What is the difference between intel pentium and intel core i5

Hello, what is the difference between a pentium b940 processor and the core i5-2410 processor
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  1. Hyper threading and turbo boost.
  2. newer model, faster, smarter.
  3. oby20 said:
    newer model, faster, smarter.

    No. Both are Sandy Bridge. One is just better for multi-threaded applications and clocked faster. Their manufacturing process is almost identical.
  4. Pentium B 940? Never heard of it. There is the Pentium D 940, and it's NOT a sandy bridge... Pentiums are lower end junk now. Get the i5 or i7.
  5. http://ark.intel.com/Product.aspx?id=52211

    If you're not gaming or just do light gaming it's not going to make much of a difference.
  6. Thats nice, but the 2500 isn't even mentioned in these posts. For those of you like me who didn't know...

    http://www.cpu-world.com/CPUs/Pentium_Dual-Core/Intel-Pentium%20Mobile%20B940.html

    Its a dual SB core CPU aimed at the lower end mobile market. I agree with browsing in that if you aren't doing heavy CPU tasks like encoding or gaming then it won't really matter. Otherwise you'll want the SB or Core series CPU.
  7. +1 browsingtheworld said: hyperthreading and turbo.
  8. browsingtheworld said:
    http://ark.intel.com/Product.aspx?id=52211

    If you're not gaming or just do light gaming it's not going to make much of a difference.



    Thanks for the link, it was very helpful!
  9. 4745454b said:
    Pentium B 940? Never heard of it. There is the Pentium D 940, and it's NOT a sandy bridge... Pentiums are lower end junk now. Get the i5 or i7.



    the add for staples said that it is a pentium B, tried to find anything on a pentium B and couldn't find anything. Must be a typo I am guessing.
  10. Quote:
    For those of you like me who didn't know...

    http://www.cpu-world.com/CPUs/Pent [...] 0B940.html

    Its a dual SB core CPU aimed at the lower end mobile market.


    Not a typo.

    Edit: Link isn't working, find my previous post above and click on it.
  11. For most people the difference between these two processors would come down to the Intel® Core™ i5-2410 supporting Turbo mode and hyper-threading. There is more to it than and you can see the differences at http://ark.intel.com/Compare.aspx?ids=52224,55626,. In the end the Intel Pentium B940 is a entry level processor that is rated at the low end of our processor line up.

    Christian Wood
    Intel Enthusiast Team
  12. 4745454b said:
    Quote:
    For those of you like me who didn't know...

    http://www.cpu-world.com/CPUs/Pent [...] 0B940.html

    Its a dual SB core CPU aimed at the lower end mobile market.


    Not a typo.

    Edit: Link isn't working, find my previous post above and click on it.



    Thanks for the info, very helpful!!
  13. IntelEnthusiast said:
    For most people the difference between these two processors would come down to the Intel® Core™ i5-2410 supporting Turbo mode and hyper-threading. There is more to it than and you can see the differences at http://ark.intel.com/Compare.aspx?ids=52224,55626,. In the end the Intel Pentium B940 is a entry level processor that is rated at the low end of our processor line up.

    Christian Wood
    Intel Enthusiast Team


    Thank you for the great info, the link was very helpful!!!
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