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Intel Pentium B970 vs Intel Pentium B940 vs Intel Pentium 977

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 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 977

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The Intel Pentium 977 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 977 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 977 is a bit above a similar clocked Arrandale Pentium CPU and therefore higher than a 1.3 GHz Pentium U5600.

The 17W TDP rating includes the integrated GPU and memory controller and therefore the 957 is suited for small subnotebooks.

ModelIntel Pentium B970Intel Pentium B940Intel Pentium 977
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 B940 « 2 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 9871.5 GHz2 / 2 cores2 MB L3
Intel Pentium 977 « 1.4 GHz2 / 2 cores2 MB L3
Intel Pentium 9671.3 GHz2 / 2 cores2 MB L3
Intel Pentium 9571.2 GHz2 / 2 cores2 MB L3
Clock2300 MHz2000 MHz1400 MHz
L1 Cache128 KB128 KB128 KB
L2 Cache512 KB512 KB512 KB
L3 Cache2 MB2 MB2 MB
Cores / Threads2 / 22 / 22 / 2
TDP35 Watt35 Watt17 Watt
Transistors624 Million624 Million
Technology32 nm32 nm32 nm
Die Size149 mm2149 mm2
max. Temp.85 °C85 °C100 °C
SocketrPGA988BrPGA988BBGA1023
FeaturesHD Graphics, DDR3 Memory ControllerHD Graphics, DDR3 Memory ControllerHD Graphics, DDR3 Memory Controller, Enhanced Speedstep, Thermal Monitoring, Execute Disable Bit
iGPUIntel HD Graphics (Sandy Bridge) (650 - 1150 MHz)Intel HD Graphics (Sandy Bridge) (650 - 1100 MHz)Intel HD Graphics (Sandy Bridge) (350 - 1000 MHz)
Architecturex86x86x86
$125 U.S.
Announced
Manufacturerark.intel.comark.intel.comark.intel.com

Benchmarks

Cinebench R23 - Cinebench R23 Multi Core
100%
1 B970 +
792 Points (1%)
Cinebench R23 - Cinebench R23 Single Core
100%
1 B970 +
418 Points (18%)
Cinebench R20 - Cinebench R20 CPU (Single Core)
100%
1 B970 +
157.9 Points (18%)
Cinebench R20 - Cinebench R20 CPU (Multi Core)
100%
1 B970 +
305 Points (1%)
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
1.6 Points (2%)
62%
977 +
1.1 Points (1%)
Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 CPU Single 64 Bit
100%
1 B970 +
0.8 Points (21%)
67%
1 977 +
0.6 Points (14%)
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Single (32bit)
100%
1 B970 +
min: 2881     avg: 2943     median: 2954 (18%)     max: 2995 Points
88%
1 B940 +
min: 2597     avg: 2610     median: 2609.5 (16%)     max: 2622 Points
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Multi (32bit)
100%
1 B970 +
min: 5665     avg: 5726     median: 5697 (4%)     max: 5816 Points
89%
1 B940 +
min: 5047     avg: 5067     median: 5066.5 (4%)     max: 5086 Points
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Multi (64bit)
100%
B970 +
min: 6721     avg: 6925     median: 6989 (5%)     max: 7066 Points
6227 Points (4%)
62%
977 +
min: 4320     avg: 4336     median: 4335.5 (3%)     max: 4351 Points
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Single (64bit)
100%
B970 +
min: 3389     avg: 3589     median: 3681 (4%)     max: 3696 Points
3278 Points (4%)
62%
977 +
min: 2285     avg: 2289     median: 2288.5 (3%)     max: 2292 Points
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 1024m *
100%
1 B970 +
min: 1070     avg: 1254     median: 1072 (13%)     max: 1621 s
93%
1 977 +
1616 s (19%)
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 32m *
100%
1 B970 +
min: 34.61     avg: 39.6     median: 35.8 (7%)     max: 48.33 s
96%
1 977 +
56 s (11%)
WinRAR - WinRAR 4.0
100%
1 977 +
1059 Points (2%)
7-Zip 18.03 - 7-Zip 18.03 Multli Thread 4 runs
100%
1 B970 +
4237 MIPS (2%)
7-Zip 18.03 - 7-Zip 18.03 Single Thread 4 runs
100%
1 B970 +
2446 MIPS (29%)
HWBOT x265 Benchmark v2.2 - HWBOT x265 4k Preset
100%
1 B970 +
1 fps (2%)
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt Serpent
100%
1 977 +
0 GB/s (0%)
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt Twofish
100%
1 977 +
0.1 GB/s (2%)
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt AES
100%
1 977 +
0.1 GB/s (0%)
Blender - Blender 2.79 BMW27 CPU *
100%
1 B970 +
12910 Seconds (91%)
R Benchmark 2.5 - R Benchmark 2.5 *
100%
1 B970 +
1.5 sec (32%)
3DMark 06 - CPU - 3DMark 06 - CPU
100%
B970 +
min: 2306     avg: 2321     median: 2328 (5%)     max: 2329 Points
min: 2031     avg: 2034     median: 2034 (4%)     max: 2037 Points
62%
977 +
1435 Points (3%)
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
19.9 s (4%)
98%
977 +
27 s (6%)
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
100%
B940 +
45.7 s (2%)
99%
977 +
61 s (3%)
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 32M *
100%
1 B970 +
min: 894     avg: 904     median: 904 (4%)     max: 913 s
98%
1 977 +
1400 s (6%)
SiSoft Sandra Dhrystone (MIPS) - SiSoft Sandra Dhrystone (MIPS)
100%
1 B970 +
min: 28100     avg: 28285     median: 28285 (13%)     max: 28470 MIPS
106%
1 B940 +
30000 MIPS (14%)
SiSoft Sandra Whetstone (MFLOPS) - SiSoft Sandra Whetstone (MFLOPS)
100%
1 B970 +
min: 16500     avg: 16505     median: 16505 (13%)     max: 16510 MFLOPS
84%
1 B940 +
13830 MFLOPS (11%)
Windows 7 Experience Index - Win7 CPU
100%
B970 +
6.2 Points (79%)
min: 5.8     avg: 5.9     median: 5.9 (75%)     max: 5.9 Points
76%
977 +
4.7 Points (60%)
3DMark Vantage - 3DM Vant. Perf. CPU no Physx
100%
B970 +
min: 5141     avg: 5254     median: 5242 (5%)     max: 5380 Points
5071 Points (4%)
68%
977 +
3557 Points (3%)
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance Physics
100%
1 B970 +
1989 Points (5%)
Geekbench 6.2 - Geekbench 6.2 Single-Core
100%
1 B970 +
384 Points (10%)
Geekbench 6.2 - Geekbench 6.2 Multi-Core
100%
1 B970 +
668 Points (3%)
Geekbench 5.5 - Geekbench 5.1 - 5.4 64 Bit Single-Core
100%
1 B970 +
435 Points (18%)
Geekbench 5.5 - Geekbench 5.1 - 5.4 64 Bit Multi-Core
100%
1 B970 +
821 Points (1%)
CrossMark - CrossMark Overall
100%
1 B970 +
231 Points (9%)

Average Benchmarks Intel Pentium B970 → 100% n=8

Average Benchmarks Intel Pentium B940 → 93% n=8

Average Benchmarks Intel Pentium 977 → 74% n=8

- 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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