Intel Pentium 977 vs Intel Pentium B970

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 B970

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The Intel Pentium B970 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 B970 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 B970 should be faster than a similar clocked Arrandale Pentium CPU. Therefore, the B960 should perform about 10% better than a Pentium P6300.

The 35W TDP rating includes the integrated GPU and DDR3-1333 memory controller.

Intel Pentium 977Intel Pentium B970
Intel PentiumIntel Pentium
Sandy BridgeSandy Bridge
: Pentium Sandy Bridge
Intel Pentium B980 (compare)2400 MHz2 / 22 MB
Intel Pentium B9702300 MHz2 / 22 MB
Intel Pentium B960 (compare)2200 MHz2 / 22 MB
Intel Pentium B950 (compare)2100 MHz2 / 22 MB
Intel Pentium B940 (compare)2000 MHz2 / 22 MB
Intel Pentium 997 (compare)1600 MHz2 / 22 MB
Intel Pentium 987 (compare)1500 MHz2 / 22 MB
» Intel Pentium 9771400 MHz2 / 22 MB
Intel Pentium 967 (compare)1300 MHz2 / 22 MB
Intel Pentium 957 (compare)1200 MHz2 / 22 MB
Intel Pentium B980 (compare)2400 MHz2 / 22 MB
» Intel Pentium B9702300 MHz2 / 22 MB
Intel Pentium B960 (compare)2200 MHz2 / 22 MB
Intel Pentium B950 (compare)2100 MHz2 / 22 MB
Intel Pentium B940 (compare)2000 MHz2 / 22 MB
Intel Pentium 997 (compare)1600 MHz2 / 22 MB
Intel Pentium 987 (compare)1500 MHz2 / 22 MB
Intel Pentium 9771400 MHz2 / 22 MB
Intel Pentium 967 (compare)1300 MHz2 / 22 MB
Intel Pentium 957 (compare)1200 MHz2 / 22 MB
1400 MHz2300 MHz
128 KB128 KB
512 KB512 KB
2 MB2 MB
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32 32
100 °C85 °C
BGA1023rPGA988B
HD 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) (650 - 1150 MHz)
Intel Pentium 977Intel Pentium B970
624
149 mm2
$125 U.S.

Cinebench R11.5 - CPU Multi 64Bit
100%
977 +
1.1 Points (2%)
100%
B970 +
1.7 Points (4%)
Cinebench R11.5 - CPU Single 64Bit
0.6 Points (28%)
0.8 Points (42%)
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Single 32Bit
100%
B970 +
min: 2881     avg: 2943.3     median: 2954 (30%)     max: 2995 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit
100%
B970 +
min: 5665     avg: 5726     median: 5697 (9%)     max: 5816 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Multiple CPUs 64Bit
100%
977 +
min: 4320     avg: 4335.5     median: 4335 (6%)     max: 4351 Points
161%
B970 +
min: 6721     avg: 6925.3     median: 6989 (9%)     max: 7066 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Single CPUs 64Bit
100%
977 +
min: 2285     avg: 2288.5     median: 2288 (22%)     max: 2292 Points
161%
B970 +
min: 3389     avg: 3588.7     median: 3681 (36%)     max: 3696 Points
wPrime 2.0x - 1024m *
100%
977 +
1616 seconds (19%)
108%
B970 +
min: 1070     avg: 1254.5     median: 1072 (13%)     max: 1621 seconds
wPrime 2.0x - 32m *
100%
977 +
56 seconds (11%)
105%
B970 +
min: 34     avg: 39.6     median: 35 (7%)     max: 48 seconds
WinRAR - Result
100%
977 +
1059 KB/s (12%)
TrueCrypt - Serpent Mean 100MB
0.1 GB/s (3%)
TrueCrypt - Twofish Mean 100MB
0.1 GB/s (3%)
TrueCrypt - AES Mean 100MB
0.1 GB/s (1%)
3DMark 06 - CPU
100%
977 +
1435 Points (10%)
162%
B970 +
min: 2306     avg: 2321     median: 2328 (16%)     max: 2329 Points
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M *
100%
977 +
27 Seconds (6%)
102%
B970 +
17.7 Seconds (4%)
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M *
100%
977 +
61 Seconds (3%)
101%
B970 +
min: 39     avg: 40.3     median: 40 (2%)     max: 40 Seconds
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M *
100%
977 +
1400 Seconds (6%)
102%
B970 +
min: 893     avg: 903.6     median: 903 (4%)     max: 913 Seconds
SiSoft Sandra Dhrystone (MIPS)
100%
B970 +
min: 28100     avg: 28285     median: 28285 (13%)     max: 28470 MIPS
SiSoft Sandra Whetstone (MFLOPS)
100%
B970 +
min: 16500     avg: 16505     median: 16505 (13%)     max: 16510 MFLOPS
Windows 7 Experience Index - Processor
100%
977 +
4.7 points (67%)
150%
B970 +
6.2 points (89%)
3DMark Vantage - P CPU no PhysX 1280x1024
100%
977 +
3557 Points (5%)
147%
B970 +
min: 5141     avg: 5254.3     median: 5242 (7%)     max: 5380 Points
3DMark 11 - Performance Physics 1280x720
100%
B970 +
1989 points (10%)

Average Benchmarks Intel Pentium 977 → 100%

Average Benchmarks Intel Pentium B970 → 119%

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* Smaller numbers mean a higher performance
1 This benchmark is not used for the average calculation

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