Intel Pentium 977 vs Intel Pentium 997 vs Intel Pentium B980

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 B980

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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.

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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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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)
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$134 U.S.$125 U.S.
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149 mm2

Cinebench R11.5 - CPU Multi 64Bit
100%
977 +
1.1 Points (3%)
169%
B980 +
min: 1.79     avg: 1.8     median: 1.8 (5%)     max: 1.85 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - CPU Single 64Bit
100%
977 +
0.6 Points (23%)
167%
B980 +
min: 0.88     avg: 0.9     median: 0.9 (38%)     max: 0.95 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Single 32Bit
100%
B980 +
min: 3054     avg: 3098     median: 3109 (32%)     max: 3118 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit
100%
B980 +
min: 5027     avg: 5715     median: 5878.5 (10%)     max: 6075 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Multiple CPUs 64Bit
100%
977 +
min: 4320     avg: 4336     median: 4335.5 (6%)     max: 4351 Points
168%
B980 +
min: 7167     avg: 7278     median: 7304 (10%)     max: 7337 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Single CPUs 64Bit
100%
977 +
min: 2285     avg: 2289     median: 2288.5 (21%)     max: 2292 Points
167%
B980 +
min: 3802     avg: 3835     median: 3825.5 (36%)     max: 3885 Points
wPrime 2.0x - 1024m *
100%
977 +
1616 seconds (19%)
108%
B980 +
min: 1027.58     avg: 1043     median: 1037 (12%)     max: 1071.71 seconds
wPrime 2.0x - 32m *
100%
977 +
56 seconds (11%)
105%
B980 +
min: 32.427     avg: 33     median: 32.9 (7%)     max: 33.675 seconds
WinRAR - Result
100%
977 +
1059 KB/s (12%)
136%
B980 +
1435 KB/s (17%)
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - Pass 2
100%
B980 +
10 fps (6%)
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - Pass 1
100%
B980 +
55 fps (20%)
TrueCrypt - Serpent Mean 100MB
100%
977 +
0 GB/s (3%)
171%
B980 +
0.1 GB/s (4%)
TrueCrypt - Twofish Mean 100MB
100%
977 +
0.1 GB/s (0%)
165%
B980 +
0.1 GB/s (0%)
TrueCrypt - AES Mean 100MB
100%
977 +
0.1 GB/s (1%)
169%
B980 +
0.2 GB/s (1%)
3DMark 06 - CPU
100%
977 +
1435 Points (10%)
172%
B980 +
min: 2424     avg: 2453     median: 2462.5 (16%)     max: 2464 Points
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M *
100%
977 +
27 Seconds (6%)
102%
B980 +
min: 16.642     avg: 16.9     median: 16.9 (4%)     max: 17.264 Seconds
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M *
100%
977 +
61 Seconds (3%)
101%
B980 +
min: 37.016     avg: 38     median: 38 (2%)     max: 38.97 Seconds
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M *
100%
977 +
1400 Seconds (6%)
103%
B980 +
min: 852.539     avg: 867     median: 863.5 (4%)     max: 886.084 Seconds
SiSoft Sandra Dhrystone (MIPS)
100%
B980 +
min: 26000     avg: 30567     median: 29400 (14%)     max: 36300 MIPS
SiSoft Sandra Whetstone (MFLOPS)
100%
B980 +
min: 17290     avg: 17370     median: 17390 (13%)     max: 17430 MFLOPS
Windows 7 Experience Index - Processor
100%
977 +
4.7 points (60%)
130%
B980 +
6.1 points (78%)
3DMark Vantage - P CPU no PhysX 1280x1024
100%
977 +
3557 Points (5%)
160%
B980 +
min: 5597     avg: 5678     median: 5699.5 (8%)     max: 5717 Points
3DMark 11 - Performance Physics 1280x720
100%
B980 +
min: 2196     avg: 2204     median: 2203.5 (11%)     max: 2211 points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Stream
100%
B980 +
3855 Points (31%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Memory
100%
B980 +
3745 Points (34%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Floating Point
100%
B980 +
3798 Points (7%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Integer
100%
B980 +
3624 Points (7%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Total Score
100%
B980 +
3732 Points (10%)

Average Benchmarks Intel Pentium 977 → 100%

Average Benchmarks Intel Pentium B980 → 125%

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