Intel Pentium 977 vs Intel Pentium 997 vs Intel Pentium B950

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 B950

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The Intel Pentium B950 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 B950 should be faster than a similar clocked Arrandale Pentium CPU like the Intel Pentium P6200 due to the architectural changes in the core.

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

Intel Pentium 977Intel Pentium 997Intel Pentium B950
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Sandy BridgeSandy BridgeSandy Bridge
: 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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HD Graphics, DDR3 Memory Controller, Enhanced Speedstep, Thermal Monitoring, Execute Disable BitHD Graphics, DDR3 Memory Controller, Enhanced Speedstep, Thermal Monitoring, Execute Disable BitHD Graphics, DDR3 Memory Controller
iGPUIntel HD Graphics (Sandy Bridge) (350 - 1000 MHz)Intel HD Graphics (Sandy Bridge) (350 - 1000 MHz)Intel HD Graphics (Sandy Bridge) (650 - 1100 MHz)
Intel Pentium 977Intel Pentium 997Intel Pentium B950
$134 U.S.
624
149 mm2

Cinebench R11.5 - CPU Multi 64Bit
100%
977 +
1.1 Points (3%)
151%
B950 +
1.6 Points (4%)
Cinebench R11.5 - CPU Single 64Bit
100%
977 +
0.6 Points (23%)
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Single 32Bit
100%
B950 +
min: 2694     avg: 2720     median: 2730 (28%)     max: 2735 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit
100%
B950 +
min: 5187     avg: 5247     median: 5255 (9%)     max: 5300 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Multiple CPUs 64Bit
100%
977 +
min: 4320     avg: 4336     median: 4335.5 (6%)     max: 4351 Points
150%
B950 +
min: 6459     avg: 6506     median: 6505.5 (9%)     max: 6552 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Single CPUs 64Bit
100%
977 +
min: 2285     avg: 2289     median: 2288.5 (21%)     max: 2292 Points
147%
B950 +
min: 3327     avg: 3364     median: 3364 (31%)     max: 3401 Points
wPrime 2.0x - 1024m *
100%
977 +
1616 seconds (19%)
108%
B950 +
min: 1072.4     avg: 1100     median: 1078 (13%)     max: 1149.13 seconds
wPrime 2.0x - 32m *
100%
977 +
56 seconds (11%)
105%
B950 +
min: 33.7     avg: 34.8     median: 34.3 (7%)     max: 36.518 seconds
WinRAR - Result
100%
977 +
1059 KB/s (12%)
126%
B950 +
1333 KB/s (16%)
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - Pass 2
100%
B950 +
8.9 fps (6%)
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - Pass 1
100%
B950 +
50 fps (18%)
TrueCrypt - Serpent Mean 100MB
100%
977 +
0 GB/s (3%)
148%
B950 +
0.1 GB/s (4%)
TrueCrypt - Twofish Mean 100MB
100%
977 +
0.1 GB/s (0%)
144%
B950 +
0.1 GB/s (0%)
TrueCrypt - AES Mean 100MB
100%
977 +
0.1 GB/s (1%)
147%
B950 +
0.2 GB/s (1%)
3DMark 06 - CPU
100%
977 +
1435 Points (10%)
149%
B950 +
min: 2109     avg: 2133     median: 2145 (14%)     max: 2146 Points
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M *
100%
977 +
27 Seconds (6%)
102%
B950 +
min: 18.814     avg: 19     median: 18.9 (4%)     max: 19.141 Seconds
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M *
100%
977 +
61 Seconds (3%)
101%
B950 +
min: 42.12     avg: 42.6     median: 42.6 (2%)     max: 43.165 Seconds
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M *
100%
977 +
1400 Seconds (6%)
102%
B950 +
min: 956     avg: 969     median: 968.7 (4%)     max: 981.475 Seconds
SiSoft Sandra Dhrystone (MIPS)
100%
B950 +
25560 MIPS (12%)
SiSoft Sandra Whetstone (MFLOPS)
100%
B950 +
15000 MFLOPS (12%)
Windows 7 Experience Index - Processor
100%
977 +
4.7 points (60%)
126%
B950 +
5.9 points (76%)
3DMark Vantage - P CPU no PhysX 1280x1024
100%
977 +
3557 Points (5%)
143%
B950 +
min: 4957     avg: 5084     median: 5083.5 (7%)     max: 5210 Points
3DMark - Ice Storm Standard Physics 1280x720
100%
B950 +
15557 Points (10%)
3DMark - Cloud Gate Standard Physics 1280x720
100%
B950 +
1379 Points (3%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Stream
100%
B950 +
5976 Points (48%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Memory
100%
B950 +
4938 Points (45%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Floating Point
100%
B950 +
3490 Points (7%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Integer
100%
B950 +
3187 Points (6%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Total Score
100%
B950 +
3922 Points (10%)

Average Benchmarks Intel Pentium 977 → 100%

Average Benchmarks Intel Pentium B950 → 116%

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