CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of B960 vs B830 among laptop CPUs (over 15W)

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

6.2

CPUBoss Score

Combination of all six facets

Winner
Intel Pentium B960 

CPUBoss recommends the Intel Pentium B960  based on its performance and single-core performance.

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Intel Pentium B960

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Front view of Intel Pentium B960

Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Intel Pentium B960

Reasons to consider the
Intel Pentium B960

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Higher clock speed 2.2 GHz vs 1.8 GHz More than 20% higher clock speed
Significantly better geekbench 2 (32-bit) score 2,637 vs 2,212 Around 20% better geekbench 2 (32-bit) score
Better geekbench 3 single core score 1,575 vs 1,340 Around 20% better geekbench 3 single core score
Better turbo clock speed 1,100 MHz vs 1,050 MHz Around 5% better turbo clock speed
Better geekbench 3 Multi-Core score 2,755 vs 2,310 Around 20% better geekbench 3 Multi-Core score
Better overclocked clock speed (Air) 2.2 GHz vs 1.98 GHz More than 10% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Better overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.2 GHz vs 1.8 GHz More than 20% better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Front view of Intel Celeron B830

Reasons to consider the
Intel Celeron B830

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Newer Sep, 2012 vs Oct, 2011 Release date a year later
Has virtualization support Yes vs No Somewhat common; Boosts performance of virtual machines
Better performance per dollar 1.27 pt/$ vs 0.59 pt/$ Around 2.2x better performance per dollar

Benchmarks Real world tests of Pentium B960 vs Celeron B830

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 B960
108,800 MB/s
Celeron B830
89,000 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
Celeron B830 
Clock speed 2.2 GHz 1.8 GHz
Cores Dual core Dual core
Socket type
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
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 3.42 pt/W 3.11 pt/W
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 B960  vs
Celeron B830 
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 22 18
Operating temperature Unknown - 85°C Unknown - 100°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 2.2 GHz 1.98 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.2 GHz 1.8 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 2.2 GHz 1.98 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU GPU GPU
Label Intel® HD Graphics Intel® HD Graphics
Number of displays supported 2 2
GPU clock speed 650 MHz 650 MHz
Turbo clock speed 1,100 MHz 1,050 MHz

memory controller

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