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Front view of Intel Pentium B960

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Intel Pentium B960

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Has a built-in GPU Yes vs No Somewhat common; A separate graphics adapter is not required
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CPUBoss is not aware of any important advantages of the Core i3 390 vs the Pentium B960.

Benchmarks Real world tests of Pentium B960 vs Core i3 390

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
Core i3 390
112,200 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
Core i3 390 
Clock speed 2.2 GHz 1.7 GHz
Cores Dual core Single core
Socket type
rPGA 988B
BGA 1288
479
rPGA 988A

features

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

power consumption

TDP 35W 21W
Annual home energy cost 8.43 $/year 5.06 $/year
Performance per watt 2.98 pt/W 5.8 pt/W
Typical power consumption 28.44W 17.06W

bus

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

details

Pentium B960  vs
Core i3 390 
Architecture x86-64 x86
Threads 2 4
L2 cache 1 MB 1 MB
L2 cache per core 0.5 MB/core 1 MB/core
L3 cache 2 MB 3 MB
L3 cache per core 1 MB/core 3 MB/core
Manufacture process 32 nm 90 nm
Max CPUs 1 1
Clock multiplier 22 17

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 2.2 GHz 2.75 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.2 GHz 2.67 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

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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