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Front view of Intel Pentium B915C

Reasons to consider the
Intel Pentium B915C

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Lower typical power consumption 12.19W vs 28.44W 2.3x lower typical power consumption
Supports trusted computing Yes vs No Somewhat common; Allows for safer, more reliable computing
Newer Apr, 2012 vs Jan, 2011 Release date over 1 years later
Lower annual home energy cost 3.61 $/year vs 8.43 $/year 2.3x lower annual home energy cost
Lower annual commercial energy cost 13.14 $/year vs 30.66 $/year 2.3x lower annual commercial energy cost
Front view of Intel Core i5 480M

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Intel Core i5 480M

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Significantly higher clock speed 2.66 GHz vs 1.5 GHz More than 75% higher clock speed
Has a built-in GPU Yes vs No Somewhat common; A separate graphics adapter is not required
Much better overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.07 GHz vs 1.5 GHz More than 2x better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Significantly better overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.67 GHz vs 1.5 GHz Around 80% better overclocked clock speed (Water)

Features Key features of the Pentium B915C  vs Core i5 480M 

clock speed

Pentium B915C
1.5 GHz
Core i5 480M
2.66 GHz

L2 cache

L3 cache

overclocked clock speed (air)

Pentium B915C
1.5 GHz
Core i5 480M
3.07 GHz

overclocked clock speed (water)

Pentium B915C
1.5 GHz
Core i5 480M
2.67 GHz

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Pentium B915C  vs
Core i5 480M 
Clock speed 1.5 GHz 2.66 GHz
Cores Dual core Dual core

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Supports trusted computing Yes No
Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
SSE2
MMX
SSE4
AVX
SSE3
SSE
SSE4.1
SSE4.2
Supplemental SSE3
AES
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

power consumption

TDP 15W 35W
Annual home energy cost 3.61 $/year 8.43 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 13.14 $/year 30.66 $/year
Typical power consumption 12.19W 28.44W

bus

Architecture DMI DMI
Number of links 1 1
Transfer rate 5,000 MT/s 2,500 MT/s

details

Pentium B915C  vs
Core i5 480M 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 4 4
L2 cache 1 MB 1 MB
L2 cache per core 0.5 MB/core 0.5 MB/core
L3 cache 3 MB 3 MB
L3 cache per core 1.5 MB/core 1.5 MB/core
Manufacture process 32 nm 32 nm
Max CPUs 1 1

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 1.5 GHz 3.07 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 1.5 GHz 2.67 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 1.5 GHz 3.07 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU None GPU
Label N/A Intel® HD Graphics
Number of displays supported N/A 2
GPU clock speed N/A 500 MHz
Turbo clock speed N/A 766 MHz

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
DDR3-1333
DDR3-1066
DDR3
DDR3-800
Channels Dual Channel Dual Channel
Supports ECC Yes No
Maximum bandwidth 21,333.32 MB/s 17,066.66 MB/s
Maximum memory size 32,768 MB 8,192 MB
Intel Pentium B915C
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