaPad G780-M842QGE - External Review

Packard Bell EasyNote TV (Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) HD Graphics, 15.6")
» Packard Bell EasyNote TV - External Review

Samsung Series 3 300E7A-S09DE (NVIDIA GeForce GT 520MX, 17.3")
» Review Samsung Series 3 300E7A Notebook - Review

Sony Vaio VPC-EH3C0E/W (Intel HD Graphics (Sandy Bridge), 15.5")
» Review Sony Vaio VPC-EH3C0E/W Notebook - Review

Sony VAIO VPC-EH3S6E H3S6E (NVIDIA GeForce 410M, 15.6")
» Sony VAIO VPC-EH3S6E H3S6E - External Review

Toshiba Satellite C855-12X (AMD Radeon HD 7610M, 15.6")
» Toshiba Satellite C855-12X - External Review

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Other CPUs of the series Intel Pentium

» Intel Pentium 3560M
   2.4 GHz / 0.5 MB + 2 MB
» Intel Pentium 2030M
   2.5 GHz / 0.5 MB + 2 MB
» Intel Pentium 3550M
   2.3 GHz / 0.5 MB + 2 MB
» Intel Pentium 2020M
   2.4 GHz / 0.5 MB + 2 MB
» Intel Pentium B980
   2.4 GHz / 0.5 MB + 2 MB
» Intel Pentium B970
   2.3 GHz / 0.5 MB + 2 MB
» Intel Pentium B960
   2.2 GHz / 0.5 MB + 2 MB
» Intel Pentium 3805U
   1.9 GHz / 0.5 MB + 2 MB
» Intel Pentium B950
   2.1 GHz / 0.5 MB + 2 MB
» Intel Pentium P6300
   2.27 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Pentium 2127U
   1.9 GHz / 0.5 MB + 2 MB
» Intel Pentium B940
   2 GHz / 0.5 MB + 2 MB
» Intel Pentium 3558U
   1.7 GHz / 0.5 MB + 2 MB
» Intel Pentium 3556U
   1.7 GHz / 0.5 MB + 2 MB
» Intel Pentium 2117U
   1.8 GHz / 0.5 MB + 2 MB
» Intel Pentium P6200
   2.13 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Pentium P6100
   2 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Pentium N3540
   2.16 GHz / 2 MB
» Intel Pentium P6000
   1.86 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Pentium J2900
   2.41 GHz / 2 MB
» Intel Pentium N3530
   2.16 GHz / 2 MB
» Intel Pentium J2850
   2.4 GHz / 2 MB
» Intel Pentium N3520
   2.17 GHz / 2 MB
» Intel Pentium N3510
   2 GHz / 2 MB
» Intel Pentium 997
   1.6 GHz / 0.5 MB + 2 MB
» Intel Pentium 987
   1.5 GHz / 0.5 MB + 2 MB
» Intel Pentium 3561Y
   1.2 GHz / 0.5 MB + 2 MB
» Intel Pentium 3560Y
   1.2 GHz / 0.5 MB + 2 MB
» Intel Pentium 2129Y
   1.1 GHz / 0.5 MB + 2 MB
» Intel Pentium 977
   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
   1.3 GHz / 2 MB

Surrounding CPUs

- Intel Core 2 Duo T9300
   2.5 GHz / 6 MB
- AMD Phenom II X2 N660
   3 GHz / 2 MB
- Intel Celeron 1020M
   2.1 GHz / 0.5 MB + 2 MB
- Intel Core i3 350M
   2.26 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Pentium B960
   2.2 GHz / 0.5 MB + 2 MB
+ Intel Pentium 3805U
   1.9 GHz / 512 KB + 2048 KB
+ Intel Core M 5Y10a
   0.8 GHz / 512 KB + 4096 KB
+ Intel Core M 5Y10
   0.8 GHz / 512 KB + 4096 KB
+ AMD Phenom II X2 N640
   2.9 GHz / 2048 KB
+ Intel Core 2 Extreme X7800
   2.6 GHz / 4096 KB
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Author: Klaus Hinum (Update: 2012-05-26)