Intel to launch a wide range of new budget CPUs between now and September

celeron logo(1) Intel to launch a wide range of new budget CPUs between now and September

We can look forward to several new budget CPUs from Intel over the next few months with the recently launched single core mobile Celeron 787 being the first of a raft of new mobile and desktop CPUs. We've already covered the specs on most of the models in past news, but we now have some pricing to share with you.

We can look forward to several new budget CPUs from Intel over the next few months with the recently launched single core mobile Celeron 787 being the first of a raft of new mobile and desktop CPUs. We've already covered the specs on most of the models in past news, but we now have some pricing to share with you.

As we suggested back in May, the new desktop Celerons are indeed priced below the Pentium G620 (US$64), as the single core 1.6GHz Celeron G440 is priced at a mere US$37 making it by far the cheapest Sandy Bridge derived CPU to date. Moving up we have the dual core 2.4GHz Celeron G530 at US$42 and the slightly faster 2.5GHz G540 at US$52, a pretty big price gap for an extra US$10.

We can also expect a pair of new desktop Atom processors, although we have a feeling that Intel will be holding on to them until IDF. Here we have the dual core D2500 which is a 1.86GHz with 1MB of cache at US$42, whereas its faster 2.13GHz sibling the D2700 gets Hyper Threading support and a price tag of US$52. Both models will of course have PowerVR graphics as we reported in early May and the desktop Atom's should have the graphics core clocked at 640MHz.

On the mobile side we also have another three Celeron models with the most basic one being the single core 1.6GHz Celeron B710 at US$70 which launched this week, followed by the dual core 1.5GHz Celeron B800 which slots in below the current 1.6GHz Celeron B810 at the same US$86 price point. Finally we have the 1.9GHz Celeron B840 which will also cost US$86. All three models have a base graphics clock of 650MHz, but the graphics will automatically overclock up to 1GHz.

There is of course a pair of new mobile Atom processors as well and the lower-end model is the N2600 at 1.6GHz with a 400MHz graphics core, a 3.5W TDP and support for DDR3-800MHz memory and a US$42 price tag. The faster model is the N2800 at 1.86GHz and it should have the same 640MHz graphics clock as the desktop counterparts which brings the TDP up to 6.5W and it will also support faster DDR3-1067MHz memory, all for US$47. Both models support Hyper Threading and come with 1MB of cache.

It's interesting to note that Intel has reduced the pricing of its new mobile Atom CPUs quite heavily; in fact comparing list prices makes the new models seem like a bargain as Intel doesn't have a single mobile Atom CPU today that comes near the new models in terms of cost. So not only can we look forward to vastly improved graphics, but also much more affordable dual core netbooks in the future, that is if anyone will still want a netbook by Christmas this year. The desktop models aren't quite as competitive in terms of price, but at least we're looking at a significant performance bump while still paying less, that can't be bad. These are of course not the only processors Intel are planning to launch in the near future, but we'll leave the new mid-range models for another day.

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