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Intel Pentium 997 vs Intel Pentium B940 vs Intel Pentium B960

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.

Intel Pentium B960

► remove from comparison Intel B960

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.

ModelIntel Pentium 997Intel Pentium B940Intel Pentium B960
SeriesIntel PentiumIntel PentiumIntel Pentium
CodenameSandy BridgeSandy BridgeSandy Bridge
Series: Pentium Sandy Bridge
Intel Pentium B9802.4 GHz2 / 22 MB
Intel Pentium B9702.3 GHz2 / 22 MB
Intel Pentium B9602.2 GHz2 / 22 MB
Intel Pentium B9502.1 GHz2 / 22 MB
Intel Pentium B9402 GHz2 / 22 MB
» Intel Pentium 9971.6 GHz2 / 22 MB
Intel Pentium 9871.5 GHz2 / 22 MB
Intel Pentium 9771.4 GHz2 / 22 MB
Intel Pentium 9671.3 GHz2 / 22 MB
Intel Pentium 9571.2 GHz2 / 22 MB
Intel Pentium B9802.4 GHz2 / 22 MB
Intel Pentium B9702.3 GHz2 / 22 MB
Intel Pentium B9602.2 GHz2 / 22 MB
Intel Pentium B9502.1 GHz2 / 22 MB
» Intel Pentium B9402 GHz2 / 22 MB
Intel Pentium 9971.6 GHz2 / 22 MB
Intel Pentium 9871.5 GHz2 / 22 MB
Intel Pentium 9771.4 GHz2 / 22 MB
Intel Pentium 9671.3 GHz2 / 22 MB
Intel Pentium 9571.2 GHz2 / 22 MB
Intel Pentium B9802.4 GHz2 / 22 MB
Intel Pentium B9702.3 GHz2 / 22 MB
» Intel Pentium B9602.2 GHz2 / 22 MB
Intel Pentium B9502.1 GHz2 / 22 MB
Intel Pentium B9402 GHz2 / 22 MB
Intel Pentium 9971.6 GHz2 / 22 MB
Intel Pentium 9871.5 GHz2 / 22 MB
Intel Pentium 9771.4 GHz2 / 22 MB
Intel Pentium 9671.3 GHz2 / 22 MB
Intel Pentium 9571.2 GHz2 / 22 MB
Clock1600 MHz2000 MHz2200 MHz
L1 Cache128 KB128 KB128 KB
L2 Cache512 KB512 KB512 KB
L3 Cache2 MB2 MB2 MB
Cores / Threads2 / 22 / 22 / 2
TDP17 Watt35 Watt35 Watt
Technology32 nm32 nm32 nm
max. Temp.100 °C85 °C85 °C
SocketBGA1023rPGA988BrPGA988B
FeaturesHD Graphics, DDR3 Memory Controller, Enhanced Speedstep, Thermal Monitoring, Execute Disable BitHD Graphics, DDR3 Memory ControllerHD Graphics, DDR3 Memory Controller
iGPUIntel HD Graphics (Sandy Bridge) (350 - 1000 MHz)Intel HD Graphics (Sandy Bridge) (650 - 1100 MHz)Intel HD Graphics (Sandy Bridge) (650 - 1100 MHz)
Architecturex86x86x86
$134 U.S.
Announced
ManufacturerIntel Pentium 997Intel Pentium B940Intel Pentium B960
Transistors624 Million624 Million
Die Size149 mm2149 mm2

Benchmarks

Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 CPU Multi 64 Bit
100%
1 B940 +
1.6 Points (3%)
107%
1 B960 +
min: 1.45     avg: 1.6     median: 1.7 (3%)     max: 1.7 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 CPU Single 64 Bit
100%
1 B960 +
0.9 Points (25%)
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Single (32bit)
100%
1 B940 +
min: 2597     avg: 2610     median: 2609.5 (23%)     max: 2622 Points
109%
1 B960 +
min: 2759     avg: 2838     median: 2851 (25%)     max: 2869 Points
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Multi (32bit)
100%
1 B940 +
min: 5047     avg: 5067     median: 5066.5 (7%)     max: 5086 Points
109%
1 B960 +
min: 5019     avg: 5417     median: 5500 (8%)     max: 5550 Points
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Multi (64bit)
100%
1 B940 +
6227 Points (6%)
109%
1 B960 +
min: 6083     avg: 6648     median: 6757.5 (6%)     max: 6815 Points
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Single (64bit)
100%
1 B940 +
3278 Points (20%)
107%
1 B960 +
min: 2563     avg: 3337     median: 3521 (21%)     max: 3542 Points
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 1024m *
100%
1 B960 +
min: 1025     avg: 1069     median: 1061 (13%)     max: 1129 s
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 32m *
100%
1 B960 +
min: 32.18     avg: 33.7     median: 33.5 (7%)     max: 35.7 s
WinRAR - WinRAR 4.0
100%
1 B960 +
min: 1354     avg: 1367     median: 1366.5 (8%)     max: 1379 Points
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - x264 Pass 2
100%
1 B960 +
9.2 fps (4%)
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - x264 Pass 1
100%
1 B960 +
51.7 fps (14%)
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt Serpent
100%
1 B960 +
min: 0.074     avg: 0.1     median: 0.1 (3%)     max: 0.0758 GB/s
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt Twofish
100%
1 B960 +
min: 0.127     avg: 0.1     median: 0.1 (3%)     max: 0.133 GB/s
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt AES
100%
1 B960 +
min: 0.165     avg: 0.2     median: 0.2 (1%)     max: 0.172 GB/s
3DMark 06 - CPU - 3DMark 06 - CPU
100%
1 B940 +
min: 2031     avg: 2034     median: 2034 (4%)     max: 2037 Points
110%
1 B960 +
min: 2133     avg: 2215     median: 2231 (5%)     max: 2248 Points
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M *
100%
1 B940 +
19.9 s (4%)
100%
1 B960 +
min: 17.97     avg: 18.3     median: 18 (4%)     max: 18.93 s
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M *
100%
1 B940 +
45.7 s (2%)
100%
1 B960 +
min: 40.64     avg: 41.6     median: 41 (2%)     max: 43.78 s
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 32M *
100%
1 B960 +
min: 917     avg: 937     median: 937 (4%)     max: 958 s
SiSoft Sandra Dhrystone (MIPS) - SiSoft Sandra Dhrystone (MIPS)
100%
1 B940 +
30000 MIPS (14%)
91%
1 B960 +
min: 24750     avg: 28587     median: 27320 (13%)     max: 33690 MIPS
SiSoft Sandra Whetstone (MFLOPS) - SiSoft Sandra Whetstone (MFLOPS)
100%
1 B940 +
13830 MFLOPS (11%)
115%
1 B960 +
min: 15880     avg: 15893     median: 15900 (12%)     max: 15900 MFLOPS
Windows 7 Experience Index - Win7 CPU
100%
1 B940 +
min: 5.8     avg: 5.9     median: 5.9 (75%)     max: 5.9 Points
104%
1 B960 +
min: 6.1     avg: 6.4     median: 6.1 (78%)     max: 7.6 Points
3DMark Vantage - 3DM Vant. Perf. CPU no Physx
100%
1 B940 +
5071 Points (5%)
103%
1 B960 +
min: 4552     avg: 5131     median: 5216.5 (5%)     max: 5409 Points
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance Physics
100%
1 B960 +
2139 Points (7%)

Average Benchmarks Intel Pentium B940 → NAN% n=

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- Range of benchmark values for this graphics card
- Average benchmark values for this graphics card
* Smaller numbers mean a higher performance
1 This benchmark is not used for the average calculation

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