core i5 small Intel launches eight new Core i5, Core i7 and Celeron mobile CPUs

Intel has entry-level to high-performance markets covered with the introduction of eight new Core i5, Core i7, and Celeron processors to its mobile lineup. The entry-level Celeron T3500 and P4600 cost less than US$100, while in the US$200 range are the mainstream Core i5-560M, i5-560UM and i5-580M. High-end parts include the Core i7-640M, i7-660LM and i7-680UM; all three costing US$300 odd.

Intel has entry-level to high-performance markets covered with the introduction of eight new Core i5, Core i7, and Celeron processors to its mobile lineup. The entry-level Celeron T3500 and P4600 cost less than US$100, while in the US$200 range are the mainstream Core i5-560M, i5-560UM and i5-580M. High-end parts include the Core i7-640M, i7-660LM and i7-680UM; all three costing US$300 odd.

All eight parts showed up in Intel’s price list over the weekend.

The new processors are all dual-cores, and based on the 32nm Arrandale, with the exception of the Celeron T3500. The Celeron T3500 is based on the 45nm Penryn core, operates at 2.1GHz and is meant for older budget notebooks. The Celeron P4600 is clocked at 2GHz with 2MB of L3 cache, and has no Hyper Threading nor Turbo Boost, unlike the mobile Core i5 and Core i7 CPUs which have both technologies.

 

core i5 Intel launches eight new Core i5, Core i7 and Celeron mobile CPUs

Moving up the ladder, the Core i5-560M and i5-580M are clocked at 2.66GHz with 3MB of L3 cache. The only difference between the two is the latter having a higher Turbo Boost speed of 3.33GHz compared to 3.2GHz. The other processor, Core i5-560UM is an ultra-low voltage part – 18W TDP compared to 35W TDP. It has an operating frequency and Turbo Boost of 1.33GHz and 2.13GHz respectively.

The new Core i7-640M is clocked at 2.8GHz - the fastest Intel mobile CPU to date – and Turbo Boost up to 3.46GHz. A low voltage Core i7-660LM at 2.26GHz is available with 25W TDP, and also an ultra-low voltage Core i7-680UM with 18W TDP. The Core i7-680UM despite being clocked at only 1.46GHz, has a Turbo Boost speed of up to 2.53GHz.

 

Here is a table of the new processors, their operating frequencies, and pricing.

  Frequency Turbo L3 Cache TDP Price (in USD)
 Celeron T3500 2.1GHz  1MB (L2) 35W $80
 Celeron P4600 2GHz  2MB 35W $86
 Core i5-560M 2.66GHz 3.2GHz 3MB 35W $225
 Core i5-580M 2.66GHz 3.33GHz 3MB 35W $266
 Core i5-560UM 1.33GHz 2.13GHz 3MB 18W $250
 Core i7-640M 2.8GHz 3.46GHz 4MB 35W $346
 Core i7-660LM 2.26GHz 3.06GHz 4MB 25W $346
 Core i7-680UM 1.46GHz 2.53GHz 4MB 18W $317

 


 

Despite the launch of these new processors, Intel has not made any change to the pricing of previous top Celeron, Core i5, and Core i7 processors. This makes the older processors unattractive in terms of pricing, and in fact there are even instances where the new processors are even cheaper.

26sep pricing Intel launches eight new Core i5, Core i7 and Celeron mobile CPUs

 

 

Reference: CPU World