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Intel Pentium B940 vs P6200 Comparision


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
PassMark Score 1977 1668
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

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11 Response

  1. Bobby Chandel says:

    What kind of games can be played with this processor ?

  2. Tonmoy says:

    You can play NFS Hot Pursuit 3 on it. . .compare with others

  3. superdude83 says:

    Here are the benchmark scores that I found with B940

    3DMark06 – 2030
    Super Pi 2M – 45.5 seconds
    Windows 7 Experience Index – 5.9

    I hope that it will help others who compare B940 with P6200. I think it is marginally better than B940. But it will be better than P6100 but inferior to the 1st generation core i3 processors.

  4. admin says:

    superdude83,

    We appreciate your participa0tion and update for the figures.

  5. Julius says:

    I wanna play Call of Duty: black OPS. Wich processor will run better on it, B940 or P6200 with Intel GMA HD?

  6. William Hogate says:

    One retail sales person told me that the Intel Pentium Dual-Core Processor P6200 is a more recent and therefore yields superior performance when compared to B960 Processor. Both are in basic Acer laptops. Both laptops are the same price at two different retailers are two retailers involved in this Acer laptop comparison. I do not play games. Mostly I use the laptop I now have for e-mails and looking up information from Web sites like WebMD (example). I do not do any design work. Enough of a difference in performance for these tasks to pick one over the other? “Color me” novice. Thanks.

  7. William Hogate says:

    Correction: P6200 vs. B950.

  8. admin says:

    William,

    Please see reply

    One retail sales person told me that the Intel Pentium Dual-Core Processor P6200 is a more recent and therefore yields superior performance when compared to B960 Processor

    – This is not true. B950 and B960 belong to newer Sandy Bridge series and are faster than the previous generation P6200 processors, especially in graphics area.

    I think you should opt for Pentium B950 if the notebooks have some price.

  9. haikel says:

    so..which is better?

  10. opeter says:

    The Pentium B940/B950/B960 etc. are better, than the older generation P6000/P6100/P6200 etc. Pentium processors. On both CPU and GPU side.

    Since the B9xx series is the newer one, base on Sandy Bridge.

  11. professor says:

    If you want a bit better processor look for Sandy Bridge based core i5 processors. They have turbo boost features. Prices have come down under $500 making them affordable.

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