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Intel Pentium B940 Vs Core i3-380M

The Pentium B940 belongs to the newer architecture based upon Sandy Bridge. The Sandy Bridge architecture is characterized by a better integrated graphics, a unified core consisting of the processor and graphics core on a single die. It is an improvement of the earlier Arrandale architecture. The core i3-380M is a member of this earlier architecture.

The Pentium B940 is not necessarily a better processor since it is a stripped down version of the Sandy Bridge. It does not has Turbo boost. The Hyperthreading has been removed and it features a smaller 2 MB L3 Cache. On the positive side, it has better integrated graphics processor.

Table : Intel Pentium B940 Vs Core i3-380M Feature Differences

Feature Intel Pentium B940 Core i3-380M
Core Frequency 2.0 GHz 2.53 GHz
No. Of Cores 2 ( No Hyperthreading) 2 ( 4 Hyperthreads)
Cache Organization 2 MB L3 512KB L2 + 3MB L3
Turbo Frequency No Turbo No Turbo
TDP Rating 35 Watts 35 Watts
64 Bit Support Y Y
Lithography 32 nm 32 nm
Integrated Memory Controller DDR3-1333 DDR3-1066
Integrated Graphics Yes, 650 MHz Base, 1.1 GHz Max Yes, Base 500 MHz, Turbo 667 MHz

Table : Intel Pentium B940 Vs Core i3-380M Benchmarking Comparison

Benchmarks Intel Pentium B940 Core i3-380M
PassMark Score 1977 2330
Super Pi 2M (Lower in better) 46 seconds 41 seconds
3D Mark 06 CPU 2030 2700
Windows 7 Experience Score 5.9 6.8

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One Response

  1. Siri says:

    The Benchmark result, obviously shows that the core i3-380M is significantly better than the Pentium B940. Obviously, the core frequency plays a dominant role.

    It may be better to compare the Pentium B940 with Pentium P6200 ( another member of the Arrandale architecture). If we do wish to compare with core i3 series, perhaps the core i3-350M makes a more comparable processor.

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