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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 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 997 compare1.6 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
Clock Rate2300 MHz
Level 1 Cache128 KB
Level 2 Cache512 KB
Level 3 Cache2 MB
Number of Cores / Threads2 / 2
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
Architecturex86
Starting Price$125 U.S.
Announcement Date10/01/2011
Product Link (external)Intel Pentium B970

Benchmarks

Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 CPU Multi 64 Bit
min: 1.66     avg: 1.7     median: 1.8 (4%)     max: 1.78 Points
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Single (32bit)
min: 2881     avg: 2943     median: 2954 (26%)     max: 2995 points
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Multi (32bit)
min: 5665     avg: 5726     median: 5697 (10%)     max: 5816 points
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Multi (64bit)
min: 6721     avg: 6925     median: 6989 (7%)     max: 7066 Points
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Single (64bit)
min: 3389     avg: 3589     median: 3681 (28%)     max: 3696 Points
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 1024m *
min: 1070.16     avg: 1255     median: 1072 (13%)     max: 1621.37 s
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 32m *
min: 34.614     avg: 39.6     median: 35.8 (7%)     max: 48.329 s
3DMark 06 - CPU - 3DMark 06 - CPU
min: 2306     avg: 2321     median: 2328 (13%)     max: 2329 Points
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M *
min: 17.597     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 *
min: 39.642     avg: 40.3     median: 40.5 (2%)     max: 40.779 s
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 32M *
min: 893.742     avg: 904     median: 904 (4%)     max: 913.069 s
SiSoft Sandra Dhrystone (MIPS) - SiSoft Sandra Dhrystone (MIPS)
min: 28100     avg: 28285     median: 28285 (13%)     max: 28470 MIPS
3DMark Vantage - 3DM Vant. Perf. CPU no Physx
min: 5141     avg: 5254     median: 5242 (6%)     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, 15.60")
» Acer TravelMate 5760Z-B9704G50Mnsk - External Review

HP 650-B6N63EA (Intel HD Graphics (Sandy Bridge), 15.60")
» HP 650-B6N63EA - External Review

Lenovo IdeaPad N581-MBA4YGE (Intel HD Graphics (Sandy Bridge), 15.60")
» Review Lenovo IdeaPad N581 Notebook - Review
» Lenovo IdeaPad N581-MBA4YGE - External Review

Samsung 350E7C-S02CZ (Intel HD Graphics (Sandy Bridge), 17.10")
» Samsung 350E7C-S02CZ - External Review

Toshiba Satellite C855-S5231 (Intel HD Graphics 2000, 15.60")
» Toshiba Satellite C855-S5231 - External Review

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Other CPUs of the series Pentium

» Intel Pentium Gold 5405U
   2x 2.3 GHz
» Intel Pentium 4405U
   2x 2.1 GHz
» Intel Pentium 3560M
   2x 2.4 GHz
» Intel Pentium 2030M
   2x 2.5 GHz
» Intel Pentium 3550M
   2x 2.3 GHz
» Intel Pentium 2020M
   2x 2.4 GHz
» Intel Pentium 3825U
   2x 1.9 GHz
» Intel Pentium B980
   2x 2.4 GHz
» Intel Pentium 4405Y
   2x 1.5 GHz
» Intel Pentium B970
   2x 2.3 GHz
» Intel Pentium N4200
   4x 1.1 GHz - 2.5 GHz
» Intel Pentium B960
   2x 2.2 GHz
» Intel Pentium 3805U
   2x 1.9 GHz
» Intel Pentium B950
   2x 2.1 GHz
» Intel Pentium P6300
   2x 2.27 GHz
» Intel Pentium 2127U
   2x 1.9 GHz
» Intel Pentium B940
   2x 2 GHz
» Intel Pentium 3558U
   2x 1.7 GHz
» Intel Pentium 3556U
   2x 1.7 GHz
» Intel Pentium 2117U
   2x 1.8 GHz
» Intel Pentium P6200
   2x 2.13 GHz
» Intel Pentium P6100
   2x 2 GHz
» Intel Pentium N3540
   4x 2.16 GHz - 2.66 GHz
» Intel Pentium N3710
   4x 1.6 GHz - 2.56 GHz
» Intel Pentium P6000
   2x 1.86 GHz
» Intel Pentium J2900
   4x 2.41 GHz - 2.67 GHz
» Intel Pentium N3530
   4x 2.16 GHz - 2.58 GHz
» Intel Pentium N3700
   4x 1.6 GHz - 2.4 GHz
» Intel Pentium J2850
   4x 2.4 GHz
» Intel Pentium N3520
   4x 2.17 GHz - 2.42 GHz
» Intel Pentium N3510
   4x 2 GHz
» Intel Pentium 997
   2x 1.6 GHz
» Intel Pentium 987
   2x 1.5 GHz
» Intel Pentium 3561Y
   2x 1.2 GHz
» Intel Pentium 3560Y
   2x 1.2 GHz
» Intel Pentium 2129Y
   2x 1.1 GHz
» Intel Pentium 977
   2x 1.4 GHz
» Intel Pentium 967
   2x 1.3 GHz
» Intel Pentium U5600
   2x 1.33 GHz
» Intel Pentium 957
   2x 1.2 GHz
» Intel Pentium U5400
   2x 1.2 GHz
» Intel Pentium SU2700
   1x 1.3 GHz

Surrounding CPUs

+ AMD Phenom II X4 N970
   4x 2.2 GHz
+ Intel Core 2 Duo SP9600
   2x 2.53 GHz
+ Intel Core 2 Duo P9500
   2x 2.53 GHz
+ Intel Core 2 Duo T9400
   2x 2.53 GHz
+ Intel Core i5-4200Y
   2x 1.4 GHz - 1.9 GHz
» Intel Pentium B970
   2x 2.3 GHz
- Intel Celeron 3765U
   2x 1.9 GHz
- Intel Pentium N4200
   4x 1.1 GHz - 2.5 GHz
- Intel Celeron 2950M
   2x 2 GHz
- AMD A8-7410
   4x 2.2 GHz - 2.5 GHz
- AMD A8-7100
   4x 1.8 GHz - 3 GHz
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Klaus Hinum (Update: 2012-05-26)