Intel Pentium 987: specs and benchmarks

Intel Pentium 987

Summary

Intel started Pentium 987 sales 1 June 2012 at a recommended price of $134. This is Sandy Bridge architecture notebook processor primarily aimed at office systems. It has 2 cores and 2 threads, and is based on 32 nm manufacturing technology, with a maximum frequency of 1.50 GHz and a locked multiplier.

Compatibility-wise, this is a FCBGA1023 processor with a TDP of 17 Watt. It supports DDR3-1066, DDR3-1333 memory.

It provides poor benchmark performance at 3.86 percent of a leader's which is AMD Ryzen 9 3900X.

General info

Of Pentium 987 processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture and sales start time and price.
Place in performance rating
 
Type
Laptop
 
Series
Intel Pentium
 
Achitecture codename
Sandy Bridge
 
Release date
1 June 2012
 
Launch price (MSRP)
$134
 
of 999 (Xeon W3530)

Technical specs

Pentium 987's quantitative parameters such as cores and threads number, clocks, manufacturing process, cache size and multiplier lock state. These parameters indirectly say of Pentium 987's performance, but to be more precise you have to review its test results.
Number of cores
2
 
Number of threads
2
 
Maximum frequency
1.5 GHz
 
of 5 (FX-9590)
FSB
4 × 5 GT / s
 
L1 cache
128 KB
 
of 4096 (EPYC 7702)
L2 cache
512 KB
 
of 32768 (EPYC 7702)
L3 cache
2 MB
 
of 256 (EPYC 7702)
Manufacturing process technology
32 nm
 
of 7 (Ryzen 3 3300)
Die size
131 mm2
 
Maximum core temperature
100 °C
 
of 110 (Atom x7-E3950)
Transistor count
504 million
 
of 19200 (Ryzen 7 3700)
64 bit support
+
 

Compatibility

Information on Pentium 987 compatibility with other computer components. Useful when choosing a future computer configuration or upgrading an existing one.
Max number of CPUs in a configuration
1
 
Socket
FCBGA1023
 
Power consumption (TDP)
17 Watt
 

Technologies and extensions

Technological solutions and additional instructions supported by Pentium 987. You'll probably need this information if you require some particular technology.
Instruction set extensions
Intel® SSE4.1, Intel® SSE4.2
 
FMA
+
 
vPro
-
 
Enhanced SpeedStep (EIST)
+
 
My WiFi
-
 
Turbo Boost
-
 
Hyper-Threading
-
 
Idle States
+
 
Thermal Monitoring
+
 
Flex Memory Access
+
 
Demand Based Switching
-
 
FDI
+
 
Fast Memory Access
+
 

Security technologies

Pentium 987 technologies aimed at raising security, for example, by protecting against hacks.
TXT
-
 
EDB
+
 
Anti-Theft
-
 

Virtualization technologies

Virtual machine speed-up technologies supported by Pentium 987 are enumerated here.
VT-d
-
 
VT-x
-
 

Memory specs

Types, maximum amount and channel number of RAM supported by Pentium 987.
Supported memory types
DDR3-1066, DDR3-1333
 
Maximum memory size
16.38 GB
 
of 786 (Xeon E5-2670 v3)
Max memory channels
2
 
Maximum memory bandwidth
21.3 GB / s
 
of 262.26 (Xeon Platinum 9221)

Graphics specifications

General parameters of GPU integrated into Pentium 987.
Integrated graphics
Intel HD Graphics (Sandy Bridge) (350 - 1000 MHz)
 
Graphics max frequency
1 GHz
 
Clear Video HD
-
 
InTru 3D
-
 

Graphics interfaces

Available interfaces and connections of Pentium 987's integrated GPU.
Number of displays supported
2
 
eDP
+
 
DisplayPort
+
 
HDMI
+
 
SDVO
+
 
CRT
+
 

Peripherals

Specifications and connection of Pentium 987's supported peripherals.
PCIe revision
2.0
 
Max number of PCIe lanes
16
 
of 128 (EPYC 7551P)

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of Pentium 987. Overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

Overall benchmark performance

3.86

3DMark06 CPU

1487

Cinebench 11.5 64-bit single-core

0.59

Cinebench 11.5 64-bit multi-core

1.1

WinRAR 4.0

1107

TrueCrypt AES

0.1

Passmark

1228

Game benchmarks

Let's see how good Pentium 987 is for gaming compared with game system requirements. Remember that sometimes official requirements may reflect real performance inaccurately.

Relative perfomance

Overall Pentium 987 performance compared to nearest competitors. All CPU types participate.

AMD equivalent

We believe that the nearest equivalent to Pentium 987 from AMD is Athlon II P320, which is slower by 1% and lower by 3 positions in our rating.

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