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Intel Pentium B960 vs Intel Pentium B970 vs Intel Pentium B950

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 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.

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.

ModelIntel Pentium B960Intel Pentium B970Intel Pentium B950
SeriesIntel PentiumIntel PentiumIntel Pentium
CodenameSandy BridgeSandy BridgeSandy Bridge
Series: Pentium Sandy Bridge
Intel Pentium B9802.4 GHz2 / 2 cores2 MB L3
Intel Pentium B9702.3 GHz2 / 2 cores2 MB L3
Intel Pentium B960 « 2.2 GHz2 / 2 cores2 MB L3
Intel Pentium B9502.1 GHz2 / 2 cores2 MB L3
Intel Pentium B9402 GHz2 / 2 cores2 MB L3
Intel Pentium 9971.6 GHz2 / 2 cores2 MB L3
Intel Pentium 9871.5 GHz2 / 2 cores2 MB L3
Intel Pentium 9771.4 GHz2 / 2 cores2 MB L3
Intel Pentium 9671.3 GHz2 / 2 cores2 MB L3
Intel Pentium 9571.2 GHz2 / 2 cores2 MB L3
Intel Pentium B9802.4 GHz2 / 2 cores2 MB L3
Intel Pentium B970 « 2.3 GHz2 / 2 cores2 MB L3
Intel Pentium B9602.2 GHz2 / 2 cores2 MB L3
Intel Pentium B9502.1 GHz2 / 2 cores2 MB L3
Intel Pentium B9402 GHz2 / 2 cores2 MB L3
Intel Pentium 9971.6 GHz2 / 2 cores2 MB L3
Intel Pentium 9871.5 GHz2 / 2 cores2 MB L3
Intel Pentium 9771.4 GHz2 / 2 cores2 MB L3
Intel Pentium 9671.3 GHz2 / 2 cores2 MB L3
Intel Pentium 9571.2 GHz2 / 2 cores2 MB L3
Intel Pentium B9802.4 GHz2 / 2 cores2 MB L3
Intel Pentium B9702.3 GHz2 / 2 cores2 MB L3
Intel Pentium B9602.2 GHz2 / 2 cores2 MB L3
Intel Pentium B950 « 2.1 GHz2 / 2 cores2 MB L3
Intel Pentium B9402 GHz2 / 2 cores2 MB L3
Intel Pentium 9971.6 GHz2 / 2 cores2 MB L3
Intel Pentium 9871.5 GHz2 / 2 cores2 MB L3
Intel Pentium 9771.4 GHz2 / 2 cores2 MB L3
Intel Pentium 9671.3 GHz2 / 2 cores2 MB L3
Intel Pentium 9571.2 GHz2 / 2 cores2 MB L3
Clock2200 MHz2300 MHz2100 MHz
L1 Cache128 KB128 KB128 KB
L2 Cache512 KB512 KB512 KB
L3 Cache2 MB2 MB2 MB
Cores / Threads2 / 22 / 22 / 2
TDP35 Watt35 Watt35 Watt
Transistors624 Million624 Million624 Million
Technology32 nm32 nm32 nm
Die Size149 mm2149 mm2149 mm2
max. Temp.85 °C85 °C85 °C
SocketrPGA988BrPGA988BrPGA988B
FeaturesHD Graphics, DDR3 Memory ControllerHD Graphics, DDR3 Memory ControllerHD Graphics, DDR3 Memory Controller
iGPUIntel HD Graphics (Sandy Bridge) (650 - 1100 MHz)Intel HD Graphics (Sandy Bridge) (650 - 1150 MHz)Intel HD Graphics (Sandy Bridge) (650 - 1100 MHz)
Architecturex86x86x86
Announced
ManufacturerIntel Pentium B960Intel Pentium B970Intel Pentium B950
$125 U.S.

Benchmarks

Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 CPU Multi 64 Bit
100%
B960 +
min: 1.45     avg: 1.6     median: 1.7 (2%)     max: 1.7 Points
104%
B970 +
min: 1.66     avg: 1.7     median: 1.8 (2%)     max: 1.78 Points
1.6 Points (2%)
Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 CPU Single 64 Bit
100%
1 B960 +
0.9 Points (3%)
98%
1 B970 +
0.8 Points (3%)
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Single (32bit)
100%
B960 +
min: 2759     avg: 2838     median: 2851 (23%)     max: 2869 Points
104%
B970 +
min: 2881     avg: 2943     median: 2954 (24%)     max: 2995 Points
min: 2694     avg: 2720     median: 2730 (22%)     max: 2735 Points
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Multi (32bit)
100%
B960 +
min: 5019     avg: 5417     median: 5500 (6%)     max: 5550 Points
104%
B970 +
min: 5665     avg: 5726     median: 5697 (6%)     max: 5816 Points
min: 5187     avg: 5247     median: 5255 (6%)     max: 5300 Points
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Multi (64bit)
100%
B960 +
min: 6083     avg: 6648     median: 6757.5 (5%)     max: 6815 Points
103%
B970 +
min: 6721     avg: 6925     median: 6989 (5%)     max: 7066 Points
min: 6459     avg: 6506     median: 6505.5 (5%)     max: 6552 Points
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Single (64bit)
100%
B960 +
min: 2563     avg: 3337     median: 3521 (19%)     max: 3542 Points
105%
B970 +
min: 3389     avg: 3589     median: 3681 (20%)     max: 3696 Points
min: 3327     avg: 3364     median: 3364 (18%)     max: 3401 Points
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 1024m *
100%
B960 +
min: 1025     avg: 1069     median: 1061 (13%)     max: 1129 s
100%
B970 +
min: 1070     avg: 1254     median: 1072 (13%)     max: 1621 s
100%
B950 +
min: 1072     avg: 1100     median: 1078 (13%)     max: 1149 s
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 32m *
100%
B960 +
min: 32.18     avg: 33.7     median: 33.5 (7%)     max: 35.7 s
100%
B970 +
min: 34.61     avg: 39.6     median: 35.8 (7%)     max: 48.33 s
100%
B950 +
min: 33.7     avg: 34.8     median: 34.3 (7%)     max: 36.52 s
WinRAR - WinRAR 4.0
100%
1 B960 +
min: 1354     avg: 1367     median: 1366.5 (8%)     max: 1379 Points
98%
1 B950 +
1333 Points (8%)
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - x264 Pass 2
100%
1 B960 +
9.2 fps (3%)
96%
1 B950 +
8.9 fps (3%)
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - x264 Pass 1
100%
1 B960 +
51.7 fps (12%)
97%
1 B950 +
50 fps (12%)
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt Serpent
100%
1 B960 +
min: 0.074     avg: 0.1     median: 0.1 (0%)     max: 0.0758 GB/s
95%
1 B950 +
0.1 GB/s (0%)
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt Twofish
100%
1 B960 +
min: 0.127     avg: 0.1     median: 0.1 (0%)     max: 0.133 GB/s
98%
1 B950 +
0.1 GB/s (0%)
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt AES
100%
1 B960 +
min: 0.165     avg: 0.2     median: 0.2 (0%)     max: 0.172 GB/s
94%
1 B950 +
0.2 GB/s (0%)
3DMark 06 - CPU - 3DMark 06 - CPU
100%
B960 +
min: 2133     avg: 2215     median: 2231 (5%)     max: 2248 Points
104%
B970 +
min: 2306     avg: 2321     median: 2328 (5%)     max: 2329 Points
min: 2109     avg: 2133     median: 2145 (5%)     max: 2146 Points
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M *
100%
B960 +
min: 17.97     avg: 18.3     median: 18 (4%)     max: 18.93 s
100%
B970 +
min: 17.6     avg: 17.7     median: 17.7 (4%)     max: 17.83 s
100%
B950 +
min: 18.81     avg: 19     median: 18.9 (4%)     max: 19.14 s
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M *
100%
B960 +
min: 40.64     avg: 41.6     median: 41 (2%)     max: 43.78 s
100%
B970 +
min: 39.64     avg: 40.3     median: 40.5 (2%)     max: 40.78 s
100%
B950 +
min: 42.12     avg: 42.7     median: 42.6 (2%)     max: 43.17 s
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 32M *
100%
B960 +
min: 917     avg: 937     median: 937 (4%)     max: 958 s
100%
B970 +
min: 894     avg: 904     median: 904 (4%)     max: 913 s
100%
B950 +
min: 956     avg: 969     median: 968.5 (4%)     max: 981 s
SiSoft Sandra Dhrystone (MIPS) - SiSoft Sandra Dhrystone (MIPS)
100%
B960 +
min: 24750     avg: 28587     median: 27320 (13%)     max: 33690 MIPS
104%
B970 +
min: 28100     avg: 28285     median: 28285 (13%)     max: 28470 MIPS
25560 MIPS (12%)
SiSoft Sandra Whetstone (MFLOPS) - SiSoft Sandra Whetstone (MFLOPS)
100%
B960 +
min: 15880     avg: 15893     median: 15900 (12%)     max: 15900 MFLOPS
104%
B970 +
min: 16500     avg: 16505     median: 16505 (13%)     max: 16510 MFLOPS
15000 MFLOPS (12%)
Windows 7 Experience Index - Win7 CPU
100%
B960 +
min: 6.1     avg: 6.4     median: 6.1 (78%)     max: 7.6 Points
102%
B970 +
6.2 Points (79%)
5.9 Points (76%)
3DMark Vantage - 3DM Vant. Perf. CPU no Physx
100%
B960 +
min: 4552     avg: 5131     median: 5216.5 (5%)     max: 5409 Points
100%
B970 +
min: 5141     avg: 5254     median: 5242 (5%)     max: 5380 Points
min: 4957     avg: 5084     median: 5083.5 (5%)     max: 5210 Points
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance Physics
100%
1 B960 +
2139 Points (6%)
93%
1 B970 +
1989 Points (5%)
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 B960 → 100% n=15

Average Benchmarks Intel Pentium B970 → 102% n=15

Average Benchmarks Intel Pentium B950 → 97% n=15

- 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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