Intel Reveals 16 New Sandy Bridge CPUs & Price Cuts

Intel released 11 new "Sandy Bridge" processors for the LGA 1155 socket. The release looks to address some price points in the below $100 range and take aim at AMD's "Llano". The Core i3-2125 is one chip designed to take aim directly at the "Llano" with its clock speed of 3.3 GHz and HD 3000 video for around the same price as the current AMD A8-3850 ($134 vs $140). The Core i5-2320 has 4 cores (no HyperThreading), 6 MB of L3 cache, HD 2000 integrated graphics and 95W TDP to lead the pack at the $ 177 price range.

Intel released three new Pentium dual-core chips, include the G630T (@ 2.3 GHz), G630 (@ 2.7 GHz), and G860 (@ 3.0 GHz), with 3 MB of L3 Cache. The G860 and G630 have a TDP of 65W, while the G630T has a TDP of 35W. The three new Celeron dual-core chips, include the G540 (@ 2.5 GHz), G530 (@ 2.4 GHz), and G530T (@ 2.0 GHz), with 2 MB of L3 Cache. The lone single core is the Celeron G440, which is clocked at 1.6 GHz with 1 MB of L3 Cache, 35W TDP at a low price of $37.

New "Sandy Bridge" for the desktop
Model Cores /
Threads
CPU clock /
with turbo
L3
Cache
Graphic Graphics Clock /
with turbo
TDP Price
I5-2320 4 / 4 3.0 / 3.3 GHz 6 MB HD 2000 850 / 1100 MHz 95 W $ 177
I3-2130 2 / 4 3.4 / - GHz 3 MB HD 2000 850 / 1100 MHz 65 W $ 138
I3-2125 2 / 4 3.3 / - GHz 3 MBHD 3000 850 / 1100 MHz 65 W $ 134
I3-2120T 2 / 4 2.6 / - GHz 3 MB HD 2000 650 / 1100 MHz35 W $ 127
Pentium G860 2 / 2 3.0 / - GHz 3 MB HD 850 / 1100 MHz 65 W $ 86
Pentium G630 2 / 2 2.7 / - GHz 3 MB HD 850 / 1100 MHz 65 W $ 75
Pentium G630T 2 / 2 2.3 / - GHz 3 MB HD 650 / 1100 MHz35 W $ 70
Celeron G540 2 / 2 2.5 / - GHz 2 MB HD 850 / 1000 MHz 65 W $ 52
Celeron G530 2 / 2 2.4 / - GHz 2 MB HD 850 / 1000 MHz 65 W $ 42
Celeron G530T 2 / 2 2.0 / - GHz. 2 MB HD 650 / 1100 MHz35 W $ 47
Celeron G4401 / 1 1.6 / - GHz 1 MB HD 650 / 1000 MHz 35 W $ 37

Intel introduces a new extreme performance chip, the Core i7-2960XM, which has 4 cores with HyperThreading (8 threads) and clocked at 2.70 GHz (Turbo enabled to 3.7 GHz). It has 8 MB of L3 cache and 55W TDP, all at a hefty price of $1,096. In addition, two more quad-core processors are added to the line up, the Core i7-2860QM and Core i7-2760QM. The chips feature both HyperThreading (8 threads) and 45W TDP but the Core i7-2760QM comes in at 6 MB of L3 cache. The Core i7-2640M has 2 cores, with HyperThreading (4 threads), 4 MB of L3 cache and a TDP of 35W.The Celeron B840 has 2 cores (lacks HyperThreading) and clocked at 1.90 GHz, with 2 MB of L3 cache and 35W TDP.

New "Sandy Bridge" for Mobile
Model Cores /
Threads
CPU clock /
Turbo
L3 cache GPU clock /
Turbo
TDP Price
Core i7-2960XM 4 / 8 2.7 / 3.7 GHz 8 MB 650 / 1,300 MHz 55 W $ 1,096
Core i7 2860QM 4 / 8 2.5 / 3.6 GHz 8 MB 650 / 1,300 MHz 45 W $ 568
Core i7 2760QM 4 / 8 2.4 / 3.5 GHz 6 MB 650 / 1,300 MHz 45 W $ 378
Core i7-2640m 2 / 4 2.8 / 3.5 GHz 4 MB 650 / 1,300 MHz 35 W $ 346
B840 Celeron 2 / 2 1.9 / - GHz 2 MB 650 / 950 MHz 35 W $ 86

In addition to the release of its new CPUs over the weekend, Intel has announced price cuts for a few current CPUs in the range from 2 to 6 percent. 

Price cuts for "Sandy Bridge" in the desktop
Model Cores /
Threads
CPU clock /
with turbo
L3 cache Graphic old price new price
I5-2390T 2 / 4 2.7 / 3.5 GHz 3 MB HD 2000 $ 195 $ 184
I5-2400S 4 / 4 2.5 / 3.3 GHz 6 MB HD 2000 $ 195 $ 184
I5-2405S 4 / 4 2.5 / 3.3 GHz 6 MB HD 3000 $ 205 $ 201
I5-2500T 4 / 4 2.3 / 3.3 GHz 6 MB HD 2000 $ 216 $ 205
I5-2500S 4 / 4 2.7 / 3.7 GHz 6 MB HD 2000 $ 216 $ 205
Core i7-2600S 4 / 8 2.8 / 3.8 GHz 8 MB HD 2000 $ 306 $ 294
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  • mikenygmail
    Irrelevant - September is all about Bulldozer!
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  • boiler1990
    Woo! $10 price cuts!
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  • SteelCity1981
    Intel is such a cluster fudge company when it comes to their cpu marketing. I mean, really do they still need a Celeron or a Pentium anymore.... All that does is confuse the consumor even more, let alone trying to explain to the avg consumor what Core i7, i5 and i3 means. If intel was smart they would kill off the Pentium and Celeron names and use the Core i3 as their base product from now on.
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  • mikenygmail
    Irrelevant - September is all about Bulldozer!
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  • boiler1990
    Woo! $10 price cuts!
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  • darkside_gamer7
    wooopeedeedoo...not really excited...waiting for ivy ladies and gents...
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