Intel Pentium B970 vs Intel Pentium B940

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 B970Intel Pentium B940
Intel PentiumIntel Pentium
Sandy BridgeSandy Bridge
: Pentium Sandy Bridge
Intel Pentium B980 (compare)2400 MHz2 / 22 MB
» Intel Pentium B9702300 MHz2 / 22 MB
Intel Pentium B960 (compare)2200 MHz2 / 22 MB
Intel Pentium B950 (compare)2100 MHz2 / 22 MB
Intel Pentium B9402000 MHz2 / 22 MB
Intel Pentium 997 (compare)1600 MHz2 / 22 MB
Intel Pentium 987 (compare)1500 MHz2 / 22 MB
Intel Pentium 977 (compare)1400 MHz2 / 22 MB
Intel Pentium 967 (compare)1300 MHz2 / 22 MB
Intel Pentium 957 (compare)1200 MHz2 / 22 MB
Intel Pentium B980 (compare)2400 MHz2 / 22 MB
Intel Pentium B9702300 MHz2 / 22 MB
Intel Pentium B960 (compare)2200 MHz2 / 22 MB
Intel Pentium B950 (compare)2100 MHz2 / 22 MB
» Intel Pentium B9402000 MHz2 / 22 MB
Intel Pentium 997 (compare)1600 MHz2 / 22 MB
Intel Pentium 987 (compare)1500 MHz2 / 22 MB
Intel Pentium 977 (compare)1400 MHz2 / 22 MB
Intel Pentium 967 (compare)1300 MHz2 / 22 MB
Intel Pentium 957 (compare)1200 MHz2 / 22 MB
2300 MHz2000 MHz
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512 KB512 KB
2 MB2 MB
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149 mm2149 mm2
85 °C85 °C
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HD Graphics, DDR3 Memory ControllerHD Graphics, DDR3 Memory Controller
iGPUIntel HD Graphics (Sandy Bridge) (650 - 1150 MHz)Intel HD Graphics (Sandy Bridge) (650 - 1100 MHz)
$125 U.S.
Intel Pentium B970Intel Pentium B940

Cinebench R11.5 - CPU Multi 64Bit
100%
B970 +
1.7 Points (4%)
100%
B940 +
1.6 Points (4%)
Cinebench R11.5 - CPU Single 64Bit
0.8 Points (42%)
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Single 32Bit
100%
B970 +
min: 2881     avg: 2943.3     median: 2954 (32%)     max: 2995 Points
min: 2597     avg: 2609.5     median: 2609 (29%)     max: 2622 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit
100%
B970 +
min: 5665     avg: 5726     median: 5697 (9%)     max: 5816 Points
min: 5047     avg: 5066.5     median: 5066 (8%)     max: 5086 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Multiple CPUs 64Bit
100%
B970 +
min: 6721     avg: 6925.3     median: 6989 (9%)     max: 7066 Points
6227 Points (8%)
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Single CPUs 64Bit
100%
B970 +
min: 3389     avg: 3588.7     median: 3681 (36%)     max: 3696 Points
3278 Points (32%)
wPrime 2.0x - 1024m *
100%
B970 +
min: 1070     avg: 1254.5     median: 1072 (13%)     max: 1621 seconds
wPrime 2.0x - 32m *
100%
B970 +
min: 34     avg: 39.6     median: 35 (7%)     max: 48 seconds
3DMark 06 - CPU
100%
B970 +
min: 2306     avg: 2321     median: 2328 (16%)     max: 2329 Points
min: 2031     avg: 2034     median: 2034 (14%)     max: 2037 Points
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M *
100%
B970 +
17.7 Seconds (4%)
100%
B940 +
19.9 Seconds (4%)
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M *
100%
B970 +
min: 39     avg: 40.3     median: 40 (2%)     max: 40 Seconds
100%
B940 +
45.7 Seconds (2%)
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M *
100%
B970 +
min: 893     avg: 903.6     median: 903 (4%)     max: 913 Seconds
SiSoft Sandra Dhrystone (MIPS)
100%
B970 +
min: 28100     avg: 28285     median: 28285 (13%)     max: 28470 MIPS
106%
B940 +
30000 MIPS (14%)
SiSoft Sandra Whetstone (MFLOPS)
100%
B970 +
min: 16500     avg: 16505     median: 16505 (13%)     max: 16510 MFLOPS
13830 MFLOPS (11%)
Windows 7 Experience Index - Processor
100%
B970 +
6.2 points (89%)
5.9 points (84%)
3DMark Vantage - P CPU no PhysX 1280x1024
100%
B970 +
min: 5141     avg: 5254.3     median: 5242 (7%)     max: 5380 Points
5071 Points (7%)
3DMark 11 - Performance Physics 1280x720
100%
B970 +
1989 points (10%)

Average Benchmarks Intel Pentium B970 → 100%

Average Benchmarks Intel Pentium B940 → 93%

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* Smaller numbers mean a higher performance
1 This benchmark is not used for the average calculation

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Redaktion, 2017-09- 8 (Update: 2017-09-11)