Intel Pentium B970

Intel B970

The Intel Pentium B970 is a dual core processor for entry-level laptops. It is based on the Sandy Bridge architecture but many of the features like Turbo Boost for the CPU part, HyperThreading, AES, Virtualization (VT-x and VT-d), Trusted Execution or Intel Quick Sync are deactivated. The Pentium B970 integrates a graphics card called Intel HD Graphics that is based on the HD Graphics 2000 clocked at 650 / 1100 (with Turbo Boost).

The performance of the Pentium B970 should be faster than a similar clocked Arrandale Pentium CPU. Therefore, the B960 should perform about 10% better than a Pentium P6300.

The 35W TDP rating includes the integrated GPU and DDR3-1333 memory controller.

SeriesIntel Pentium
CodenameSandy Bridge
Clock Rate2300 MHz
Level 1 Cache128 KB
Level 2 Cache512 KB
Level 3 Cache2048 KB
Number of Cores / Threads2 / 2
Max. Power Consumption (TDP = Thermal Design Power)35 Watt
Transistor Count624 Million
Manufacturing Technology32 nm
Die Size149 mm2
Max. Temperature85 °C
SocketrPGA988B
FeaturesHD Graphics, DDR3 Memory Controller
64 Bit64 Bit support
Starting Price $125 U.S.
Announcement Date10/01/2011
Product Link (external)Intel Pentium B970

CPU Benchmarks

3DMark 06 - CPU:
0% 100%
min: 2306     avg: 2321 (25.63%)     max: 2329 Points
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M:
0% 100%
min: 17.597     avg: 17.7 (98.08%)     max: 17.83 Seconds*
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M:
0% 100%
min: 39.642     avg: 40.3 (99.16%)     max: 40.779 Seconds*
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M:
0% 100%
min: 893.742     avg: 903.6 (96.04%)     max: 913.069 Seconds*
SiSoft Sandra Dhrystone (MIPS):
0% 100%
min: 28100     avg: 28285 (13.42%)     max: 28470 MIPS
SiSoft Sandra Whetstone (MFLOPS):
0% 100%
min: 16500     avg: 16505 (12.66%)     max: 16510 MFLOPS
PCMark Vantage: Result 1024x768
0% 100%
min: 4122     avg: 4219.5 (14.98%)     max: 4317 Points
Cinebench R10: Rendering Single 32Bit
0% 100%
min: 2881     avg: 2943.3 (44.99%)     max: 2995 Points
Cinebench R10: Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit
0% 100%
min: 5665     avg: 5726 (20.98%)     max: 5816 Points
Cinebench R10: Rendering Multiple CPUs 64Bit
0% 100%
min: 6721     avg: 6925.3 (17.19%)     max: 7066 Points
Cinebench R10: Rendering Single CPUs 64Bit
0% 100%
min: 3389     avg: 3588.7 (14.36%)     max: 3696 Points
3DMark Vantage: P CPU no PhysX 1280x1024
0% 100%
min: 5141     avg: 5254.3 (13.14%)     max: 5380 Points
wPrime 2.0x: 32m
0% 100%
min: 34.614     avg: 39.6 (92.89%)     max: 48.329 seconds*
wPrime 2.0x: 1024m
0% 100%
min: 1070.162     avg: 1254.5 (86.5%)     max: 1621.366 seconds*
Windows 7 Experience Index: Processor
0% 100%
min: 6.2     avg: 6.2 (74.6%)     max: 6.2 points
Cinebench R11.5: CPU Multi 64Bit
0% 100%
min: 1.66     avg: 1.7 (12.87%)     max: 1.78 Points
Cinebench R11.5: CPU Single 64Bit
0% 100%
min: 0.84     avg: 0.8 (42.61%)     max: 0.84 Points
3DMark 11: Performance Physics 1280x720
0% 100%
min: 1989     avg: 1989 (16.48%)     max: 1989 points
- Range of benchmarks for this CPU
- Average benchmark score

Cinebench R10 in comparison
Intel Atom Z670 (min)
691 
...
Intel Core i3 4010U
5693 
Intel Core 2 Extreme (Desktop) X6800
5700 
Intel Pentium B980
5714.8 
Intel Pentium B970
5726 
Intel Core i5 2467M
5736.8 
Intel Core 2 Extreme X7900
5764 
Intel Core i3 3227U
5805.5 
...
Intel Core i7 (Desktop) 3960X (max)
27189.5 

Reviews for the Intel Pentium B970 processor

Acer TravelMate 5760Z-B9704G50Mnsk (Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) HD Graphics, 15.6")
» Acer TravelMate 5760Z-B9704G50Mnsk - External Review

HP 650-B6N63EA (Intel HD Graphics (Sandy Bridge), 15.6")
» HP 650-B6N63EA - External Review

Lenovo IdeaPad N581-MBA4YGE (Intel HD Graphics (Sandy Bridge), 15.6")
» Review Lenovo IdeaPad N581 Notebook - Review
» Lenovo IdeaPad N581-MBA4YGE - External Review

Samsung 350E7C-S02CZ (Intel HD Graphics (Sandy Bridge), 17.1")
» Samsung 350E7C-S02CZ - External Review

Toshiba Satellite C855-S5231 (Intel HD Graphics 2000, 15.6")
» Toshiba Satellite C855-S5231 - External Review

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Other CPUs of the series Intel Pentium

» Intel Pentium 3560M
   2.4 GHz / 0.5 MB + 2 MB
» Intel Pentium 2030M
   2.5 GHz / 0.5 MB + 2 MB
» Intel Pentium 3550M
   2.3 GHz / 0.5 MB + 2 MB
» Intel Pentium 2020M
   2.4 GHz / 0.5 MB + 2 MB
» Intel Pentium B980
   2.4 GHz / 0.5 MB + 2 MB
» Intel Pentium B970
   2.3 GHz / 0.5 MB + 2 MB
» Intel Pentium B960
   2.2 GHz / 0.5 MB + 2 MB
» Intel Pentium B950
   2.1 GHz / 0.5 MB + 2 MB
» Intel Pentium P6300
   2.27 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Pentium 2127U
   1.9 GHz / 0.5 MB + 2 MB
» Intel Pentium B940
   2 GHz / 0.5 MB + 2 MB
» Intel Pentium 3558U
   1.7 GHz / 0.5 MB + 2 MB
» Intel Pentium 3556U
   1.7 GHz / 0.5 MB + 2 MB
» Intel Pentium 2117U
   1.8 GHz / 0.5 MB + 2 MB
» Intel Pentium P6200
   2.13 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Pentium P6100
   2 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Pentium P6000
   1.86 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Pentium J2900
   2.41 GHz / 2 MB
» Intel Pentium N3530
   2.16 GHz / 2 MB
» Intel Pentium J2850
   2.4 GHz / 2 MB
» Intel Pentium N3520
   2.17 GHz / 2 MB
» Intel Pentium N3510
   2 GHz / 2 MB
» Intel Pentium 997
   1.6 GHz / 0.5 MB + 2 MB
» Intel Pentium 987
   1.5 GHz / 0.5 MB + 2 MB
» Intel Pentium 3561Y
   1.2 GHz / 0.5 MB + 2 MB
» Intel Pentium 3560Y
   1.2 GHz / 0.5 MB + 2 MB
» Intel Pentium 977
   1.4 GHz / 0.5 MB + 2 MB
» Intel Pentium 967
   1.3 GHz / 0.5 MB + 2 MB
» Intel Pentium 2129Y
   1.1 GHz / 0.5 MB + 2 MB
» Intel Pentium U5600
   1.33 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Pentium 957
   1.2 GHz / 0.5 MB + 2 MB
» Intel Pentium U5400
   1.2 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Pentium SU2700
   1.3 GHz / 2 MB

Surrounding CPUs

- Intel Core 2 Duo (Desktop) E6700
   2.66 GHz / 4 MB
- Intel Core 2 Duo SP9600
   2.53 GHz / 6 MB
- Intel Core 2 Duo P9500
   2.53 GHz / 6 MB
- Intel Core 2 Duo T9400
   2.53 GHz / 6 MB
- Intel Core i5 4200Y
   1.4 GHz / 0.5 MB + 3 MB
» Intel Pentium B970
   2.3 GHz / 0.5 MB + 2 MB
+ Intel Celeron 2950M
   2 GHz / 512 KB + 2048 KB
+ Intel Core i3 4102E
   1.6 GHz / 512 KB + 3072 KB
+ Intel Core i3 4030Y
   1.6 GHz / 512 KB + 3072 KB
+ AMD A-Series A8-3550MX
   2 GHz / 4096 KB
+ Intel Core 2 Duo P8800
   2.66 GHz / 3072 KB
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Author: Klaus Hinum (Update: 2012-05-26)