Intel Pentium 957 vs Intel Pentium B970
Intel Pentium 957► remove from comparison
The Intel Pentium 957 is an Ultra Low Voltage (ULV) dual core processor for entry-level laptops. It is based on the Sandy Bridge architecture but many of the features like Turbo Boost, Virtualization (VT-x, VT-d), HyperThreading, AES or Trusted Execution are deactivated. The Pentium 957 integrates a graphics card called Intel HD Graphics that is based on the HD Graphics 2000 and clocked from 350 - 800 MHz.
The performance of the Pentium 957 should be faster than a similar clocked Arrandale Pentium CPU and therefore on a level of the 1.3 GHz Pentium U5600.
The 17W TDP rating includes the integrated GPU and memory controller and therefore the 957 is suited for small subnotebooks.
Intel Pentium B970► remove from comparison
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.
|Model||Intel Pentium 957||Intel Pentium B970|
|Series||Intel Pentium||Intel Pentium|
|Codename||Sandy Bridge||Sandy Bridge|
|Series: Pentium Sandy Bridge|
|Clock||1200 MHz||2300 MHz|
|L1 Cache||128 KB||128 KB|
|L2 Cache||512 KB||512 KB|
|L3 Cache||2 MB||2 MB|
|Cores / Threads||2 / 2||2 / 2|
|TDP||17 Watt||35 Watt|
|Technology||32 nm||32 nm|
|max. Temp.||100 °C||85 °C|
|Features||HD Graphics, DDR3 Memory Controller, Enhanced Speedstep, Thermal Monitoring, Execute Disable Bit||HD Graphics, DDR3 Memory Controller|
|iGPU||Intel HD Graphics (Sandy Bridge) (350 - 800 MHz)||Intel HD Graphics (Sandy Bridge) (650 - 1150 MHz)|
|Manufacturer||Intel Pentium 957||Intel Pentium B970|
|Die Size||149 mm2|