Intel Pentium 997 vs Intel Pentium B950
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 B950► remove from comparison
The Intel Pentium B950 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 B950 should be faster than a similar clocked Arrandale Pentium CPU like the Intel Pentium P6200 due to the architectural changes in the core.
The 35W TDP rating includes the integrated GPU and memory controller.
|Model||Intel Pentium 997||Intel Pentium B950|
|Series||Intel Pentium||Intel Pentium|
|Codename||Sandy Bridge||Sandy Bridge|
|Series: Pentium Sandy Bridge|
|Clock||1600 MHz||2100 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 B950|
|Die Size||149 mm2|