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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  • Daniel Egger - Wednesday, October 05, 2011 - link

    I'm pretty certain that socket is not the right word to use for solder-on packages... what about package? Reply
  • Kristian Vättö - Wednesday, October 05, 2011 - link

    Fixed Reply
  • Thorburn - Wednesday, October 05, 2011 - link

    Pentiums don't feature the HD 3000 core, they have the 6 EU graphics without QuickSync support and are simply branded Intel GMA HD. Reply
  • Kristian Vättö - Wednesday, October 05, 2011 - link

    Check the first two Intel links. The GPU is HD 3000. Reply
  • mcturkey - Wednesday, October 05, 2011 - link

    Actually, Intel's product page says it's HD 3000:

    http://ark.intel.com/products/59802/Intel-Pentium-...
    Reply
  • silverblue - Wednesday, October 05, 2011 - link

    Could've been a rather interesting prospect for HTPCs, perhaps? Reply
  • Arnulf - Wednesday, October 05, 2011 - link

    Not until they slap it into an LGA1155 package. Reply
  • silverblue - Wednesday, October 05, 2011 - link

    ...hence my point. :) Reply
  • Targon - Thursday, October 06, 2011 - link

    At 1.3GHz, I don't see any reason ANYONE would want that chip in any form factor. Intel graphics remains uncompetitive, and even for a low voltage device, that chip is pathetic. Reply
  • maroon1 - Thursday, October 06, 2011 - link

    Even at 1.3GHz it is much faster AMD's Zacate and has similar TDP

    It looks like a good alternative to Zacate as long as the price difference is big between the two
    Reply

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