Intel Moves Sandy Bridge Into Embedded Market

The B810, introduced in march of 2011, was Intel's first Celeron processor based on its Sandy Bridge architecture. It is a dual-core processor, but like other Celeron processors, its cache is cut down from 8, 6, 4, or 3 MB to just 2 MB L3 cache that is shared by both cores. At a TDP of 35 watts, it is not a chip to be used in environments that depend on low power consumption, but its current tray price of $86, combined with 1.6 GHz clock speed makes it an attractive product for mainstream applications. The bottom-of-the-line of the mobile Sandy Bridge series is the 1.6 GHz B710 with just one core and 1 MB cache for $70.

The socket G2 CPU also supports Intel's basic processor features, including 64-bit instructions, VT-x virtualization, and SIMD SSE4.

Intel said that final orders for the non-embedded B810 processor will be due on December 28, 2012 and final non-embedded B810 chips will ship on March 1, 2013.

 

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  • DroKing
    for that price... i can get a athlon IIx2 at 3.3 ghz... 80 bucks... uhh next.
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  • alexthager
    DroKingfor that price... i can get a athlon IIx2 at 3.3 ghz... 80 bucks... uhh next.

    Athlon is not nearly as efficient as Sandy Bridge though. Additionally, that Athlon will consumer nearly double the power.
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  • artk2219
    alexthagerAthlon is not nearly as efficient as Sandy Bridge though. Additionally, that Athlon will consumer nearly double the power.


    Fair enough, but for that price you can pick up new mobile AMD A8's that do fit into that tdp, would compete with those celerons cpu wise, kick it in the face graphics wise, and give you 4 cores for much much better multi threading (if the application on the embedded system is doing much of any that is). Hell stepping down to an a4 or a6 would save you more money and still beat up on those mobile Celerons with no problems. I just see that pricing as ridiculous.
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