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The Sandy Bridge Mobile Pentium Processors


Intel’s attempt to keep the Pentium Brand name led to the release of the stripped down iteration of the Sandy Bridge processors. Remove the Turbo, Hyperthreading and few more features from the core i5 Sandy Bridge processors and you have the Sandy Bridge Pentium Processors.

The good thing is – you still get the integrated graphics that should give you decent graphics performance and keep the system cost low by not requiring a discrete graphics.

Table : Core i3-2100 Vs Core i3-550 Feature Differences

Feature Pentium B940 Pentium B950 Pentium B960
Core Frequency 2.0 GHz 2.10 GHz 2.20 GHz
No. Of Cores
2 (4 Hyperthreads) 2 (4 Hyperthreads) 2 (4 Hyperthreads)
Cache Organization
2 MB L3 Cache 2 MB L3 Cache 2 MB L3 Cache
Turbo Frequency
No Turbo No Turbo No Turbo
TDP Rating
35 Watts 35 Watts 35 Watts
Integrated Memory Controller
DDR3-1333 DDR3-1333 DDR3-1333
Integrated Graphics
Yes, Base 650 MHz, Turbo 1.10 GHz Yes, Base 650 MHz, Turbo 1.10 GHz Yes, Base 650 MHz, Turbo 1.10 GHz

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One Response

  1. Celeste says:

    You may like to include the Pentium 957 and 967 to this list. These are low power processors and boast 9 hour of battery life.

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