Celerons and Pentiums, starting at $42
Ivy Bridge architecture has been on the market for nine months, but so far it was reserved for high end and mid-range Core ix processors.
Not anymore. Ivy Bridge is finally coming to low end parts, with seven new SKUs priced between $42 and $117.
The Celeron family gets three new chips, the G1610, G1610T and G1620. The latter is the fastest, clocked at 2.7GHz and with a 55W TDP rating. It’s priced at $52. The G1610 and G1610T are clocked at 2.6GHz and 2.3GHz respectively, but the T version features a lower TDP, just 35W. Bothe G1610 parts are priced at $42 and all Ivy-based Celeron have 2MB of L3 cache.
Four new Pentiums are on offer as well. The G2010 and G2020 are clocked at 2.8GHz and 2.9GHz respectively. Both cost $64 and have a TDP of 55W. The G2020T is a 35W pat clocked at 2.5GHz and it’s also priced at $64. The G2130 is the fastest of the lot, with a 3.2GHz stock clock and 55W TDP. It’s priced at $86. All Ivy Pentiums have 3MB of cache and they do not feature hyperthreading.
There’s also a new Core part, the Core i3-3210. Clocked at 3.2GHz, it’s a dual-core with four threads and a 55W TDP. The asking price is $117.