Intel Core i3-3227U vs Pentium B970

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Intel Core i3-3227U advantages

  • One of the distinctive features of this microprocessor is Hyper-Threading technology. This feature allows each CPU core to execute two threads at once.
  • The i3-3227U utilizes more efficient Ivy Bridge core, which offers from 2% to 8 %, or 5% on average better performance than similar clocked Sandy Bridge processors.
  • The i3-3227U microprocessor provides hardware acceleration of virtualized programs.
  • The CPU has AVX and F16C instructions enabled. Although these extensions are not broadly used in applications yet, their support should improve in future programs.
  • Power consumption of the processor is lower.

Intel Pentium B970 advantages

  • The Intel Pentium B970 offers higher operating frequency than the i3-3227U CPU.
  • The microprocessor uses Socket G2. The processor can be removed from the socket with ease for upgrade or replacement.

i3-3227U vs B970 specifications comparison

The graphs below compare the most important Pentium B970 and Intel i3-3227U characteristics. These features, along with an IPC (instructions per cycle) number, determine how well a microprocessor performs. The "Number of cores / threads" graph displays the number of cores (darker area). Lighter area on the graph represents the number of additional threads, offered by Hyper-Threading technology. Darker area on the "On-chip cache" graph is for the On-chip L2 cache. Lighter area is for the L3 cache cache. While the L3 cache cache is usually larger than the On-chip L2 cache, it is always slower.

The number of cores / threads
5
4
3
2
1
0
 
 
4
 
2
 
 
Higher is better
Operating frequency
3
2.4
1.8
1.2
0.6
0
 
 
1.9GHz
 
2.3GHz
 
 
Higher is better
On-chip L2 + L3 cache
4000
3200
2400
1600
800
0
 
 
3584KB
 
2560KB
 
 
Higher is better
Thermal Design Power
40
32
24
16
8
0
 
 
17W
 
35W
 
 
Lower is better

  - Intel Core i3-3227U       - Intel Pentium B970

Detailed side by side comparison of Intel Core i3-3227U vs B970 specs can be found in the "Specifications" tab.


Pros and Cons summary

Core i3-3227U Pentium B970
General recommendations:
Handles more simultaneous threads,
Supports AVX / F16C instructions,
Needs less power
  General recommendations:
Operates at higher base frequency,
Can be upgraded

Drawbacks:

Has lower base frequency,
Not possible to upgrade ot replace
 

Drawbacks:

Cannot execute as many threads at once,
Does not support some instructions,
Requires significantly more power

Similar processors

Core i3-3227U Pentium B970
 

Similar CPUs use the same socket and architecture as Intel Core i3-3227U and Intel Pentium B970.

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Specifications

Please visit Intel Core i3-3227U and Intel Pentium B970 pages for more complete specifications of both microprocessors.

 Intel Core i3-3227UIntel Pentium B970
Market segmentMobile
ManufacturerIntel
FamilyCore i3 MobilePentium Dual-Core Mobile
Basic details
Model numberi3-3227UB970
CPU part numberAV8063801119500FF8062700998002
Introduction dateJanuary 20, 2013January 31, 2012
 
CPU features
Core nameIvy BridgeSandy Bridge
MicroarchitectureIvy BridgeSandy Bridge
Technology (micron)0.0220.032
Data width (bits)64
SocketBGA1023Socket G2
Frequency (MHz)19002300
Clock Multiplier1923
L1 cache64 KB (code) / 64 KB (data)
L2 cache (KB)512
L3 cache (KB)30722048
Max temperature (°C)10585
TDP (Watt)1735
Cores2
Threads42
Multiprocessing1
 
Instruction set extensions
AMD64 / EM64T 64-bit technology+
AVX / Advanced Vector Extensions+-
F16C / 16-bit Floating-Point conversion+-
MMX+
SSE+
SSE2+
SSE3+
SSE4.1+
SSE4.2+
SSSE3 / Supplemental SSE3+
 
Supported technologies
Hyper-Threading+-
PowerNow! / Enhanced SpeedStep+
Virtualization+-
Virus Protection / Execute Disable bit+
 
Integrated Graphics
GPU TypeHD 4000HD (Sandy Bridge)
Base frequency (MHz)350650
Maximum frequency (MHz)11001150
 
Integrated Memory Controller(s)
The number of controllers1
Memory channels2
Supported memoryDDR3-1333, DDR3-1600DDR3-1066, DDR3-1333
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