Intel Pentium B980 vs AMD E-450

Intel Pentium B980
AMD E-450

General info

Comparing Pentium B980 and E-450 processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture and sales start time and price.
Place in performance rating
 
Value for money (0-100)
8.65
 
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Type
Laptop
 
Laptop
Series
Intel Pentium
 
AMD E-Series
Achitecture codename
Sandy Bridge
 
Zacate
Release date
1 July 2012
 
22 August 2011
Launch price (MSRP)
$125
 
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Price now
$70
 
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Technical specs

Pentium B980 and E-450 quantitative parameters such as cores and threads number, clocks, manufacturing process, cache size and multiplier lock state. These parameters indirectly say of Pentium B980 and E-450 performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider their test results.
Number of cores
2
 
2
Number of threads
2
 
2
Maximum frequency
2.4 GHz
 
1.65 GHz
L1 cache
128 KB
 
128 KB
L2 cache
512 KB
 
1024 KB
L3 cache
2048 KB
 
n/d
Manufacturing process technology
32 nm
 
40 nm
Die size
149 mm2
 
75 mm2
Maximum core temperature
85 °C
 
n/d
Transistor count
624 Million
 
n/d
64 bit support
+
 
+

Compatibility

Information on Pentium B980 and E-450 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
 
1
Socket
FCPGA988
 
FT1 BGA 413-Ball
Power consumption (TDP)
35 Watt
 
18 Watt

Technologies and extensions

Technological solutions and additional instructions supported by Pentium B980 and E-450. You'll probably need this information if you require some particular technology.
Instruction set extensions
Intel® SSE4.1, Intel® SSE4.2
 
n/d
FMA
+
 
-
vPro
-
 
n/d
Enhanced SpeedStep (EIST)
+
 
n/d
My WiFi
-
 
n/d
Turbo Boost
-
 
n/d
Hyper-Threading
-
 
n/d
Idle States
+
 
n/d
Thermal Monitoring
+
 
-
Flex Memory Access
+
 
n/d
Demand Based Switching
-
 
n/d
FDI
+
 
n/d
Fast Memory Access
+
 
n/d

Security technologies

Pentium B980 and E-450 technologies aimed at raising security, for example, by protecting against hacks.
TXT
-
 
n/d
EDB
+
 
n/d
Anti-Theft
-
 
n/d

Virtualization technologies

Virtual machine speed-up technologies supported by Pentium B980 and E-450 are enumerated here.
AMD-V
-
 
+
VT-d
-
 
n/d
VT-x
-
 
n/d

Memory specs

Types, maximum amount and channel number of RAM supported by Pentium B980 and E-450.
Supported memory types
DDR3-1066, DDR3-1333
 
DDR3
Maximum memory size
16 GB
 
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Max memory channels
2
 
n/d
Maximum memory bandwidth
21.3 GB / s
 
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Graphics specifications

General parameters of GPUs integrated into Pentium B980 and E-450.
Integrated graphics
Intel HD Graphics (Sandy Bridge) (650 - 1100 MHz)
 
Graphics max frequency
1.15 GHz
 
n/d

Graphics interfaces

Available interfaces and connections of Pentium B980 and E-450 integrated GPUs.
Number of displays supported
2
 
n/d
eDP
+
 
n/d
DisplayPort
+
 
-
HDMI
+
 
-
SDVO
+
 
n/d
CRT
+
 
n/d

Peripherals

Specifications and connection of peripherals supported by Pentium B980 and E-450.
PCIe revision
2.0
 
n/d
Max number of PCIe lanes
16
 
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Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of Pentium B980 and E-450. Overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

Overall benchmark performance

Pentium B980 4.28 +164.2%
E-450 1.62

3DMark06 CPU

Pentium B980 2463 +138%
E-450 1035

Cinebench 10 32-bit single-core

Pentium B980 3109 +192.5%
E-450 1063

Cinebench 10 32-bit multi-core

Pentium B980 5879 +190.9%
E-450 2021

Cinebench 11.5 64-bit single-core

Pentium B980 1 +193.8%
E-450 0

Cinebench 11.5 64-bit multi-core

Pentium B980 2 +200%
E-450 1

wPrime 32

Pentium B980 33 +95.9%
E-450 65

WinRAR 4.0

Pentium B980 1435 +193.5%
E-450 489

x264 encoding pass 1

Pentium B980 55 +243.8%
E-450 16

x264 encoding pass 2

Pentium B980 10 +233.3%
E-450 3

TrueCrypt AES

Pentium B980 0 +100%
E-450 0

Passmark

Pentium B980 2026 +164.8%
E-450 765

Gaming performance

Let's see how good Pentium B980 and E-450 are for gaming compared with game system requirements. Remember that sometimes official requirements may reflect real performance inaccurately.

Advantages of Intel Pentium B980

164.2% faster (about 2.5 times) in synthetic tests
Somewhat newer (1 July 2012 vs 22 August 2011)
Finer manufacturing process technology (32 vs 40 nm)
MMX (MultiMedia Extensions - the very first (1996) SIMD instruction expansion for Intel desktop CPUs, works with 64-bit registers)
x86-64 (a general name for 64-bit extension of x86 instruction set. There are AMD64 and Intel 64 versions that differ very little)
FMA4
Thermal Monitoring Technologies
DisplayPortMenu
HDMIMenu

Advantages of AMD E-450

Less power hungry (18 vs 35 watts)
MMX(+)
Virtualization (Hardware acceleration of virtual machines)

So, Pentium B980 or E-450?

Judging by the results of synthetic and gaming tests, Technical City recommends Intel Pentium B980.
Should you still have questions on choice between Pentium B980 and E-450, ask them in Comments section, and we shall answer.

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