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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Intel Pentium B980

Reasons to consider the
Intel Pentium B980

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Much higher clock speed 2.4 GHz vs 1.2 GHz 2x higher clock speed
Has a built-in GPU Yes vs No Somewhat common; A separate graphics adapter is not required
Much newer manufacturing process 32 nm vs 45 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Significantly better geekbench 2 (32-bit) score 2,741 vs 1,168 More than 2.2x better geekbench 2 (32-bit) score
Significantly better 3DMark06 CPU score 2,462.5 vs 1,000 Around 2.5x better 3DMark06 CPU score
Significantly better geekbench 3 single core score 1,696 vs 690 Around 2.5x better geekbench 3 single core score
Significantly better overclocked clock speed (Air) 2.4 GHz vs 1.44 GHz More than 65% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Newer Apr, 2012 vs Sep, 2009 Release date over 2 years later
Better PassMark score 2,069 vs 814 More than 2.5x better PassMark score
Better performance per dollar 1.77 pt/$ vs 0.45 pt/$ Around 4x better performance per dollar
Much better overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.4 GHz vs 1.2 GHz 2x better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Front view of Intel Celeron SU2300

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Intel Celeron SU2300

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Has virtualization support Yes vs No Somewhat common; Boosts performance of virtual machines
Much lower typical power consumption 8.13W vs 28.44W 3.5x lower typical power consumption
Much 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

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 B980
117,700 MB/s
Celeron SU2300
51,300 MB/s

GeekBench (32-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench

3D Mark 06 (CPU)

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Pentium B980  vs
Celeron SU2300 
Clock speed 2.4 GHz 1.2 GHz
Cores Dual core Dual core
Socket type
rPGA 988B
BGA 956

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 10W
Annual home energy cost 8.43 $/year 2.41 $/year
Performance per watt 4.07 pt/W 5.99 pt/W
Typical power consumption 28.44W 8.13W

details

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

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 2.4 GHz 1.44 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.4 GHz 1.2 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 2.4 GHz 1.44 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 1,150 MHz N/A

bus

Architecture DMI FSB
Number of links 1 1
Intel Pentium B980
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Intel Celeron SU2300
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