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Front view of Intel Pentium B950

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Intel Pentium B950

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CPUBoss is not aware of any important advantages of the Pentium B950 vs the Core i5 450M.

Front view of Intel Core i5 450M

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Has virtualization support Yes vs No Somewhat common; Boosts performance of virtual machines

Benchmarks Real world tests of Pentium B950 vs Core i5 450M

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
Core i5 450M
111,850 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
Core i5 450M 
Clock speed 2.1 GHz 2.4 GHz
Cores Dual core Dual core
Socket type
rPGA 988A
BGA 1288

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 35W
Annual home energy cost 8.43 $/year 8.43 $/year
Performance per watt 2.84 pt/W 3.36 pt/W
Typical power consumption 28.44W 28.44W

bus

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

details

Pentium B950  vs
Core i5 450M 
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 32 nm
Max CPUs 1 1
Clock multiplier 21 18

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 2.1 GHz 2.68 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.1 GHz 2.4 GHz
PassMark (Overclocked) 798.1 930.7
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 2.1 GHz 2.68 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU GPU GPU
Label Intel® HD Graphics Intel® HD Graphics
Number of displays supported 2 2
GPU clock speed 650 MHz 500 MHz
Turbo clock speed 1,100 MHz 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 No No
Maximum bandwidth 21,333.32 MB/s 17,066.66 MB/s
Maximum memory size 16,384 MB 8,192 MB
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