Intel Pentium B970 vs Intel Pentium 997 vs Intel Pentium B950

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 997

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The Intel Pentium 997 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 997 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 997 is somewhat higher than a similar clocked Arrandale Pentium CPU. The Core i3-2357M offers less clock speed but features HyperThreading and a 3MB Last Level Cache.

The 17W TDP rating includes the integrated GPU and memory controller and therefore the 987 is suited for small subnotebooks.

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.

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Series: Pentium Sandy Bridge
Intel Pentium B9802.4 GHz2 / 22 MB
» Intel Pentium B9702.3 GHz2 / 22 MB
Intel Pentium B9602.2 GHz2 / 22 MB
Intel Pentium B9502.1 GHz2 / 22 MB
Intel Pentium B9402 GHz2 / 22 MB
Intel Pentium 9971.6 GHz2 / 22 MB
Intel Pentium 9871.5 GHz2 / 22 MB
Intel Pentium 9771.4 GHz2 / 22 MB
Intel Pentium 9671.3 GHz2 / 22 MB
Intel Pentium 9571.2 GHz2 / 22 MB
Intel Pentium B9802.4 GHz2 / 22 MB
Intel Pentium B9702.3 GHz2 / 22 MB
Intel Pentium B9602.2 GHz2 / 22 MB
Intel Pentium B9502.1 GHz2 / 22 MB
Intel Pentium B9402 GHz2 / 22 MB
» Intel Pentium 9971.6 GHz2 / 22 MB
Intel Pentium 9871.5 GHz2 / 22 MB
Intel Pentium 9771.4 GHz2 / 22 MB
Intel Pentium 9671.3 GHz2 / 22 MB
Intel Pentium 9571.2 GHz2 / 22 MB
Intel Pentium B9802.4 GHz2 / 22 MB
Intel Pentium B9702.3 GHz2 / 22 MB
Intel Pentium B9602.2 GHz2 / 22 MB
» Intel Pentium B9502.1 GHz2 / 22 MB
Intel Pentium B9402 GHz2 / 22 MB
Intel Pentium 9971.6 GHz2 / 22 MB
Intel Pentium 9871.5 GHz2 / 22 MB
Intel Pentium 9771.4 GHz2 / 22 MB
Intel Pentium 9671.3 GHz2 / 22 MB
Intel Pentium 9571.2 GHz2 / 22 MB
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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 - 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.
Intel Pentium B970Intel Pentium 997Intel Pentium B950

Benchmarks

Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 CPU Multi 64 Bit
100%
1 B970 +
min: 1.66     avg: 1.7     median: 1.8 (4%)     max: 1.78 Points
93%
1 B950 +
1.6 Points (3%)
Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 CPU Single 64 Bit
100%
1 B970 +
0.8 Points (27%)
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Single (32bit)
100%
1 B970 +
min: 2881     avg: 2943     median: 2954 (26%)     max: 2995
92%
1 B950 +
min: 2694     avg: 2720     median: 2730 (24%)     max: 2735
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Multi (32bit)
100%
1 B970 +
min: 5665     avg: 5726     median: 5697 (10%)     max: 5816
92%
1 B950 +
min: 5187     avg: 5247     median: 5255 (9%)     max: 5300
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Multi (64bit)
100%
1 B970 +
min: 6721     avg: 6925     median: 6989 (7%)     max: 7066 Points
93%
1 B950 +
min: 6459     avg: 6506     median: 6505.5 (6%)     max: 6552 Points
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Single (64bit)
100%
1 B970 +
min: 3389     avg: 3589     median: 3681 (28%)     max: 3696 Points
91%
1 B950 +
min: 3327     avg: 3364     median: 3364 (25%)     max: 3401 Points
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 1024m *
100%
1 B970 +
min: 1070.16     avg: 1255     median: 1072 (13%)     max: 1621.37 s
100%
1 B950 +
min: 1072.4     avg: 1100     median: 1078 (13%)     max: 1149.13 s
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 32m *
100%
1 B970 +
min: 34.614     avg: 39.6     median: 35.8 (7%)     max: 48.329 s
100%
1 B950 +
min: 33.7     avg: 34.8     median: 34.3 (7%)     max: 36.518 s
WinRAR - WinRAR 4.0
100%
1 B950 +
1333 (9%)
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - x264 Pass 2
100%
1 B950 +
8.9 fps (4%)
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - x264 Pass 1
100%
1 B950 +
50 fps (15%)
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt Serpent
100%
1 B950 +
0.1 GB/s (3%)
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt Twofish
100%
1 B950 +
0.1 GB/s (3%)
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt AES
100%
1 B950 +
0.2 GB/s (1%)
3DMark 06 - CPU - 3DMark 06 - CPU
100%
1 B970 +
min: 2306     avg: 2321     median: 2328 (13%)     max: 2329 Points
92%
1 B950 +
min: 2109     avg: 2133     median: 2145 (12%)     max: 2146 Points
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M *
100%
1 B970 +
min: 17.597     avg: 17.7     median: 17.7 (4%)     max: 17.83 s
100%
1 B950 +
min: 18.814     avg: 19     median: 18.9 (4%)     max: 19.141 s
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M *
100%
1 B970 +
min: 39.642     avg: 40.3     median: 40.5 (2%)     max: 40.779 s
100%
1 B950 +
min: 42.12     avg: 42.6     median: 42.6 (2%)     max: 43.165 s
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 32M *
100%
1 B970 +
min: 893.742     avg: 904     median: 904 (4%)     max: 913.069 s
100%
1 B950 +
min: 956     avg: 969     median: 968.7 (4%)     max: 981.475 s
SiSoft Sandra Dhrystone (MIPS) - SiSoft Sandra Dhrystone (MIPS)
100%
1 B970 +
min: 28100     avg: 28285     median: 28285 (13%)     max: 28470 MIPS
90%
1 B950 +
25560 MIPS (12%)
SiSoft Sandra Whetstone (MFLOPS) - SiSoft Sandra Whetstone (MFLOPS)
100%
1 B970 +
min: 16500     avg: 16505     median: 16505 (13%)     max: 16510 MFLOPS
91%
1 B950 +
15000 MFLOPS (12%)
Windows 7 Experience Index - Win7 CPU
100%
1 B970 +
6.2 Points (79%)
95%
1 B950 +
5.9 Points (76%)
3DMark Vantage - 3DM Vant. Perf. CPU no Physx
100%
1 B970 +
min: 5141     avg: 5254     median: 5242 (6%)     max: 5380 Points
97%
1 B950 +
min: 4957     avg: 5084     median: 5083.5 (6%)     max: 5210 Points
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance Physics
100%
1 B970 +
1989 Points (8%)
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%)

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Average Benchmarks Intel Pentium B950 → NAN% n=

- 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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