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.
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Fair enough, but for that price you can pick up new mobile AMD A8's that do fit into that tdp, would compete with those celerons cpu wise, kick it in the face graphics wise, and give you 4 cores for much much better multi threading (if the application on the embedded system is doing much of any that is). Hell stepping down to an a4 or a6 would save you more money and still beat up on those mobile Celerons with no problems. I just see that pricing as ridiculous.
The tdp is too high for netbooks unfortunately, they do however put the upgraded version in cheap laptops. This is a pretty awesome deal if you have a microcenter near you.
I've built about 30 computers with A8 chips and I love them. However, you aren't going to find one for $86. They start at about $99. Also, the least powering consuming A8 has a TDP of 100W. In terms of graphics, the Celeron won't stand a chance. Yet, in many applications, the efficiency of the Sandy Bridge architecture can outweigh the number of cores.
Agreed. It all depends on the application at hand. Too bad there aren't many GPU accelerated embedded applications. If that were the case, the APUs would have begin to show their usefulness.
IMO, you can get an Athlon II X3 or even the A6-3500 (Triple Core) for that price. i've seen X2s under $60-$65.