However, Intel decided to move Pentium downmarket and it appears that the brand will also survive the Sandy Bridge generation of processors.
The company quietly launched four Sandy Bridge chips as the Pentium G600/G800 series as offerings for entry-level desktop PCs. The G620 (dual-core, 3MB cache, 2.6 GHz), G840 (dual-core, 3MB cache, 2.8 GHz) and G850 (dual-core, 3MB cache, 2.9 GHz) are positioned as general processors, while the 2.2 GHz G620T (dual-core, 3MB cache) is a low-power option. Prices start at $64 (2.6 GHz) and end at $86 (2.9 GHz).
As before, it is virtually impossible for consumers to decrypt the sequence number and understand what exact product they are buying. Given the confusion created by 12 different desktop product families, 32 nm and 45 nm versions as well as multiple architectures, it is surprising that even Intel can still keep track and figure out what processor is exactly what. The company currently offers 70 different desktop processor models.