Average Bench: 17% (849th of 1183)

Based on 6,914 user benchmarks.  Devices: BFEBFBFF000206A7, Model: Intel(R) Pentium(R) CPU B960 @ 2.20GHz
Poor: 7%Average: 17% Great: 20%
Gaming 17%
Desktop 30%
Sail boat
Workstation 11%
Tree trunk

Terrible average bench

The Intel Pentium B960 averaged 83.0% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This isn't a great result which indicates that there are much faster alternatives on the comparison list.


Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 49.8Pts
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed 94Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Pentium B960 is just 12.7%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Intel Pentium B960 performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.


Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 97.4Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 97.3Pts

Average Bench

(Based on 6,914 samples)
Min Avg Max
20.1 1-Core 49.8 57.8
39.2 2-Core 94 115
34.2% 71.9 Pts
Min Avg Max
39.5 4-Core 96.3 115
39.2 8-Core 97.3 115
13.2% 96.8 Pts
Min Avg Max
38.9 64-Core 97.4 115
6.5% 97.4 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 2.2 GHz, turbo 2.2 GHz (avg)
1-Core 58
2-Core 107
39% 82.4 Pts
4-Core 113
8-Core 109
15% 111 Pts
64-Core 107
7% 107 Pts
CPU Socket - U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 2.2 GHz
1-Core 57.4
2-Core 98.8
38% 78.1 Pts
4-Core 99.1
8-Core 98.6
14% 98.8 Pts
64-Core 98.5
7% 98.5 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 2.2 GHz, turbo 2.2 GHz (avg)
1-Core 53.6
2-Core 99.4
36% 76.5 Pts
4-Core 96
8-Core 103
14% 99.7 Pts
64-Core 107
7% 107 Pts
CPU1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 2.2 GHz, turbo 2.2 GHz (avg)
1-Core 49.6
2-Core 74.6
31% 62.1 Pts
4-Core 94
8-Core 110
14% 102 Pts
64-Core 112
8% 112 Pts
CPU Socket - U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 2.2 GHz
1-Core 53.7
2-Core 84.9
34% 69.3 Pts
4-Core 89.6
8-Core 94.8
12% 92.2 Pts
64-Core 99.1
7% 99.1 Pts
CPU Socket - U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 2.2 GHz
1-Core 46.3
2-Core 74.4
30% 60.3 Pts
4-Core 90.3
8-Core 83
12% 86.7 Pts
64-Core 86.8
6% 86.8 Pts
CPU Socket - U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 2.2 GHz, turbo 1.7 GHz (avg)
1-Core 42.2
2-Core 78.3
29% 60.2 Pts
4-Core 85.9
8-Core 85.7
12% 85.8 Pts
64-Core 86.6
6% 86.6 Pts
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 20,913,838 CPUs tested.

Typical Pentium B960 Builds (Compare 1,003 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 11%
Tree trunk
Desktop 30%
Workstation 14%
Tree trunk

System: Acer Aspire E1-531

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 19% - Very poor Total price: $31

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DescriptionIntel® Pentium® Processor B960 (2M Cache, 2.20 GHz)
Code NameSandy Bridge
Launch DateQ4'11
Processor NumberB960
# of Cores2
# of Threads2
Cache2 MB L3
Instruction Set64-bit
Instruction Set ExtensionsSSE4.x
Embedded Options AvailableNo
Lithography32 nm
Recommended PriceN/A
Clock Speed2.2 GHz
Bus Speed5 GT/s DMI
Max TDP35 W


Processor GraphicsIntel® HD Graphics
Graphics Base Frequency650 MHz
Graphics OutputeDP/DP/HDMI/SDVO/CRT
Wireless DisplayNo
# of Displays Supported2
Graphics Max Dynamic Frequency1.1 GHz
Quick Sync VideoNo
InTru 3D TechNo
Clear Video HD TechNo
Intel InsiderNo
Flexible Display InterfaceYes
Macrovision License RequiredNo


Max Memory Size16 GB
Memory TypesDDR3 1066/1333
Memory Channels2
Memory Bandwidth21.3 GB/s
ECC Memory SupportedNo

Expansion Options

PCI Express Revision2.0
PCI Express Configurations1x16, 2x8, 1x8 2x4
Max # of PCI Express Lanes1

Data Protection

AES New InstructionsNo

Advanced Technologies

Virtualization Tech (VT-x)No
Intel 64Yes
Idle StatesYes
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep® TechYes
Thermal Monitoring TechnologiesYes
Turbo Boost TechNo
Hyper-Threading TechNo
Virtualization for Directed I/O (VT-d)No
Demand Based SwitchingNo
vPro TechNo
Fast Memory AccessYes
Flex Memory AccessYes
My WiFi TechNo
4G WiMAX Wireless TechNo


Package Size37.5mmx37.5mm (rPGA988B)
Graphics and IMC Lithography32 nm
Max CPU Configuration1
Sockets SupportedFCPGA988, PGA988

Platform Protection

Execute Disable BitYes
Trusted Execution TechNo
Anti-Theft TechNo


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17 days ago.

great performance for a old low end cpu but it needs good cooling to maintain max clock freq. Can run GTA IV at low settings, 720p, 30-40 fps when ~350MB RAM is allocated to integrated graphics.

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