CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of B980 vs SU2300


Benchmark performance using all cores

3DMark06 (CPU), Passmark and GeekBench (32-bit)

Single-core Performance

Individual core benchmark performance

Passmark (Single Core)

Power Consumption

How much power does the processor require?



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Intel Pentium B980 

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Intel Pentium B980

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Front view of Intel Pentium B980

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Front view of Intel Pentium B980

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Intel Pentium B980

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Has a built-in GPU Yes vs No Somewhat common; A separate graphics adapter is not required
Much higher clock speed 2.4 GHz vs 1.2 GHz 2x higher clock speed
Much newer manufacturing process 32 nm vs 45 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Better PassMark (Single core) score 1,116 vs 496 2.2x better PassMark (Single core) score
Better 3DMark06 CPU score 2,462.5 vs 1,000 Around 2.5x better 3DMark06 CPU score
Newer Apr, 2012 vs Sep, 2009 Release date over 2 years later
Better performance per dollar 2.5 pt/$ vs 1.01 pt/$ Around 2.5x better performance per dollar
Better PassMark score 2,064 vs 817 More than 2.5x better PassMark score
Better geekbench (32-bit) score 2,748 vs 1,166 More than 2.2x better geekbench (32-bit) score
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Intel Celeron SU2300

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Has virtualization support Yes vs No Somewhat common; Boosts performance of virtual machines
Significantly lower typical power consumption 8.13W vs 28.44W 3.5x lower typical power consumption
Significantly lower annual home energy cost 2.41 $/year vs 8.43 $/year 3.5x lower annual home energy cost

Benchmarks Real world tests of Pentium B980 vs Celeron SU2300


3D Mark 06 (CPU)

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Passmark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs


Pentium B980  vs
Celeron SU2300 
Clock speed 2.4 GHz 1.2 GHz
Cores Dual core Dual core
Socket type
rPGA 988B
BGA 956
Is hyperthreaded No No


Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Supports trusted computing No No
Has virtualization support No Yes
Instruction set extensions
Supplemental SSE3
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes


Architecture DMI FSB
Number of links 1 1


Pentium B980  vs
Celeron SU2300 
Threads 2 2
L2 cache 1 MB 1 MB
L2 cache per core 0.5 MB/core 0.5 MB/core
Manufacture process 32 nm 45 nm
Max CPUs 1 1

integrated graphics

Label Intel® HD Graphics N/A
Number of displays supported 2 N/A
GPU clock speed 650 MHz N/A
Turbo clock speed 1,150 MHz N/A

power consumption

TDP 35W 10W
Annual home energy cost 8.43 $/year 2.41 $/year
Performance per watt 9.56 pt/W 13.55 pt/W
Typical power consumption 28.44W 8.13W
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