Intel Pentium 997 vs Intel Pentium B940
Intel Pentium 997► remove from comparison
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► remove from comparison
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.
|Model||Intel Pentium 997||Intel Pentium B940|
|Series||Intel Pentium||Intel Pentium|
|Codename||Sandy Bridge||Sandy Bridge|
|Series: Pentium Sandy Bridge|
|Clock||1600 MHz||2000 MHz|
|L1 Cache||128 KB||128 KB|
|L2 Cache||512 KB||512 KB|
|L3 Cache||2 MB||2 MB|
|Cores / Threads||2 / 2||2 / 2|
|TDP||17 Watt||35 Watt|
|Technology||32 nm||32 nm|
|max. Temp.||100 °C||85 °C|
|Features||HD Graphics, DDR3 Memory Controller, Enhanced Speedstep, Thermal Monitoring, Execute Disable Bit||HD Graphics, DDR3 Memory Controller|
|iGPU||Intel HD Graphics (Sandy Bridge) (350 - 1000 MHz)||Intel HD Graphics (Sandy Bridge) (650 - 1100 MHz)|
|Manufacturer||Intel Pentium 997||Intel Pentium B940|
|Die Size||149 mm2|