Intel Pentium B950 vs Intel Pentium 987 vs Intel Pentium B980

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 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.

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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
2100 MHz1500 MHz2400 MHz
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HD Graphics, DDR3 Memory ControllerHD Graphics, DDR3 Memory Controller, Enhanced Speedstep, Thermal Monitoring, Execute Disable BitHD Graphics, DDR3 Memory Controller
iGPUIntel HD Graphics (Sandy Bridge) (650 - 1100 MHz)Intel HD Graphics (Sandy Bridge) (350 - 1000 MHz)Intel HD Graphics (Sandy Bridge) (650 - 1100 MHz)
Intel Pentium B950Intel Pentium 987
$134 U.S.$125 U.S.

Cinebench R11.5 - CPU Multi 64Bit
100%
B950 +
1.6 Points (4%)
69%
987 +
1.1 Points (3%)
112%
B980 +
min: 1.79     avg: 1.8     median: 1.8 (4%)     max: 1.85 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - CPU Single 64Bit
100%
1 987 +
0.6 Points (23%)
158%
1 B980 +
min: 0.88     avg: 0.9     median: 0.9 (37%)     max: 0.95 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Single 32Bit
100%
1 B950 +
min: 2694     avg: 2720     median: 2730 (28%)     max: 2735 Points
114%
1 B980 +
min: 3054     avg: 3098     median: 3109 (32%)     max: 3118 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit
100%
1 B950 +
min: 5187     avg: 5247     median: 5255 (9%)     max: 5300 Points
112%
1 B980 +
min: 5027     avg: 5715     median: 5878.5 (10%)     max: 6075 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Multiple CPUs 64Bit
100%
B950 +
min: 6459     avg: 6506     median: 6505.5 (8%)     max: 6552 Points
69%
987 +
4467 Points (5%)
112%
B980 +
min: 7167     avg: 7278     median: 7304 (8%)     max: 7337 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Single CPUs 64Bit
100%
B950 +
min: 3327     avg: 3364     median: 3364 (31%)     max: 3401 Points
72%
987 +
2409 Points (22%)
114%
B980 +
min: 3802     avg: 3835     median: 3825.5 (36%)     max: 3885 Points
wPrime 2.10 - 1024m *
100%
B950 +
min: 1072.4     avg: 1100     median: 1078 (13%)     max: 1149.13 seconds
94%
987 +
1548 seconds (18%)
101%
B980 +
min: 1027.58     avg: 1043     median: 1037 (12%)     max: 1071.71 seconds
wPrime 2.10 - 32m *
100%
B950 +
min: 33.7     avg: 34.8     median: 34.3 (7%)     max: 36.518 seconds
97%
987 +
48 seconds (10%)
100%
B980 +
min: 32.427     avg: 33     median: 32.9 (7%)     max: 33.675 seconds
WinRAR - Result
100%
B950 +
1333 KB/s (14%)
83%
987 +
1107 KB/s (11%)
108%
B980 +
1435 KB/s (15%)
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - Pass 2
100%
1 B950 +
8.9 fps (5%)
112%
1 B980 +
10 fps (6%)
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - Pass 1
100%
1 B950 +
50 fps (17%)
110%
1 B980 +
55 fps (19%)
TrueCrypt - Serpent Mean 100MB
100%
B950 +
0.1 GB/s (0%)
65%
987 +
0 GB/s (0%)
116%
B980 +
0.1 GB/s (0%)
TrueCrypt - Twofish Mean 100MB
100%
B950 +
0.1 GB/s (0%)
65%
987 +
0.1 GB/s (0%)
114%
B980 +
0.1 GB/s (0%)
TrueCrypt - AES Mean 100MB
100%
B950 +
0.2 GB/s (0%)
63%
987 +
0.1 GB/s (0%)
114%
B980 +
0.2 GB/s (0%)
3DMark 06 - CPU - CPU Score
100%
B950 +
min: 2109     avg: 2133     median: 2145 (14%)     max: 2146 Points
69%
987 +
1487 Points (10%)
115%
B980 +
min: 2424     avg: 2453     median: 2462.5 (16%)     max: 2464 Points
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M - 1M *
100%
B950 +
min: 18.814     avg: 19     median: 18.9 (4%)     max: 19.141 Seconds
98%
987 +
26 Seconds (6%)
100%
B980 +
min: 16.642     avg: 16.9     median: 16.9 (4%)     max: 17.264 Seconds
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M - 2M *
100%
B950 +
min: 42.12     avg: 42.6     median: 42.6 (2%)     max: 43.165 Seconds
99%
987 +
58 Seconds (2%)
100%
B980 +
min: 37.016     avg: 38     median: 38 (2%)     max: 38.97 Seconds
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M - 32M *
100%
B950 +
min: 956     avg: 969     median: 968.7 (4%)     max: 981.475 Seconds
98%
987 +
1332 Seconds (6%)
100%
B980 +
min: 852.539     avg: 867     median: 863.5 (4%)     max: 886.084 Seconds
SiSoft Sandra Dhrystone (MIPS) - Dhrystone
100%
1 B950 +
25560 MIPS (12%)
115%
1 B980 +
min: 26000     avg: 30567     median: 29400 (14%)     max: 36300 MIPS
SiSoft Sandra Whetstone (MFLOPS) - Whetstone
100%
1 B950 +
15000 MFLOPS (12%)
116%
1 B980 +
min: 17290     avg: 17370     median: 17390 (13%)     max: 17430 MFLOPS
Windows 7 Experience Index - Processor
100%
B950 +
5.9 points (76%)
86%
987 +
5.1 points (65%)
103%
B980 +
6.1 points (78%)
3DMark Vantage - P CPU no PhysX 1280x1024
100%
B950 +
min: 4957     avg: 5084     median: 5083.5 (7%)     max: 5210 Points
70%
987 +
3553 Points (5%)
112%
B980 +
min: 5597     avg: 5678     median: 5699.5 (8%)     max: 5717 Points
3DMark 11 - Performance Physics 1280x720
100%
1 B980 +
min: 2196     avg: 2204     median: 2203.5 (10%)     max: 2211 points
3DMark - Ice Storm Standard Physics 1280x720
100%
1 B950 +
15557 Points (10%)
3DMark - Cloud Gate Standard Physics 1280x720
100%
1 B950 +
1379 Points (3%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Stream
100%
1 B950 +
5976 Points (48%)
65%
1 B980 +
3855 Points (31%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Memory
100%
1 B950 +
4938 Points (45%)
76%
1 B980 +
3745 Points (34%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Floating Point
100%
1 B950 +
3490 Points (7%)
109%
1 B980 +
3798 Points (7%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Integer
100%
1 B950 +
3187 Points (6%)
114%
1 B980 +
3624 Points (7%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Total Score
100%
1 B950 +
3922 Points (10%)
95%
1 B980 +
3732 Points (10%)

Average Benchmarks Intel Pentium B950 → 100% n=15

Average Benchmarks Intel Pentium 987 → 80% n=15

Average Benchmarks Intel Pentium B980 → 108% n=15

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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)