Intel launches 16 new processors, cuts prices of 6 others

By Abhinav Lal | Updated 7 Sept 2011
Intel launches 16 new processors, cuts prices of 6 others

Intel has launched 16 new processors, of which half are new Sandy Bridge or second generation Core processors, and the rest are Pentium and Celeron offerings. The chip giant also announced price cuts for six of its recently released Sandy Bridge offerings.

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All this is presumed to be an attempt of keeping alive interest in the Sandy Bridge platform ahead of the AMD Bulldozer launch later this month, and to compete with the AMD Llano Fusion APU, until at least Sandy Bridge Extreme processors, and the Ivy Bridge lineup make it to retail shelves. [RELATED_ARTICLE]

The price cuts are minimal, anywhere between $11 and $14, or a 2% to 6% drop that probably won’t make much difference to consumers when building or upgrading their PCs – no-one should let a mere ten dollars to sway their purchasing decision by much more than a hair.

For now, there is no information as to when the new processor models, and the revised prices will hit the Indian market – however, we don’t expect it to take too long, as is usual. Check out the new processors, and various price cuts below. Let us know what you think of Intel’s latest move and offerings in the comments section below:

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New Desktop Sandy Bridge Processors
Model
Cores / Threads
CPU clock / with Turbo
L3 Cache
Graphics
Graphics clock / with Turbo
TDP
Price
Core i5-2320
4/4
3.0 / 3.3 GHz
6 MB
HD 2000
850 / 1100 MHz
95 W
$ 177
Core i3-2130
2/4
3.4 / - GHz
3 MB
HD 2000
850 / 1100 MHz
65 W
$ 138
Core i3-2125
2/4
3.3 / - GHz
3 MB
HD 3000
850 / 1100 MHz
65 W
$ 134
Core i3-2120T
2/4
2.6 / - GHz
3 MB
HD 2000
650 / 1100 MHz
35 W
$ 127
Pentium G860
2/2
3.0 / - GHz
3 MB
HD
850 / 1100 MHz
65 W
$ 86
Pentium G630
2/2
2.7 / - GHz
3 MB
HD
850 / 1100 MHz
65 W
$ 75
Pentium G630T
2/2
2.3 / - GHz
3 MB
HD
650 / 1100 MHz
35 W
$ 70
Celeron G540
2/2
2.5 / - GHz
2 MB
HD
850 / 1000 MHz
65 W
$ 52
Celeron G530
2/2
2.4 / - GHz
2 MB
HD
850 / 1000 MHz
65 W
$ 42
Celeron G530T
2/2
2.0 / - GHz.
2 MB
HD
650 / 1100 MHz
35 W
$ 47
Celeron G440
1/1
1.6 / - GHz
1 MB
HD
650 / 1000 MHz
35 W
$ 37

 

New Mobile Sandy Bridge Processors
Model
Cores / Threads
CPU clock / with Turbo
L3 Cache
Graphics clock / with Turbo
TDP
Price
Core i7-2960XM
4/8
2.7 / 3.7 GHz
8 MB
650 / 1,300 MHz
55 W
$ 1096
Core i7 2860QM
4/8
2.5 / 3.6 GHz
8 MB
650 / 1,300 MHz
45 W
$ 568
Core i7 2760QM
4/8
2.4 / 3.5 GHz
6 MB
650 / 1,300 MHz
45 W
$ 378
Core i7-2640m
2/4
2.8 / 3.5 GHz
4 MB
650 / 1,300 MHz
35 W
$ 346
B840 Celeron
2/2
1.9 / - GHz
2 MB
650 / 950 MHz
35 W
$ 86

 

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New Prices of Existing Desktop Sandy Bridge Processors
Model
Cores / Threads
CPU clock / with Turbo
L3 Cache
Graphics
Old Price
New Price
Core i5-2390T
2 / 4
2.7 / 3.5 GHz
3 MB
HD 2000
$ 195
$ 184
Core i5-2400S
4 / 4
2.5 / 3.3 GHz
6 MB
HD 2000
$ 195
$ 184
Core i5-2405S
4 / 4
2.5 / 3.3 GHz
6 MB
HD 3000
$ 205
$ 201
Core i5-2500T
4 / 4
2.3 / 3.3 GHz
6 MB
HD 2000
$ 216
$ 205
Core i5-2500S
4 / 4
2.7 / 3.7 GHz
6 MB
HD 2000
$ 216
$ 205
Core i7-2600S
4 / 8
2.8 / 3.8 GHz
8 MB
HD 2000
$ 306
$ 294
Abhinav Lal
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