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Front view of Intel Pentium B960

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Intel Pentium B960

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Higher clock speed 2.2 GHz vs 1.5 GHz More than 45% higher clock speed
Has a built-in GPU Yes vs No Somewhat common; A separate graphics adapter is not required
Better overclocked clock speed (Air) 2.2 GHz vs 1.5 GHz More than 45% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Better overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.2 GHz vs 1.5 GHz More than 45% better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Front view of Intel Pentium B915C

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Intel Pentium B915C

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Has virtualization support Yes vs No Somewhat common; Boosts performance of virtual machines
Lower typical power consumption 12.19W vs 28.44W 2.3x lower typical power consumption
Supports trusted computing Yes vs No Somewhat common; Allows for safer, more reliable computing
More l3 cache per core 1.5 MB/core vs 1 MB/core 50% more l3 cache per core
More threads 4 vs 2 Twice as many threads
Lower annual home energy cost 3.61 $/year vs 8.43 $/year 2.3x lower annual home energy cost
Lower annual commercial energy cost 13.14 $/year vs 30.66 $/year 2.3x lower annual commercial energy cost
Newer Apr, 2012 vs Oct, 2011 Release date 6 months later

Features Key features of the Pentium B960  vs B915C 

clock speed

Pentium B960
2.2 GHz
Pentium B915C
1.5 GHz

L2 cache

L3 cache

overclocked clock speed (air)

Pentium B960
2.2 GHz
Pentium B915C
1.5 GHz

overclocked clock speed (water)

Pentium B960
2.2 GHz
Pentium B915C
1.5 GHz

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Pentium B960  vs
B915C 
Clock speed 2.2 GHz 1.5 GHz
Cores Dual core Dual core

features

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

power consumption

TDP 35W 15W
Annual home energy cost 8.43 $/year 3.61 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 30.66 $/year 13.14 $/year
Typical power consumption 28.44W 12.19W

bus

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

details

Pentium B960  vs
B915C 
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

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 2.2 GHz 1.5 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.2 GHz 1.5 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 2.2 GHz 1.5 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
Channels Dual Channel Dual Channel
Supports ECC No Yes
Maximum bandwidth 21,333.32 MB/s 21,333.32 MB/s
Maximum memory size 16,384 MB 32,768 MB
Intel Pentium B960
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