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Intel Pentium B980

Intel B980

The Intel Pentium B980 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 B980 integrates a graphics card called Intel HD Graphics that is based on the desktop HD Graphics 2000 clocked at 650 / 1150 (with Turbo Boost).

The performance of the Pentium B980 should be clearly faster than a similar clocked Arrandale Pentium CPU. Due to the high clock speed, the missing HyperThreading and smaller last level cache should be equalized and therefore, the performance should be similar to a Intel Core i3-2310M with 2.1 GHz.

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

SeriesIntel Pentium
CodenameSandy Bridge
Clock Rate2400 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
Starting Price $125 U.S.
Announcement Date07/01/2012

CPU Benchmarks

Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit: Stream
0% 100%
min: 3855     avg: 3855 (40.35%)     max: 3855 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit: Memory
0% 100%
min: 3745     avg: 3745 (40.2%)     max: 3745 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit: Floating Point
0% 100%
min: 3798     avg: 3798 (22.54%)     max: 3798 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit: Integer
0% 100%
min: 3624     avg: 3624 (23.79%)     max: 3624 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit: Total Score
0% 100%
min: 3732     avg: 3732 (26.44%)     max: 3732 Points
TrueCrypt: Serpent Mean 100MB
0% 100%
min: 0.082     avg: 0.1 (3.69%)     max: 0.082 GB/s
TrueCrypt: Twofish Mean 100MB
0% 100%
min: 0.145     avg: 0.1 (7.32%)     max: 0.145 GB/s
TrueCrypt: AES Mean 100MB
0% 100%
min: 0.182     avg: 0.2 (1.53%)     max: 0.182 GB/s
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0: Pass 2
0% 100%
min: 10.01     avg: 10 (9.76%)     max: 10.01 fps
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0: Pass 1
0% 100%
min: 55     avg: 55 (26.56%)     max: 55 fps
WinRAR: Result
0% 100%
min: 1435     avg: 1435 (19.73%)     max: 1435 KB/s
wPrime 2.0x: 1024m
0% 100%
min: 1027.582     avg: 1043.3 (89.04%)     max: 1071.712 seconds*
wPrime 2.0x: 32m
0% 100%
min: 32.427     avg: 33 (94.23%)     max: 33.675 seconds*
3DMark 11: Performance Physics 1280x720
0% 100%
min: 2196     avg: 2203.5 (16.68%)     max: 2211 points
3DMark Vantage: P CPU no PhysX 1280x1024
0% 100%
min: 5597     avg: 5678.3 (15.36%)     max: 5717 Points
3DMark 06 - CPU:
0% 100%
min: 2424     avg: 2453.3 (26.04%)     max: 2464 Points
Cinebench R11.5: CPU Single 64Bit
0% 100%
min: 0.88     avg: 0.9 (43.95%)     max: 0.95 Points
Cinebench R11.5: CPU Multi 64Bit
0% 100%
min: 1.79     avg: 1.8 (9.23%)     max: 1.85 Points
Cinebench R10: Rendering Single CPUs 64Bit
0% 100%
min: 3802     avg: 3834.5 (44.96%)     max: 3885 Points
Cinebench R10: Rendering Multiple CPUs 64Bit
0% 100%
min: 7167     avg: 7278 (20.48%)     max: 7337 Points
Cinebench R10: Rendering Single 32Bit
0% 100%
min: 3054     avg: 3097.5 (45.38%)     max: 3118 Points
Cinebench R10: Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit
0% 100%
min: 5027     avg: 5714.8 (16.43%)     max: 6075 Points
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M:
0% 100%
min: 16.642     avg: 16.9 (98.12%)     max: 17.264 Seconds*
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M:
0% 100%
min: 37.016     avg: 38 (99.18%)     max: 38.97 Seconds*
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M:
0% 100%
min: 852.539     avg: 867.4 (98.15%)     max: 886.084 Seconds*
SiSoft Sandra Dhrystone (MIPS):
0% 100%
min: 26000     avg: 30566.7 (14.5%)     max: 36300 MIPS
SiSoft Sandra Whetstone (MFLOPS):
0% 100%
min: 17290     avg: 17370 (13.32%)     max: 17430 MFLOPS
Windows 7 Experience Index: Processor
0% 100%
min: 6.1     avg: 6.1 (73.02%)     max: 6.1 points
- Range of benchmarks for this CPU
- Average benchmark score

Cinebench R10 in comparison
Intel Atom Z670 (min)
691 
...
Intel Core i5 4202Y
5686 
Intel Core 2 Extreme (Desktop) X6800
5700 
AMD A-Series A8-5550M
5702.3 
Intel Pentium B980
5714.8 
Intel Pentium B970
5726 
Intel Core i5 2467M
5736.8 
Intel Core 2 Extreme X7900
5764 
...
Intel Xeon (Desktop) E5-2697 v2 (max)
34776 

Reviews for the Intel Pentium B980 processor

Asus F55A-SX099D (Intel HD Graphics (Sandy Bridge), 15.6")
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Asus F75A-TY089H (Intel HD Graphics (Sandy Bridge), 17.3")
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» Asus F75A-TY089H - External Review

Asus X501A-XX243H (Intel HD Graphics (Sandy Bridge), 15.6")
» Asus X501A-XX243H - External Review

HP Pavilion g6-2200sg (AMD Radeon HD 7670M, 15.6")
» Review HP Pavilion g6-2200sg Notebook - Review

Samsung 350E5X-A04HR (Intel HD Graphics 3000, 15.6")
» Samsung 350E5X-A04HR - External Review

Samsung 350E7C-S07PL (AMD Radeon HD 7670M, 17.3")
» Samsung 350E7C-S07PL - External Review

Sony Vaio SV-E1512E6EW (AMD Radeon HD 7670M, 15.6")
» Sony Vaio SV-E1512E6EW - External Review

Sony Vaio SV-E1712F1EW (AMD Radeon HD 7650M, 17.3")
» Review Sony Vaio SV-E1712F1EW Notebook - Review

Sony Vaio SVE1512E6E (AMD Radeon HD 7650M, 15.6")
» Sony Vaio SVE1512E6E - 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 i5 4302Y
   1.6 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
- Intel Core i3 4158U
   2 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
- Intel Core i3 4120U
   2 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
- Intel Core i3 370M
   2.4 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
- Intel Celeron 2970M
   2.2 GHz / 0.5 MB + 2 MB
» Intel Pentium B980
   2.4 GHz / 0.5 MB + 2 MB
+ Intel Core i3 4030U
   1.9 GHz / 512 KB + 3072 KB
+ Intel Core i3 4025U
   1.9 GHz / 512 KB + 3072 KB
+ AMD A-Series A10-4600M
   2.3 GHz / 4096 KB
+ AMD A-Series A10-4657M
   2.3 GHz / 4096 KB
+ Intel Core i3 2312M
   2.1 GHz / 512 KB + 3072 KB
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Author: Klaus Hinum (Update: 2012-06-11)