Several new Intel Coffee Lake processors from the Celeron and Pentium Gold line have leaked on Amazon. These dual-core parts, some of which have hyperthreading, are meant to compete in the sub-$100 price bracket.
When Intel launched the Coffee Lake platform in late 2017, it did so without releasing a complete line of products. The first batch of Coffee Lake parts only included the top-end six-core mainstream desktop parts and a select few mid-range four-core parts. Last month, online retailers leaked what we presume to be the first of the second batch of Coffee Lake parts. These were still mid-range four-core parts, however.
Amazon has leaked the first low-end Coffee Lake parts--the Celeron G4900 and G4290, and the Pentium Gold G5500 and G5600--many of which were previously seen in various rumors. Intel announced its revamped branding for its low-end parts late last year: The Celeron G series are dual-core parts that lack hyperthreading, while the Pentium Gold series has it.
Going into specifics, according to Amazon, the Celeron G4900 runs at 3.1GHz, while the G4920 runs at 3.2GHz. The relation is similar for the Pentium Gold G5500 and the G5600, which runs at 3.8GHz and 3.9GHz, respectively. All of these parts are listed with a 54W TDP. Stacked up against AMD, these parts will compete below the lowest-end Ryzen 3 CPU with integrated graphics, which is the Ryzen 3 2200G with its TDP of 65W and MSRP of $130. The launch of these CPUs should coincide with that of the first budget-oriented chipsets in the 300-series: the H370, B360, and H310. The first motherboards featuring them were also leaked by retailers last month.
Intel’s product lineup has become increasingly scattered due to overlapping product families and branding nomenclature. Intel’s 8th-gen CPUs already span three product families: Coffee Lake, Kaby Lake R, and Kaby Lake G. There are rumors that certain 10nm Cannon Lake parts will also be branded as 8th-gen. We know that at least two of such parts are currently in production.
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MSRP of $130???Reply
Isn't that $99?
Snorefest. Wake me up when there are 'real' Coffee Lake follow-ups to the 8600 and 8700 series CPUs ;-)Reply
Yep, the 2200G should be/is 99$.Reply
I wonder whether AMD will be releasing a partly disabled Ryzen APU with like 2 cores with SMT and Vega 3 iGPU in response to these.
What's the purpose of making two CPUs with exact same specs and only 100 MHz difference? Wouldn't it be smarter to make the G4920 with like 3.5 at least? And the G5500 at 3.6 would make the G5600 look a lot better.Reply
Ryzen 2200g is still a better value than any of these chips!!! Also the 2200g MSRP is $99, not $130. How could Tom's not know that???? The price was a big deal at launch. 4 Real cores and slightly below 1030 level graphics for $99. It's hands down the best budget build CPU you can get right now.Reply
Could cut one core and bring back the tri-cores instead. :-)20791827 said:Yep, the 2200G should be/is 99$.
I wonder whether AMD will be releasing a party disabled Razen APU with like 2 cores with SMT and Vega 3 iGPU in response to these.