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Intel Pentium B970 vs Intel Pentium 987 vs Intel Pentium B960

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 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 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.

ModelIntel Pentium B970Intel Pentium 987Intel Pentium B960
SeriesIntel PentiumIntel PentiumIntel Pentium
CodenameSandy BridgeSandy BridgeSandy Bridge
Series: Pentium Sandy Bridge
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 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 987 « 1.5 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 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
Clock2300 MHz1500 MHz2200 MHz
L1 Cache128 KB128 KB128 KB
L2 Cache512 KB512 KB512 KB
L3 Cache2 MB2 MB2 MB
Cores / Threads2 / 22 / 22 / 2
TDP35 Watt17 Watt35 Watt
Transistors624 Million624 Million
Technology32 nm32 nm32 nm
Die Size149 mm2149 mm2
max. Temp.85 °C100 °C85 °C
SocketrPGA988BBGA1023rPGA988B
FeaturesHD 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 - 1150 MHz)Intel HD Graphics (Sandy Bridge) (350 - 1000 MHz)Intel HD Graphics (Sandy Bridge) (650 - 1100 MHz)
Architecturex86x86x86
$125 U.S.$134 U.S.
Announced
Manufacturerark.intel.comark.intel.comark.intel.com

Benchmarks

Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 CPU Multi 64 Bit
100%
B970 +
min: 1.66     avg: 1.7     median: 1.8 (2%)     max: 1.78 Points
65%
987 +
1.1 Points (1%)
min: 1.45     avg: 1.6     median: 1.7 (2%)     max: 1.7 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 CPU Single 64 Bit
100%
B970 +
0.8 Points (21%)
70%
987 +
0.6 Points (15%)
102%
B960 +
0.9 Points (21%)
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Single (32bit)
100%
1 B970 +
min: 2881     avg: 2943     median: 2954 (18%)     max: 2995 Points
97%
1 B960 +
min: 2759     avg: 2838     median: 2851 (17%)     max: 2869 Points
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Multi (32bit)
100%
1 B970 +
min: 5665     avg: 5726     median: 5697 (4%)     max: 5816 Points
97%
1 B960 +
min: 5019     avg: 5417     median: 5500 (4%)     max: 5550 Points
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Multi (64bit)
100%
B970 +
min: 6721     avg: 6925     median: 6989 (5%)     max: 7066 Points
64%
987 +
4467 Points (3%)
min: 6083     avg: 6648     median: 6757.5 (5%)     max: 6815 Points
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Single (64bit)
100%
B970 +
min: 3389     avg: 3589     median: 3681 (4%)     max: 3696 Points
65%
987 +
2409 Points (3%)
min: 2563     avg: 3337     median: 3521 (4%)     max: 3542 Points
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 1024m *
100%
B970 +
min: 1070     avg: 1254     median: 1072 (13%)     max: 1621 s
94%
987 +
1548 s (18%)
100%
B960 +
min: 1025     avg: 1069     median: 1061 (13%)     max: 1129 s
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 32m *
100%
B970 +
min: 34.61     avg: 39.6     median: 35.8 (7%)     max: 48.33 s
97%
987 +
48 s (10%)
100%
B960 +
min: 32.18     avg: 33.7     median: 33.5 (7%)     max: 35.7 s
WinRAR - WinRAR 4.0
100%
1 987 +
1107 Points (2%)
123%
1 B960 +
min: 1354     avg: 1367     median: 1366.5 (2%)     max: 1379 Points
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - x264 Pass 2
100%
1 B960 +
9.2 fps (3%)
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - x264 Pass 1
100%
1 B960 +
51.7 fps (12%)
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt Serpent
100%
1 987 +
0 GB/s (1%)
162%
1 B960 +
min: 0.074     avg: 0.1     median: 0.1 (2%)     max: 0.0758 GB/s
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt Twofish
100%
1 987 +
0.1 GB/s (1%)
157%
1 B960 +
min: 0.127     avg: 0.1     median: 0.1 (2%)     max: 0.133 GB/s
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt AES
100%
1 987 +
0.1 GB/s (0%)
169%
1 B960 +
min: 0.165     avg: 0.2     median: 0.2 (0%)     max: 0.172 GB/s
3DMark 06 - CPU - 3DMark 06 - CPU
100%
B970 +
min: 2306     avg: 2321     median: 2328 (5%)     max: 2329 Points
64%
987 +
1487 Points (3%)
min: 2133     avg: 2215     median: 2231 (5%)     max: 2248 Points
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M *
100%
B970 +
min: 17.6     avg: 17.7     median: 17.7 (4%)     max: 17.83 s
98%
987 +
26 s (6%)
100%
B960 +
min: 17.97     avg: 18.3     median: 18 (4%)     max: 18.93 s
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M *
100%
B970 +
min: 39.64     avg: 40.3     median: 40.5 (2%)     max: 40.78 s
99%
987 +
58 s (2%)
100%
B960 +
min: 40.64     avg: 41.6     median: 41 (2%)     max: 43.78 s
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 32M *
100%
B970 +
min: 894     avg: 904     median: 904 (4%)     max: 913 s
98%
987 +
1332 s (6%)
100%
B960 +
min: 917     avg: 937     median: 937 (4%)     max: 958 s
SiSoft Sandra Dhrystone (MIPS) - SiSoft Sandra Dhrystone (MIPS)
100%
1 B970 +
min: 28100     avg: 28285     median: 28285 (13%)     max: 28470 MIPS
97%
1 B960 +
min: 24750     avg: 28587     median: 27320 (13%)     max: 33690 MIPS
SiSoft Sandra Whetstone (MFLOPS) - SiSoft Sandra Whetstone (MFLOPS)
100%
1 B970 +
min: 16500     avg: 16505     median: 16505 (13%)     max: 16510 MFLOPS
96%
1 B960 +
min: 15880     avg: 15893     median: 15900 (12%)     max: 15900 MFLOPS
Windows 7 Experience Index - Win7 CPU
100%
B970 +
6.2 Points (79%)
82%
987 +
5.1 Points (65%)
min: 6.1     avg: 6.4     median: 6.1 (78%)     max: 7.6 Points
3DMark Vantage - 3DM Vant. Perf. CPU no Physx
100%
B970 +
min: 5141     avg: 5254     median: 5242 (5%)     max: 5380 Points
68%
987 +
3553 Points (3%)
100%
B960 +
min: 4552     avg: 5131     median: 5216.5 (5%)     max: 5409 Points
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance Physics
100%
1 B970 +
1989 Points (5%)
108%
1 B960 +
2139 Points (6%)

Average Benchmarks Intel Pentium B970 → 100% n=12

Average Benchmarks Intel Pentium 987 → 80% n=12

Average Benchmarks Intel Pentium B960 → 99% n=12

- Range of benchmark values for this graphics card
- Average benchmark values for this graphics card
* Smaller numbers mean a higher performance
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