Intel Pentium Dual-Core Mobile B940 vs Intel Pentium Dual-Core Mobile P6200.
Bottomline – The Pentium B940 belongs to the latest Sandy Bridge processor while the P6200 is an earlier Arrandale processors. The P6200 is slightly higher in clock frequency ( 2.13 GHz) but due to better architecture and better memory speed ( DDR3-1333 Vs DDR3-1066 in P6200), the 2.00 GHz B940 is slightly better. The Integrated graphics ( Intel HD 3000) in B940 takes a quantum leap over the Integrated graphics in P6200 – Read the Integrated Graphics 3000 Vs Integrated HD Graphics for details.
Table : Intel Pentium B940 Vs Intel Pentium P6200 Feature Differences
|Feature||Intel Pentium B940||Intel Pentium P6200|
|Core Frequency||2.0 GHz||2.13 GHz|
|No. Of Cores||2 ( No Hyperthreading)||2 (No Hyperthreading)|
|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||HD Graphics 3000, 650 MHz Base, 1.1 GHz Max||HD Graphics, Base 500 MHz, Turbo 667 MHz|
Table : Intel Pentium B940 Vs Intel Pentium P6200 Benchmarking Comparison
|Benchmarks||Intel Pentium B940||Intel Pentium P6200|
|Super Pi 2M (Lower in better)||45.5 seconds||46 seconds|
|3D Mark 06 CPU||2030||1950|
|Windows 7 Experience Score||5.9||5.8|
The Intel’s Dual Core B940 is the latest entrant in the low cost moderate performance notebook processor belonging to the Sandy Bridge processors. It is a dual core 2.0 GHz processor, that improves upon the previous architecture by improving upon the graphics core.
The Intel’s Pentium P6200 corresponds to the earlier 1st generation core i3 processors in terms of architecture. Its clock frequency is slightly higher at 2.13 GHz. The comparison between the the processor should come out interesting as at it will bring out if the Sandy Bridge architecture is superior or not.
First of all the architecture differences. The Pentium B940 has only 2 MB of L3 ( shared ) cache while the Pentium P6200 has 3 MB of Level 3 cache, which should give 6200 slight edge over the B940. Other than this the basic differences would be the difference in the Sandy Bridge and Arrandale architecture.
Both the processors lack the Turbo Boost feature, which enhances the performance of processors by momentarily increasing the core frequency of the processor.
Let us take a look at the benchmark result of the two processor and compare them.
– The Passmark score of Intel Pentium B940 stands at 2018, as compared to the Passmark score of Pentium P6200’s score 1631. The establishes the first hand superiority of the the Pentium B940 in particular and Sandy Bridge architecture in particular.
– However, other benchmarks suggest that the performance gain of the Pentium B940 is not substantially higher than that of P6200. For example the Super Pi 2M is only marginally better for B940.
– The Pentium B940 has, however, a better integrated graphics. So if you compare two notebooks based upon B940 and P6200 and NOT using any discrete graphics, the graphics performance of the B940 should come out substantially better than the P6200.
We do not have other benchmark results available yet. Please feel free to add any of your comment that you have about the Pentium B940 and P6200 comparison.
( Update – We have some more benchmark results available and the table has been updated with these benchmark results – thanks superdude83 )
Further Suggested Reading
Further Suggested Readings
– Pentium P6200 belongs to Arrandale series, we recommend that you take a looks at the Arrandale Architecture.
– The B940 processors belong to Sandy Bridge, we recommend that you take a looks at the Sandy Bridge Architecture.
– Detailed comparison of their integrated graphics is here