Intel Pentium B950 vs Intel Pentium 987 vs Intel Pentium B960

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 987

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The Intel Pentium 987 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 987 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 987 is a bit higher than a similar clocked Arrandale Pentium CPU and therefore significantly faster than a 1.3 GHz Pentium U5600.

The 17W TDP rating includes the integrated GPU and memory controller and therefore the 987 is suited for small subnotebooks.

Intel Pentium B960

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The Intel Pentium B960 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 B960 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 B960 should be faster than a similar clocked Arrandale Pentium CPU. Therefore, the B960 should perform similar to the Core i3-330M with 2.13 GHz, HyperThreading and 3MB Cache.

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

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: Pentium Sandy Bridge
Intel Pentium B9802.4 GHz2 / 22 MB
Intel Pentium B9702.3 GHz2 / 22 MB
Intel Pentium B9602.2 GHz2 / 22 MB
» Intel Pentium B9502.1 GHz2 / 22 MB
Intel Pentium B9402 GHz2 / 22 MB
Intel Pentium 9971.6 GHz2 / 22 MB
Intel Pentium 9871.5 GHz2 / 22 MB
Intel Pentium 9771.4 GHz2 / 22 MB
Intel Pentium 9671.3 GHz2 / 22 MB
Intel Pentium 9571.2 GHz2 / 22 MB
Intel Pentium B9802.4 GHz2 / 22 MB
Intel Pentium B9702.3 GHz2 / 22 MB
Intel Pentium B9602.2 GHz2 / 22 MB
Intel Pentium B9502.1 GHz2 / 22 MB
Intel Pentium B9402 GHz2 / 22 MB
Intel Pentium 9971.6 GHz2 / 22 MB
» Intel Pentium 9871.5 GHz2 / 22 MB
Intel Pentium 9771.4 GHz2 / 22 MB
Intel Pentium 9671.3 GHz2 / 22 MB
Intel Pentium 9571.2 GHz2 / 22 MB
Intel Pentium B9802.4 GHz2 / 22 MB
Intel Pentium B9702.3 GHz2 / 22 MB
» Intel Pentium B9602.2 GHz2 / 22 MB
Intel Pentium B9502.1 GHz2 / 22 MB
Intel Pentium B9402 GHz2 / 22 MB
Intel Pentium 9971.6 GHz2 / 22 MB
Intel Pentium 9871.5 GHz2 / 22 MB
Intel Pentium 9771.4 GHz2 / 22 MB
Intel Pentium 9671.3 GHz2 / 22 MB
Intel Pentium 9571.2 GHz2 / 22 MB
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Architecturex86x86x86
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$134 U.S.

Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 CPU Multi 64 Bit
100%
B950 +
1.6 Points (3%)
69%
987 +
1.1 Points (2%)
103%
B960 +
min: 1.45     avg: 1.6     median: 1.7 (3%)     max: 1.7 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 CPU Single 64 Bit
100%
1 987 +
0.6 Points (19%)
146%
1 B960 +
0.9 Points (27%)
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Single (32bit)
100%
1 B950 +
min: 2694     avg: 2720     median: 2730 (24%)     max: 2735
104%
1 B960 +
min: 2759     avg: 2838     median: 2851 (25%)     max: 2869
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Multi (32bit)
100%
1 B950 +
min: 5187     avg: 5247     median: 5255 (9%)     max: 5300
105%
1 B960 +
min: 5019     avg: 5417     median: 5500 (9%)     max: 5550
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Multi (64bit)
100%
B950 +
min: 6459     avg: 6506     median: 6505.5 (6%)     max: 6552 Points
69%
987 +
4467 Points (4%)
104%
B960 +
min: 6083     avg: 6648     median: 6757.5 (6%)     max: 6815 Points
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Single (64bit)
100%
B950 +
min: 3327     avg: 3364     median: 3364 (25%)     max: 3401 Points
72%
987 +
2409 Points (18%)
105%
B960 +
min: 2563     avg: 3337     median: 3521 (27%)     max: 3542 Points
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 1024m *
100%
B950 +
min: 1072.4     avg: 1100     median: 1078 (13%)     max: 1149.13 s
94%
987 +
1548 s (18%)
100%
B960 +
min: 1024.73     avg: 1069     median: 1060.9 (13%)     max: 1128.68 s
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 32m *
100%
B950 +
min: 33.7     avg: 34.8     median: 34.3 (7%)     max: 36.518 s
100%
B960 +
min: 32.183     avg: 33.7     median: 33.5 (7%)     max: 35.696 s
WinRAR - WinRAR 4.0
100%
B950 +
1333 (9%)
103%
B960 +
min: 1354     avg: 1367     median: 1366.5 (9%)     max: 1379
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - x264 Pass 2
100%
1 B950 +
8.9 fps (4%)
104%
1 B960 +
9.2 fps (4%)
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - x264 Pass 1
100%
1 B950 +
50 fps (15%)
103%
1 B960 +
51.7 fps (15%)
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt Serpent
100%
B950 +
0.1 GB/s (0%)
65%
987 +
0 GB/s (0%)
106%
B960 +
min: 0.074     avg: 0.1     median: 0.1 (0%)     max: 0.0758 GB/s
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt Twofish
100%
B950 +
0.1 GB/s (0%)
65%
987 +
0.1 GB/s (0%)
102%
B960 +
min: 0.127     avg: 0.1     median: 0.1 (0%)     max: 0.133 GB/s
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt AES
100%
B950 +
0.2 GB/s (0%)
63%
987 +
0.1 GB/s (0%)
106%
B960 +
min: 0.165     avg: 0.2     median: 0.2 (0%)     max: 0.172 GB/s
3DMark 06 - CPU - 3DMark 06 - CPU
100%
B950 +
min: 2109     avg: 2133     median: 2145 (12%)     max: 2146 Points
69%
987 +
1487 Points (8%)
104%
B960 +
min: 2133     avg: 2215     median: 2231 (12%)     max: 2248 Points
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M *
100%
B950 +
min: 18.814     avg: 19     median: 18.9 (4%)     max: 19.141 s
100%
B960 +
min: 17.971     avg: 18.3     median: 18 (4%)     max: 18.931 s
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M *
100%
B950 +
min: 42.12     avg: 42.6     median: 42.6 (2%)     max: 43.165 s
100%
B960 +
min: 40.638     avg: 41.6     median: 41 (2%)     max: 43.776 s
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 32M *
100%
B950 +
min: 956     avg: 969     median: 968.7 (4%)     max: 981.475 s
98%
987 +
1332 s (6%)
100%
B960 +
min: 917     avg: 937     median: 937 (4%)     max: 958.222 s
SiSoft Sandra Dhrystone (MIPS) - SiSoft Sandra Dhrystone (MIPS)
100%
1 B950 +
25560 MIPS (12%)
107%
1 B960 +
min: 24750     avg: 28587     median: 27320 (13%)     max: 33690 MIPS
SiSoft Sandra Whetstone (MFLOPS) - SiSoft Sandra Whetstone (MFLOPS)
100%
1 B950 +
15000 MFLOPS (12%)
106%
1 B960 +
min: 15880     avg: 15893     median: 15900 (12%)     max: 15900 MFLOPS
Windows 7 Experience Index - Win7 CPU
100%
B950 +
5.9 Points (76%)
86%
987 +
5.1 Points (65%)
103%
B960 +
min: 6.1     avg: 6.4     median: 6.1 (78%)     max: 7.6 Points
3DMark Vantage - 3DM Vant. Perf. CPU no Physx
100%
B950 +
min: 4957     avg: 5084     median: 5083.5 (6%)     max: 5210 Points
70%
987 +
3553 Points (4%)
103%
B960 +
min: 4552     avg: 5131     median: 5216.5 (6%)     max: 5409 Points
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance Physics
100%
1 B960 +
2139 Points (9%)
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Physics
100%
1 B950 +
15557 Points (10%)
3DMark - 3DMark Cloud Gate Physics
100%
1 B950 +
1379 Points (3%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Stream
100%
1 B950 +
5976 Points (48%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Memory
100%
1 B950 +
4938 Points (45%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Floating Point
100%
1 B950 +
3490 Points (7%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Integer
100%
1 B950 +
3187 Points (6%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Total Score
100%
1 B950 +
3922 Points (10%)

Average Benchmarks Intel Pentium B950 → 100% n=15

Average Benchmarks Intel Pentium 987 → 80% n=15

Average Benchmarks Intel Pentium B960 → 103% n=15

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