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Intel Adds Seven New Sandy Bridge Processors

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Intel has quietly added seven new Sandy Bridge processors in the i5 and Celeron M series.

The i5-2550K with four cores and 3.4 GHz clock speed replaces the i5-2500K as the i5 flagship product and sells for a tray price of $225, while the 2500K remains at $216.

There are two new "P" processors in the lineup - the i5-2450P (quad-core, 3.2 GHz) and the i5-2380P (quad-core, 3.1 GHz). It is already challenging for the average PC buyer to read and interpret Intel's model numbers. The "P" has, of course, a cryptic meaning: These Sandy Bridges do not have a (functional) graphics core. Compared to their counterparts with graphics support, the P processors are slightly cheaper: The i5-2380P sells for $177, which is $7 less than the i5-2400 (quad-core, 3.1 GHz). The i5-2450P lists for $195, $10 less than the i5-2500 (quad-core, 3.3 GHz).

Also included in the refresh are the Celeron M B815 (dual-core, 1.6 GHz, $86) and B720 (single-core, 1.7 GHz, $70) as well as the Celeron M ULV 867 (dual-core, 1.3 GHz, $134) and 797 (single-core, 1.4 GHz, $107).

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    Anonymous , January 30, 2012 8:08 PM
    So... all the 2550k is is just an extra .1 ghz?
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    geekapproved , January 30, 2012 8:08 PM
    Who the heck wants a 1.7ghz single core? Really?
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    Ragnar-Kon , January 30, 2012 8:10 PM
    Make one of those "P" processors with a "K" attached and I am sold. Unlocked processor without the graphical portion (which I'll never use) for a cheaper price? Yes please.

    Should be interesting to see how much better the i5-2550k is compared to the i5-2500k.
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  • 22 Hide
    geekapproved , January 30, 2012 8:08 PM
    Who the heck wants a 1.7ghz single core? Really?
  • 25 Hide
    Anonymous , January 30, 2012 8:08 PM
    So... all the 2550k is is just an extra .1 ghz?
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    Ragnar-Kon , January 30, 2012 8:10 PM
    Make one of those "P" processors with a "K" attached and I am sold. Unlocked processor without the graphical portion (which I'll never use) for a cheaper price? Yes please.

    Should be interesting to see how much better the i5-2550k is compared to the i5-2500k.
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    A Bad Day , January 30, 2012 8:11 PM
    Do the P processors come with unlocked multipliers?
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    computernerdforlife , January 30, 2012 8:12 PM
    P = who gives a f... for the average gaming enthusiasts with dedicated graphics. Gotcha!
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    jaber2 , January 30, 2012 8:12 PM
    geekapprovedWho the heck wants a 1.7ghz single core? Really?

    Sold as cheap dedicated servers mostly.
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    ikefu , January 30, 2012 8:15 PM
    Who cares about the .1 Ghz on the i-2550K. What I hop it represents is an aggressive binning filter that guarantees I'll have a CPU with more headroom to overclock.
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    asnorton44 , January 30, 2012 8:23 PM
    Heck Ya I want a single core celeron for $100!
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    Blandge , January 30, 2012 8:27 PM
    Ragnar-KonMake one of those "P" processors with a "K" attached and I am sold. Unlocked processor without the graphical portion (which I'll never use) for a cheaper price? Yes please.Should be interesting to see how much better the i5-2550k is compared to the i5-2500k.


    The 2550K doesn't have functional graphics.
  • 19 Hide
    BlackHawk91 , January 30, 2012 8:27 PM
    Lol Intel's IGPs are worth $7-$10? (I know they are actually locked)
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    JamesSneed , January 30, 2012 8:33 PM
    Quote:
    The 2550K doesn't have functional graphics.



    Reading comprehension fail. The models that end in "P" don't have functional graphics. The 2550K is essentially a 2500k with .1 more Ghz.
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    Anonymous , January 30, 2012 8:37 PM
    amdfreakI would still go for AMD !

    O.o Why?!?!?!
  • 6 Hide
    jblack , January 30, 2012 8:39 PM
    geekapprovedWho the heck wants a 1.7ghz single core? Really?



    Barracuda Networks. They use crappy processors like this to limit the ability of their low end boxes.
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    ctbaars , January 30, 2012 8:41 PM
    According to this: http://www.anandtech.com/show/5475/intel-releases-seven-sandy-bridge-cpus "You may be wondering what the P at the end of two Core i5 SKUs stands for. Intel has not updated their product database yet so we aren't 100% sure, but VR-Zone is reporting that it implies a GPU-less model. VR-Zone is also stating that the i5-2550K is GPU-less as well, which would be a step down from the i5-2500K that features Intel HD 3000 graphics." It may be the case that the 2550K doesn't have functional graphics.

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    ihateapple9000 , January 30, 2012 8:44 PM
    geekapprovedWho the heck wants a 1.7ghz single core? Really?



    Bitcoin miners. They require no CPU power. I run 3 systems with AMD Sempron single core 2.6 ghz, downclocked to 1.8.
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    wcooper007 , January 30, 2012 8:46 PM
    i5-2550K(P)1,2
    3.40 GHz
    6 MB
    3.80 GHz

    i5-2450P2
    3.20 GHz
    6 MB
    3.50 GHz

    i5-2380P2
    3.10 GHz
    6 MB
    3.40Hz

    THIS IS FROM INTEL
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    wcooper007 , January 30, 2012 8:48 PM
    the 2550kp is unlocked and no onboard graphics and thats from intel directly i think he just left that tidbit out of the article
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    unther , January 30, 2012 8:49 PM
    What is it with manufactures and constantly changing their naming schemes?

    On another note, I wonder if you can unlock the graphic core through the motherboard bios just like how it is possible to unlock the extra cores on AMD X2 and X3 cpus
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    festerovic , January 30, 2012 8:51 PM
    DIE celeron, DIAF. Just the name, I'm sure the chips are ok. If you want/need a slow machine.
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