Both the Pentium B940 as well as the Pentium P6100 has a base clock frequency of 2000 MHz. The Pentium B940 belongs to the newer Sandy Bridge architecture while the Pentium P6100 is part of the earlier Arrandale architecture. We would like to bring the similarity and the differences in the two processors.
– The Cache architecture is slightly difference. The Pentium B940 has 2 MB of L3 cache, while the Pentium P6100 comes with 3 MB of L3 Cache memory.
– The Integrated graphics controller in the Pentium B940 ( called Intel HD Graphics 3000) is significantly improved over the Pentium P6100’s integrated graphics controller ( popularly called Intel GMA graphics). This will be helpful in visual displays and better gaming experience with the games requiring higher moderate computing power. The base frequency of the graphics is higher at 1.1 GHz in case of B940 as compared to the 650 MHz in Pentium P6100. Check out HD Graphics 3000 Vs Intel GMA Graphics
– The Passmark score of the Pentium B940 stands at 2018 ( reference ) as compared the Intel Pentium P6100’s score of 1519 – giving a whopping 30 % better performance for B940 as compared to Pentium P6100.
– The memory throughput ( the rate of the transfer of data between the processor and the memory in case of the Pentium B940 is significantly better as compared to the Pentium P6100). The Pentium B940 supports controller supports DDR3-1066 as well as the DDR3-1333 memory. The Pentium P6100 supports only DDR3-800 and DDR3-1066
The Pentium B940 is also significantly faster than the Pentium P6200 ( clocked higher at 2133 MHz). However it is reportedly generally slower than the 1st generation core i3 processors. For example the core i3-370M has a passmark score of 2219 or about 10% higher than the Pentium B940.
Table : Intel Pentium B940 Vs Intel Pentium P6100 Feature Differences
|Feature||Intel Pentium B940||Intel Pentium P6100|
|Core Frequency||2.0 GHz||2.00 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
||32 nm||32 nm|
| Integrated Memory Controller
| Integrated Graphics
||Yes, 650 MHz Base, 1.1 GHz Max||Yes, Base 500 MHz, Turbo 667 MHz|
Table : Intel Pentium B940 Vs Intel Pentium P6100 Benchmarking Comparison
|Benchmarks||Intel Pentium B940||Intel Pentium P6100|
| PassMark Score
| Super Pi 2M (Lower in better)
||45.5 seconds||50 seconds|
| 3D Mark 06 CPU
| Windows 7 Experience Score