Intel Pentium B970 vs Intel Pentium B980

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.

Intel Pentium B970Intel Pentium B980
Intel PentiumIntel Pentium
Sandy BridgeSandy Bridge
: Pentium Sandy Bridge
Intel Pentium B9802400 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 B940 (compare)2000 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 B9802400 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 B940 (compare)2000 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 MHz2400 MHz
128 KB128 KB
512 KB512 KB
2 MB2 MB
2 / 22 / 2
35 35
624 624
32 32
149 mm2149 mm2
85 °C85 °C
rPGA988BrPGA988B
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.$125 U.S.
Intel Pentium B970

Cinebench R11.5 - CPU Multi 64Bit
100%
B970 +
1.7 Points (4%)
100%
B980 +
1.8 Points (4%)
Cinebench R11.5 - CPU Single 64Bit
0.8 Points (42%)
0.9 Points (47%)
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Single 32Bit
100%
B970 +
min: 2881     avg: 2943.3     median: 2954 (30%)     max: 2995 Points
105%
B980 +
min: 3054     avg: 3097.5     median: 3109 (32%)     max: 3118 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit
100%
B970 +
min: 5665     avg: 5726     median: 5697 (9%)     max: 5816 Points
103%
B980 +
min: 5027     avg: 5714.8     median: 5878 (9%)     max: 6075 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Multiple CPUs 64Bit
100%
B970 +
min: 6721     avg: 6925.3     median: 6989 (9%)     max: 7066 Points
105%
B980 +
min: 7167     avg: 7278     median: 7304 (10%)     max: 7337 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Single CPUs 64Bit
100%
B970 +
min: 3389     avg: 3588.7     median: 3681 (36%)     max: 3696 Points
104%
B980 +
min: 3802     avg: 3834.5     median: 3825 (37%)     max: 3885 Points
wPrime 2.0x - 1024m *
100%
B970 +
min: 1070     avg: 1254.5     median: 1072 (13%)     max: 1621 seconds
100%
B980 +
min: 1027     avg: 1043.3     median: 1037 (12%)     max: 1071 seconds
wPrime 2.0x - 32m *
100%
B970 +
min: 34     avg: 39.6     median: 35 (7%)     max: 48 seconds
101%
B980 +
min: 32     avg: 33     median: 32 (6%)     max: 33 seconds
WinRAR - Result
100%
B980 +
1435 KB/s (17%)
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - Pass 2
100%
B980 +
10 fps (0%)
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - Pass 1
100%
B980 +
55 fps (20%)
TrueCrypt - Serpent Mean 100MB
0.1 GB/s (4%)
TrueCrypt - Twofish Mean 100MB
0.2 GB/s (5%)
TrueCrypt - AES Mean 100MB
0.2 GB/s (1%)
3DMark 06 - CPU
100%
B970 +
min: 2306     avg: 2321     median: 2328 (16%)     max: 2329 Points
106%
B980 +
min: 2424     avg: 2453.3     median: 2462 (16%)     max: 2464 Points
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M *
100%
B970 +
17.7 Seconds (4%)
100%
B980 +
min: 16     avg: 16.9     median: 16 (3%)     max: 17 Seconds
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M *
100%
B970 +
min: 39     avg: 40.3     median: 40 (2%)     max: 40 Seconds
100%
B980 +
min: 37     avg: 38     median: 38 (2%)     max: 38 Seconds
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M *
100%
B970 +
min: 893     avg: 903.6     median: 903 (4%)     max: 913 Seconds
100%
B980 +
min: 852     avg: 867.4     median: 863 (4%)     max: 886 Seconds
SiSoft Sandra Dhrystone (MIPS)
100%
B970 +
min: 28100     avg: 28285     median: 28285 (13%)     max: 28470 MIPS
104%
B980 +
min: 26000     avg: 30566.7     median: 29400 (14%)     max: 36300 MIPS
SiSoft Sandra Whetstone (MFLOPS)
100%
B970 +
min: 16500     avg: 16505     median: 16505 (13%)     max: 16510 MFLOPS
105%
B980 +
min: 17290     avg: 17370     median: 17390 (13%)     max: 17430 MFLOPS
Windows 7 Experience Index - Processor
100%
B970 +
6.2 points (89%)
100%
B980 +
6.1 points (87%)
3DMark Vantage - P CPU no PhysX 1280x1024
100%
B970 +
min: 5141     avg: 5254.3     median: 5242 (7%)     max: 5380 Points
109%
B980 +
min: 5597     avg: 5678.3     median: 5699 (8%)     max: 5717 Points
3DMark 11 - Performance Physics 1280x720
100%
B970 +
1989 points (10%)
111%
B980 +
min: 2196     avg: 2203.5     median: 2203 (11%)     max: 2211 points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Stream
100%
B980 +
3855 Points (31%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Memory
100%
B980 +
3745 Points (34%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Floating Point
100%
B980 +
3798 Points (6%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Integer
100%
B980 +
3624 Points (6%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Total Score
100%
B980 +
3732 Points (9%)

Average Benchmarks Intel Pentium B970 → 100%

Average Benchmarks Intel Pentium B980 → 102%

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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)