Intel Pentium B980 is a dual core CPU for cheap notebooks. B980 is based on sandy bridge architecture and runs at 2.4GHz clock speed. It lacks turbo boost and thus, cannot overclock itself like i3, i5 or i7 processors. It has 2MB L3 cache and 0.5MB L2 cache that are more than sufficient for everyday computing.
TDP of the Pentium B980 is 35 watts. Here are its benchmark results: (B980 vs B970)
1) Cinebench R10: Rendering Single CPUs 64Bit – 3885 (vs 3389)
2) PCMark 7 – 1949 points
3) Passmark – 2301 (vs 2324)
The Passmark and other benchmark scores are not ground breaking, but the CPU is well speced for daily usage (web browsing, office apps and media).