Intel Pentium B950 vs Intel Pentium 987 vs Intel Pentium B970

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 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.

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: Pentium Sandy Bridge
Intel Pentium B9802400 MHz2 / 22 MB
Intel Pentium B9702300 MHz2 / 22 MB
Intel Pentium B9602200 MHz2 / 22 MB
» Intel Pentium B9502100 MHz2 / 22 MB
Intel Pentium B9402000 MHz2 / 22 MB
Intel Pentium 9971600 MHz2 / 22 MB
Intel Pentium 9871500 MHz2 / 22 MB
Intel Pentium 9771400 MHz2 / 22 MB
Intel Pentium 9671300 MHz2 / 22 MB
Intel Pentium 9571200 MHz2 / 22 MB
Intel Pentium B9802400 MHz2 / 22 MB
Intel Pentium B9702300 MHz2 / 22 MB
Intel Pentium B9602200 MHz2 / 22 MB
Intel Pentium B9502100 MHz2 / 22 MB
Intel Pentium B9402000 MHz2 / 22 MB
Intel Pentium 9971600 MHz2 / 22 MB
» Intel Pentium 9871500 MHz2 / 22 MB
Intel Pentium 9771400 MHz2 / 22 MB
Intel Pentium 9671300 MHz2 / 22 MB
Intel Pentium 9571200 MHz2 / 22 MB
Intel Pentium B9802400 MHz2 / 22 MB
» Intel Pentium B9702300 MHz2 / 22 MB
Intel Pentium B9602200 MHz2 / 22 MB
Intel Pentium B9502100 MHz2 / 22 MB
Intel Pentium B9402000 MHz2 / 22 MB
Intel Pentium 9971600 MHz2 / 22 MB
Intel Pentium 9871500 MHz2 / 22 MB
Intel Pentium 9771400 MHz2 / 22 MB
Intel Pentium 9671300 MHz2 / 22 MB
Intel Pentium 9571200 MHz2 / 22 MB
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Intel Pentium B950Intel Pentium 987Intel Pentium B970
$134 U.S.$125 U.S.

Cinebench R11.5 - CPU Multi 64Bit
100%
B950 +
1.6 Points (4%)
100%
987 +
1.1 Points (3%)
100%
B970 +
1.7 Points (4%)
Cinebench R11.5 - CPU Single 64Bit
0.6 Points (30%)
0.8 Points (42%)
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Single 32Bit
100%
B950 +
min: 2694     avg: 2719.7     median: 2730 (28%)     max: 2735 Points
108%
B970 +
min: 2881     avg: 2943.3     median: 2954 (30%)     max: 2995 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit
100%
B950 +
min: 5187     avg: 5247.3     median: 5255 (8%)     max: 5300 Points
108%
B970 +
min: 5665     avg: 5726     median: 5697 (9%)     max: 5816 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Multiple CPUs 64Bit
100%
B950 +
min: 6459     avg: 6505.5     median: 6505 (9%)     max: 6552 Points
69%
987 +
4467 Points (6%)
107%
B970 +
min: 6721     avg: 6925.3     median: 6989 (9%)     max: 7066 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Single CPUs 64Bit
100%
B950 +
min: 3327     avg: 3364     median: 3364 (32%)     max: 3401 Points
72%
987 +
2409 Points (23%)
109%
B970 +
min: 3389     avg: 3588.7     median: 3681 (36%)     max: 3696 Points
wPrime 2.0x - 1024m *
100%
B950 +
min: 1072     avg: 1099.8     median: 1078 (13%)     max: 1149 seconds
94%
987 +
1548 seconds (18%)
100%
B970 +
min: 1070     avg: 1254.5     median: 1072 (13%)     max: 1621 seconds
wPrime 2.0x - 32m *
100%
B950 +
min: 33     avg: 34.8     median: 34 (7%)     max: 36 seconds
97%
987 +
48 seconds (10%)
100%
B970 +
min: 34     avg: 39.6     median: 35 (7%)     max: 48 seconds
WinRAR - Result
100%
B950 +
1333 KB/s (16%)
83%
987 +
1107 KB/s (13%)
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - Pass 2
100%
B950 +
8.9 fps (5%)
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
69%
987 +
1487 Points (10%)
109%
B970 +
min: 2306     avg: 2321     median: 2328 (16%)     max: 2329 Points
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M *
100%
B950 +
min: 18     avg: 19     median: 18 (4%)     max: 19 Seconds
98%
987 +
26 Seconds (6%)
100%
B970 +
17.7 Seconds (4%)
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M *
100%
B950 +
min: 42     avg: 42.6     median: 42 (2%)     max: 43 Seconds
99%
987 +
58 Seconds (2%)
100%
B970 +
min: 39     avg: 40.3     median: 40 (2%)     max: 40 Seconds
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M *
100%
B950 +
min: 956     avg: 968.7     median: 968 (4%)     max: 981 Seconds
98%
987 +
1332 Seconds (6%)
100%
B970 +
min: 893     avg: 903.6     median: 903 (4%)     max: 913 Seconds
SiSoft Sandra Dhrystone (MIPS)
100%
B950 +
25560 MIPS (12%)
111%
B970 +
min: 28100     avg: 28285     median: 28285 (13%)     max: 28470 MIPS
SiSoft Sandra Whetstone (MFLOPS)
100%
B950 +
15000 MFLOPS (12%)
110%
B970 +
min: 16500     avg: 16505     median: 16505 (13%)     max: 16510 MFLOPS
Windows 7 Experience Index - Processor
100%
B950 +
5.9 points (84%)
100%
987 +
5.1 points (73%)
120%
B970 +
6.2 points (89%)
3DMark Vantage - P CPU no PhysX 1280x1024
100%
B950 +
min: 4957     avg: 5083.5     median: 5083 (7%)     max: 5210 Points
70%
987 +
3553 Points (5%)
103%
B970 +
min: 5141     avg: 5254.3     median: 5242 (7%)     max: 5380 Points
3DMark 11 - Performance Physics 1280x720
100%
B970 +
1989 points (10%)
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 987 → 87%

Average Benchmarks Intel Pentium B970 → 105%

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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)