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Intel Pentium B940 vs Intel Pentium B970 vs Intel Pentium B980

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 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 B980

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The Intel Pentium B980 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 B980 integrates a graphics card called Intel HD Graphics that is based on the desktop HD Graphics 2000 clocked at 650 / 1150 (with Turbo Boost).

The performance of the Pentium B980 should be clearly faster than a similar clocked Arrandale Pentium CPU. Due to the high clock speed, the missing HyperThreading and smaller last level cache should be equalized and therefore, the performance should be similar to a Intel Core i3-2310M with 2.1 GHz.

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

ModelIntel Pentium B940Intel Pentium B970Intel Pentium B980
SeriesIntel PentiumIntel PentiumIntel Pentium
CodenameSandy BridgeSandy BridgeSandy Bridge
Series: Pentium Sandy Bridge
Intel Pentium B9802.4 GHz2 / 2 cores2 MB L3
Intel Pentium B9702.3 GHz2 / 2 cores2 MB L3
Intel Pentium B9602.2 GHz2 / 2 cores2 MB L3
Intel Pentium B9502.1 GHz2 / 2 cores2 MB L3
Intel Pentium B940 « 2 GHz2 / 2 cores2 MB L3
Intel Pentium 9971.6 GHz2 / 2 cores2 MB L3
Intel Pentium 9871.5 GHz2 / 2 cores2 MB L3
Intel Pentium 9771.4 GHz2 / 2 cores2 MB L3
Intel Pentium 9671.3 GHz2 / 2 cores2 MB L3
Intel Pentium 9571.2 GHz2 / 2 cores2 MB L3
Intel Pentium B9802.4 GHz2 / 2 cores2 MB L3
Intel Pentium B970 « 2.3 GHz2 / 2 cores2 MB L3
Intel Pentium B9602.2 GHz2 / 2 cores2 MB L3
Intel Pentium B9502.1 GHz2 / 2 cores2 MB L3
Intel Pentium B9402 GHz2 / 2 cores2 MB L3
Intel Pentium 9971.6 GHz2 / 2 cores2 MB L3
Intel Pentium 9871.5 GHz2 / 2 cores2 MB L3
Intel Pentium 9771.4 GHz2 / 2 cores2 MB L3
Intel Pentium 9671.3 GHz2 / 2 cores2 MB L3
Intel Pentium 9571.2 GHz2 / 2 cores2 MB L3
Intel Pentium B980 « 2.4 GHz2 / 2 cores2 MB L3
Intel Pentium B9702.3 GHz2 / 2 cores2 MB L3
Intel Pentium B9602.2 GHz2 / 2 cores2 MB L3
Intel Pentium B9502.1 GHz2 / 2 cores2 MB L3
Intel Pentium B9402 GHz2 / 2 cores2 MB L3
Intel Pentium 9971.6 GHz2 / 2 cores2 MB L3
Intel Pentium 9871.5 GHz2 / 2 cores2 MB L3
Intel Pentium 9771.4 GHz2 / 2 cores2 MB L3
Intel Pentium 9671.3 GHz2 / 2 cores2 MB L3
Intel Pentium 9571.2 GHz2 / 2 cores2 MB L3
Clock2000 MHz2300 MHz2400 MHz
L1 Cache128 KB128 KB128 KB
L2 Cache512 KB512 KB512 KB
L3 Cache2 MB2 MB2 MB
Cores / Threads2 / 22 / 22 / 2
TDP35 Watt35 Watt35 Watt
Transistors624 Million624 Million624 Million
Technology32 nm32 nm32 nm
Die Size149 mm2149 mm2149 mm2
max. Temp.85 °C85 °C85 °C
SocketrPGA988BrPGA988BrPGA988B
FeaturesHD Graphics, DDR3 Memory ControllerHD Graphics, DDR3 Memory ControllerHD Graphics, DDR3 Memory Controller
iGPUIntel HD Graphics (Sandy Bridge) (650 - 1100 MHz)Intel HD Graphics (Sandy Bridge) (650 - 1150 MHz)Intel HD Graphics (Sandy Bridge) (650 - 1100 MHz)
Architecturex86x86x86
Announced
ManufacturerIntel Pentium B940Intel Pentium B970
$125 U.S.$125 U.S.

Benchmarks

Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 CPU Multi 64 Bit
100%
B940 +
1.6 Points (2%)
112%
B970 +
min: 1.66     avg: 1.7     median: 1.8 (2%)     max: 1.78 Points
117%
B980 +
min: 1.79     avg: 1.8     median: 1.8 (3%)     max: 1.85 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 CPU Single 64 Bit
100%
1 B970 +
0.8 Points (3%)
111%
1 B980 +
min: 0.88     avg: 0.9     median: 0.9 (3%)     max: 0.95 Points
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Single (32bit)
100%
B940 +
min: 2597     avg: 2610     median: 2609.5 (21%)     max: 2622 Points
113%
B970 +
min: 2881     avg: 2943     median: 2954 (24%)     max: 2995 Points
119%
B980 +
min: 3054     avg: 3098     median: 3109 (25%)     max: 3118 Points
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Multi (32bit)
100%
B940 +
min: 5047     avg: 5067     median: 5066.5 (6%)     max: 5086 Points
112%
B970 +
min: 5665     avg: 5726     median: 5697 (6%)     max: 5816 Points
116%
B980 +
min: 5027     avg: 5715     median: 5878.5 (7%)     max: 6075 Points
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Multi (64bit)
100%
B940 +
6227 Points (4%)
112%
B970 +
min: 6721     avg: 6925     median: 6989 (5%)     max: 7066 Points
117%
B980 +
min: 7167     avg: 7278     median: 7304 (5%)     max: 7337 Points
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Single (64bit)
100%
B940 +
3278 Points (18%)
112%
B970 +
min: 3389     avg: 3589     median: 3681 (20%)     max: 3696 Points
117%
B980 +
min: 3802     avg: 3835     median: 3825.5 (21%)     max: 3885 Points
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 1024m *
100%
1 B970 +
min: 1070     avg: 1254     median: 1072 (13%)     max: 1621 s
100%
1 B980 +
min: 1028     avg: 1044     median: 1037 (12%)     max: 1072 s
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 32m *
100%
1 B970 +
min: 34.61     avg: 39.6     median: 35.8 (7%)     max: 48.33 s
101%
1 B980 +
min: 32.43     avg: 33     median: 32.9 (7%)     max: 33.67 s
WinRAR - WinRAR 4.0
100%
1 B980 +
1435 Points (8%)
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - x264 Pass 2
100%
1 B980 +
10 fps (4%)
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - x264 Pass 1
100%
1 B980 +
55 fps (13%)
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt Serpent
100%
1 B980 +
0.1 GB/s (0%)
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt Twofish
100%
1 B980 +
0.1 GB/s (0%)
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt AES
100%
1 B980 +
0.2 GB/s (0%)
3DMark 06 - CPU - 3DMark 06 - CPU
100%
B940 +
min: 2031     avg: 2034     median: 2034 (4%)     max: 2037 Points
114%
B970 +
min: 2306     avg: 2321     median: 2328 (5%)     max: 2329 Points
121%
B980 +
min: 2424     avg: 2453     median: 2462.5 (5%)     max: 2464 Points
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M *
100%
B940 +
19.9 s (4%)
101%
B970 +
min: 17.6     avg: 17.7     median: 17.7 (4%)     max: 17.83 s
101%
B980 +
min: 16.64     avg: 16.9     median: 16.9 (4%)     max: 17.26 s
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M *
100%
B940 +
45.7 s (2%)
100%
B970 +
min: 39.64     avg: 40.3     median: 40.5 (2%)     max: 40.78 s
100%
B980 +
min: 37.02     avg: 38     median: 38 (2%)     max: 38.97 s
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 32M *
100%
1 B970 +
min: 894     avg: 904     median: 904 (4%)     max: 913 s
100%
1 B980 +
min: 853     avg: 867     median: 863 (4%)     max: 886 s
SiSoft Sandra Dhrystone (MIPS) - SiSoft Sandra Dhrystone (MIPS)
100%
B940 +
30000 MIPS (14%)
min: 28100     avg: 28285     median: 28285 (13%)     max: 28470 MIPS
min: 26000     avg: 30567     median: 29400 (14%)     max: 36300 MIPS
SiSoft Sandra Whetstone (MFLOPS) - SiSoft Sandra Whetstone (MFLOPS)
100%
B940 +
13830 MFLOPS (11%)
119%
B970 +
min: 16500     avg: 16505     median: 16505 (13%)     max: 16510 MFLOPS
126%
B980 +
min: 17290     avg: 17370     median: 17390 (13%)     max: 17430 MFLOPS
Windows 7 Experience Index - Win7 CPU
100%
B940 +
min: 5.8     avg: 5.9     median: 5.9 (75%)     max: 5.9 Points
106%
B970 +
6.2 Points (79%)
104%
B980 +
6.1 Points (78%)
3DMark Vantage - 3DM Vant. Perf. CPU no Physx
100%
B940 +
5071 Points (5%)
103%
B970 +
min: 5141     avg: 5254     median: 5242 (5%)     max: 5380 Points
112%
B980 +
min: 5597     avg: 5678     median: 5699.5 (5%)     max: 5717 Points
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance Physics
100%
1 B970 +
1989 Points (5%)
111%
1 B980 +
min: 2196     avg: 2204     median: 2203.5 (6%)     max: 2211 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Stream
100%
1 B980 +
3855 Points (31%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Memory
100%
1 B980 +
3745 Points (34%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Floating Point
100%
1 B980 +
3798 Points (7%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Integer
100%
1 B980 +
3624 Points (7%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Total Score
100%
1 B980 +
3732 Points (10%)

Average Benchmarks Intel Pentium B940 → 100% n=12

Average Benchmarks Intel Pentium B970 → 108% n=12

Average Benchmarks Intel Pentium B980 → 112% n=12

- 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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