Average Bench: 42.8% (884th of 1276)

Based on 285 user benchmarks.  Device: BFEBFBFF000206A7 Model: Intel(R) Pentium(R) CPU 997 @ 1.60GHz

Below average average bench

The Intel Pentium 997 averaged 57.2% 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.

Strengths

Avg. Memory Latency 73.9Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 36.6Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Pentium 997 is just 18.5%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Intel Pentium 997 performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 73Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 72.2Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 285 samples)
Min Avg Max
49 Memory 73.9 84
20 1-Core 36.6 41.9
34.8 2-Core 68.2 83.5
41.2% 59.6 Pts
Min Avg Max
39 4-Core 71.1 83.5
38.8 8-Core 72.2 83.9
9.8% 71.6 Pts
Min Avg Max
38.6 64-Core 73 83.6
4.9% 73 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Normal Heavy Server
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
CPU Socket - U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 1.6 GHz, turbo 1.6 GHz (avg)
Memory 78.3
1-Core 41.9
2-Core 83.6
46% 67.9 Pts
4-Core 83.6
8-Core 79.4
11% 81.5 Pts
64-Core 81.9
6% 81.9 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 1.6 GHz, turbo 1.6 GHz (avg)
Memory 77.8
1-Core 40.2
2-Core 70.3
44% 62.8 Pts
4-Core 80
8-Core 78.3
11% 79.2 Pts
64-Core 76.7
5% 76.7 Pts
CPU Socket - U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 1.6 GHz, turbo 1.6 GHz (avg)
Memory 77.7
1-Core 41.3
2-Core 80
45% 66.3 Pts
4-Core 83
8-Core 66.2
11% 74.6 Pts
64-Core 82.6
6% 82.6 Pts
CPU Socket - U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 1.6 GHz, turbo 1.6 GHz (avg)
Memory 77.5
1-Core 41.7
2-Core 82.5
45% 67.2 Pts
4-Core 78.6
8-Core 78.4
11% 78.5 Pts
64-Core 20
1% 20 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 1.6 GHz, turbo 1.6 GHz (avg)
Memory 69.5
1-Core 41
2-Core 44.1
38% 51.5 Pts
4-Core 58.4
8-Core 65.5
8% 62 Pts
64-Core 65.6
4% 65.6 Pts
CPU Socket - U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 1.6 GHz, turbo 0.8 GHz (avg)
Memory 55.2
1-Core 19.8
2-Core 36.6
27% 37.2 Pts
4-Core 38.4
8-Core 37.7
5% 38.1 Pts
64-Core 37.7
2% 37.7 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 1.6 GHz, turbo 1.6 GHz (avg)
Memory 22.1
1-Core 23.3
2-Core 78.3
22% 41.2 Pts
4-Core 70.7
8-Core 70.1
10% 70.4 Pts
64-Core 63.6
4% 63.6 Pts
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 35,899,524 CPUs tested.

Typical Pentium 997 Builds (Compare 2,016 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 2%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 44%
Speed boat
Workstation
Workstation 2%
Tree trunk

System: Dell Inspiron 3521

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 22% - Poor Total price: $26

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 Specifications

Essentials

DescriptionIntel® Pentium® Processor 997 (2M Cache, 1.60 GHz)
Code NameSandy Bridge
Launch DateQ3'12
Processor Number997
# of Cores2
# of Threads2
Cache2 MB L3
Instruction Set64-bit
Instruction Set ExtensionsSSE4.x
Embedded Options AvailableNo
Lithography32 nm
Recommended PriceN/A
Clock Speed1.6 GHz
Bus Speed5 GT/s DMI
Max TDP17 W

Graphics

Processor GraphicsIntel® HD Graphics
Graphics Base Frequency350 MHz
Graphics OutputeDP/DP/HDMI/SDVO/CRT
Wireless DisplayNo
# of Displays Supported2
Graphics Max Dynamic Frequency1 GHz
Quick Sync VideoNo
InTru 3D TechNo
Clear Video HD TechNo
Intel InsiderNo
Flexible Display InterfaceYes

Memory

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

Package Size31.0mm x 24.0mm (BGA1023)
Graphics and IMC Lithography32 nm
Max CPU Configuration1
Sockets SupportedFCBGA1023

Platform Protection

Execute Disable BitYes
Trusted Execution TechNo
Anti-Theft TechNo

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