Intel Pentium 977 vs Intel Pentium 997 vs Intel Pentium B940

Intel Pentium 977

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The Intel Pentium 977 is an Ultra Low Voltage (ULV) dual core processor for entry-level laptops. It is based on the Sandy Bridge architecture but many of the features like Turbo Boost, Virtualization (VT-x, VT-d), HyperThreading, AES or Trusted Execution are deactivated. The Pentium 977 integrates a graphics card called Intel HD Graphics that is based on the HD Graphics 2000 and clocked from 350 - 1000 MHz.

The performance of the Pentium 977 is a bit above a similar clocked Arrandale Pentium CPU and therefore higher than a 1.3 GHz Pentium U5600.

The 17W TDP rating includes the integrated GPU and memory controller and therefore the 957 is suited for small subnotebooks.

Intel Pentium 997

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The Intel Pentium 997 is an Ultra Low Voltage (ULV) dual core processor for entry-level laptops. It is based on the Sandy Bridge architecture but many of the features like Turbo Boost, Virtualization (VT-x, VT-d), HyperThreading, AES or Trusted Execution are deactivated. The Pentium 997 integrates a graphics card called Intel HD Graphics that is based on the HD Graphics 2000 and clocked from 350 - 1000 MHz.

The performance of the Pentium 997 is somewhat higher than a similar clocked Arrandale Pentium CPU. The Core i3-2357M offers less clock speed but features HyperThreading and a 3MB Last Level Cache.

The 17W TDP rating includes the integrated GPU and memory controller and therefore the 987 is suited for small subnotebooks.

Intel Pentium B940

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The Intel Pentium B940 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 B940 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 B940 should be faster than a similar clocked Arrandale Pentium CPU like the Intel Pentium P6100 due to the architectural changes in the core. In our benchmarks, the B940 was even faster than an old P6200 with 2,1 GHz.

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

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: Pentium Sandy Bridge
Intel Pentium B9802400 MHz2 / 22 MB
Intel Pentium B9702300 MHz2 / 22 MB
Intel Pentium B9602200 MHz2 / 22 MB
Intel Pentium B9502100 MHz2 / 22 MB
Intel Pentium B9402000 MHz2 / 22 MB
Intel Pentium 9971600 MHz2 / 22 MB
Intel Pentium 9871500 MHz2 / 22 MB
» Intel Pentium 9771400 MHz2 / 22 MB
Intel Pentium 9671300 MHz2 / 22 MB
Intel Pentium 9571200 MHz2 / 22 MB
Intel Pentium B9802400 MHz2 / 22 MB
Intel Pentium B9702300 MHz2 / 22 MB
Intel Pentium B9602200 MHz2 / 22 MB
Intel Pentium B9502100 MHz2 / 22 MB
Intel Pentium B9402000 MHz2 / 22 MB
» Intel Pentium 9971600 MHz2 / 22 MB
Intel Pentium 9871500 MHz2 / 22 MB
Intel Pentium 9771400 MHz2 / 22 MB
Intel Pentium 9671300 MHz2 / 22 MB
Intel Pentium 9571200 MHz2 / 22 MB
Intel Pentium B9802400 MHz2 / 22 MB
Intel Pentium B9702300 MHz2 / 22 MB
Intel Pentium B9602200 MHz2 / 22 MB
Intel Pentium B9502100 MHz2 / 22 MB
» Intel Pentium B9402000 MHz2 / 22 MB
Intel Pentium 9971600 MHz2 / 22 MB
Intel Pentium 9871500 MHz2 / 22 MB
Intel Pentium 9771400 MHz2 / 22 MB
Intel Pentium 9671300 MHz2 / 22 MB
Intel Pentium 9571200 MHz2 / 22 MB
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$134 U.S.
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149 mm2

Cinebench R11.5 - CPU Multi 64Bit
100%
977 +
1.1 Points (3%)
144%
B940 +
1.6 Points (4%)
Cinebench R11.5 - CPU Single 64Bit
100%
977 +
0.6 Points (23%)
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Single 32Bit
100%
B940 +
min: 2597     avg: 2610     median: 2609.5 (27%)     max: 2622 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit
100%
B940 +
min: 5047     avg: 5067     median: 5066.5 (9%)     max: 5086 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Multiple CPUs 64Bit
100%
977 +
min: 4320     avg: 4336     median: 4335.5 (6%)     max: 4351 Points
144%
B940 +
6227 Points (8%)
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Single CPUs 64Bit
100%
977 +
min: 2285     avg: 2289     median: 2288.5 (21%)     max: 2292 Points
143%
B940 +
3278 Points (30%)
wPrime 2.0x - 1024m *
100%
977 +
1616 seconds (19%)
wPrime 2.0x - 32m *
100%
977 +
56 seconds (11%)
WinRAR - Result
100%
977 +
1059 KB/s (12%)
TrueCrypt - Serpent Mean 100MB
100%
977 +
0 GB/s (3%)
TrueCrypt - Twofish Mean 100MB
100%
977 +
0.1 GB/s (0%)
TrueCrypt - AES Mean 100MB
100%
977 +
0.1 GB/s (1%)
3DMark 06 - CPU
100%
977 +
1435 Points (10%)
142%
B940 +
min: 2031     avg: 2034     median: 2034 (14%)     max: 2037 Points
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M *
100%
977 +
27 Seconds (6%)
102%
B940 +
19.9 Seconds (4%)
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M *
100%
977 +
61 Seconds (3%)
101%
B940 +
45.7 Seconds (2%)
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M *
100%
977 +
1400 Seconds (6%)
SiSoft Sandra Dhrystone (MIPS)
100%
B940 +
30000 MIPS (14%)
SiSoft Sandra Whetstone (MFLOPS)
100%
B940 +
13830 MFLOPS (11%)
Windows 7 Experience Index - Processor
100%
977 +
4.7 points (60%)
124%
B940 +
min: 5.8     avg: 5.9     median: 5.9 (75%)     max: 5.9 points
3DMark Vantage - P CPU no PhysX 1280x1024
100%
977 +
3557 Points (5%)
143%
B940 +
5071 Points (7%)

Average Benchmarks Intel Pentium 977 → 100%

Average Benchmarks Intel Pentium B940 → 120%

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* Smaller numbers mean a higher performance
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Redaktion, 2017-09- 8 (Update: 2017-09-11)