The Pentium B980 central processing unit from Intel was added to the product database a few days back, but only now has it been labeled as “launched.”
We find this particularly strange, as Intel's product database says it was launched in the second quarter of 2012, not the third.
The roadmap, for one, has shown otherwise, and there has to be a reason why laptops haven't yet begun to include the CPU as available hardware. But we digress.
Pentium B980 is a 2.4 GHz dual-core Sandy Bridge CPU with 2 MB of L3 cache memory and support for SE4 and earlier SIMD instructions.
Unfortunately, though Virtualization is supposedly supported, Hyper-threading and Turbo Boost are absent.
At least the HD graphics chip works (650 MHz / 1.15 GHz in Turbo) and the TDP is viable (35W). All it needs is a socket G2 notebook motherboard and it's all set.