Intel Celeron 2970M

Intel 2970M

The Intel Celeron 2970M is an entry-level dual-core processor clocked at 2.2 GHz that has been launched in Q2/2014. It is based on the Haswell architecture and is manufactured in 22nm. Compared to the Core i3, Core i5 and Core i7 CPUs, many features like Turbo Boost, Hyper-Threading, AVX and AES-NI are disabled.

Haswell is the successor to the Ivy Bridge architecture with improvements on both GPU and CPU performance. The CPUs are produced in 22nm and offer an optimized branch prediction as well as additional execution ports, improving performance per clock by almost 10 percent.

The performance of the Celeron 2970M is similar to the old and somewhat higher clocked Ivy Bridge-based Pentium 2020M. The CPU has sufficient power for office and multimedia purposes as well as most other applications.

The integrated HD Graphics (Haswell) offers 10 Execution Units (EUs) clocked at 400 - 1100 MHz, making it somewhat faster than the former HD Graphics (Ivy Bridge). However, the HD Graphics (Haswell) is significantly slower than the HD Graphics 4600 found on a number of other Haswell dual-cores.

The Celeron 2970M is rated at a TDP of 37 W including the graphics card, memory controller and the VRMs. Therefore, the CPU is suited for medium-sized notebooks 13 - 14 inches or greater.

SeriesIntel Celeron
Series: Celeron Haswell
» Intel Celeron 2970M2200 MHz2 / 22 MB
Intel Celeron 2950M (compare)2000 MHz2 / 22 MB
Intel Celeron 2981U (compare)1600 MHz2 / 22 MB
Intel Celeron 2980U (compare)1600 MHz2 / 22 MB
Intel Celeron 2957U (compare)1400 MHz2 / 22 MB
Intel Celeron 2955U (compare)1400 MHz2 / 22 MB
Intel Celeron 2961Y (compare)1100 MHz2 / 22 MB
Clock Rate2200 MHz
Level 1 Cache128 KB
Level 2 Cache512 KB
Level 3 Cache2 MB
Number of Cores / Threads2 / 2
Max. Power Consumption (TDP = Thermal Design Power)37 Watt
Transistor Count960 Million
Manufacturing Technology22 nm
Die Size130 mm2
Max. Temperature100 °C
FeaturesHD Graphics (400 - 1100 MHz), DDR3(L)-1600 Memory Controller, Virtualization
GPUIntel HD Graphics (Haswell) (400 - 1100 MHz)
64 Bit64 Bit support
Starting Price$75 U.S.
Announcement Date04/14/2014
Product Link (external)Intel Celeron 2970M


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