December 9, 2012

Intel Pentium 997 : Another ULV laptop processor, 1.6GHz, 2MB L3 Cache

The Intel Pentium 997 is an Ultra Low Voltage (ULV) mobile processor designed primarily for entry-level laptop PC. This mobile processor is based on Sandy Bridge technology without having some features like Hyper-Threading, Turbo Boost, Virtualization (VT-x, VT-d), AES and some other. This Intel Pentium 997 runs at the clock speed of 1.60 GHz. It also has a Level 3 cache of 2 MB. Since this laptop processor is based on Sandy Bridge processor, this Intel Pentium 997 has an integrated graphics controller called Intel HD Graphics capable of rendering high definition movies.

Moreover, this Intel Pentium 997 laptop processor features some other technologies such as Intel HD Graphics, DDR3 Memory Controller, Enhanced Speedstep, Thermal Monitoring, Execute Disable Bit and some other more. It has a Thermal Design Power (TDP) of 17 watts which makes this laptop processor suitable for laptop PCs with sizes ranging from 11.6 inches and above.

Additionally, this Intel Pentium 997 has a PassMark score of 1548. This means that this processor is more powerful compared to AMD Fusion APUs such as AMD E2-1800 with a rating of 812; AMD E1-1200 with a score of 725. On the other hand, this is less powerful compared to Intel Core i3-3110M with a score of 2909; Intel Core i5-3317U with a rating of 3127; Intel Pentium B980 with a rating of 2301 and AMD A8-4500M with a PassMark score of 2662. More some other comparison you may visit this page.