Intel Moves Sandy Bridge Into Embedded Market
Intel told its partners that it is phasing out the Celeron B810 from its mobile processor portfolio and is transitioning the chip into its embedded offering.
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.