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Intel Core i3-3227U vs Pentium B960

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Intel Core i3-3227U advantages



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  • This CPU includes Hyper-Threading technology, which doubles the number of threads that the processor can run simultaneously.
  • The microprocessor utilizes more efficient Ivy Bridge core, which is faster by 5% on average compared to similar clocked Sandy Bridge microprocessors.
  • Integrated Virtualization feature improves performance in virtualization programs.
  • The Intel i3-3227U has AVX and F16C instructions enabled. Although these extensions are not widely supported by applications yet, their support should improve in future programs.
  • Power consumption of the Intel Core i3-3227U is better.

Intel Pentium B960 advantages



Intel Pentium B960
  • The processor comes with higher operating frequency than the Core i3-3227U microprocessor.
  • The Intel B960 fits into Socket G2, and can be effortlessly removed from it. This allows easy processor upgrade or downgrade when desired.

i3-3227U vs B960 specifications comparison

The charts below compare the most important Intel B960 and Intel Core i3-3227U characteristics. These features, along with an IPC (instructions per cycle) number, determine how well a microprocessor performs. The "Number of cores / threads" graph shows the number of cores (darker area). Lighter area on the graph represents the number of additional threads, provided by Hyper-Threading technology. Darker area on the "On-chip cache" graph is for the On-chip L2 cache. Lighter area is for the L3 cache cache. While the L3 cache cache is usually larger than the On-chip L2 cache, it is always slower.

The number of cores / threads
5
4
3
2
1
0
 
 
4
 
2
 
 
Higher is better
Operating frequency
3
2.4
1.8
1.2
0.6
0
 
 
1.9GHz
 
2.2GHz
 
 
Higher is better
On-chip L2 + L3 cache
4000
3200
2400
1600
800
0
 
 
3584KB
 
2560KB
 
 
Higher is better
Thermal Design Power
40
32
24
16
8
0
 
 
17W
 
35W
 
 
Lower is better

  - Intel Core i3-3227U       - Intel Pentium B960

Detailed side by side comparison of Core i3-3227U vs Intel B960 specs can be found in the "Specifications" tab.


Pros and Cons summary

Core i3-3227U Pentium B960
General recommendations:
Handles more simultaneous threads,
Supports AVX / F16C instructions,
Needs less power
  General recommendations:
Features higher base frequency,
Can be upgraded

Drawbacks:

Base frequency is lower,
Not upgreadable or replaceable
 

Drawbacks:

Cannot execute as many threads at once,
Does not support some instructions,
Requires considerably more power

Similar processors

Core i3-3227U Pentium B960
 

Similar processors use the same socket and architecture as Intel Core i3-3227U and Pentium B960.

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Specifications

Please visit Intel Core i3-3227U and Intel Pentium B960 pages for more detailed specifications of both microprocessors.

 Intel Core i3-3227UIntel Pentium B960
Market segmentMobile
ManufacturerIntel
FamilyCore i3 MobilePentium Dual-Core Mobile
Basic details
Model numberi3-3227UB960
CPU part numberAV8063801119500FF8062700997701
FF8062701123900
Introduction dateJanuary 20, 2013October 2, 2011
 
CPU features
Core nameIvy BridgeSandy Bridge
MicroarchitectureIvy BridgeSandy Bridge
Technology (micron)0.0220.032
Data width (bits)64
SocketBGA1023Socket G2
Frequency (MHz)19002200
Clock Multiplier1922
L1 cache64 KB (code) / 64 KB (data)
L2 cache (KB)512
L3 cache (KB)30722048
Max temperature (°C)10585
TDP (Watt)1735
Cores2
Threads42
Multiprocessing1
 
Instruction set extensions
AMD64 / EM64T 64-bit technology+
AVX / Advanced Vector Extensions+-
F16C / 16-bit Floating-Point conversion+-
MMX+
SSE+
SSE2+
SSE3+
SSE4.1+
SSE4.2+
SSSE3 / Supplemental SSE3+
 
Supported technologies
Hyper-Threading+-
PowerNow! / Enhanced SpeedStep+
Virtualization+-
Virus Protection / Execute Disable bit+
 
Integrated Graphics
GPU TypeHD 4000HD (Sandy Bridge)
Base frequency (MHz)350650
Maximum frequency (MHz)1100
The number of supported displays32
 
Integrated Memory Controller(s)
The number of controllers1
Memory channels2
Supported memoryDDR3-1333, DDR3-1600, DDR3L-1333, DDR3L-1600, DDR3L-RS 1333, DDR3L-RS 1600DDR3-1066, DDR3-1333
Maximum memory bandwidth (GB/s)25.621.3
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For detailed specifications of "Intel Core i3-3227U" or "Intel Pentium B960" parts please click on the links in the table header.

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