Intel Pentium B960 

Released October, 2011
  • 2.2 GHz
  • Dual core

The Intel Pentium B960 is a processor that’s based on the Sandy Bridge technology that was released in 2011. It’s equipped with two cores, each of them maxing out on speeds of 2.2GHz. Unfortunately many features (Turbo Boost, Hyperthreading, Virtualisation, etc) are disabled. The B960 also has an integrated GPU that’s called Intel HD Graphics, and is based on the Intel HD Graphics 2000 model- it’s clocked at 650 MHz. This processor is perfect for entry-level laptops. The B960 performs better, on its own, than a i3-330M processor with Hyperthreading and an overclock.

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Benchmarks Real world tests of the Intel Pentium B960

CompuBench 1.5 (Ocean surface simulation) Data courtesy CompuBench

Pentium B960
15.93 fps
Pentium 2020M
55.61 fps

GeekBench 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Pentium B960

GeekBench 3 (Single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Pentium B960

GeekBench 3 (AES single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Pentium B960
108,800 MB/s
Pentium 2020M
125,700 MB/s
Core i3 2328M
108,750 MB/s

GeekBench (32-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Pentium B960

GeekBench (64-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Pentium B960

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

Pentium B960

PassMark (Single Core)

Pentium B960

Specifications Full list of technical specs


Clock speed 2.2 GHz
Cores Dual core
Socket type rPGA 988B


Has a NX bit Yes
Supports trusted computing No
Has virtualization support No
Instruction set extensions
  1. MMX
  2. SSE
  3. SSE2
  4. SSE4.1
  5. SSE3
  6. Supplemental SSE3
  7. SSE4.2
  8. SSE4
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes

power consumption

Annual home energy cost 8.43 $/year
Performance per watt 2.98 pt/W
Typical power consumption 28.44W

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in
Memory type
  1. DDR3-1333
  2. DDR3-1066
  3. DDR3
Channels Dual Channel
Supports ECC No
Maximum bandwidth 21,333.32 MB/s
Maximum memory size 16,384 MB


Architecture x86-64
Threads 2 threads
L2 cache 1 MB
L2 cache per core 0.5 MB/core
L3 cache 2 MB
L3 cache per core 1 MB/core
Manufacture process 32 nm
Max CPUs 1
Clock multiplier 22
Operating temperature Unknown - 85°C


Overclocked clock speed 2.2 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.2 GHz
PassMark (Overclocked) 975.7
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 2.2 GHz

integrated graphics

Label Intel® HD Graphics
Number of displays supported 2
GPU clock speed 650 MHz
Turbo clock speed 1,100 MHz


Architecture DMI
Transfer rate 5,000 MT/s
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i buyed my new laptop and i got this cpu in it and it is awesome! i can play any mmorpg (not all on hig but on mid or low with no problem) i tryed : Tera Online,neverwinter,yulgang 2 ,rift,wow everythings works fine !
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