Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC) has decided to launch a budget-friendly line of processors, which uses the same 22nm manufacturing process it used in its Ivy Bridge micro-architecture in tablets and computers.
The new Ivy Bridge processors now caters for a frugal bunch, including new Celeron, Pentium, and Core dual-core chips.
Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC) launched three new budget friendly line of processors G1610, G1610T and G1620 – all featuring 2MB of L3 cache and HD graphics. The chip maker priced G1610 and G1610T at $42, making them attractive for budget system builders and media center enthusiasts.
The G1610 and G1610T are clocked at 2.6GHz and 2.3GHz, respectively. Both processors differ from each other by TDP, G1610T is rated at just 35W while the G1610 carries a TDP of 55W.
There are also four new Pentium processors available: the G2010, G2020, G2120T, and G2130 – all having 3MB of L3 cache, HD graphics.
The G2010 and G2020 are clocked at 2.8GHz and 2.9GHz, respectively, both priced at a budget friendly rate $64, while both are at a TDP of 55W. G2020T, a 35W TDP part clocked at 2.5GHz, also priced at $64 runs at 2.5GHz with a TDP of just 35W – perfect for low-voltage applications where power and heat might be key concerns.
Because of the lower TDP and reduced cooling requirement, the new pentium processors are more suited to media center or small desktops.
The G2130, which is the fastest of the new Pentium silicon, is a 3.2GHz part with a TDP of 55W, and is priced at $86.
The only new Core processor, priced at $117, is the Core i3 – 3210 with 3.2 GHz processor and feature 3MB of L3 cache a TDP of 55W.
All the chips are compatible with existing Socket 1155 motherboards and will be available for purchase starting today.