Intel Pentium 977 vs Intel Pentium 997 vs Intel Pentium B960

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 B960

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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.

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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.
624
149 mm2

Cinebench R11.5 - CPU Multi 64Bit
100%
977 +
1.1 Points (3%)
155%
B960 +
min: 1.45     avg: 1.6     median: 1.7 (4%)     max: 1.7 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - CPU Single 64Bit
100%
977 +
0.6 Points (23%)
154%
B960 +
0.9 Points (35%)
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Single 32Bit
100%
B960 +
min: 2759     avg: 2838     median: 2851 (29%)     max: 2869 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit
100%
B960 +
min: 5019     avg: 5417     median: 5500 (9%)     max: 5550 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Multiple CPUs 64Bit
100%
977 +
min: 4320     avg: 4336     median: 4335.5 (6%)     max: 4351 Points
156%
B960 +
min: 6083     avg: 6648     median: 6757.5 (9%)     max: 6815 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Single CPUs 64Bit
100%
977 +
min: 2285     avg: 2289     median: 2288.5 (21%)     max: 2292 Points
154%
B960 +
min: 2563     avg: 3337     median: 3521 (33%)     max: 3542 Points
wPrime 2.0x - 1024m *
100%
977 +
1616 seconds (19%)
108%
B960 +
min: 1024.73     avg: 1069     median: 1060.9 (13%)     max: 1128.68 seconds
wPrime 2.0x - 32m *
100%
977 +
56 seconds (11%)
105%
B960 +
min: 32.183     avg: 33.7     median: 33.5 (7%)     max: 35.696 seconds
WinRAR - Result
100%
977 +
1059 KB/s (12%)
129%
B960 +
min: 1354     avg: 1367     median: 1366.5 (16%)     max: 1379 KB/s
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - Pass 2
100%
B960 +
9.2 fps (6%)
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - Pass 1
100%
B960 +
51.7 fps (18%)
TrueCrypt - Serpent Mean 100MB
100%
977 +
0 GB/s (3%)
156%
B960 +
min: 0.074     avg: 0.1     median: 0.1 (4%)     max: 0.0758 GB/s
TrueCrypt - Twofish Mean 100MB
100%
977 +
0.1 GB/s (0%)
148%
B960 +
min: 0.127     avg: 0.1     median: 0.1 (0%)     max: 0.133 GB/s
TrueCrypt - AES Mean 100MB
100%
977 +
0.1 GB/s (1%)
156%
B960 +
min: 0.165     avg: 0.2     median: 0.2 (1%)     max: 0.172 GB/s
3DMark 06 - CPU
100%
977 +
1435 Points (10%)
155%
B960 +
min: 2133     avg: 2215     median: 2231 (15%)     max: 2248 Points
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M *
100%
977 +
27 Seconds (6%)
102%
B960 +
min: 17.971     avg: 18.3     median: 18 (4%)     max: 18.931 Seconds
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M *
100%
977 +
61 Seconds (3%)
101%
B960 +
min: 40.638     avg: 41.6     median: 41 (2%)     max: 43.776 Seconds
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M *
100%
977 +
1400 Seconds (6%)
102%
B960 +
min: 917     avg: 937     median: 937 (4%)     max: 958.222 Seconds
SiSoft Sandra Dhrystone (MIPS)
100%
B960 +
min: 24750     avg: 28587     median: 27320 (13%)     max: 33690 MIPS
SiSoft Sandra Whetstone (MFLOPS)
100%
B960 +
min: 15880     avg: 15893     median: 15900 (12%)     max: 15900 MFLOPS
Windows 7 Experience Index - Processor
100%
977 +
4.7 points (60%)
130%
B960 +
min: 6.1     avg: 6.4     median: 6.1 (78%)     max: 7.6 points
3DMark Vantage - P CPU no PhysX 1280x1024
100%
977 +
3557 Points (5%)
147%
B960 +
min: 4552     avg: 5131     median: 5216.5 (7%)     max: 5409 Points
3DMark 11 - Performance Physics 1280x720
100%
B960 +
2139 points (10%)

Average Benchmarks Intel Pentium 977 → 100%

Average Benchmarks Intel Pentium B960 → 124%

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Redaktion, 2017-09- 8 (Update: 2017-09-11)