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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
Series: Pentium Sandy Bridge
Intel Pentium B980 (compare)2400 MHz2 / 22 MB
» Intel Pentium B9702300 MHz2 / 22 MB
Intel Pentium B960 (compare)2200 MHz2 / 22 MB
Intel Pentium B950 (compare)2100 MHz2 / 22 MB
Intel Pentium B940 (compare)2000 MHz2 / 22 MB
Intel Pentium 997 (compare)1600 MHz2 / 22 MB
Intel Pentium 987 (compare)1500 MHz2 / 22 MB
Intel Pentium 977 (compare)1400 MHz2 / 22 MB
Intel Pentium 967 (compare)1300 MHz2 / 22 MB
Intel Pentium 957 (compare)1200 MHz2 / 22 MB
Clock Rate2300 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)35 Watt
Transistor Count624 Million
Manufacturing Technology32 nm
Die Size149 mm2
Max. Temperature85 °C
SocketrPGA988B
FeaturesHD Graphics, DDR3 Memory Controller
GPUIntel HD Graphics (Sandy Bridge) (650 - 1150 MHz)
64 Bit64 Bit support
Starting Price$125 U.S.
Announcement Date10/01/2011
Product Link (external)Intel Pentium B970

Benchmarks

Cinebench R11.5 - CPU Multi 64Bit
min: 1.66     avg: 1.7     median: 1.8 (6%)     max: 1.78 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - CPU Single 64Bit
0.8 Points (34%)
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Single 32Bit
min: 2881     avg: 2943.3     median: 2954 (32%)     max: 2995 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit
min: 5665     avg: 5726     median: 5697 (11%)     max: 5816 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Multiple CPUs 64Bit
min: 6721     avg: 6925.3     median: 6989 (9%)     max: 7066 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Single CPUs 64Bit
min: 3389     avg: 3588.7     median: 3681 (36%)     max: 3696 Points
wPrime 2.0x - 1024m *
min: 1070.16     avg: 1254.5     median: 1072 (13%)     max: 1621.37 seconds
wPrime 2.0x - 32m *
min: 34.614     avg: 39.6     median: 35.8 (7%)     max: 48.329 seconds
3DMark 06 - CPU
min: 2306     avg: 2321     median: 2328 (7%)     max: 2329 Points
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M *
min: 17.597     avg: 17.7     median: 17.7 (4%)     max: 17.83 Seconds
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M *
min: 39.642     avg: 40.3     median: 40.5 (2%)     max: 40.779 Seconds
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M *
min: 893.742     avg: 903.6     median: 904 (4%)     max: 913.069 Seconds
SiSoft Sandra Dhrystone (MIPS)
min: 28100     avg: 28285     median: 28285 (13%)     max: 28470 MIPS
SiSoft Sandra Whetstone (MFLOPS)
min: 16500     avg: 16505     median: 16505 (13%)     max: 16510 MFLOPS
Windows 7 Experience Index - Processor
6.2 points (79%)
3DMark Vantage - P CPU no PhysX 1280x1024
min: 5141     avg: 5254.3     median: 5242 (9%)     max: 5380 Points
- Range of benchmark values for this graphics card
- Average benchmark values for this graphics card
* Smaller numbers mean a higher performance

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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 4415U
   2.3 GHz / 0.5 MB L2 + 2 MB L3
» Intel Pentium 4405U
   2.1 GHz / 0.5 MB L2 + 2 MB L3
» Intel Pentium 3560M
   2.4 GHz / 0.5 MB L2 + 2 MB L3
» Intel Pentium 2030M
   2.5 GHz / 0.5 MB L2 + 2 MB L3
» Intel Pentium 3550M
   2.3 GHz / 0.5 MB L2 + 2 MB L3
» Intel Pentium 2020M
   2.4 GHz / 0.5 MB L2 + 2 MB L3
» Intel Pentium 3825U
   1.9 GHz / 0.5 MB L2 + 2 MB L3
» Intel Pentium B980
   2.4 GHz / 0.5 MB L2 + 2 MB L3
» Intel Pentium N5000
   1.1 GHz / 4 MB L2
» Intel Pentium 4405Y
   1.5 GHz / 0.5 MB L2 + 2 MB L3
» Intel Pentium 4415Y
   1.6 GHz / 0.5 MB L2 + 2 MB L3
» Intel Pentium B970
   2.3 GHz / 0.5 MB L2 + 2 MB L3
» Intel Pentium N4200
   1.1 GHz / 2 MB L2
» Intel Pentium 4410Y
   1.5 GHz / 0.5 MB L2 + 2 MB L3
» Intel Pentium B960
   2.2 GHz / 0.5 MB L2 + 2 MB L3
» Intel Pentium 3805U
   1.9 GHz / 0.5 MB L2 + 2 MB L3
» Intel Pentium B950
   2.1 GHz / 0.5 MB L2 + 2 MB L3
» Intel Pentium P6300
   2.27 GHz / 0.5 MB L2 + 3 MB L3
» Intel Pentium 2127U
   1.9 GHz / 0.5 MB L2 + 2 MB L3
» Intel Pentium B940
   2 GHz / 0.5 MB L2 + 2 MB L3
» Intel Pentium 3558U
   1.7 GHz / 0.5 MB L2 + 2 MB L3
» Intel Pentium 3556U
   1.7 GHz / 0.5 MB L2 + 2 MB L3
» Intel Pentium 2117U
   1.8 GHz / 0.5 MB L2 + 2 MB L3
» Intel Pentium P6200
   2.13 GHz / 0.5 MB L2 + 3 MB L3
» Intel Pentium P6100
   2 GHz / 0.5 MB L2 + 3 MB L3
» Intel Pentium N3540
   2.16 GHz / 2 MB L2
» Intel Pentium N3710
   1.6 GHz / 2 MB L2
» Intel Pentium P6000
   1.86 GHz / 0.5 MB L2 + 3 MB L3
» Intel Pentium J2900
   2.41 GHz / 2 MB L2
» Intel Pentium N3530
   2.16 GHz / 2 MB L2
» Intel Pentium N3700
   1.6 GHz / 2 MB L2
» Intel Pentium J2850
   2.4 GHz / 2 MB L2
» Intel Pentium N3520
   2.17 GHz / 2 MB L2
» Intel Pentium N3510
   2 GHz / 2 MB L2
» Intel Pentium 997
   1.6 GHz / 0.5 MB L2 + 2 MB L3
» Intel Pentium 987
   1.5 GHz / 0.5 MB L2 + 2 MB L3
» Intel Pentium 3561Y
   1.2 GHz / 0.5 MB L2 + 2 MB L3
» Intel Pentium 3560Y
   1.2 GHz / 0.5 MB L2 + 2 MB L3
» Intel Pentium 2129Y
   1.1 GHz / 0.5 MB L2 + 2 MB L3
» Intel Pentium 977
   1.4 GHz / 0.5 MB L2 + 2 MB L3
» Intel Pentium 967
   1.3 GHz / 0.5 MB L2 + 2 MB L3
» Intel Pentium U5600
   1.33 GHz / 0.5 MB L2 + 3 MB L3
» Intel Pentium 957
   1.2 GHz / 0.5 MB L2 + 2 MB L3
» Intel Pentium U5400
   1.2 GHz / 0.5 MB L2 + 3 MB L3
» Intel Pentium SU2700
   1.3 GHz / 2 MB L2

Surrounding CPUs

- 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 4415Y
   1.6 GHz / 0.5 MB + 2 MB
» Intel Pentium B970
   2.3 GHz / 0.5 MB L2 + 2 MB L3
+ Intel Celeron 3765U
   1.9 GHz / 512 KB + 2048 KB
+ Intel Pentium N4200
   1.1 GHz / 2048 KB
+ Intel Celeron 2950M
   2 GHz / 512 KB + 2048 KB
+ AMD A-Series A8-7410
   2.2 GHz / 2048 KB
+ AMD Kaveri A8-7100
   1.8 GHz / 4096 KB
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Klaus Hinum (Update: 2012-05-26)