Intel Launches Pentium B970 processor

The launch of the Pentium B970 makes it the highest performance processor in the Sandy Bridge line of processors. It is clocked at 2.30 GHz surpassing the Pentium B960's clock frequency of 2.20 GHz.

While it is not as great at the Core i3's ( mainly due to the absence of the Hyperthreading) it does retain most of the goodies of the Sandy Bridge line, including the Integrated Graphics and the Integrated memory controller.  The Pentium B970 also does not retain the AES, Virtualization – the VT-x and VT-d, Trusted Execution  - but most of these features are not used any way  by the entry level notebook users.

If you are looking for high performance computing, you may like to take a look at the Intel's Core i5 processors.

Differences with Core i3

- Does not support Hyperthreading
- Has only 2 MB L2 Cache ( Core i3 has 3 MB)

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