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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

Benchmarks

Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Stream
0% 100%
min: 3855      avg: 3855 (41%)     median: 3855 (41%)     max: 3855 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Memory
0% 100%
min: 3745      avg: 3745 (42%)     median: 3745 (42%)     max: 3745 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Floating Point
0% 100%
min: 3798      avg: 3798 (22%)     median: 3798 (22%)     max: 3798 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Integer
0% 100%
min: 3624      avg: 3624 (23%)     median: 3624 (23%)     max: 3624 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Total Score
0% 100%
min: 3732      avg: 3732 (26%)     median: 3732 (26%)     max: 3732 Points
TrueCrypt - Serpent Mean 100MB
0% 100%
min: 0.082      avg: 0.1 (5%)     median: 0.1 (5%)     max: 0.082 GB/s
TrueCrypt - Twofish Mean 100MB
0% 100%
min: 0.145      avg: 0.1 (9%)     median: 0.1 (9%)     max: 0.145 GB/s
TrueCrypt - AES Mean 100MB
0% 100%
min: 0.182      avg: 0.2 (2%)     median: 0.2 (2%)     max: 0.182 GB/s
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - Pass 2
0% 100%
min: 10.01      avg: 10 (12%)     median: 10 (12%)     max: 10.01 fps
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - Pass 1
0% 100%
min: 55      avg: 55 (28%)     median: 55 (28%)     max: 55 fps
WinRAR - Result
0% 100%
min: 1435      avg: 1435 (20%)     median: 1435 (20%)     max: 1435 KB/s
wPrime 2.0x - 1024m
0% 100%
min: 1027.582      avg: 1043.3 (12%)     median: 1037 (12%)     max: 1071.712 seconds
wPrime 2.0x - 32m
0% 100%
min: 32.427      avg: 33 (7%)     median: 32.9 (7%)     max: 33.675 seconds
3DMark 11 - Performance Physics 1280x720
0% 100%
min: 2196      avg: 2203.5 (17%)     median: 2203.5 (17%)     max: 2211 points
3DMark Vantage - P CPU no PhysX 1280x1024
0% 100%
min: 5597      avg: 5678.3 (14%)     median: 5699.5 (14%)     max: 5717 Points
3DMark 06 - CPU -
0% 100%
min: 2424      avg: 2453.3 (28%)     median: 2462.5 (28%)     max: 2464 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - CPU Single 64Bit
0% 100%
min: 0.88      avg: 0.9 (46%)     median: 0.9 (47%)     max: 0.95 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - CPU Multi 64Bit
0% 100%
min: 1.79      avg: 1.8 (10%)     median: 1.8 (10%)     max: 1.85 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Single CPUs 64Bit
0% 100%
min: 3802      avg: 3834.5 (45%)     median: 3825.5 (45%)     max: 3885 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Multiple CPUs 64Bit
0% 100%
min: 7167      avg: 7278 (20%)     median: 7304 (21%)     max: 7337 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Single 32Bit
0% 100%
min: 3054      avg: 3097.5 (46%)     median: 3109 (47%)     max: 3118 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit
0% 100%
min: 5027      avg: 5714.8 (16%)     median: 5878.5 (17%)     max: 6075 Points
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M -
0% 100%
min: 16.642      avg: 16.9 (4%)     median: 16.9 (4%)     max: 17.264 Seconds
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M -
0% 100%
min: 37.016      avg: 38 (2%)     median: 38 (2%)     max: 38.97 Seconds
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M -
0% 100%
min: 852.539      avg: 867.4 (4%)     median: 863.5 (4%)     max: 886.084 Seconds
SiSoft Sandra Dhrystone (MIPS) -
0% 100%
min: 26000      avg: 30566.7 (15%)     median: 29400 (14%)     max: 36300 MIPS
SiSoft Sandra Whetstone (MFLOPS) -
0% 100%
min: 17290      avg: 17370 (13%)     median: 17390 (13%)     max: 17430 MFLOPS
Windows 7 Experience Index - Processor
0% 100%
min: 6.1      avg: 6.1 (78%)     median: 6.1 (78%)     max: 6.1 points
- Range of benchmark values for this graphics card
- Average benchmark values for this graphics card

#0 Did not recreate cache, as it is less than 5 days old +0.002s ... 0.002s

#1 min, max, avg, median took 0.00028443336486816s +0.765s ... 0.767s

#2 return log +0.001s ... 0.767s

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Sony Vaio SV-E1512E6EW (AMD Radeon HD 7670M, 15.6")
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Sony Vaio SV-E1712F1EW (AMD Radeon HD 7650M, 17.3")
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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)