Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC)’s new Pentium and Celeron processors, which are made for budget laptops, and are based on the Haswell architecture, will soon be available as the company has started shipping these, says a report from PCWorld. Celeron chips are designed to support the low-cost chrome books with Google Chrome’s OS.
Pentium, Celeron lower version of core 4th gen processors
Pentium and Celeron are lower versions of the fourth generation core processors, which are meant for the expensive laptops and Ultra books. Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC) is offering a wide range of chips to suit the needs of different price category laptops.
Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC), through its Pentium and Celeron, will try to sell the chips based on core architecture. In June, the chip maker said that both the chips will be based on the architecture that has been used in Atom tablets chips, known as Bay Trail. On one hand, Haswell leaps ahead in terms of performance, whereas Pentium and Celeron chips made on Core architecture have been more popular.
Specifications and limitations
The new offering from Intel includes three dual-core Celeron and three dual-core Pentium processors. The 1.4GHz Celeron 2955U and 1.6GHz Celeron 2980U uses 15 watts of power while the 2.0GHz Celeron 2950M consumes 37 watts. The 1.20GHz Pentium 3560Y uses 11.5 watts of power, the 1.7GHz Pentium 3556U 15 watts, and the 2.3GHz Pentium 3550M consumes 37 watts of power.
The chips will have 2MB of cache, but will have inferior graphic quality, compared to Core processors, as they are powered with slower and older integrated graphic processors.
Further, these chips from Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC) do not have significant features required to enhance performance, such as multithreading, where two threads can be run together on one CPU core. The other feature is Turbo boost, where CPU speed can be increased or slowed down based on processing power needed by the task.
Upcoming plans of Intel
Earlier this week, Intel discussed plans to make new chips that would be focused towards medical equipment, automobile entertainment systems and other devices.
Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC), along with other tech biggies, is planning to bring in “Internet of things,” which is a trend to connect almost everything one can imagine to the Internet. This new trend will boost the demand of new electronics and software over the next few years.
Tom Steenman, general manager of Intel’s Intelligent Systems Group said, “It will allow us to reach into a whole new set of applications and billions of devices we have never been able to delve into before.”