Intel Pentium B970 Benchmark, Test and specs

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The Intel Pentium B970 is a 2 core processor. It can handle 2 threads simultaneously and was introduced in Q1/2012. The Intel Pentium B970 is based on the 3. generation of the Intel Pentium series and requires a mainboard with the socket PGA 988. The Intel Pentium B970 scores 435 points with one CPU core in the Geekbench 5 benchmark. When using all CPU cores, the result is 862 points.
Intel Pentium B970

At a glance

Name: Intel Pentium B970
Family: Intel Pentium (150)
CPU group: Intel Pentium 900 (10)
Architecture: Sandy Bridge U
Technology: 32 nm
Segment: Mobile
Generation: 3
Predecessor: --
Successor: --

CPU Cores and Base Frequency

The 2 CPU cores of the Intel Pentium B970 clock with 2.30 GHz. The number of CPU cores and the clock frequency of the processor are largely responsible for the overall performance.

CPU Cores / Threads: 2 / 2
Core architecture: normal
Cores: 2x
Hyperthreading / SMT: No
Overclocking: No
Frequency: 2.30 GHz
Turbo Frequency (1 Core): --
Turbo Frequency (2 Cores): --

Integrated graphics (iGPU)

With the Intel HD Graphics (Sandy Bridge GT1), the Intel Pentium B970 has an build in graphic solution. It has 6 SM processors, which have a total of 48 texture shaders. The iGPU not only enables games, but also significantly accelerates video playback.

GPU name: Intel HD Graphics (Sandy Bridge GT1)
GPU frequency: 0.65 GHz
GPU (Turbo): 1.15 GHz
Compute units: 6
Shader: 48
Hardware Raytracing: No
Release date: Q2/2011
Max. displays: 2
Generation: 6
Direct X: 10.1
Technology: 32 nm
Max. GPU Memory: 2 GB
Frame Generation: No

Hardware codec support

Processors that have an integrated graphics can play videos faster and more efficiently. This can have a positive effect on the battery life of notebooks, for example.

h265 / HEVC (8 bit): No
h265 / HEVC (10 bit): No
h264: Decode / Encode
VP8: No
VP9: No
AV1: No
AVC: Decode / Encode
VC-1: Decode
JPEG: No

Memory & PCIe

The Intel Pentium B970 supports up to 16 GB memory in up to 2 (Dual Channel) memory channels. This results in a maximum memory bandwidth of 21.3 GB/s.

Memory type: Memory bandwidth:
DDR3-1066
DDR3-1333
17.1 GB/s
21.3 GB/s
Max. Memory: 16 GB
Memory channels: 2 (Dual Channel)
ECC: No
PCIe: 2.0 x 16
PCIe Bandwidth: 8.0 GB/s

Thermal Management

With the TDP, the processor manufacturer specifies the cooling solution required for the processor. The Intel Pentium B970 has a TDP of 35 W.

TDP (PL1 / PBP): 35 W
TDP (PL2): --
TDP up: --
TDP down: --
Tjunction max.: 85 °C

Technical details

The Intel Pentium B970 has a 2.00 MB large cache. The processor is manufactured in 32 nm. Modern production increases the efficiency of the processor.

Technology: 32 nm
Chip design: Monolithic
Socket: PGA 988
L2-Cache: --
L3-Cache: 2.00 MB
AES-NI: Yes
Operating systems: Windows 10, Linux
Virtualization: VT-x, VT-x EPT, VT-d
Instruction set (ISA): x86-64 (64 bit)
ISA extensions: SSE4.1, SSE4.2
Release date: Q1/2012
Release price: --
Part Number: --
Documents: Technical data sheet

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Benchmark results

Verified Benchmark results
The benchmark results for the Intel Pentium B970 have been carefully checked by us. We only publish benchmark results that have been created by us or that have been submitted by a visitor and then checked by a team member. All results are based on and fullfill our benchmark guidelines.


Geekbench 5, 64bit (Single-Core)

Geekbench 5 is a cross plattform benchmark that heavily uses the systems memory. A fast memory will push the result a lot. The single-core test only uses one CPU core, the amount of cores or hyperthreading ability doesn't count.
Intel Atom x6425RE Intel Atom x6425RE
4C 4T @ 1.90 GHz
437
Intel Atom x6427FE Intel Atom x6427FE
4C 4T @ 1.90 GHz
437
AMD Phenom II X4 960T AMD Phenom II X4 960T
4C 4T @ 3.40 GHz
436
Intel Pentium B970 Intel Pentium B970
2C 2T @ 2.30 GHz
435
Intel Core i3-2328M Intel Core i3-2328M
2C 4T @ 2.20 GHz
435
Intel Core i3-2330E Intel Core i3-2330E
2C 4T @ 2.20 GHz
435
Intel Core i3-2330M Intel Core i3-2330M
2C 4T @ 2.20 GHz
435

Geekbench 5, 64bit (Multi-Core)

Geekbench 5 is a cross plattform benchmark that heavily uses the systems memory. A fast memory will push the result a lot. The multi-core test involves all CPU cores and taks a big advantage of hyperthreading.
AMD Athlon 5350 AMD Athlon 5350
4C 4T @ 2.05 GHz
865
Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 Lite Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 Lite
4C 4T @ 1.80 GHz
864
Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 Qualcomm Snapdragon 821
4C 4T @ 2.40 GHz
864
Intel Pentium B970 Intel Pentium B970
2C 2T @ 2.30 GHz
862
MediaTek MT8176 MediaTek MT8176
6C 6T @ 2.00 GHz
861
Intel Celeron N4020C Intel Celeron N4020C
2C 2T @ 2.80 GHz
860
Intel Core i3-3217U Intel Core i3-3217U
2C 4T @ 1.80 GHz
860

Geekbench 6 (Single-Core)

Geekbench 6 is a benchmark for modern computers, notebooks and smartphones. What is new is an optimized utilization of newer CPU architectures, e.g. based on the big.LITTLE concept and combining CPU cores of different sizes. The single-core benchmark only evaluates the performance of the fastest CPU core, the number of CPU cores in a processor is irrelevant here.
Intel Pentium 2020M Intel Pentium 2020M
2C 2T @ 2.40 GHz
403
Intel Celeron N4020 Intel Celeron N4020
2C 2T @ 2.80 GHz
402
Intel Celeron N4020C Intel Celeron N4020C
2C 2T @ 2.80 GHz
402
Intel Pentium B970 Intel Pentium B970
2C 2T @ 2.30 GHz
401
Intel Celeron J4005 Intel Celeron J4005
2C 2T @ 2.70 GHz
396
Intel Pentium Silver J5005 Intel Pentium Silver J5005
4C 4T @ 2.80 GHz
395
Intel Core i3-2100T Intel Core i3-2100T
2C 4T @ 2.50 GHz
394

Geekbench 6 (Multi-Core)

Geekbench 6 is a benchmark for modern computers, notebooks and smartphones. What is new is an optimized utilization of newer CPU architectures, e.g. based on the big.LITTLE concept and combining CPU cores of different sizes. The multi-core benchmark evaluates the performance of all of the processor's CPU cores. Virtual thread improvements such as AMD SMT or Intel's Hyper-Threading have a positive impact on the benchmark result.
Intel Core i5-2537M Intel Core i5-2537M
2C 4T @ 1.40 GHz
717
Intel Pentium B980 Intel Pentium B980
2C 2T @ 2.40 GHz
715
Intel Celeron G1610T Intel Celeron G1610T
2C 2T @ 2.30 GHz
712
Intel Pentium B970 Intel Pentium B970
2C 2T @ 2.30 GHz
711
Intel Atom C3508 Intel Atom C3508
4C 4T @ 1.60 GHz
711
AMD Athlon 5350 AMD Athlon 5350
4C 4T @ 2.05 GHz
708
MediaTek Helio P23 MediaTek Helio P23
8C 8T @ 2.50 GHz
705

iGPU - FP32 Performance (Single-precision GFLOPS)

The theoretical computing performance of the internal graphics unit of the processor with simple accuracy (32 bit) in GFLOPS. GFLOPS indicates how many billion floating point operations the iGPU can perform per second.
Intel Core i5-3570 Intel Core i5-3570
Intel HD Graphics 2500 @ 1.15 GHz
110
Intel Core i5-3570S Intel Core i5-3570S
Intel HD Graphics 2500 @ 1.15 GHz
110
Intel Pentium B980 Intel Pentium B980
Intel HD Graphics (Sandy Bridge GT1) @ 1.15 GHz
110
Intel Pentium B970 Intel Pentium B970
Intel HD Graphics (Sandy Bridge GT1) @ 1.15 GHz
110
MediaTek Helio X23 MediaTek Helio X23
ARM Mali-T880 MP4 @ 0.78 GHz
106
MediaTek Helio X20 MediaTek Helio X20
ARM Mali-T880 MP4 @ 0.78 GHz
106
Intel Atom x6214RE Intel Atom x6214RE
Intel UHD Graphics 10th Gen (16 EU) @ 0.40 GHz
106

Estimated results for PassMark CPU Mark

Some of the CPUs listed below have been benchmarked by CPU-monkey. However the majority of CPUs have not been tested and the results have been estimated by a CPU-monkey’s secret proprietary formula. As such they do not accurately reflect the actual Passmark CPU mark values and are not endorsed by PassMark Software Pty Ltd.
AMD Athlon II X2 235e AMD Athlon II X2 235e
2C 2T @ 2.70 GHz
1094
AMD GX-412HC AMD GX-412HC
4C 4T @ 1.20 GHz
1090
AMD A4-3400 AMD A4-3400
2C 2T @ 2.70 GHz
1082
Intel Pentium B970 Intel Pentium B970
2C 2T @ 2.30 GHz
1080
Intel Core2 Duo E7500 Intel Core2 Duo E7500
2C 2T @ 2.93 GHz
1076
Intel Celeron 1000M Intel Celeron 1000M
2C 2T @ 1.80 GHz
1070
AMD Athlon II X2 245 AMD Athlon II X2 245
2C 2T @ 2.90 GHz
1060

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