Intel Pentium B960 vs Intel Pentium B940

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.

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 B960Intel Pentium B940
Intel PentiumIntel Pentium
Sandy BridgeSandy Bridge
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2200 MHz2000 MHz
128 KB128 KB
512 KB512 KB
2 MB2 MB
2 / 22 / 2
35 35
624 624
32 32
149 mm2149 mm2
85 °C85 °C
rPGA988BrPGA988B
HD Graphics, DDR3 Memory ControllerHD Graphics, DDR3 Memory Controller
iGPUIntel HD Graphics (Sandy Bridge) (650 - 1100 MHz)Intel HD Graphics (Sandy Bridge) (650 - 1100 MHz)
Architecturex86x86
Intel Pentium B960Intel Pentium B940

Benchmarks

Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 CPU Multi 64 Bit
100%
B960 +
min: 1.45     avg: 1.6     median: 1.7 (3%)     max: 1.7 Points
1.6 Points (3%)
Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 CPU Single 64 Bit
100%
1 B960 +
0.9 Points (27%)
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Single (32bit)
100%
B960 +
min: 2759     avg: 2838     median: 2851 (25%)     max: 2869
min: 2597     avg: 2610     median: 2609.5 (23%)     max: 2622
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Multi (32bit)
100%
B960 +
min: 5019     avg: 5417     median: 5500 (9%)     max: 5550
min: 5047     avg: 5067     median: 5066.5 (9%)     max: 5086
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Multi (64bit)
100%
B960 +
min: 6083     avg: 6648     median: 6757.5 (6%)     max: 6815 Points
6227 Points (6%)
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Single (64bit)
100%
B960 +
min: 2563     avg: 3337     median: 3521 (27%)     max: 3542 Points
3278 Points (25%)
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 1024m *
100%
1 B960 +
min: 1024.73     avg: 1069     median: 1060.9 (13%)     max: 1128.68 s
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 32m *
100%
1 B960 +
min: 32.183     avg: 33.7     median: 33.5 (7%)     max: 35.696 s
WinRAR - WinRAR 4.0
100%
1 B960 +
min: 1354     avg: 1367     median: 1366.5 (9%)     max: 1379
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - x264 Pass 2
100%
1 B960 +
9.2 fps (4%)
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - x264 Pass 1
100%
1 B960 +
51.7 fps (15%)
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt Serpent
100%
1 B960 +
min: 0.074     avg: 0.1     median: 0.1 (3%)     max: 0.0758 GB/s
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt Twofish
100%
1 B960 +
min: 0.127     avg: 0.1     median: 0.1 (4%)     max: 0.133 GB/s
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt AES
100%
1 B960 +
min: 0.165     avg: 0.2     median: 0.2 (1%)     max: 0.172 GB/s
3DMark 06 - CPU - 3DMark 06 - CPU
100%
B960 +
min: 2133     avg: 2215     median: 2231 (12%)     max: 2248 Points
min: 2031     avg: 2034     median: 2034 (11%)     max: 2037 Points
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M *
100%
B960 +
min: 17.971     avg: 18.3     median: 18 (4%)     max: 18.931 s
100%
B940 +
19.9 s (4%)
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M *
100%
B960 +
min: 40.638     avg: 41.6     median: 41 (2%)     max: 43.776 s
100%
B940 +
45.7 s (2%)
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 32M *
100%
1 B960 +
min: 917     avg: 937     median: 937 (4%)     max: 958.222 s
SiSoft Sandra Dhrystone (MIPS) - SiSoft Sandra Dhrystone (MIPS)
100%
B960 +
min: 24750     avg: 28587     median: 27320 (13%)     max: 33690 MIPS
110%
B940 +
30000 MIPS (14%)
SiSoft Sandra Whetstone (MFLOPS) - SiSoft Sandra Whetstone (MFLOPS)
100%
B960 +
min: 15880     avg: 15893     median: 15900 (12%)     max: 15900 MFLOPS
13830 MFLOPS (11%)
Windows 7 Experience Index - Win7 CPU
100%
B960 +
min: 6.1     avg: 6.4     median: 6.1 (78%)     max: 7.6 Points
min: 5.8     avg: 5.9     median: 5.9 (75%)     max: 5.9 Points
3DMark Vantage - 3DM Vant. Perf. CPU no Physx
100%
B960 +
min: 4552     avg: 5131     median: 5216.5 (6%)     max: 5409 Points
5071 Points (6%)
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance Physics
100%
1 B960 +
2139 Points (9%)

Average Benchmarks Intel Pentium B960 → 100% n=12

Average Benchmarks Intel Pentium B940 → 95% 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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