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Intel Pentium B960 is the third in the line of mainstream Mobile Pentium processors, built on Sandy Bridge microarchitecture. The CPU was discovered in early September 2011 in specifications of Acer Aspire 3750Z and HP Pavilion g6-1213 notebooks, and launched in early October 2011 along with several mobile microprocessors from Core and Pentium families. The B960 is aimed at value mobile market, and its performance is good enough for most types of office applications, like documentation and e-mails, and for casual gaming.

Intel B960 incorporates two CPU cores, operating at 2.2 GHz. Each core on this part has dedicated 64 KB L1 and 256 KB L2 caches, and both cores share 2 MB level 3 cache. As all Sandy Bridge processors, Pentium B960 integrates several other components in addition to CPU cores and L3 cache:

  • DDR3 memory controller, which is used to access system memory.
  • On-chip graphics controller, or graphics processing unit (GPU), is used to handle standard-definition and HD video. The controller lacks more advanced features, found in Core i3, i5 and i7 families, such as 3D acceleration, Clear Video HD and Quick Sync technologies. To improve video and overall system performance, the GPU connects directly to the last level cache.
  • Direct Media Interface (DMI) is used for communications between the CPU and peripheral devices. The DMI on the B960 model has transfer speed 5 GT/s, and it's twice as fast compared to previous generation of Westmere-based Pentium CPUs.

While more advanced Core-branded Sandy Bridge processors come with numerous technologies and extensions to instruction set, several of these features are disabled on Pentium B960. The list of unsupported features includes AES and AVX instructions, HyperThreading technology, Virtualization and Turbo Boost. The CPU does support all basic-level features, such as Execute disable bit and ability to run 64-bit operating systems and applications.

Low-power features on the Pentium B960 are not different from more expensive models. The microprocessor has 35 Watt Thermal Design Power, and is manufactured in a micro-PGA package, compatible with socket G2.

Intel Pentium B960 specifications

General information
TypeCPU / Microprocessor
Market segmentMobile
FamilyIntel Pentium Dual-Core Mobile
Model number  ? B960
CPU part numbersFF8062700997701 is an OEM/tray microprocessor
FF8062701123900 is an OEM/tray microprocessor
Frequency  ? 2200 MHz
Bus speed  ? 5 GT/s DMI
Clock multiplier  ? 22
Package988-pin micro-FCPGA10 (rPGA988B)
SocketSocket G2 / rPGA988B
Size1.48" x 1.48" / 3.75cm x 3.75cm
Introduction dateOctober 2, 2011
Price at introduction$134
 
S-spec numbers
  ES/QS processors Production processors
Part number QACL SR07V SR0C9
FF8062700997701++ 
FF8062701123900  +
 
Architecture / Microarchitecture
MicroarchitectureSandy Bridge
Processor core  ? Sandy Bridge
Core steppings  ? D2 (QACL, SR0C9)
Q0 (SR07V)
CPUID206A7 (QACL)
Manufacturing process0.032 micron High-K metal gate process
Data width64 bit
The number of cores2
The number of threads2
Floating Point UnitIntegrated
Level 1 cache size  ? 2 x 32 KB instruction caches
2 x 32 KB data caches
Level 2 cache size  ? 2 x 256 KB
Level 3 cache size2 MB shared cache
Cache latency4 (L1 cache)
12 (L2 cache)
27 (L3 cache)
Physical memory16 GB
MultiprocessingNot supported
Features
  • 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  ? 
Low power featuresEnhanced SpeedStep technology  ? 
 
Integrated peripherals / components
Integrated graphics
  • GPU Type: HD (Sandy Bridge)
    Base frequency (MHz): 650
    Maximum frequency (MHz): 1100
Memory controller
  • The number of controllers: 1
    Memory channels: 2
    Supported memory: DDR3-1066, DDR3-1333
Other peripherals
  • PCI Express 2.0 interface
  • Direct Media Interface
 
Electrical / Thermal parameters
Maximum operating temperature  ? 85°C
Thermal Design Power  ? 35 Watt
 
Notes on Intel FF8062700997701
  • According to Intel product database, this processor supports Virtualization technology. This is not confirmed by CPUID information.

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FAQ

Q: Is it possible to upgrade my B960 CPU?
A: Probably yes. Processor compatibility is determined by your motherboard. Please see CPU-Upgrade.com resource for CPU support list for your board.

Pentium B960 Overclocking

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Related news stories

Intel introduces Pentium 957 and B960, and Core mobile CPUs
Oct 04, 2011: Prior to last refresh of Intel Core i7 Mobile family, which happened one month ago, we published a story with an estimated launch date for Core i3-2430M and Core i7-2670QM microprocessors. Based on information, that the processors will be available before October 4, we assumed that they will be released in September along with Core i7-2640M and three new quad-core Core i7 models. As we already know, our assumption was wrong. However, our information was right, and the chips were introduced this week, i.e. before or on October 4.



Intel Pentium B960 CPU is in the works
Sep 02, 2011: Less than a week remains for the next refresh of Intel mobile processor line-up. So far we confirmed release of Celeron B840 and 4 Core i7 models. There are also several additional CPUs in the "likely to launch" list, that includes Core i3-2350M, Core i5-2430M, i5-2435M, Core i7-2670QM and i7-2675QM. Today we came across yet another Intel mobile processor, that may be introduced this month. Not yet released Intel Pentium B960 was spotted in specifications of Acer Aspire 3750Z and HP Pavilion g6-1213tx notebooks.


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Intel B960 Benchmarks

The graphs below show up to 10 microprocessors with approximately the same level of integer (CPU), floating-point (FPU), SIMD and memory performance. All processors were not overclocked, and were tested at a nominal frequency, with a stock heatsink and default BIOS settings. Click on the '?' mark next to each model name to see specifications of that model, and details of the test platform. To find out how the B960 compares to other CPUs in specific benchmarks or in aggregate milti-threading performance please see benchmark tools section on the right.

Benchmarked processor

CPU ID:206A7
CPU vendor string:GenuineIntel
CPU name string:Intel(R) Pentium(R) CPU B960 @ 2.20GHz

Integer performance

Part number   Result
Intel Core i3-350M (PGA988)  ? 
105.9%
Intel Pentium B970  ? 
104.7%
AMD Phenom II N660  ? 
104.3%
Intel Pentium P6300  ? 
102.1%
AMD Phenom II N640  ? 
100.7%
Intel Pentium B960  ? 
100%
Intel Core i3-330M (PGA988)  ? 
99.4%
AMD Phenom II N620  ? 
97.4%
Intel Core 2 Duo T7600 (Socket M)  ? 
97%
Intel Pentium P6200  ? 
96%
Intel Pentium B950  ? 
95.7%

Floating Point performance

Part number   Result
AMD Athlon II N370  ? 
106.7%
AMD Turion II P560  ? 
106.7%
Intel Pentium B970  ? 
104.6%
Intel Pentium P6300  ? 
104.4%
AMD Turion II P540  ? 
102.5%
Intel Pentium B960  ? 
100%
AMD Turion II P520  ? 
98.3%
Intel Pentium P6200  ? 
98.2%
AMD Athlon II P360  ? 
98.2%
AMD Athlon II N330  ? 
98.2%
Intel Pentium B950  ? 
95.4%

MMX / SSE / SSE2 performance

Part number   Result
Intel Pentium B970  ? 
104.6%
AMD Phenom II P650  ? 
103.3%
Intel Pentium P6300  ? 
102.1%
Intel Core 2 Duo T7600 (Socket M)  ? 
100.8%
AMD Phenom II P820  ? 
100.5%
Intel Pentium B960  ? 
100%
AMD Turion II N530  ? 
99.5%
AMD Turion II P560  ? 
99.5%
Intel Core 2 Duo T6600  ? 
99.1%
Intel Pentium P6200  ? 
96.2%
Intel Pentium B950  ? 
95.6%

Memory-intensive program performance

Part number   Result
Intel Core i3-2330M (PGA)  ? 
111.6%
Intel Core i3-2310M (PGA)  ? 
107.9%
Intel Pentium B980  ? 
106.6%
Intel Pentium B970  ? 
103.3%
Intel Core i3-390M (PGA988)  ? 
102.7%
Intel Pentium B960  ? 
100%
Intel Core i3-380M (PGA988)  ? 
99.2%
AMD Phenom II X640  ? 
97.1%
Intel Pentium B950  ? 
96.5%
Intel Core i3-370M (PGA988)  ? 
96.1%
Intel Celeron 1005M  ? 
94.8%

CPU ID information for the Pentium B960

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Manufacturer:Intel
CPU Family:Pentium Dual-Core Mobile
Processor Number:B960
Frequency:2195 MHz
Part number:
FF8062700997701
S-Spec Number:
Comment:
Submitted by:
General information
Vendor:GenuineIntel
Processor name (BIOS): Intel(R) Pentium(R) CPU B960 @ 2.20GHz
Cores:2
Logical processors:2
Processor type:Original OEM Processor
CPUID signature:206A7
Family: 6 (06h)
Model:42 (02Ah)
Stepping: 7 (07h)
TLB/Cache details:64-byte Prefetching
Data TLB0: 2-MB or 4-MB pages, 4-way set associative, 32 entries
Data TLB: 4-KB Pages, 4-way set associative, 64 entries
Instruction TLB: 4-KB Pages, 4-way set associative, 128 entries
L2 TLB: 1-MB, 4-way set associative, 64-byte line size
Shared 2nd-level TLB: 4 KB pages, 4-way set associative, 512 entries

Cache: L1 data L1 instruction L2 L3
Size: 2 x 32 KB 2 x 32 KB 2 x 256 KB 2 MB
Associativity: 8-way set
associative
8-way set
associative
8-way set
associative
8-way set
associative
Line size: 64 bytes 64 bytes 64 bytes 64 bytes
Comments: Direct-mapped Direct-mapped Non-inclusive
Direct-mapped
Inclusive
Shared between all cores
 
Instruction set extensionsAdditional instructions
MMX CLFLUSH
SSE CMOV
SSE2 CMPXCHG16B
SSE3 CMPXCHG8B
SSSE3 FXSAVE/FXRSTORE
SSE4.1 MONITOR/MWAIT
SSE4.2 PCLMULDQ
  POPCNT
  RDTSCP
  SYSENTER/SYSEXIT
  XSAVE / XRESTORE states
  XSETBV / XGETBV are enabled
 
Major featuresOther features
On-chip Floating Point Unit 36-bit page-size extensions
64-bit / Intel 64 64-bit debug store
NX bit/XD-bit Advanced programmable interrupt controller
Enhanced SpeedStep CPL qualified debug store
  Debug store
  Debugging extensions
  Digital Thermal Sensor capability
  Extended xAPIC support
  LAHF / SAHF support in 64-bit mode
  Machine check architecture
  Machine check exception
  Memory-type range registers
  Model-specific registers
  Page attribute table
  Page global extension
  Page-size extensions (4MB pages)
  Pending break enable
  Perfmon and Debug capability
  Physical address extensions
  Power Limit Notification capability
  Process context identifiers
  Self-snoop
  TSC rate is ensured to be invariant across all states
  Thermal monitor
  Thermal monitor 2
  Thermal monitor and software controlled clock facilities
  Time stamp counter
  Timestamp counter deadline
  Virtual 8086-mode enhancements
  xTPR Update Control

CPUs, related to Intel Pentium B960

Model Cores /
Threads
Frequency Turbo
frequency
L3
cache
TDP Features Price  
Intel Pentium Dual-Core Mobile family, Socket G2
   Pentium B9402 / 22 GHz 2 MB35W >
   Pentium B9502 / 22.1 GHz 2 MB35W >
   Pentium B9602 / 22.2 GHz 2 MB35W  
   Pentium B9702 / 22.3 GHz 2 MB35W >
   Pentium B9802 / 22.4 GHz 2 MB35W >
   Pentium 2020M2 / 22.4 GHz 2 MB35WVT >
   Pentium 2030M2 / 22.5 GHz 2 MB35WVT >
Intel Pentium Dual-Core Mobile family, Sandy Bridge micro-architecture, Other sockets
   Pentium 9572 / 21.2 GHz 2 MB17W >
   Pentium 9672 / 21.3 GHz 2 MB17W >
   Pentium 9772 / 21.4 GHz 2 MB17W >
   Pentium 9872 / 21.5 GHz 2 MB17W >
   Pentium 9972 / 21.6 GHz 2 MB17W >
Other families, Sandy Bridge micro-architecture, Socket G2
   Celeron B8302 / 21.8 GHz 2 MB35WVT$86>
   Celeron B8402 / 21.9 GHz 2 MB35WVT >
   Core i3-2348M2 / 42.3 GHz 3 MB35WAVX, HT, VT >
   Core i3-2370M (PGA)2 / 42.4 GHz 3 MB35WAVX, HT, VT >
   Core i5-2520M (PGA)2 / 42.5 GHz3.2 GHz3 MB35WAES, AVX, HT, VT, TXT, TBT >
   Core i5-2540M (PGA)2 / 42.6 GHz3.3 GHz3 MB35WAES, AVX, HT, VT, TXT, TBT >
   Core i7-2760QM (PGA)4 / 82.4 GHz3.5 GHz6 MB45WAES, AVX, HT, VT, TXT, TBT >
   Core i7-2920XM4 / 82.5 GHz3.5 GHz8 MB55WAES, AVX, HT, VT, TXT, TBT, Unlock >
   Core i7-2860QM (PGA)4 / 82.5 GHz3.6 GHz8 MB45WAES, AVX, HT, VT, TXT, TBT >
   Core i7-2960XM4 / 82.7 GHz3.7 GHz8 MB55WAES, AVX, HT, VT, TXT, TBT, Unlock >
 • Highlighted numbers and features indicate whether specific processor performs better or worse than the Pentium B960
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 • The 'Price' column shows official Intel prices as of Apr 14, 2014. Prices for obsolete and tray-only processors are not provided.
 • List of related CPUs is not complete.
 • Features abbreviations:
AES - AES instructions
AVX - AVX instructions
HT - Hyper-Threading
VT - Virtualization
TXT - Trusted Execution
TBT - Dynamic Acceleration / Turbo Boost
Unlock - Unlocked multiplier

Pictures (3)

 
2012-05-21 23:44:17
Posted by: gshv

CPU-Z screenshot
 
Pentium B960 CPU pictures
2012-07-14 19:06:43
Posted by: gshv

Top view. S-spec number is SR07V. The processor was manufactured in the middle of September 2011.
Pentium B960 CPU pictures
 
2012-07-14 19:07:03
Posted by: gshv

Bottom view
 
Comments (2)

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Virtualization

2012-11-06 07:41:06
Posted by: Frank Kudrna

The write-up says that this Intel B960 chip supports VT-x technology. I purchased an HP laptop with this chip, specifically to run SQL Server 2008 R2 in a virtualized environment (for a class I am taking) and I could not get it to work.

The Bios of the laptop says nothing of virtualization - a telltale sign that it is unsupported. I returned the machine and got an ASUS with an I5 processor, and the same virtualization software works flawlessly.

I am convinced that this chip does NOT support VT-x technology, in contrast to what is written above.

Response: Sorry, the description was written when the chip was released, and at the time Intel stated that it supports VT-x. We fixed the specs long ago, but forgot to update the description.

-UPGRADING--

2013-06-29 05:44:38
Posted by: Rhys T

Heads up for those upgrading this processor. It SUPPORTS the I5-2520M processor (installed and tested by myself) no issues as far.

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