Intel has updated their product database (ARK) with four new CPUs. Two of these are branded as Pentiums: 967 and B960. The former is a low-power model with only 17W TDP for BGA-1023 socket. The latter is a regular 35W TDP for rBGA-998 socket. The two new Core i-series CPUs are i5-2430M and i7-2670QM. As the naming suggest, the i5 part is dual core whereas the i7 is a quad core chip. All these CPUs are mobile variants and based on Sandy Bridge microarchitecture. Below is a table with more in-depth specifications:

  Pentium 967 Pentium B960 i5-2430M i7-2670QM
Core/Thread Count 2/2 2/2 2/4 4/8
Frequency 1.3GHz 2.2GHz 2.4GHz 2.2GHz
Max Turbo N/A N/A 3.0GHz 3.1GHz
L3 Cache 2MB 2MB 3MB 6MB
Graphics Intel HD 3000 Intel HD 3000 Intel HD 3000 Intel HD 3000
Graphics Frequency 350MHz 650MHz 650MHz 650MHz
Max Graphics Turbo N/A N/A 1.2GHz 1.1GHz
TDP 17W 35W 35W 45W
Socket BGA-1023 rBGA-998 rBGA-998 rBGA-998

Pentium 967 is the only newcomer, the other three CPUs are just slightly higher clocked versions of their predecessors. 

Source: Intel, Intel, Intel, Intel

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  • maroon1 - Thursday, October 6, 2011 - link

    Sorry, I mean NOT big between the two
  • maroon1 - Thursday, October 6, 2011 - link

    According to intel website Pentium 967 has GPU turbo 1GHz and Pentium B960 has 1.1GHz GPU turbo

    So, why anandtech says N/A ?

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