Intel Pentium B940 Vs Core i3-380M

Pentium B940 Vs Core i3-380M Pentium B940 Vs Core i3-380M benchmark Intel Pentium B940 Vs Core i3-380M Advance Differences

The Intel's Pentium B940 is featured in most of the new low cost entry level processor. The B940 is a stripped down offspring of the Intel's Sandy bridge processor. So how does it look when compared to Intel's Core i3-380M ?

Table : Intel Pentium B940 Vs Core i3-380M Feature Differences

Feature Intel Pentium B940Core i3-380M
Core Frequency2.0 GHz2.53 GHz
No. Of Cores2 ( No Hyperthreading)2 ( 4 Hyperthreads)
Cache Organization2 MB L3512KB L2 + 3MB L3
Turbo FrequencyNo TurboNo Turbo
TDP Rating 35 Watts35 Watts
64 Bit SupportYY
Lithography32 nm32 nm
Integrated Memory ControllerDDR3-1333DDR3-1066
Integrated GraphicsYes, 650 MHz Base, 1.1 GHz MaxYes, Base 500 MHz, Turbo 667 MHz

Some more details of Intel Pentium B940

The architecture of the Pentium B940 is based upon Sandy Bridge. Performance wise, it is better than the Arrandale notebook based Pentium processors ( Pentium P6100 and P6200). However, the turbo boost feature is disabled in Pentium B940. Additionally the Hyperthreading is disabled leading to inferior performance as compared to the second generation Intel core i3 processors.

Some more details of Core i3-380M

The Hyperthreading ( Two threads for each core) in the core i3-380M improved performance in multithreaded environment. The processor is built with two dies on the chip, the first die has the two cores and the second die has the Integrated memory controller and the integrated graphics unit called GMA that runs at base clock of 500 MHz and ramp to 667 MHz based upon demand. The performance of the Integrated GPU is for entry level graphics and not really great for gaming, though, it helps reduce system cost by not requiring a separate discrete graphics component. The core i3-380M is for entry level notebooks that promises moderate performance. The processor communicates with the chipset using DMI Bus - a fast differential Bus. Based upon Arrandale architecture - the core i3-380M has a fast processor to memory communication using its integrated graphics controller

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