Intel Pentium 2117U vs B980

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Intel Pentium 2117U advantages

  • The Ivy Bridge core, employed by this microprocessor, is more efficient. It has from 2% to 8% better performance than Sandy Bridge processors when operating at the same clock rate.
  • The processor provides hardware acceleration of virtualized tasks.
  • The Intel 2117U is 51% more energy efficient.

Intel Pentium B980 advantages

  • Operating frequency of the B980 CPU is higher than the frequency of the Intel Pentium 2117U processor.
  • The CPU uses Socket G2, and can be removed from it without effort. This allows easy processor upgrade or downgrade when needed.

2117U vs B980 specifications comparison

The graphs below compare the most important Intel Pentium B980 and Intel Pentium 2117U characteristics. These features, as well as an IPC (instructions per cycle) number, determine how well a microprocessor performs. Darker area on the "On-chip cache" graph is for the On-chip L2 cache. Lighter area is for the L3 cache cache. Although the L3 cache cache is usually larger than the On-chip L2 cache, it is always slower.

The number of cores / threads
3
2.4
1.8
1.2
0.6
0
 
 
2
 
2
 
 
Higher is better
Operating frequency
3
2.4
1.8
1.2
0.6
0
 
 
1.8GHz
 
2.4GHz
 
 
Higher is better
On-chip L2 + L3 cache
3000
2400
1800
1200
600
0
 
 
2560KB
 
2560KB
 
 
Higher is better
Thermal Design Power
40
32
24
16
8
0
 
 
17W
 
35W
 
 
Lower is better

  - Intel Pentium 2117U       - Intel Pentium B980

Detailed side by side comparison of Intel 2117U vs B980 specs can be found in the "Specifications" tab.


Pros and Cons summary

Pentium 2117U Pentium B980
General recommendations:
Much lower power consumption
  General recommendations:
Higher base frequency,
Can be upgraded

Drawbacks:

Operates at lower base frequency,
Can not be upgraded or replaced
 

Drawbacks:

Requires considerably more power

Similar processors

Pentium 2117U Pentium B980
 

Similar microprocessors are based on the same core and fit the same socket as Intel Pentium 2117U and Pentium B980.

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Specifications

Please visit Intel Pentium 2117U and Intel Pentium B980 pages for more complete specifications of both microprocessors.

 Intel Pentium 2117UIntel Pentium B980
Market segmentMobile
ManufacturerIntel
FamilyPentium Dual-Core Mobile
Basic details
Model number2117UB980
CPU part numberAV8063801058800FF8062700997802
Introduction dateSeptember 30, 2012
 
CPU features
Core nameIvy BridgeSandy Bridge
MicroarchitectureIvy BridgeSandy Bridge
Technology (micron)0.0220.032
Data width (bits)64
SocketBGA1023Socket G2
Frequency (MHz)18002400
Clock Multiplier1824
L1 cache64 KB (code) / 64 KB (data)
L2 cache (KB)512
L3 cache (KB)2048
Max temperature (°C)10585
TDP (Watt)1735
Cores2
Threads2
Multiprocessing1
 
Instruction set extensions
AMD64 / EM64T 64-bit technology+
MMX+
SSE+
SSE2+
SSE3+
SSE4.1+
SSE4.2+
SSSE3 / Supplemental SSE3+
 
Supported technologies
PowerNow! / Enhanced SpeedStep+
Virtualization+-
Virus Protection / Execute Disable bit+
 
Integrated Graphics
GPU TypeHD (Ivy Bridge)HD (Sandy Bridge)
Base frequency (MHz)350650
Maximum frequency (MHz)10001150
 
Integrated Memory Controller(s)
The number of controllers1
Memory channels2
Supported memoryDDR3-1333, DDR3-1600DDR3-1066, DDR3-1333
Notes:

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For detailed specifications of "Intel Pentium 2117U" or "Intel Pentium B980" parts please click on the links in the table header.

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