1512874.jpg Intels Celeron G440, G530 and G540 specs are out

In the midst of Intel's Z68 chipset launch, details have emerged of three upcoming budget CPUs from Intel, its first G-series Celeron CPUs. What we're looking at here are one single core CPU and two dual core CPUs which will be Intel's new entry level Sandy Bridge processors and a step down from the soon to launch Pentium G-series of CPUs.

In the midst of Intel's Z68 chipset launch, details have emerged of three upcoming budget CPUs from Intel, its first G-series Celeron CPUs. What we're looking at here are one single core CPU and two dual core CPUs which will be Intel's new entry level Sandy Bridge processors and a step down from the soon to launch Pentium G-series of CPUs.

The most basic model will be known as the Celeron G440 and this is a 35W TDP single core 1.6GHz CPU with 2MB L3 cache. This almost seems too basic by today's standards and we have a hard time seeing anyone being interested in buying this CPU. It has a claimed graphics clock of 650/1000MHz in standard/turbo mode.

Next up we have the dual core Celeron G530 and G540 where the only difference is clock speed, as the G530 is clocked at 2.4GHz whereas the G540 is a smidgen faster at 2.5GHz. Both CPUs have a 65W TDP and 2MB L3 cache. The graphics clock on these models start at 850MHz with a turbo clock of 1GHz.

No word on a launch date or pricing as yet, but it's possible that they'll arrive alongside the Pentium G CPUs which are expected to launch on the 22nd of May. The Celeron's should be priced below US$64 (S$79) as that's the expected price of the Pentium G620.

Source: CPU World