Pentium 967 is the one of the low clocked Sandy Bridge processors, aimed at powering notebooks that consume low power and enhance battery life.
The processor comes with integrated graphics ( called HD Graphics 2000), but the base clock frequency of the integrated graphics is lower than the clock frequency of integrated graphics of other processors in the Sandy Bridge Series. Pentium 967 come with base graphics clock frequency at 350 MHz ( The Pentium B950 for example has a base clock frequency of 650 MHz). It however has higher turbo graphics clock at 1 GHz. So normally it will run at 350 MHz, but when you run graphics intensive application, the clock can jump to 1 GHz. The turbo graphics ensures that you do not lack graphics performance when you need it.
The lower base clock ensure less heat dissipation a lower TDP rating of 17 Watts ( as compared to 35 Watts for most other processors in this line).
The table shows a quick overlook of the Pentium 967.
Table : Intel Pentium 967 Features and Specs
|Feature||Intel Pentium 967|
|Core Frequency||1.3 GHz|
|No. Of Cores||2 ( No Hyperthreading)|
|Cache Organization||2 MB L3|
|Turbo Frequency||No Turbo|
|TDP Rating||17 Watts|
|64 Bit Support||Y|
|Integrated Memory Controller||DDR3-1333|
|Integrated Graphics||Yes, 350 MHz Base, 1.0 GHz Max|
In the next post we will take a look at the integrated graphics performance of Pentium 967.