Intel Pentium B960 is a representative of Intel’s budget line of processors, announced in Q4 of 2011. It is part of the “Sandy Bridge” generation and operates at a base frequency of 2.2GHz. Unlike its “bigger brethren” of the Core i3, Core i5 and Core i7 families, Pentium B960 does not sport TurboBoost or HyperThreading functionality, prohibiting it from overclocking its cores during periods of higher loads or emulating virtual/logic cores.
The chip is equipped with 128KB of first level cache, 512KB of second level cache, and 2MB of third level cache. The Intel Pentium B960 has been developed using a 32nm process, allowing for the integration of the Intel HD Graphics (Sandy Bridge) controller. It operates at a base frequency of 650MHz, while Turbo Boost can increase that to 1100MHz. Power consumption of the whole system on a chip is 35 watts with a maximum operating temperature of 85C.
Pentium B960 supports PCI Express 2.0, up to 16GB of DDR3 1066/1333 memory and the SSE4 instruction set.
Intel Pentium B960 - technical specifications
|Core / Architecture||Sandy Bridge|
|Base CPU frequency||2.2 GHz|
|Number of cores||2|
|Integrated GPU||Intel HD Graphics (Sandy Bridge)|
|Base GPU frequency||650 MHz|
|L1 cache||128 KB|
|L3 cache||2048 KB|
|Manufacturing process||32 nm|
|Max Memory||16 GB|
|Date of announcement||01 October 2011|
|Instructions type||64 bits|
|Max. CPU frequency||2.2 GHz|
|LL cache||2048 KB|
|Max. GPU frequency||1100 MHz|
|L2 cache||512 KB|
|Max. operating temperature||85 °C|
|Max. speed memory bandwith||21.3 GB/s|
|Supported technologies||Intel HD Graphics (Sandy Bridge), MMX instructions, SSE / Streaming SIMD Extensions, SSE2 / Streaming SIMD Extensions 2, SSE3 / Streaming SIMD Extensions 3, SSSE3 / Supplemental Streaming SIMD Extensions 3, SSE4 / SSE4.1 + SSE4.2 / Streaming SIMD Extensions 4, EM64T / Extended Memory 64 technology / Intel 64, NX / XD / Execute disable bit.|