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Intel Pentium 997 vs Intel Pentium B940

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.

ModelIntel Pentium 997Intel Pentium B940
SeriesIntel PentiumIntel Pentium
CodenameSandy BridgeSandy Bridge
Series: Pentium Sandy Bridge
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Intel Pentium B970 compare2.3 GHz2 / 22 MB
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Intel Pentium B950 compare2.1 GHz2 / 22 MB
Intel Pentium B9402 GHz2 / 22 MB
» Intel Pentium 9971.6 GHz2 / 22 MB
Intel Pentium 987 compare1.5 GHz2 / 22 MB
Intel Pentium 977 compare1.4 GHz2 / 22 MB
Intel Pentium 967 compare1.3 GHz2 / 22 MB
Intel Pentium 957 compare1.2 GHz2 / 22 MB
Intel Pentium B980 compare2.4 GHz2 / 22 MB
Intel Pentium B970 compare2.3 GHz2 / 22 MB
Intel Pentium B960 compare2.2 GHz2 / 22 MB
Intel Pentium B950 compare2.1 GHz2 / 22 MB
» Intel Pentium B9402 GHz2 / 22 MB
Intel Pentium 9971.6 GHz2 / 22 MB
Intel Pentium 987 compare1.5 GHz2 / 22 MB
Intel Pentium 977 compare1.4 GHz2 / 22 MB
Intel Pentium 967 compare1.3 GHz2 / 22 MB
Intel Pentium 957 compare1.2 GHz2 / 22 MB
Clock1600 MHz2000 MHz
L1 Cache128 KB128 KB
L2 Cache512 KB512 KB
L3 Cache2 MB2 MB
Cores / Threads2 / 22 / 2
TDP17 Watt35 Watt
Technology32 nm32 nm
max. Temp.100 °C85 °C
SocketBGA1023rPGA988B
FeaturesHD 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 - 1100 MHz)
Architecturex86x86
$134 U.S.
Announced
ManufacturerIntel Pentium 997Intel Pentium B940
Transistors624 Million
Die Size149 mm2

Benchmarks

Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 CPU Multi 64 Bit
100%
1 B940 +
1.6 Points (3%)
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Single (32bit)
100%
1 B940 +
min: 2597     avg: 2610     median: 2609.5 (23%)     max: 2622 Points
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Multi (32bit)
100%
1 B940 +
min: 5047     avg: 5067     median: 5066.5 (7%)     max: 5086 Points
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Multi (64bit)
100%
1 B940 +
6227 Points (6%)
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Single (64bit)
100%
1 B940 +
3278 Points (20%)
3DMark 06 - CPU - 3DMark 06 - CPU
100%
1 B940 +
min: 2031     avg: 2034     median: 2034 (4%)     max: 2037 Points
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M *
100%
1 B940 +
19.9 s (4%)
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M *
100%
1 B940 +
45.7 s (2%)
SiSoft Sandra Dhrystone (MIPS) - SiSoft Sandra Dhrystone (MIPS)
100%
1 B940 +
30000 MIPS (14%)
SiSoft Sandra Whetstone (MFLOPS) - SiSoft Sandra Whetstone (MFLOPS)
100%
1 B940 +
13830 MFLOPS (11%)
Windows 7 Experience Index - Win7 CPU
100%
1 B940 +
min: 5.8     avg: 5.9     median: 5.9 (75%)     max: 5.9 Points
3DMark Vantage - 3DM Vant. Perf. CPU no Physx
100%
1 B940 +
5071 Points (5%)

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