Intel Pentium B980 vs AMD E-450
Comparing Pentium B980 and E-450 processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture and sales start time and price.
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
Number of threads
Manufacturing process technology
Maximum core temperature
64 bit support
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
FT1 BGA 413-Ball
Power consumption (TDP)
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
Enhanced SpeedStep (EIST)
Flex Memory Access
Demand Based Switching
Fast Memory Access
Pentium B980 and E-450 technologies aimed at raising security, for example, by protecting against hacks.
Virtual machine speed-up technologies supported by Pentium B980 and E-450 are enumerated here.
Types, maximum amount and channel number of RAM supported by Pentium B980 and E-450.
Supported memory types
Maximum memory size
Max memory channels
Maximum memory bandwidth
21.3 GB / s
General parameters of GPUs integrated into Pentium B980 and E-450.
Intel HD Graphics (Sandy Bridge) (650 - 1100 MHz)
Graphics max frequency
Available interfaces and connections of Pentium B980 and E-450 integrated GPUs.
Number of displays supported
Specifications and connection of peripherals supported by Pentium B980 and E-450.
Max number of PCIe lanes
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%
Pentium B980 2463 +138%
Cinebench 10 32-bit single-core
Pentium B980 3109 +192.5%
Cinebench 10 32-bit multi-core
Pentium B980 5879 +190.9%
Cinebench 11.5 64-bit single-core
Pentium B980 1 +193.8%
Cinebench 11.5 64-bit multi-core
Pentium B980 2 +200%
Pentium B980 33 +95.9%
Pentium B980 1435 +193.5%
x264 encoding pass 1
Pentium B980 55 +243.8%
x264 encoding pass 2
Pentium B980 10 +233.3%
Pentium B980 0 +100%
Pentium B980 2026 +164.8%
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)
Thermal Monitoring Technologies
Advantages of AMD E-450
Less power hungry (18 vs 35 watts)
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.