Intel Pentium B950 vs Intel Pentium 977

Intel Pentium B950

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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.

Intel Pentium 977

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The Intel Pentium 977 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 977 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 977 is a bit above a similar clocked Arrandale Pentium CPU and therefore higher than a 1.3 GHz Pentium U5600.

The 17W TDP rating includes the integrated GPU and memory controller and therefore the 957 is suited for small subnotebooks.

Intel Pentium B950Intel Pentium 977
Intel PentiumIntel Pentium
Sandy BridgeSandy Bridge
: Pentium Sandy Bridge
Intel Pentium B980 (compare)2400 MHz2 / 22 MB
Intel Pentium B970 (compare)2300 MHz2 / 22 MB
Intel Pentium B960 (compare)2200 MHz2 / 22 MB
» Intel Pentium B9502100 MHz2 / 22 MB
Intel Pentium B940 (compare)2000 MHz2 / 22 MB
Intel Pentium 997 (compare)1600 MHz2 / 22 MB
Intel Pentium 987 (compare)1500 MHz2 / 22 MB
Intel Pentium 9771400 MHz2 / 22 MB
Intel Pentium 967 (compare)1300 MHz2 / 22 MB
Intel Pentium 957 (compare)1200 MHz2 / 22 MB
Intel Pentium B980 (compare)2400 MHz2 / 22 MB
Intel Pentium B970 (compare)2300 MHz2 / 22 MB
Intel Pentium B960 (compare)2200 MHz2 / 22 MB
Intel Pentium B9502100 MHz2 / 22 MB
Intel Pentium B940 (compare)2000 MHz2 / 22 MB
Intel Pentium 997 (compare)1600 MHz2 / 22 MB
Intel Pentium 987 (compare)1500 MHz2 / 22 MB
» Intel Pentium 9771400 MHz2 / 22 MB
Intel Pentium 967 (compare)1300 MHz2 / 22 MB
Intel Pentium 957 (compare)1200 MHz2 / 22 MB
2100 MHz1400 MHz
128 KB128 KB
512 KB512 KB
2 MB2 MB
2 / 22 / 2
35 17
624
32 32
149 mm2
85 °C100 °C
rPGA988BBGA1023
HD Graphics, DDR3 Memory ControllerHD Graphics, DDR3 Memory Controller, Enhanced Speedstep, Thermal Monitoring, Execute Disable Bit
iGPUIntel HD Graphics (Sandy Bridge) (650 - 1100 MHz)Intel HD Graphics (Sandy Bridge) (350 - 1000 MHz)
Intel Pentium B950Intel Pentium 977

Cinebench R11.5 - CPU Multi 64Bit
100%
B950 +
1.6 Points (4%)
100%
977 +
1.1 Points (2%)
Cinebench R11.5 - CPU Single 64Bit
0.6 Points (28%)
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Single 32Bit
100%
B950 +
min: 2694     avg: 2719.7     median: 2730 (28%)     max: 2735 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit
100%
B950 +
min: 5187     avg: 5247.3     median: 5255 (8%)     max: 5300 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Multiple CPUs 64Bit
100%
B950 +
min: 6459     avg: 6505.5     median: 6505 (9%)     max: 6552 Points
67%
977 +
min: 4320     avg: 4335.5     median: 4335 (6%)     max: 4351 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Single CPUs 64Bit
100%
B950 +
min: 3327     avg: 3364     median: 3364 (32%)     max: 3401 Points
68%
977 +
min: 2285     avg: 2288.5     median: 2288 (22%)     max: 2292 Points
wPrime 2.0x - 1024m *
100%
B950 +
min: 1072     avg: 1099.8     median: 1078 (13%)     max: 1149 seconds
93%
977 +
1616 seconds (19%)
wPrime 2.0x - 32m *
100%
B950 +
min: 33     avg: 34.8     median: 34 (7%)     max: 36 seconds
95%
977 +
56 seconds (11%)
WinRAR - Result
100%
B950 +
1333 KB/s (16%)
79%
977 +
1059 KB/s (12%)
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - Pass 2
100%
B950 +
8.9 fps (0%)
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - Pass 1
100%
B950 +
50 fps (19%)
TrueCrypt - Serpent Mean 100MB
0.1 GB/s (4%)
0.1 GB/s (3%)
TrueCrypt - Twofish Mean 100MB
0.1 GB/s (4%)
0.1 GB/s (3%)
TrueCrypt - AES Mean 100MB
0.2 GB/s (1%)
0.1 GB/s (1%)
3DMark 06 - CPU
100%
B950 +
min: 2109     avg: 2133.3     median: 2145 (14%)     max: 2146 Points
67%
977 +
1435 Points (10%)
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M *
100%
B950 +
min: 18     avg: 19     median: 18 (4%)     max: 19 Seconds
98%
977 +
27 Seconds (6%)
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M *
100%
B950 +
min: 42     avg: 42.6     median: 42 (2%)     max: 43 Seconds
99%
977 +
61 Seconds (3%)
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M *
100%
B950 +
min: 956     avg: 968.7     median: 968 (4%)     max: 981 Seconds
98%
977 +
1400 Seconds (6%)
SiSoft Sandra Dhrystone (MIPS)
100%
B950 +
25560 MIPS (12%)
SiSoft Sandra Whetstone (MFLOPS)
100%
B950 +
15000 MFLOPS (12%)
Windows 7 Experience Index - Processor
100%
B950 +
5.9 points (84%)
80%
977 +
4.7 points (67%)
3DMark Vantage - P CPU no PhysX 1280x1024
100%
B950 +
min: 4957     avg: 5083.5     median: 5083 (7%)     max: 5210 Points
70%
977 +
3557 Points (5%)
3DMark - Ice Storm Standard Physics 1280x720
100%
B950 +
15557 Points (10%)
3DMark - Cloud Gate Standard Physics 1280x720
100%
B950 +
1379 Points (3%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Stream
100%
B950 +
5976 Points (48%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Memory
100%
B950 +
4938 Points (45%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Floating Point
100%
B950 +
3490 Points (6%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Integer
100%
B950 +
3187 Points (5%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Total Score
100%
B950 +
3922 Points (9%)

Average Benchmarks Intel Pentium B950 → 100%

Average Benchmarks Intel Pentium 977 → 85%

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* Smaller numbers mean a higher performance
1 This benchmark is not used for the average calculation

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Redaktion, 2017-09- 8 (Update: 2017-09-11)