Intel Pentium 987 Benchmark, Test and specs

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The Intel Pentium 987 has 2 cores with 2 threads and is based on the 3. gen of the Intel Pentium series. The processor uses a mainboard with the BGA 1023 socket and was released in Q3/2012. The Intel Pentium 987 scores 297 points in the Geekbench 5 single-core benchmark. In the Geekbench 5 multi-core benchmark, the result is 582 points.
Intel Pentium 987

CPU lineage

The segment in which we have classified the Intel Pentium 987. Here you can see if it is a desktop processor or a mobile processor or which processor may be the successor of the Intel Pentium 987.

Name: Intel Pentium 987
Family: Intel Pentium (150)
CPU group: Intel Pentium 900 (10)
Architecture: Sandy Bridge U
Segment: Mobile
Generation: 3
Predecessor: --
Successor: --

CPU Cores and Base Frequency

The Intel Pentium 987 has 2 CPU cores and can calculate 2 threads in parallel. The clock frequency of the Intel Pentium 987 is 1.50 GHz. The number of CPU cores greatly affects the speed of the processor and is an important performance indicator.

CPU Cores / Threads: 2 / 2
Core architecture: normal
Cores: 2x
Hyperthreading / SMT: No
Overclocking: No
Frequency: 1.50 GHz
Turbo Frequency (1 Core): --
Turbo Frequency (2 Cores): --

Internal Graphics

The Intel Pentium 987 has integrated graphics, called iGPU for short. Specifically, the Intel Pentium 987 uses the Intel HD Graphics (Sandy Bridge GT1), which has 48 texture shaders and 6 execution units. The iGPU uses the system's main memory as graphics memory and sits on the processor's die.

GPU name: Intel HD Graphics (Sandy Bridge GT1)
GPU frequency: 0.35 GHz
GPU (Turbo): 1.00 GHz
Compute units: 6
Shader: 48
Hardware Raytracing: No
Release date: Q2/2011
Max. displays: 2
Generation: 6
Direct X: 10.1
Technology: 32 nm
Max. GPU Memory: 2 GB
Frame Generation: No

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.

h265 / HEVC (8 bit): No
h265 / HEVC (10 bit): No
h264: Decode / Encode
VP8: No
VP9: No
AV1: No
AVC: Decode / Encode
VC-1: Decode

Memory & PCIe

The processor can use up to 16 GB memory in 2 (Dual Channel) memory channels. The maximum memory bandwidth is 21.3 GB/s. The memory type as well as the amount of memory can greatly affect the speed of the system.

Memory type: Memory bandwidth:
21.3 GB/s
21.3 GB/s
Max. Memory: 16 GB
Memory channels: 2 (Dual Channel)
PCIe: 2.0 x 16
PCIe Bandwidth: 8.0 GB/s

Thermal Management

The thermal design power (TDP for short) of the processor is 17 W. The TDP specifies the necessary cooling solution that is required to cool the processor sufficiently. The TDP usually gives a rough idea of the actual power consumption of the CPU.

TDP (PL1 / PBP): 17 W
TDP (PL2): --
TDP up: --
TDP down: --
Tjunction max.: 100 °C

Technical details

The Intel Pentium 987 is made in 32 nm. The smaller the manufacturing process of a CPU, the more modern and energy-efficient it is. Overall, the processor has 2.00 MB cache. A large cache can greatly speed up the processor's speed in some cases such as games.

Technology: 32 nm
Chip design: Monolithic
Socket: BGA 1023
L2-Cache: --
L3-Cache: 2.00 MB
Operating systems: Windows 10, Linux
Virtualization: VT-x, VT-x EPT, VT-d
Instruction set (ISA): x86-64 (64 bit)
ISA extensions: SSE4.1, SSE4.2
Release date: Q3/2012
Release price: --
Part Number: --
Documents: Technical data sheet

Benchmark results

Verified Benchmark results
The benchmark results for the Intel Pentium 987 have been carefully checked by us. We only publish benchmark results that have been created by us or that have been submitted by a visitor and then checked by a team member. All results are based on and fullfill our benchmark guidelines.

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 Celeron 807 Intel Celeron 807
1C 2T @ 1.50 GHz
MediaTek Kompanio 500 MediaTek Kompanio 500
8C 8T @ 2.00 GHz
Intel Core 2 Quad Q8200 Intel Core 2 Quad Q8200
4C 4T @ 2.33 GHz
Intel Pentium 987 Intel Pentium 987
2C 2T @ 1.50 GHz
Samsung Exynos 7885 Samsung Exynos 7885
8C 8T @ 2.20 GHz
4C 4T @ 2.40 GHz
Intel Core2 Duo E6400 Intel Core2 Duo E6400
2C 2T @ 2.13 GHz

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.
AMD A6-9210 AMD A6-9210
2C 2T @ 2.60 GHz
Intel Atom Z3735F Intel Atom Z3735F
4C 4T @ 1.83 GHz
Intel Atom Z3736F Intel Atom Z3736F
4C 4T @ 1.33 GHz
Intel Pentium 987 Intel Pentium 987
2C 2T @ 1.50 GHz
Intel Celeron E3200 Intel Celeron E3200
2C 2T @ 2.40 GHz
Intel Pentium T4400 Intel Pentium T4400
2C 2T @ 2.20 GHz
Intel Atom Z3735D Intel Atom Z3735D
4C 4T @ 1.83 GHz

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 Celeron G1610 Intel Celeron G1610
Intel HD Graphics (Ivy Bridge GT1) @ 1.05 GHz
Intel Pentium G2020 Intel Pentium G2020
Intel HD Graphics (Ivy Bridge GT1) @ 1.05 GHz
MediaTek Helio P70 MediaTek Helio P70
ARM Mali-G72 MP3 @ 0.90 GHz
Intel Pentium 987 Intel Pentium 987
Intel HD Graphics (Sandy Bridge GT1) @ 1.00 GHz
ARM Mali-G57 MP1 @ 0.75 GHz
Intel Pentium 2117U Intel Pentium 2117U
Intel HD Graphics (Ivy Bridge GT1) @ 1.00 GHz
Intel Pentium 997 Intel Pentium 997
Intel HD Graphics (Sandy Bridge GT1) @ 1.00 GHz

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.
MediaTek MT6738 MediaTek MT6738
4C 4T @ 1.50 GHz
Intel Atom Z3560 Intel Atom Z3560
4C 4T @ 1.83 GHz
Intel Celeron J3060 Intel Celeron J3060
2C 2T @ 2.48 GHz
Intel Pentium 987 Intel Pentium 987
2C 2T @ 1.50 GHz
Intel Pentium E2180 Intel Pentium E2180
2C 2T @ 2.00 GHz
Intel Pentium 977 Intel Pentium 977
2C 2T @ 1.40 GHz
Intel Celeron N3060 Intel Celeron N3060
2C 2T @ 2.48 GHz


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