CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of B960 vs Z530 among laptop CPUs

Performance

Benchmark performance using all cores

PCMark 8 Home 3.0 Accelerated, PassMark and 1 more

Single-core Performance

Individual core benchmark performance

PassMark (Single Core), Geekbench 3 Single Core and 1 more

Integrated Graphics

Integrated GPU performance for graphics

Sky Diver and Cloud Gate

Integrated Graphics (OpenCL)

Integrated GPU performance for parallel computing

CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 4 more

Performance per Watt

How efficiently does the processor use electricity?

Sky Diver, Cloud Gate, CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 11 more

Value

Are you paying a premium for performance?

Sky Diver, Cloud Gate, CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 11 more

2.3

CPUBoss Score

Combination of all six facets

Winner
Intel Pentium B960 

CPUBoss recommends the Intel Pentium B960  based on its features.

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Intel Pentium B960

Reasons to consider the
Intel Pentium B960

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Has a built-in GPU Yes vs No Somewhat common; A separate graphics adapter is not required
Front view of Intel Atom Z530

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Intel Atom Z530

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

Benchmarks Real world tests of Pentium B960 vs Atom Z530

GeekBench 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Pentium B960
2,755
Atom Z530
505.5

GeekBench 3 (Single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Pentium B960
1,575
Atom Z530
357.5

GeekBench 3 (AES single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Pentium B960
108,800 MB/s
Atom Z530
25.35 MB/s

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
Atom Z530 
Clock speed 2.2 GHz 1.6 GHz
Cores Dual core Single core
Socket type
rPGA 988B
441

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 2W
Annual home energy cost 8.43 $/year 0.48 $/year
Performance per watt 2.98 pt/W 8.02 pt/W
Typical power consumption 28.44W 1.63W

details

Pentium B960  vs
Atom Z530 
Architecture x86-64 x86
Threads 2 2
L2 cache 1 MB 0.5 MB
L2 cache per core 0.5 MB/core 0.5 MB/core
Manufacture process 32 nm 45 nm
Max CPUs 1 1
Clock multiplier 22 12

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 2.2 GHz 1.65 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.2 GHz 1.6 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 2.2 GHz 1.65 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

bus

Architecture DMI FSB
Number of links 1 1
Intel Pentium B960
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Intel Atom Z530
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