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Intel Pentium B960 vs Intel Pentium B970 vs Intel Pentium B980

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 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.

ModelIntel Pentium B960Intel Pentium B970Intel Pentium B980
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 B980 « 2.4 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 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
Clock2200 MHz2300 MHz2400 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 B970
$125 U.S.$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
109%
B980 +
min: 1.79     avg: 1.8     median: 1.8 (3%)     max: 1.85 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 CPU Single 64 Bit
100%
B960 +
0.9 Points (3%)
0.8 Points (3%)
109%
B980 +
min: 0.88     avg: 0.9     median: 0.9 (3%)     max: 0.95 Points
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
109%
B980 +
min: 3054     avg: 3098     median: 3109 (25%)     max: 3118 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
107%
B980 +
min: 5027     avg: 5715     median: 5878.5 (7%)     max: 6075 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
108%
B980 +
min: 7167     avg: 7278     median: 7304 (5%)     max: 7337 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
109%
B980 +
min: 3802     avg: 3835     median: 3825.5 (21%)     max: 3885 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%
B980 +
min: 1028     avg: 1044     median: 1037 (12%)     max: 1072 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%
B980 +
min: 32.43     avg: 33     median: 32.9 (7%)     max: 33.67 s
WinRAR - WinRAR 4.0
100%
1 B960 +
min: 1354     avg: 1367     median: 1366.5 (8%)     max: 1379 Points
105%
1 B980 +
1435 Points (8%)
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - x264 Pass 2
100%
1 B960 +
9.2 fps (3%)
108%
1 B980 +
10 fps (4%)
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - x264 Pass 1
100%
1 B960 +
51.7 fps (12%)
106%
1 B980 +
55 fps (13%)
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt Serpent
100%
1 B960 +
min: 0.074     avg: 0.1     median: 0.1 (0%)     max: 0.0758 GB/s
109%
1 B980 +
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
112%
1 B980 +
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
108%
1 B980 +
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
110%
B980 +
min: 2424     avg: 2453     median: 2462.5 (5%)     max: 2464 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%
B980 +
min: 16.64     avg: 16.9     median: 16.9 (4%)     max: 17.26 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%
B980 +
min: 37.02     avg: 38     median: 38 (2%)     max: 38.97 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%
B980 +
min: 853     avg: 867     median: 863 (4%)     max: 886 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
108%
B980 +
min: 26000     avg: 30567     median: 29400 (14%)     max: 36300 MIPS
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
109%
B980 +
min: 17290     avg: 17370     median: 17390 (13%)     max: 17430 MFLOPS
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%)
100%
B980 +
6.1 Points (78%)
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
109%
B980 +
min: 5597     avg: 5678     median: 5699.5 (5%)     max: 5717 Points
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance Physics
100%
B960 +
2139 Points (6%)
1989 Points (5%)
103%
B980 +
min: 2196     avg: 2204     median: 2203.5 (6%)     max: 2211 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Stream
100%
1 B980 +
3855 Points (31%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Memory
100%
1 B980 +
3745 Points (34%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Floating Point
100%
1 B980 +
3798 Points (7%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Integer
100%
1 B980 +
3624 Points (7%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Total Score
100%
1 B980 +
3732 Points (10%)

Average Benchmarks Intel Pentium B960 → 100% n=17

Average Benchmarks Intel Pentium B970 → 101% n=17

Average Benchmarks Intel Pentium B980 → 105% n=17

- 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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