Intel Pentium B950: specs and benchmarks

Intel Pentium B950

Summary

Intel started Intel Pentium B950 sales 15 May 2011 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 2.10 GHz and a locked multiplier.

Compatibility-wise, this is PGA988 processor with a TDP of 35 Watt. It supports DDR3-1066, DDR3-1333 memory.

It provides poor benchmark performance at 3.62 percent of a leader's which is AMD EPYC 7742.

General info

Of Pentium B950 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
15 May 2011
 
Launch price (MSRP)
$134
 
of 999 (Xeon W3530)

Technical specs

Pentium B950's quantitative parameters such as cores and threads number, clocks, manufacturing process, cache size and multiplier lock state. These parameters indirectly say of Pentium B950's performance, but to be more precise you have to review its test results.
Number of cores
2
 
Number of threads
2
 
Maximum frequency
2.1 GHz
 
of 5 (FX-9590)
L1 cache
128 KB
 
of 4096 (EPYC 7702)
L2 cache
512 KB
 
of 32768 (EPYC 7702)
L3 cache
2048 KB
 
of 262144 (EPYC 7702)
Manufacturing process technology
32 nm
 
Die size
149 mm2
 
Maximum core temperature
85 °C
 
of 110 (Atom x7-E3950)
Transistor count
624 Million
 
of 19200 (Ryzen 7 3700)
64 bit support
+
 

Compatibility

Information on Pentium B950 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
PGA988
 
Power consumption (TDP)
35 Watt
 

Technologies and extensions

Technological solutions and additional instructions supported by Pentium B950. 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 B950 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 B950 are enumerated here.
VT-d
-
 
VT-x
-
 

Memory specs

Types, maximum amount and channel number of RAM supported by Pentium B950.
Supported memory types
DDR3-1066, DDR3-1333
 
Maximum memory size
16 GB
 
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 B950.
Integrated graphics
Intel HD Graphics (Sandy Bridge) (650 - 1100 MHz)
 
Clear Video
-
 
Clear Video HD
-
 
Graphics max frequency
1.1 GHz
 
InTru 3D
-
 

Graphics interfaces

Available interfaces and connections of Pentium B950's integrated GPU.
Number of displays supported
2
 
eDP
+
 
DisplayPort
+
 
HDMI
+
 
SDVO
+
 
CRT
+
 

Peripherals

Specifications and connection of Pentium B950'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 B950. Overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

Overall benchmark performance

3.62

3DMark06 CPU

2145

Cinebench 10 32-bit single-core

2730

Cinebench 10 32-bit multi-core

5255

Cinebench 11.5 64-bit multi-core

1.6

WinRAR 4.0

1333

x264 encoding pass 1

50

x264 encoding pass 2

9

TrueCrypt AES

0.2

Geekbench 2

3922

Passmark

1716

Mining hashrates

Cryptocurrency mining performance of Pentium B950. Usually measured in megahashes per second.
Bitcoin / BTC (SHA256)
2 Mh/s
 
 

Game benchmarks

Let's see how good Pentium B950 is for gaming compared with game system requirements. Remember that sometimes official requirements may reflect real performance inaccurately.

Relative perfomance

Overall Pentium B950 performance compared to nearest competitors. All CPU types participate.

AMD equivalent

We believe that the nearest equivalent to Pentium B950 from AMD is Turion 64 ML-37, which is nearly equal in speed and higher by 4 positions in our rating.

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