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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Intel Pentium B950

Reasons to consider the
Intel Pentium B950

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Significantly lower typical power consumption 28.44W vs 52.81W More than 45% lower typical power consumption
Better turbo clock speed 1,100 MHz vs 1,000 MHz 10% better turbo clock speed
Significantly higher Maximum operating temperature 85 °C vs 69.1 °C Around 25% higher Maximum operating temperature
Significantly lower annual home energy cost 8.43 $/year vs 15.66 $/year More than 45% lower annual home energy cost
Significantly lower annual commercial energy cost 30.66 $/year vs 56.94 $/year More than 45% lower annual commercial energy cost
Better performance per watt 2.84 pt/W vs 2.11 pt/W Around 35% better performance per watt
Front view of Intel Celeron G550

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Much better performance per dollar 3.27 pt/$ vs 0.74 pt/$ Around 4.5x better performance per dollar
Higher clock speed 2.6 GHz vs 2.1 GHz Around 25% higher clock speed
Has virtualization support Yes vs No Somewhat common; Boosts performance of virtual machines
Significantly higher GPU clock speed 850 MHz vs 650 MHz More than 30% higher GPU clock speed
Better PassMark (Single core) score 1,331 vs 989 Around 35% better PassMark (Single core) score
Better overclocked clock speed (Air) 2.75 GHz vs 2.1 GHz More than 30% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Newer Jun, 2012 vs Apr, 2011 Release date over 1 years later
Better overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.6 GHz vs 2.1 GHz Around 25% better overclocked clock speed (Water)

Benchmarks Real world tests of Pentium B950 vs Celeron G550

GeekBench 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench 3 (Single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench 3 (AES single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Pentium B950
103,500 MB/s
Celeron G550
128,850 MB/s

GeekBench (32-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench (64-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Pentium B950  vs
Celeron G550 
Clock speed 2.1 GHz 2.6 GHz
Cores Dual core Dual core
Socket type
rPGA 988A
LGA 1155

features

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

power consumption

TDP 35W 65W
Annual home energy cost 8.43 $/year 15.66 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 30.66 $/year 56.94 $/year
Performance per watt 2.84 pt/W 2.11 pt/W
Typical power consumption 28.44W 52.81W

bus

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

details

Pentium B950  vs
Celeron G550 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 2 2
L2 cache 1 MB 1 MB
L2 cache per core 0.5 MB/core 0.5 MB/core
L3 cache 2 MB 2 MB
L3 cache per core 1 MB/core 1 MB/core
Manufacture process 32 nm 32 nm
Max CPUs 1 1
Clock multiplier 21 26
Operating temperature Unknown - 85°C Unknown - 69.1°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 2.1 GHz 2.75 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.1 GHz 2.6 GHz
PassMark (Overclocked) 798.1 1,224.3
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 2.1 GHz 2.75 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU GPU GPU
Label Intel® HD Graphics Intel® HD Graphics
Number of displays supported 2 2
GPU clock speed 650 MHz 850 MHz
Turbo clock speed 1,100 MHz 1,000 MHz

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
DDR3-1333
DDR3-1066
DDR3
Channels Dual Channel Dual Channel
Maximum bandwidth 21,333.32 MB/s 17,066.66 MB/s
Maximum memory size 16,384 MB 32,768 MB
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