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Intel Pentium B970 vs Intel Pentium 997

Intel Pentium B970

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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.

Intel Pentium 997

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The Intel Pentium 997 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 997 integrates a graphics card called Intel HD Graphics that is based on the HD Graphics 2000 and clocked from 350 - 1000 MHz.

The performance of the Pentium 997 is somewhat higher than a similar clocked Arrandale Pentium CPU. The Core i3-2357M offers less clock speed but features HyperThreading and a 3MB Last Level Cache.

The 17W TDP rating includes the integrated GPU and memory controller and therefore the 987 is suited for small subnotebooks.

ModelIntel Pentium B970Intel Pentium 997
SeriesIntel PentiumIntel Pentium
CodenameSandy BridgeSandy Bridge
Series: Pentium Sandy Bridge
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Intel Pentium B960 compare2.2 GHz2 / 22 MB
Intel Pentium B950 compare2.1 GHz2 / 22 MB
Intel Pentium B940 compare2 GHz2 / 22 MB
Intel Pentium 9971.6 GHz2 / 22 MB
Intel Pentium 987 compare1.5 GHz2 / 22 MB
Intel Pentium 977 compare1.4 GHz2 / 22 MB
Intel Pentium 967 compare1.3 GHz2 / 22 MB
Intel Pentium 957 compare1.2 GHz2 / 22 MB
Intel Pentium B980 compare2.4 GHz2 / 22 MB
Intel Pentium B9702.3 GHz2 / 22 MB
Intel Pentium B960 compare2.2 GHz2 / 22 MB
Intel Pentium B950 compare2.1 GHz2 / 22 MB
Intel Pentium B940 compare2 GHz2 / 22 MB
» Intel Pentium 9971.6 GHz2 / 22 MB
Intel Pentium 987 compare1.5 GHz2 / 22 MB
Intel Pentium 977 compare1.4 GHz2 / 22 MB
Intel Pentium 967 compare1.3 GHz2 / 22 MB
Intel Pentium 957 compare1.2 GHz2 / 22 MB
Clock2300 MHz1600 MHz
L1 Cache128 KB128 KB
L2 Cache512 KB512 KB
L3 Cache2 MB2 MB
Cores / Threads2 / 22 / 2
TDP35 Watt17 Watt
Transistors624 Million
Technology32 nm32 nm
Die Size149 mm2
max. Temp.85 °C100 °C
SocketrPGA988BBGA1023
FeaturesHD Graphics, DDR3 Memory ControllerHD Graphics, DDR3 Memory Controller, Enhanced Speedstep, Thermal Monitoring, Execute Disable Bit
iGPUIntel HD Graphics (Sandy Bridge) (650 - 1150 MHz)Intel HD Graphics (Sandy Bridge) (350 - 1000 MHz)
Architecturex86x86
$125 U.S.$134 U.S.
Announced
ManufacturerIntel Pentium B970Intel Pentium 997

Benchmarks

Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 CPU Multi 64 Bit
100%
1 B970 +
min: 1.66     avg: 1.7     median: 1.8 (2%)     max: 1.78 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 CPU Single 64 Bit
100%
1 B970 +
0.8 Points (3%)
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Single (32bit)
100%
1 B970 +
min: 2881     avg: 2943     median: 2954 (24%)     max: 2995 Points
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Multi (32bit)
100%
1 B970 +
min: 5665     avg: 5726     median: 5697 (7%)     max: 5816 Points
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Multi (64bit)
100%
1 B970 +
min: 6721     avg: 6925     median: 6989 (5%)     max: 7066 Points
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Single (64bit)
100%
1 B970 +
min: 3389     avg: 3589     median: 3681 (20%)     max: 3696 Points
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 1024m *
100%
1 B970 +
min: 1070     avg: 1254     median: 1072 (13%)     max: 1621 s
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 32m *
100%
1 B970 +
min: 34.61     avg: 39.6     median: 35.8 (7%)     max: 48.33 s
3DMark 06 - CPU - 3DMark 06 - CPU
100%
1 B970 +
min: 2306     avg: 2321     median: 2328 (5%)     max: 2329 Points
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M *
100%
1 B970 +
min: 17.6     avg: 17.7     median: 17.7 (4%)     max: 17.83 s
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M *
100%
1 B970 +
min: 39.64     avg: 40.3     median: 40.5 (2%)     max: 40.78 s
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 32M *
100%
1 B970 +
min: 894     avg: 904     median: 904 (4%)     max: 913 s
SiSoft Sandra Dhrystone (MIPS) - SiSoft Sandra Dhrystone (MIPS)
100%
1 B970 +
min: 28100     avg: 28285     median: 28285 (13%)     max: 28470 MIPS
SiSoft Sandra Whetstone (MFLOPS) - SiSoft Sandra Whetstone (MFLOPS)
100%
1 B970 +
min: 16500     avg: 16505     median: 16505 (13%)     max: 16510 MFLOPS
Windows 7 Experience Index - Win7 CPU
100%
1 B970 +
6.2 Points (79%)
3DMark Vantage - 3DM Vant. Perf. CPU no Physx
100%
1 B970 +
min: 5141     avg: 5254     median: 5242 (5%)     max: 5380 Points
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance Physics
100%
1 B970 +
1989 Points (5%)

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