Intel Offers up Budget Celeron, Pentium Ivy Bridge Chips for as Little as $42
January 22, 2013 6:20 PM
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22 nm just got a lot more budget friendly
If you're a budget computer shopper or OEM looking to build budget systems, take note -- Intel Corp. (
) is pushing its
out into the low end of the commodity CPU market.
The company yesterday announced eight new budget dual-core parts -- three new Celerons (ultra low end) and four new Pentiums (low end). The new chips do come with DDR3 support, power savings from the die-shrink, and an improved integrated GPU. However, unlike higher end parts they lack hyperthreading.
In the Celeron brand $42 USD will buy you a fetching G1610 (2.6 GHz, 55 W) or G1610T (2.3 GHz, 35 W), while $52 will get you a G1620 (2.7 GHz, 55 W).
If you're a big spender you can put down $64 USD for a Pentium and get a G2010 (2.8 GHz, 55 W), G2020 (2.9 GHz, 55 W), or G2020T (2.5 GHz, 35 W). Or you could really go wild and purchase an $86 USD Pentium G2130 (3.2 GHz, 55 W).
The Pentiums carry 3 MB of L3 cache, while the Celerons offer only 2 MB of L3.
Intel is offering more affordable
chips, at last. [Image Source: Intel]
Rounding out the lineup is the launch of the i3-3210 (3.2 GHz, 55 W), a dual-core part that comes with hyperthreading (for four threads, total). Like the Pentiums, it comes with 3 MB of L3 cache.
The G2130 and the i3-3210 support slightly faster DDR3-1600, while the other new parts support DDR3-1333.
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RE: AMD A4-5300 @$@*s on Intel and laughs while doing so
1/23/2013 9:20:11 AM
Thing is, you can get an A10 + mobo for the price of the i3 3210 + mobo. The CPU's will likely perform competitively (Intel may beat the Athlon in the usual workload tests by a small margin)
...but the A10 has vastly superior graphics performance to anything Intel, so eliminating that $80 video card purchase is money in the bank.
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