Intel Pentium B960 vs Intel Core i3-8130U

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Intel Pentium B960 CPU1 vs CPU2 Intel Core i3-8130U
Intel Pentium B960 Intel Core i3-8130U

CPU comparison

In this CPU comparison, we compare the Intel Pentium B960 and the Intel Core i3-8130U and use benchmarks to check which processor is faster.

We compare the Intel Pentium B960 2 core processor released in Q4/2011 with the Intel Core i3-8130U which has 2 CPU cores and was introduced in Q1/2018.
Intel Pentium (150) Family Intel Core i3 (205)
Intel Pentium 900 (10) CPU group Intel Core i 8000U (KL) (7)
3 Generation 8
Sandy Bridge U Architecture Kaby Lake U Refresh
Mobile Segment Mobile
-- Predecessor Intel Core i3-7130U
-- Successor --

CPU Cores and Base Frequency

The Intel Pentium B960 is a 2 core processor with a clock frequency of 2.20 GHz. The processor can compute 2 threads at the same time. The Intel Core i3-8130U clocks with 2.20 GHz (3.40 GHz), has 2 CPU cores and can calculate 4 threads in parallel.

Intel Pentium B960 Characteristic Intel Core i3-8130U
2 Cores 2
2 Threads 4
normal Core architecture normal
No Hyperthreading Yes
No Overclocking ? No
2.20 GHz Frequency 2.20 GHz
-- Turbo Frequency (1 Core) 3.40 GHz
-- Turbo Frequency (All Cores) 2.80 GHz

NPU AI performance

The performance values of the processor's AI unit. The isolated NPU performance is specified here, the total AI performance (NPU+CPU+iGPU) can be higher. Processors with support for artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) can process many calculations, especially audio, image and video processing, much faster than classic processors.

Intel Pentium B960 Characteristic Intel Core i3-8130U
-- AI hardware --
-- AI specifications --
-- NPU + CPU + iGPU --

Integrated graphics (iGPU)

Graphics (iGPU) integrated into the processor not only enable image output without having to rely on a dedicated graphics solution, but can also efficiently accelerate video playback.

Intel HD Graphics (Sandy Bridge GT1) GPU Intel UHD Graphics 620
0.65 GHz GPU frequency 0.30 GHz
1.10 GHz GPU (Turbo) 1.00 GHz
6 GPU Generation 9.5
32 nm Technology 14 nm
2 Max. displays 3
6 Compute units 24
48 Shader 192
No Hardware Raytracing No
No Frame Generation No
2 GB Max. GPU Memory 16 GB
10.1 DirectX Version 12

Hardware codec support

A photo or video codec that is accelerated in hardware can greatly accelerate the working speed of a processor and extend the battery life of notebooks or smartphones when playing videos.

Intel HD Graphics (Sandy Bridge GT1) GPU Intel UHD Graphics 620
No Codec h265 / HEVC (8 bit) Decode / Encode
No Codec h265 / HEVC (10 bit) Decode / Encode
Decode / Encode Codec h264 Decode / Encode
No Codec VP9 Decode / Encode
No Codec VP8 Decode / Encode
No Codec AV1 No
Decode / Encode Codec AVC Decode / Encode
Decode Codec VC-1 Decode
No Codec JPEG Decode / Encode

Memory & PCIe

Up to 16 GB of memory in a maximum of 2 memory channels is supported by the Intel Pentium B960, while the Intel Core i3-8130U supports a maximum of 32 GB of memory with a maximum memory bandwidth of 38.4 GB/s enabled.

Intel Pentium B960 Characteristic Intel Core i3-8130U
DDR3-1066, DDR3-1333 Memory LPDDR3-2133, DDR4-2400
16 GB Max. Memory 32 GB
2 (Dual Channel) Memory channels 2 (Dual Channel)
21.3 GB/s Max. Bandwidth 38.4 GB/s
No ECC Yes
-- L2 Cache --
2.00 MB L3 Cache 4.00 MB
2.0 PCIe version 3.0
16 PCIe lanes 12
8.0 GB/s PCIe Bandwidth 11.8 GB/s

Thermal Management

The Intel Pentium B960 has a TDP of 35 W. The TDP of the Intel Core i3-8130U is 15 W. System integrators use the TDP of the processor as a guide when dimensioning the cooling solution.

Intel Pentium B960 Characteristic Intel Core i3-8130U
35 W TDP (PL1 / PBP) 15 W
-- TDP (PL2) --
-- TDP up --
-- TDP down 10 W
85 °C Tjunction max. 100 °C

Technical details

The Intel Pentium B960 has 2.00 MB cache and is manufactured in 32 nm. The cache of Intel Core i3-8130U is at 4.00 MB. The processor is manufactured in 14 nm.

Intel Pentium B960 Characteristic Intel Core i3-8130U
32 nm Technology 14 nm
Monolithic Chip design Monolithic
x86-64 (64 bit) Instruction set (ISA) x86-64 (64 bit)
SSE4.1, SSE4.2 ISA extensions SSE4.1, SSE4.2, AVX2
PGA 988 Socket BGA 1356
VT-x, VT-x EPT, VT-d Virtualization VT-x, VT-x EPT, VT-d
Yes AES-NI Yes
Windows 10, Linux Operating systems Windows 10, Windows 11, Linux
Q4/2011 Release date Q1/2018
-- Release price 281 $
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Average performance in benchmarks

⌀ Single core performance in 2 CPU benchmarks
Intel Pentium B960 (42%)
Intel Core i3-8130U (100%)
⌀ Multi core performance in 4 CPU benchmarks
Intel Pentium B960 (36%)
Intel Core i3-8130U (100%)

Geekbench 5, 64bit (Single-Core)

Geekbench 5 is a cross plattform benchmark that heavily uses the systems memory. A fast memory will push the result a lot. The single-core test only uses one CPU core, the amount of cores or hyperthreading ability doesn't count.
Intel Pentium B960 Intel Pentium B960
2C 2T @ 2.20 GHz
413 (49%)
Intel Core i3-8130U Intel Core i3-8130U
2C 4T @ 3.40 GHz
835 (100%)

Geekbench 5, 64bit (Multi-Core)

Geekbench 5 is a cross plattform benchmark that heavily uses the systems memory. A fast memory will push the result a lot. The multi-core test involves all CPU cores and taks a big advantage of hyperthreading.
Intel Pentium B960 Intel Pentium B960
2C 2T @ 2.20 GHz
825 (47%)
Intel Core i3-8130U Intel Core i3-8130U
2C 4T @ 2.80 GHz
1772 (100%)

Geekbench 6 (Single-Core)

Geekbench 6 is a benchmark for modern computers, notebooks and smartphones. What is new is an optimized utilization of newer CPU architectures, e.g. based on the big.LITTLE concept and combining CPU cores of different sizes. The single-core benchmark only evaluates the performance of the fastest CPU core, the number of CPU cores in a processor is irrelevant here.
Intel Pentium B960 Intel Pentium B960
2C 2T @ 2.20 GHz
383 (34%)
Intel Core i3-8130U Intel Core i3-8130U
2C 4T @ 3.40 GHz
1141 (100%)

Geekbench 6 (Multi-Core)

Geekbench 6 is a benchmark for modern computers, notebooks and smartphones. What is new is an optimized utilization of newer CPU architectures, e.g. based on the big.LITTLE concept and combining CPU cores of different sizes. The multi-core benchmark evaluates the performance of all of the processor's CPU cores. Virtual thread improvements such as AMD SMT or Intel's Hyper-Threading have a positive impact on the benchmark result.
Intel Pentium B960 Intel Pentium B960
2C 2T @ 2.20 GHz
679 (31%)
Intel Core i3-8130U Intel Core i3-8130U
2C 4T @ 2.80 GHz
2168 (100%)

iGPU - FP32 Performance (Single-precision GFLOPS)

The theoretical computing performance of the internal graphics unit of the processor with simple accuracy (32 bit) in GFLOPS. GFLOPS indicates how many billion floating point operations the iGPU can perform per second.
Intel Pentium B960 Intel Pentium B960
Intel HD Graphics (Sandy Bridge GT1) @ 1.10 GHz
106 (28%)
Intel Core i3-8130U Intel Core i3-8130U
Intel UHD Graphics 620 @ 1.00 GHz
384 (100%)

Estimated results for PassMark CPU Mark

Some of the CPUs listed below have been benchmarked by CPU-monkey. However the majority of CPUs have not been tested and the results have been estimated by a CPU-monkey’s secret proprietary formula. As such they do not accurately reflect the actual Passmark CPU mark values and are not endorsed by PassMark Software Pty Ltd.
Intel Pentium B960 Intel Pentium B960
2C 2T @ 2.20 GHz
1029 (28%)
Intel Core i3-8130U Intel Core i3-8130U
2C 4T @ 2.80 GHz
3619 (100%)

CPU-Z Benchmark 17 (Multi-Core)

The CPU-Z benchmark measures a processor's performance by measuring the time it takes the system to complete all benchmark calculations. The faster the benchmark is completed, the higher the score.
Intel Pentium B960 Intel Pentium B960
2C 2T @ 2.20 GHz
338 (36%)
Intel Core i3-8130U Intel Core i3-8130U
2C 4T @ 2.20 GHz
937 (100%)

Cinebench R23 (Single-Core)

Cinebench R23 is the successor of Cinebench R20 and is also based on the Cinema 4 Suite. Cinema 4 is a worldwide used software to create 3D forms. The single-core test only uses one CPU core, the amount of cores or hyperthreading ability doesn't count.
Intel Pentium B960 Intel Pentium B960
2C 2T @ 2.20 GHz
0 (0%)
Intel Core i3-8130U Intel Core i3-8130U
2C 4T @ 3.40 GHz
556 (100%)

Cinebench R23 (Multi-Core)

Cinebench R23 is the successor of Cinebench R20 and is also based on the Cinema 4 Suite. Cinema 4 is a worldwide used software to create 3D forms. The multi-core test involves all CPU cores and taks a big advantage of hyperthreading.
Intel Pentium B960 Intel Pentium B960
2C 2T @ 2.20 GHz
0 (0%)
Intel Core i3-8130U Intel Core i3-8130U
2C 4T @ 2.80 GHz
1391 (100%)

Cinebench R15 (Single-Core)

Cinebench R15 is the successor of Cinebench 11.5 and is also based on the Cinema 4 Suite. Cinema 4 is a worldwide used software to create 3D forms. The single-core test only uses one CPU core, the amount of cores or hyperthreading ability doesn't count.
Intel Pentium B960 Intel Pentium B960
2C 2T @ 2.20 GHz
0 (0%)
Intel Core i3-8130U Intel Core i3-8130U
2C 4T @ 3.40 GHz
141 (100%)

Cinebench R15 (Multi-Core)

Cinebench R15 is the successor of Cinebench 11.5 and is also based on the Cinema 4 Suite. Cinema 4 is a worldwide used software to create 3D forms. The multi-core test involves all CPU cores and taks a big advantage of hyperthreading.
Intel Pentium B960 Intel Pentium B960
2C 2T @ 2.20 GHz
0 (0%)
Intel Core i3-8130U Intel Core i3-8130U
2C 4T @ 2.80 GHz
326 (100%)

Devices using this processor

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