Intel Pentium B980: specs and benchmarks

Intel Pentium B980

Summary

Intel started Pentium B980 sales 1 July 2012 at a recommended price of $125. 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 2.40 GHz and a locked multiplier.

Compatibility-wise, this is a FCPGA988 processor with a TDP of 35 Watt. It supports DDR3-1066, DDR3-1333 memory.

It provides poor benchmark performance at 6.36 percent of a leader's which is AMD Ryzen 9 3900X.

General info

Of Pentium B980 processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture and sales start time and price.
Place in performance rating
 
Value for money (0-100)
8.51
 
Type
Laptop
 
Series
Intel Pentium
 
Achitecture codename
Sandy Bridge
 
Release date
1 July 2012
 
Launch price (MSRP)
$125
 
of 999 (Xeon W3530)
Price now
$70
 
of 8685 (Xeon E5-4650L)

Technical specs

Pentium B980's quantitative parameters such as cores and threads number, clocks, manufacturing process, cache size and multiplier lock state. These parameters indirectly say of Pentium B980's performance, but to be more precise you have to review its test results.
Number of cores
2
 
Number of threads
2
 
Maximum frequency
2.4 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 (shared)
 
of 256 (EPYC 7702)
Manufacturing process technology
32 nm
 
of 7 (Ryzen 3 3300)
Die size
131 mm2
 
Maximum core temperature
85 °C
 
of 110 (Atom x7-E3950)
Transistor count
504 million
 
of 19200 (Ryzen 7 3700)
64 bit support
+
 

Compatibility

Information on Pentium B980 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
FCPGA988
 
Power consumption (TDP)
35 Watt
 

Technologies and extensions

Technological solutions and additional instructions supported by Pentium B980. 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 B980 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 B980 are enumerated here.
VT-d
-
 
VT-x
-
 

Memory specs

Types, maximum amount and channel number of RAM supported by Pentium B980.
Supported memory types
DDR3-1066, DDR3-1333
 
Maximum memory size
16 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 B980.
Integrated graphics
Intel HD Graphics (Sandy Bridge) (650 - 1100 MHz)
 
Graphics max frequency
1.15 GHz
 
Clear Video HD
-
 
InTru 3D
-
 

Graphics interfaces

Available interfaces and connections of Pentium B980's integrated GPU.
Number of displays supported
2
 
eDP
+
 
DisplayPort
+
 
HDMI
+
 
SDVO
+
 
CRT
+
 

Peripherals

Specifications and connection of Pentium B980'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 B980. Overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

Overall benchmark performance

6.36

3DMark06 CPU

2463

Cinebench 10 32-bit single-core

3109

Cinebench 10 32-bit multi-core

5879

Cinebench 11.5 64-bit single-core

0.94

Cinebench 11.5 64-bit multi-core

1.8

WinRAR 4.0

1435

x264 encoding pass 1

55

x264 encoding pass 2

10

TrueCrypt AES

0.2

Geekbench 2

3732

Passmark

2025

Game benchmarks

Let's see how good Pentium B980 is for gaming compared with game system requirements. Remember that sometimes official requirements may reflect real performance inaccurately.

Relative perfomance

Overall Pentium B980 performance compared to nearest competitors. All CPU types participate.

AMD equivalent

We believe that the nearest equivalent to Pentium B980 from AMD is E-450, which is nearly equal in speed and higher by 2 positions in our rating.

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