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Intel Pentium B960

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Intel Pentium B960

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Intel Pentium B960

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Much newer manufacturing process 32 nm vs 65 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Has a built-in GPU Yes vs No Somewhat common; A separate graphics adapter is not required
Significantly lower typical power consumption 28.44W vs 52.81W More than 45% lower typical power consumption
Better PassMark (Single core) score 1,054 vs 697 More than 50% better PassMark (Single core) score
Higher Maximum operating temperature 85 °C vs 71 °C Around 20% higher Maximum operating temperature
Newer Oct, 2011 vs Sep, 2008 Release date over 3 years later
Better performance per watt 2.98 pt/W vs 1.24 pt/W Around 2.5x better performance per watt
More l3 cache per core 1 MB/core vs 0.67 MB/core More than 50% more l3 cache per core
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
Front view of AMD Phenom X3 8450e

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AMD Phenom X3 8450e

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Significantly more l2 cache 2 MB vs 1 MB 2x more l2 cache; more data can be stored in the l2 cache for quick access later
Has virtualization support Yes vs No Somewhat common; Boosts performance of virtual machines
Better overclocked clock speed (Air) 2.75 GHz vs 2.2 GHz Around 25% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
More l2 cache per core 0.67 MB/core vs 0.5 MB/core Around 35% more l2 cache per core
More cores 3 vs 2 1 more cores; run more applications at once

Benchmarks Real world tests of Pentium B960 vs Phenom X3 8450e

GeekBench (32-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Pentium B960  vs
Phenom X3 8450e 
Clock speed 2.2 GHz 2.1 GHz
Cores Dual core Tri core
Socket type
rPGA 988B
AM2+

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Has virtualization support No Yes
Instruction set extensions
SSE4a
SSE2
MMX
SSE4
SSE3
SSE
SSE4.1
SSE4.2
3DNow!
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 2.98 pt/W 1.24 pt/W
Typical power consumption 28.44W 52.81W

details

Pentium B960  vs
Phenom X3 8450e 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 2 3
L2 cache 1 MB 2 MB
L2 cache per core 0.5 MB/core 0.67 MB/core
L3 cache 2 MB 2 MB
L3 cache per core 1 MB/core 0.67 MB/core
Manufacture process 32 nm 65 nm
Max CPUs 1 1
Operating temperature Unknown - 85°C Unknown - 71°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 2.2 GHz 2.75 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.2 GHz 2.1 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 2.2 GHz 2.75 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU GPU None
Label Intel® HD Graphics N/A
Number of displays supported 2 N/A
GPU clock speed 650 MHz N/A
Turbo clock speed 1,100 MHz N/A
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