Intel Core i3-2350M (PGA) vs Pentium B980

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Intel Core i3-2350M (PGA) advantages



Intel Core i3-2350M (PGA)
  • The processor has 15% higher performance when running multi-threaded programs.
  • The microprocessor has 23% better performance in memory-intensive tasks.
  • Graphics performance of the Core i3-2350M is higher.
  • The processor supports hardware acceleration of virtualized programs.
  • The Core i3-2350M microprocessor includes AVX instructions. Although these extensions are not broadly supported by applications yet, their support should improve in future programs.

Intel Pentium B980 advantages



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  • This CPU has 3% higher performance in single-threaded programs.

i3-2350M vs B980 performance comparison

The charts demonstrate relative performance of Core i3-2350M (PGA) and Pentium B980 microprocessors in various kinds of applications. The results in the charts are calculated from several benchmarks, that you can view in the "Benchmarks" tab. Consequentally, the shown results may differ from results, that you may see in individual tests. We also averaged the numbers for task type specific benchmarks and all-around performance benchmarks, and presented them in the 'Overall performance' chart.
Single-threaded performance
2
1.6
1.2
0.8
0.4
0
 
 
1
 
1.03
 
 
Higher is better
Multi-threaded performance
2
1.6
1.2
0.8
0.4
0
 
 
1.15
 
1
 
 
Higher is better
Memory-intensive applications
2
1.6
1.2
0.8
0.4
0
 
 
1.23
 
1
 
 
Higher is better
Integrated Graphics performance
2
1.6
1.2
0.8
0.4
0
 
 
1.29
 
1
 
 
Higher is better
Overall performance
2
1.6
1.2
0.8
0.4
0
 
 
1.14
 
1
 
 
Higher is better
 

  - Intel Core i3-2350M (PGA)       - Intel Pentium B980

Full list of benchmarks, that show difference in performance between Core i3-2350M (PGA) and B980 in various types of applications, can be found in the "Benchmarks" tab.


i3-2350M vs B980 power consumption comparison

Thermal Design Power
40
32
24
16
8
0
 
 
35W
 
35W
 
 
Lower is better
 

Detailed side by side comparison of Core i3-2350M (PGA) vs Intel Pentium B980 specs can be found in the "Specifications" tab. More detailed comparison of internal features of both CPUs you will find in the "CPUIDs" tab.


Pros and Cons summary

Core i3-2350M (PGA) Pentium B980
General recommendations:
Somewhat faster in all program types,
Performs somewhat better in graphics applications and games,
Features AVX instructions
  General recommendations:
Performs slightly faster in single-threaded applications

Drawbacks:

A bit slow in single-threaded tasks
 

Drawbacks:

Rather slow,
Not as fast in graphics programs,
Does not support some instructions

Similar processors

Core i3-2350M (PGA) Pentium B980
 

Similar processors use the same socket and architecture as Intel Core i3-2350M (PGA) and Intel B980.

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More comparisons

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Note: To see differences with any CPU, type in any combination of the following into the "Any CPU" field: manufacturer name, full or partial family name, model number, part number, core name, socket name, operating frequency, bus speed (must have FSB suffix), and the last level cache. Here are some valid searches:

  i5-3570K
  Intel Celeron 2 GHz
  Sandy Bridge
  Pentium 4 800FSB
  AMD 3.3GHz 8MB

Specifications

Please visit Intel Core i3-2350M (PGA) and Intel Pentium B980 pages for more complete specifications of both microprocessors.

 Intel Core i3-2350M (PGA)Intel Pentium B980
Market segmentMobile
ManufacturerIntel
FamilyCore i3 MobilePentium Dual-Core Mobile
Basic details
Model numberi3-2350MB980
CPU part numberFF8062700995906FF8062700997802
Introduction dateOctober 2, 2011September 30, 2012
 
CPU features
Core nameSandy Bridge
MicroarchitectureSandy Bridge
Technology (micron)0.032
Data width (bits)64
SocketSocket G2
Frequency (MHz)23002400
Clock Multiplier2324
L1 cache64 KB (code) / 64 KB (data)
L2 cache (KB)512
L3 cache (KB)30722048
Max temperature (°C)85
TDP (Watt)35
Cores2
Threads42
Multiprocessing1
 
Instruction set extensions
AMD64 / EM64T 64-bit technology+
AVX / Advanced Vector Extensions+-
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 3000HD (Sandy Bridge)
Base frequency (MHz)650
Maximum frequency (MHz)1150
 
Integrated Memory Controller(s)
The number of controllers1
Memory channels2
Supported memoryDDR3-1066, DDR3-1333
Notes:

Rows with different specifications or features are highlighted.

For detailed specifications of "Intel Core i3-2350M (PGA)" or "Intel Pentium B980" parts please click on the links in the table header.

Benchmarks

System setup

Intel Core i3-2350M (PGA) and Pentium B980 processors were tested using different system components, that are identified by MB, RAM and VID columns in the tables below. The numbers in each of these columns correspond to one of motherboards (MB), memory configurations (RAM) or graphics adapters (VID), listed below:

MB - Motherboard(s):
1. JETWAY NF9G
2. SUPERMICRO X9SCV-Q

RAM - Memory:
1. 16GB DUAL-CHANNEL CORSAIR VENGEANCE CMSX16GX3M2A1866C10 (DDR3-1866)
2. 2 GB DUAL-CHANNEL CRUCIAL CT2KIT12864BC1339 DDR3-1333 SODIMM

VID - Video card(s):
1. INTEGRATED ON-CHIP INTEL SANDY BRIDGE / IVY BRIDGE GRAPHICS
2. INTEGRATED ON-CHIP INTEL SANDY BRIDGE GRAPHICS

All tests were performed at default frequency and voltage, using manufacturer's stock fan/heatsink. None of the components were overclocked. Motherboard BIOS options were left at default settings.

The results of all benchmarks are broken into four categories: multi-threaded, single-threaded, memory intensive and graphics / gaming.


Core i3-2350M (PGA) vs Pentium B980 single-threaded benchmarks

Single-threaded benchmarks run on a single CPU core, and do not depend on such features as the number of cores, or Hyper-Threading technology. Additionally, they do not utilize on-chip caches, dedicated to other cores.

     

    Intel Core i3-2350M (PGA)           Intel Pentium B980

3DMark03 CPU score benchmark

Uses DirectX software vertex shader to run Wings of Fury and Trolls' Lair games, and calculates a 3DMark03 CPU score based on averaged number of frames per second, achieved by the CPU/GPU combination.
Longer is better <MBRAMVID
100%111
93.1%222
92.2%222

CINEBENCH R10 CPU score (1 core) benchmark

Measures performance of a single-core rendering of a photo-realistic 3D image using CINEMA 4D software engine.
Longer is better <MBRAMVID
100%111
99.8%222
97.5%222

FLAC encoding - single process benchmark

Reports the number of songs, converted by a single CPU core from WAV to FLAC format using the best possible compression.
Longer is better <MBRAMVID
100%222
99.8%111
95.9%222

H.264 video encoding - single process benchmark

Measures the number of frames, converted by one CPU thread from MPEG2 format to H.264 format using high quality settings.
Longer is better <MBRAMVID
100%111
99.3%222
96.4%222

LAME MP3 encoding - single process benchmark

Reports the number of MP3 songs, encoded by one CPU core per one minute.
Longer is better <MBRAMVID
100%222
99.7%111
95.7%222

    Intel Core i3-2350M (PGA)           Intel Pentium B980

PCMark2002 CPU score benchmark

Longer is better <MBRAMVID
100%222
100%111
95.9%222

Super PI (1M) benchmark

Measures time, required to calculate the first 1 million digits after the decimal point in the number Pi.
Longer is better <MBRAMVID
100%111
99.7%222
97.9%222

XVid video encoding - single process benchmark

Reports how many frames per second can be transcoded by a single CPU core from MPEG2 to XVid (MPEG4) format, utilizing single-pass conversion method.
Longer is better <MBRAMVID
100%111
98.3%222
97.5%222


Core i3-2350M (PGA) vs Pentium B980 multi-threaded benchmarks

Multi-threaded benchmarks utilize all CPU cores and other on-chip resources (on-chip caches, internal buffers, etc). Intel's Hyper-Threading feature also helps to improve multi-threading performance.

     

    Intel Core i3-2350M (PGA)           Intel Pentium B980

3DMark06 CPU score benchmark

Estimates processor performance based on how fast it runs such CPU-intensive code as game logic, physics and pathfinding AI. The test requires DirectX 9.0.
Longer is better <MBRAMVID
100%222
88.2%222
87.6%111

Apache web server - dynamic pages benchmark

Shows an average number of dynamic HTML pages served per second by local instance of Apache 1.3.41 web server. The test has much greater error margin than other tests.
Longer is better <MBRAMVID
100%222
92.7%111
92.6%222

Apache web server - static pages benchmark

Shows an average number of very simple static HTML pages served per second by local Apache 1.3.41 web server. The test has much greater error margin than other tests.
Longer is better <MBRAMVID
100%222
73.1%111
72.2%222

Blowfish encryption benchmark

Reports encryption speed of pre-defined 32KB text block. The data is encrypted using Blowfish algorithm.
Longer is better <MBRAMVID
100%222
91.6%222
91.4%111

CINEBENCH R10 CPU score benchmark

Measures performance of multi-core rendering of a photo-realistic 3D image using CINEMA 4D software engine.
Longer is better <MBRAMVID
100%222
89.3%222
88.9%111

    Intel Core i3-2350M (PGA)           Intel Pentium B980

CINEBENCH R10 render time (seconds) benchmark

Measures time taken to render a photo-realistic 3D image using CINEMA 4D software engine.
Longer is better <MBRAMVID
100%222
89.3%222
88.9%111

CrystalMark ALU benchmark

Longer is better <MBRAMVID
100%222
78.3%222
78.2%111

CrystalMark FPU benchmark

Longer is better <MBRAMVID
100%222
73.0%111
73.0%222

Euler3D benchmark

Longer is better <MBRAMVID
100%222
92.9%111
90.5%222

FLAC encoding - multiple processes benchmark

Reports the number of songs, converted from WAV to FLAC format by all CPU cores using the best possible compression.
Longer is better <MBRAMVID
100%222
89.4%222
89.1%111

    Intel Core i3-2350M (PGA)           Intel Pentium B980

Fritz Chess Benchmark benchmark

Longer is better <MBRAMVID
100%222
80.8%111
80.6%222

H.264 video encoding - multiple processes benchmark

Measures the number of frames, converted by all logical processors from MPEG2 format to H.264 format using single-pass method and high quality settings.
Longer is better <MBRAMVID
100%222
83.8%111
83.6%222

H.264 video encoding - multithreaded benchmark

Measures the number of frames, converted by all logical processors from MPEG2 format to H.264 format using multi-threading system calls, dual-pass method and high quality settings.
Longer is better <MBRAMVID
100%222
82.9%111
82.9%222

LAME MP3 encoding - multiple processes benchmark

Reports the number of MP3 songs, encoded by all CPU cores per one minute.
Longer is better <MBRAMVID
100%222
80.6%222
80.4%111

MySQL 5.0.96 - selecting data benchmark

Shows sustained number of SQL requests per second served by local instance of MySQL server v5.0.96. This test scales well with the number of CPU cores.
Longer is better <MBRAMVID
100%222
89.1%111
88.7%222

    Intel Core i3-2350M (PGA)           Intel Pentium B980

PCMark05 CPU score benchmark

Longer is better <MBRAMVID
100%111
99.7%222
98.7%222

PCMark05 score benchmark

Longer is better <MBRAMVID
100%222
96.4%111
95.2%222

Sandra Dhrystone (MIPS) benchmark

Runs Dhrystone test on all cores, and reports estimated integer performance in MIPS (Millions of Instructions Per Second).
Longer is better <MBRAMVID
100%222
93.1%222
93.1%111

Sandra MultiMedia Floating Point (it/s) benchmark

Longer is better <MBRAMVID
100%222
63.7%222
63.7%111

Sandra MultiMedia Integer (it/s) benchmark

Longer is better <MBRAMVID
100%222
86.3%222
86.2%111

    Intel Core i3-2350M (PGA)           Intel Pentium B980

Sandra Whetstone (MFLOPS) benchmark

Runs Whetstone test on all cores, and reports estimated floating-point performance in MFLOPS (Millions of Floating-Point Operations Per Second).
Longer is better <MBRAMVID
100%222
60.7%222
60.6%111

Sandra Whetstone SSE2 (MFLOPS) benchmark

Runs SSE2-enabled Whetstone test on all cores, and reports estimated floating-point performance in MFLOPS (Millions of Floating-Point Operations Per Second).
Longer is better <MBRAMVID
100%222
59.5%222
59.4%111

XVid video encoding - multiple processes benchmark

Reports how many frames per second can be transcoded by all CPU cores from MPEG2 to XVid (MPEG4) format, utilizing single-pass conversion method.
Longer is better <MBRAMVID
100%222
83.6%111
83.4%222

wPrime v1.55 (32M) benchmark

wPrime benchmark measures time taken to calculate square roots of numbers from 1 to 33554431.
Longer is better <MBRAMVID
100%222
82.1%222
82.0%111


Core i3-2350M (PGA) vs Pentium B980 graphics benchmarks

Graphics benchmarks depend on the type of integrated or discrete graphics adapter, and to less extent on the processor performance. Because these benchmarks are synthetic, they may not truly represent gaming performance. However, they still can be used to estimate whether one processor will perform faster or slower than another CPU in games and other 3D tasks.

     

    Intel Core i3-2350M (PGA)           Intel Pentium B980

3DMark03 game score benchmark

Measures graphics and 3D game performance of discrete and integrated GPUs using 4 different game simulations, that have varying level of DirectX support from version 7 to version 9.
Longer is better <MBRAMVID
100%222
80.4%111
79.1%222

3DMark06 3DMark score benchmark

Measures 3D graphics and game performance of CPU/GPU combination by running 4 game simulations, that make extensive use of DirectX 9.0/9.0C capabilities.
Longer is better <MBRAMVID
100%222
83.2%111
80.7%222

3DMark2001 score benchmark

Runs a series of game simulations and feature tests to measure graphics and 3D game performance of discrete and integrated GPUs. It utilizes a single CPU core, and it is compatible with DirectX 8 and later APIs.
Longer is better <MBRAMVID
100%222
94.3%111
91.6%222

CINEBENCH R10 OpenGL score benchmark

Longer is better <MBRAMVID
100%111
88.9%222
86.9%222

PCMark05 Graphics score benchmark

Longer is better <MBRAMVID
100%222
72.9%111
71.2%222


Core i3-2350M (PGA) vs Pentium B980 memory performance

Memory-intensive tests or programs move large amounts of data to/from memory, and they depend more on memory throughput and the size of on-chip caches, rather than on CPU integer/FP/SIMD performance.

     

    Intel Core i3-2350M (PGA)           Intel Pentium B980

7Zip compressing/decompressing speed (1 thread) benchmark

Longer is better <MBRAMVID
100%111
99.2%222
70.8%222

CrystalMark Memory benchmark

Longer is better <MBRAMVID
100%222
96.1%111
92.9%222

PCMark05 Memory score benchmark

Longer is better <MBRAMVID
100%111
99.6%222
97.0%222

PCMark2002 Memory score benchmark

Longer is better <MBRAMVID
100%222
94.6%111
94.3%222

WinRAR compressing/decompressing speed benchmark

Longer is better <MBRAMVID
100%222
67.2%222
67.0%111

CPUIDs

The table below compares two random CPUID records for Intel Core i3-2350M (PGA) and Intel Pentium B980 microprocessors, that were submitted to our CPUID database. Please note that different steppings of Intel processors, identified by S-spec numbers or CPUID, may have slightly different features. For that reason the comparison table below only applies to CPUs with specific S-Spec number / CPUID.

  CPUID 1 CPUID 2
ManufacturerIntel
CPU FamilyCore i3 MobilePentium Dual-Core Mobile
Model / Processor Numberi3-2350MB980
Frequency2300 MHz2400 MHz
CWID version0.40.5
Part numberFF8062700995906FF8062700997802
S-Spec / Stepping CodeSR0DNSR0J1
 
General information
VendorGenuineIntel
Processor name (BIOS) Intel(R) Core(TM) i3-2350M CPU @ 2.30GHz Intel(R) Pentium(R) CPU B980 @ 2.40GHz
Cores2
Logical processors42
Processor typeOriginal OEM Processor
CPUID signature206A7
Family 6 (06h)
Model42 (02Ah)
Stepping 7 (07h)
TLB/Cache details64-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, 64 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
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: Associativity8-way set associative
L1 data: CommentsDirect-mapped
L1 data: Line size64 bytes
L1 data: Size2 x 32 KB
L1 instruction: Associativity8-way set associative
L1 instruction: CommentsDirect-mapped
L1 instruction: Line size64 bytes
L1 instruction: Size2 x 32 KB
L2: Associativity8-way set associative
L2: CommentsNon-inclusive|Direct-mapped
L2: Line size64 bytes
L2: Size2 x 256 KB
L3: Associativity12-way set associative8-way set associative
L3: CommentsInclusive|Shared between all cores
L3: Line size64 bytes
L3: Size3 MB2 MB
 
Instruction set extensions
AVX+-
MMX+
SSE+
SSE2+
SSE3+
SSE4.1+
SSE4.2+
SSSE3+
 
Additional instructions
CLFLUSH+
CMOV+
CMPXCHG16B+
CMPXCHG8B+
FXSAVE/FXRSTORE+
MONITOR/MWAIT+
PCLMULDQ+
POPCNT+
RDTSCP+
SYSENTER/SYSEXIT+
XSAVE / XRESTORE states+
 
Major features
64-bit / Intel 64+
Enhanced SpeedStep+
Hyper-Threading Technology+-
Intel Virtualization+-
NX bit/XD-bit+
On-chip Floating Point Unit+
 
Other features
36-bit page-size extensions+
64-bit debug store+
Advanced programmable interrupt controller+
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+
+ - feature is supported
- - feature is not supported
Features, not supported by all processors in the table, are not displayed

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