Intel Pentium B980 vs Intel Pentium B960

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 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.

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: Pentium Sandy Bridge
» Intel Pentium B9802400 MHz2 / 22 MB
Intel Pentium B970 compare2300 MHz2 / 22 MB
Intel Pentium B9602200 MHz2 / 22 MB
Intel Pentium B950 compare2100 MHz2 / 22 MB
Intel Pentium B940 compare2000 MHz2 / 22 MB
Intel Pentium 997 compare1600 MHz2 / 22 MB
Intel Pentium 987 compare1500 MHz2 / 22 MB
Intel Pentium 977 compare1400 MHz2 / 22 MB
Intel Pentium 967 compare1300 MHz2 / 22 MB
Intel Pentium 957 compare1200 MHz2 / 22 MB
Intel Pentium B9802400 MHz2 / 22 MB
Intel Pentium B970 compare2300 MHz2 / 22 MB
» Intel Pentium B9602200 MHz2 / 22 MB
Intel Pentium B950 compare2100 MHz2 / 22 MB
Intel Pentium B940 compare2000 MHz2 / 22 MB
Intel Pentium 997 compare1600 MHz2 / 22 MB
Intel Pentium 987 compare1500 MHz2 / 22 MB
Intel Pentium 977 compare1400 MHz2 / 22 MB
Intel Pentium 967 compare1300 MHz2 / 22 MB
Intel Pentium 957 compare1200 MHz2 / 22 MB
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iGPUIntel HD Graphics (Sandy Bridge) (650 - 1100 MHz)Intel HD Graphics (Sandy Bridge) (650 - 1100 MHz)
$125 U.S.
Intel Pentium B960

Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 CPU Multi 64 Bit
100%
B980 +
min: 1.79     avg: 1.8     median: 1.8 (4%)     max: 1.85 Points
min: 1.45     avg: 1.6     median: 1.7 (4%)     max: 1.7 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 CPU Single 64 Bit
100%
B980 +
min: 0.88     avg: 0.9     median: 0.9 (37%)     max: 0.95 Points
0.9 Points (34%)
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Single (32bit)
100%
B980 +
min: 3054     avg: 3098     median: 3109 (32%)     max: 3118
min: 2759     avg: 2838     median: 2851 (29%)     max: 2869
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Multi (32bit)
100%
B980 +
min: 5027     avg: 5715     median: 5878.5 (10%)     max: 6075
min: 5019     avg: 5417     median: 5500 (9%)     max: 5550
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Multi (64bit)
100%
B980 +
min: 7167     avg: 7278     median: 7304 (8%)     max: 7337 Points
min: 6083     avg: 6648     median: 6757.5 (8%)     max: 6815 Points
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Single (64bit)
100%
B980 +
min: 3802     avg: 3835     median: 3825.5 (34%)     max: 3885 Points
min: 2563     avg: 3337     median: 3521 (31%)     max: 3542 Points
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 1024m *
100%
B980 +
min: 1027.58     avg: 1043     median: 1037 (12%)     max: 1071.71 s
100%
B960 +
min: 1024.73     avg: 1069     median: 1060.9 (13%)     max: 1128.68 s
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 32m *
100%
B980 +
min: 32.427     avg: 33     median: 32.9 (7%)     max: 33.675 s
100%
B960 +
min: 32.183     avg: 33.7     median: 33.5 (7%)     max: 35.696 s
WinRAR - WinRAR 4.0
100%
B980 +
1435 (15%)
min: 1354     avg: 1367     median: 1366.5 (14%)     max: 1379
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - x264 Pass 2
100%
B980 +
10 fps (6%)
9.2 fps (6%)
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - x264 Pass 1
100%
B980 +
55 fps (19%)
51.7 fps (18%)
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt Serpent
100%
B980 +
0.1 GB/s (0%)
min: 0.074     avg: 0.1     median: 0.1 (0%)     max: 0.0758 GB/s
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt Twofish
100%
B980 +
0.1 GB/s (0%)
min: 0.127     avg: 0.1     median: 0.1 (0%)     max: 0.133 GB/s
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt AES
100%
B980 +
0.2 GB/s (0%)
min: 0.165     avg: 0.2     median: 0.2 (0%)     max: 0.172 GB/s
3DMark 06 - CPU - 3DMark 06 - CPU
100%
B980 +
min: 2424     avg: 2453     median: 2462.5 (16%)     max: 2464 Points
min: 2133     avg: 2215     median: 2231 (15%)     max: 2248 Points
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M *
100%
B980 +
min: 16.642     avg: 16.9     median: 16.9 (4%)     max: 17.264 s
100%
B960 +
min: 17.971     avg: 18.3     median: 18 (4%)     max: 18.931 s
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M *
100%
B980 +
min: 37.016     avg: 38     median: 38 (2%)     max: 38.97 s
100%
B960 +
min: 40.638     avg: 41.6     median: 41 (2%)     max: 43.776 s
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 32M *
100%
B980 +
min: 852.539     avg: 867     median: 863.5 (4%)     max: 886.084 s
100%
B960 +
min: 917     avg: 937     median: 937 (4%)     max: 958.222 s
SiSoft Sandra Dhrystone (MIPS) - SiSoft Sandra Dhrystone (MIPS)
100%
B980 +
min: 26000     avg: 30567     median: 29400 (14%)     max: 36300 MIPS
min: 24750     avg: 28587     median: 27320 (13%)     max: 33690 MIPS
SiSoft Sandra Whetstone (MFLOPS) - SiSoft Sandra Whetstone (MFLOPS)
100%
B980 +
min: 17290     avg: 17370     median: 17390 (13%)     max: 17430 MFLOPS
min: 15880     avg: 15893     median: 15900 (12%)     max: 15900 MFLOPS
Windows 7 Experience Index - Win7 CPU
100%
B980 +
6.1 Points (78%)
100%
B960 +
min: 6.1     avg: 6.4     median: 6.1 (78%)     max: 7.6 Points
3DMark Vantage - 3DM Vant. Perf. CPU no Physx
100%
B980 +
min: 5597     avg: 5678     median: 5699.5 (8%)     max: 5717 Points
min: 4552     avg: 5131     median: 5216.5 (7%)     max: 5409 Points
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance Physics
100%
B980 +
min: 2196     avg: 2204     median: 2203.5 (10%)     max: 2211 Points
2139 Points (10%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Stream
100%
B980 +
3855 Points (31%)
100%
B960 +
3855 Points (31%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Memory
100%
B980 +
3745 Points (34%)
100%
B960 +
3745 Points (34%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Floating Point
100%
B980 +
3798 Points (7%)
100%
B960 +
3798 Points (7%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Integer
100%
B980 +
3624 Points (7%)
100%
B960 +
3624 Points (7%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Total Score
100%
B980 +
3732 Points (10%)
100%
B960 +
3732 Points (10%)

Average Benchmarks Intel Pentium B980 → 100% n=28

Average Benchmarks Intel Pentium B960 → 95% n=28

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

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