Intel Pentium B980 Benchmark, Test and specs

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The Intel Pentium B980 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 PGA 988 socket and was released in Q2/2012. The Intel Pentium B980 scores 447 points in the Geekbench 5 single-core benchmark. In the Geekbench 5 multi-core benchmark, the result is 889 points.
Intel Pentium B980

At a glance

Name: Intel Pentium B980
Family: Intel Pentium (150)
CPU group: Intel Pentium 900 (10)
Architecture: Sandy Bridge U
Technology: 32 nm
Segment: Mobile
Generation: 3
Predecessor: --
Successor: --

CPU Cores and Base Frequency

The Intel Pentium B980 has 2 CPU cores and can calculate 2 threads in parallel. The clock frequency of the Intel Pentium B980 is 2.40 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: 2.40 GHz
Turbo Frequency (1 Core): --
Turbo Frequency (2 Cores): --

Integrated graphics (iGPU)

The Intel Pentium B980 has integrated graphics, called iGPU for short. Specifically, the Intel Pentium B980 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: 0.65 GHz
GPU (Turbo): 1.15 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
JPEG: No

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:
DDR3-1066
DDR3-1333
17.1 GB/s
21.3 GB/s
Max. Memory: 16 GB
Memory channels: 2 (Dual Channel)
ECC: No
PCIe: 2.0 x 16
PCIe Bandwidth: 8.0 GB/s

Thermal Management

The thermal design power (TDP for short) of the processor is 35 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): 35 W
TDP (PL2): --
TDP up: --
TDP down: --
Tjunction max.: 85 °C

Technical details

The Intel Pentium B980 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: PGA 988
L2-Cache: --
L3-Cache: 2.00 MB
AES-NI: Yes
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: Q2/2012
Release price: --
Part Number: --
Documents: Technical data sheet

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Benchmark results

Verified Benchmark results
The benchmark results for the Intel Pentium B980 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.
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2C 2T @ 3.90 GHz
449
Intel Core i3-4030U Intel Core i3-4030U
2C 4T @ 1.90 GHz
449
Intel Celeron N4120 Intel Celeron N4120
4C 4T @ 2.60 GHz
448
Intel Pentium B980 Intel Pentium B980
2C 2T @ 2.40 GHz
447
Intel Celeron 2950M Intel Celeron 2950M
2C 2T @ 2.00 GHz
446
Qualcomm Snapdragon 685 4G Qualcomm Snapdragon 685 4G
8C 8T @ 2.80 GHz
445
Intel Pentium D1517 Intel Pentium D1517
4C 8T @ 2.20 GHz
444

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.
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2C 4T @ 1.70 GHz
893
Intel Celeron J4005 Intel Celeron J4005
2C 2T @ 2.70 GHz
892
MediaTek Helio G35 MediaTek Helio G35
8C 8T @ 2.30 GHz
892
Intel Pentium B980 Intel Pentium B980
2C 2T @ 2.40 GHz
889
Intel Core i5-4300Y Intel Core i5-4300Y
2C 4T @ 1.60 GHz
886
Intel Pentium 2020M Intel Pentium 2020M
2C 2T @ 2.40 GHz
886
Intel Core2 Duo E8600 Intel Core2 Duo E8600
2C 2T @ 3.33 GHz
885

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.
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2C 2T @ 2.50 GHz
421
Samsung Exynos 8895 Samsung Exynos 8895
8C 8T @ 2.30 GHz
421
UNISOC T610 UNISOC T610
8C 8T @ 1.80 GHz
421
Intel Pentium B980 Intel Pentium B980
2C 2T @ 2.40 GHz
419
Intel Core i3-2120T Intel Core i3-2120T
2C 4T @ 2.60 GHz
418
UNISOC T700 UNISOC T700
8C 8T @ 1.80 GHz
417
Samsung Exynos 9810 Samsung Exynos 9810
8C 8T @ 2.90 GHz
417

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.
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2C 2T @ 2.90 GHz
724
Intel Celeron N4020 Intel Celeron N4020
2C 2T @ 2.70 GHz
722
Intel Core i5-2537M Intel Core i5-2537M
2C 4T @ 1.40 GHz
717
Intel Pentium B980 Intel Pentium B980
2C 2T @ 2.40 GHz
715
Intel Celeron G1610T Intel Celeron G1610T
2C 2T @ 2.30 GHz
712
Intel Atom C3508 Intel Atom C3508
4C 4T @ 1.60 GHz
711
Intel Pentium B970 Intel Pentium B970
2C 2T @ 2.30 GHz
711

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.
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Intel HD Graphics 2500 @ 1.15 GHz
110
Intel Core i5-3570S Intel Core i5-3570S
Intel HD Graphics 2500 @ 1.15 GHz
110
Intel Pentium B970 Intel Pentium B970
Intel HD Graphics (Sandy Bridge GT1) @ 1.15 GHz
110
Intel Pentium B980 Intel Pentium B980
Intel HD Graphics (Sandy Bridge GT1) @ 1.15 GHz
110
MediaTek Helio X23 MediaTek Helio X23
ARM Mali-T880 MP4 @ 0.78 GHz
106
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ARM Mali-T880 MP4 @ 0.78 GHz
106
Intel Atom x6214RE Intel Atom x6214RE
Intel UHD Graphics 10th Gen (16 EU) @ 0.40 GHz
106

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.
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2C 2T @ 3.06 GHz
1120
Intel Celeron N3350 Intel Celeron N3350
2C 2T @ 2.40 GHz
1110
Intel Atom x6214RE Intel Atom x6214RE
2C 2T @ 1.40 GHz
1108
Intel Pentium B980 Intel Pentium B980
2C 2T @ 2.40 GHz
1105
AMD Athlon II X2 210e AMD Athlon II X2 210e
2C 2T @ 2.60 GHz
1105
Intel Celeron G530 Intel Celeron G530
2C 2T @ 2.40 GHz
1102
Intel Celeron 1005M Intel Celeron 1005M
2C 2T @ 1.90 GHz
1099

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.
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2C 2T @ 2.80 GHz
452
AMD A6-6310 AMD A6-6310
4C 4T @ 2.00 GHz
448
Intel Celeron G530 Intel Celeron G530
2C 2T @ 2.40 GHz
444
Intel Pentium B980 Intel Pentium B980
2C 2T @ 2.40 GHz
442
Intel Core i3-3217U Intel Core i3-3217U
2C 4T @ 1.80 GHz
439
Intel Pentium E5400 Intel Pentium E5400
2C 2T @ 2.70 GHz
436
Intel Core2 Duo E8200 Intel Core2 Duo E8200
2C 2T @ 2.66 GHz
435

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