Average Bench: 47.5% (790th of 1271)

Based on 2,358 user benchmarks.  Device: BFEBFBFF000206A7 Model: Intel(R) Pentium(R) CPU B970 @ 2.30GHz

Below average average bench

The Intel Pentium B970 averaged 52.5% 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 78.1Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 52.4Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Pentium B970 is 20.1%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Intel Pentium B970 performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 102Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 102Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 2,358 samples)
Min Avg Max
56.3 Memory 78.1 88.5
20.3 1-Core 52.4 60.4
40.6 2-Core 98.4 120
49.9% 76.3 Pts
Min Avg Max
46 4-Core 101 120
43.7 8-Core 102 120
13.9% 102 Pts
Min Avg Max
44.6 64-Core 102 120
6.9% 102 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Normal Heavy Server
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
CPU1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 2.3 GHz, turbo 2.3 GHz (avg)
Memory 87
1-Core 60.1
2-Core 120
57% 88.9 Pts
4-Core 120
8-Core 117
16% 118 Pts
64-Core 118
8% 118 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 2.3 GHz, turbo 2.3 GHz (avg)
Memory 82.9
1-Core 60.6
2-Core 119
56% 87.6 Pts
4-Core 119
8-Core 118
16% 119 Pts
64-Core 118
8% 118 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 2.3 GHz
Memory 83
1-Core 59.2
2-Core 109
54% 83.8 Pts
4-Core 109
8-Core 108
15% 108 Pts
64-Core 116
8% 116 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 2.3 GHz, turbo 2.3 GHz (avg)
Memory 71.3
1-Core 54
2-Core 118
50% 81.2 Pts
4-Core 118
8-Core 118
16% 118 Pts
64-Core 117
8% 117 Pts
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 34,398,277 CPUs tested.

Typical Pentium B970 Builds (Compare 1,091 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 2%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 48%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 2%
Tree trunk

System: Samsung 300E4C/300E5C/300E7C

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 20% - Poor Total price: $28

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 Specifications

Essentials

DescriptionIntel® Pentium® Processor B970 (2M Cache, 2.30 GHz)
Code NameSandy Bridge
Launch DateQ1'12
Processor NumberB970
# of Cores2
# of Threads2
Cache2 MB L3
Instruction Set64-bit
Instruction Set ExtensionsSSE4.x
Embedded Options AvailableNo
Lithography32 nm
Recommended PriceN/A
Clock Speed2.3 GHz
Bus Speed5 GT/s DMI
Max TDP35 W

Graphics

Processor GraphicsIntel® HD Graphics
Graphics Base Frequency650 MHz
Graphics OutputeDP/DP/HDMI/SDVO/CRT
Wireless DisplayNo
# of Displays Supported2
Graphics Max Dynamic Frequency1.15 GHz
Quick Sync VideoNo
InTru 3D TechNo
Clear Video HD TechNo
Intel InsiderNo
Flexible Display InterfaceYes
Macrovision License RequiredNo

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
VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT)No
Demand Based SwitchingNo
vPro TechNo
Fast Memory AccessYes
Flex Memory AccessYes
My WiFi TechNo
4G WiMAX Wireless TechNo

Package

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

Platform Protection

Execute Disable BitYes
Trusted Execution TechNo
Anti-Theft TechNo

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