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Front view of Intel Pentium B940

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Significantly better turbo clock speed 1,100 MHz vs 900 MHz More than 20% better turbo clock speed
Front view of Intel Core i3 3120ME

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Higher clock speed 2.4 GHz vs 2 GHz Around 20% higher clock speed
Significantly newer manufacturing process 22 nm vs 32 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Has virtualization support Yes vs No Somewhat common; Boosts performance of virtual machines
More number of displays supported 3 vs 2 1 more number of displays supported
Significantly higher Maximum operating temperature 105 °C vs 85 °C Around 25% higher Maximum operating temperature
More l3 cache per core 1.5 MB/core vs 1 MB/core 50% more l3 cache per core
Better overclocked clock speed (Air) 2.4 GHz vs 2 GHz Around 20% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
More threads 4 vs 2 Twice as many threads
Newer Jul, 2012 vs Apr, 2011 Release date over 1 years later
Better overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.4 GHz vs 2 GHz Around 20% better overclocked clock speed (Water)

Features Key features of the Pentium B940  vs Core i3 3120ME 

clock speed

L2 cache

L3 cache

gpu clock speed

Pentium B940
650 MHz
Core i3 3120ME
650 MHz

overclocked clock speed (air)

overclocked clock speed (water)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Pentium B940  vs
Core i3 3120ME 
Clock speed 2 GHz 2.4 GHz
Cores Dual core Dual core
Socket type
rPGA 988A
BGA 1023
rPGA 988B

features

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

power consumption

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

bus

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

details

Pentium B940  vs
Core i3 3120ME 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 2 4
L2 cache 1 MB 1 MB
L2 cache per core 0.5 MB/core 0.5 MB/core
L3 cache 2 MB 3 MB
L3 cache per core 1 MB/core 1.5 MB/core
Manufacture process 32 nm 22 nm
Max CPUs 1 1
Clock multiplier 20 24
Operating temperature Unknown - 85°C Unknown - 105°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 2 GHz 2.4 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 2 GHz 2.4 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 2 GHz 2.4 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU GPU GPU
Label HD Graphics Intel® HD Graphics 4000
Number of displays supported 2 3
GPU clock speed 650 MHz 650 MHz
Turbo clock speed 1,100 MHz 900 MHz

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
DDR3-1333
DDR3-1066
DDR3
Channels Dual Channel Dual Channel
Supports ECC No Yes
Maximum bandwidth 21,333.32 MB/s 12,800 MB/s
Maximum memory size 16,384 MB 16,384 MB
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