Celeron G1610T is an entry-level low-power CPU for budget desktop PCs. Specifications and launch date of this Celeron were published by Fudzilla in October 2012, and the processor was released in January 2013 with an official price of $42. Also in January, Intel released Celeron G1610 and G1620 products. All three were the first Celerons with "Ivy Bridge" microarchitecture, that improved processing efficiency, GPU performance, and memory data rates. Compared to its predecessor, the Celeron G1610T also had 100 MHz higher operating frequency.
Specifications of the G1610T are not different from other Sandy Bridge and Ivy Bridge Celerons. In addition to 2 CPU cores and 2MB L3 cache, the microprocessor integrates dual-channel DDR3 memory controller and HD graphics unit on a die, manufactured using 22nm technology. The CPU cores operate at 2.3 GHz, which is about 11% - 15% slower than similar priced Celeron CPUs with higher TDP. On the other hand, this microprocessor is 36% more energy efficient. Intel G1610T incorporates older extensions to instructions set, up to SSE4, and supports all basic features. One of such features is Intel 64, or EM64T, which is required to run 64-bit operating systems. Another feature, Execute disable bit, is useful for protecting computer from certain types of viruses. The CPU also supports Virtualization technology, that improves performance of virtualization software. More advanced features, such as Turbo Boost and Hyper-Threading, are not supported. Being an entry-level processor, the G1610T is not recommended for CPU or GPU intensive applications. Nevertheless, the processor has no difficulty to run simple programs, like e-mail agents or web browsers.
Integrated Graphics Processing Unit (GPU) on this microprocessor is clocked at 650 MHz, and can boost frequency to 1050 MHz as needed. The GPU supports HD video, and can be used for 2D graphics, as well as for casual 3D games. However, the GPU is not powerful enough for the latest games because it lacks so called execution units, that provide 3D acceleration. Furthermore, it doesn't support Clear Video HD, Quick Sync Video, InTru 3D and Wireless Display technologies, that are available on Core i3, i5 and i7 products.
Celeron G1610T has has 35 Watt TDP, which makes it ideal for
"always-on" computers, like HTPC systems or small home servers. The
CPU utilizes socket 1155.
Intel Celeron G1610T specifications
|Type||CPU / Microprocessor|
|Family||Intel Celeron Dual-Core|
|CPU part number||CM8063701445100 is an OEM/tray microprocessor|
|Bus speed||5 GT/s DMI|
|Package||1155-land Flip-Chip Land Grid Array|
|Socket||Socket 1155 / H2 / LGA1155|
|Size||1.48" x 1.48" / 3.75cm x 3.75cm|
|Introduction date||January 20, 2013|
|Price at introduction||$42|
|Architecture / Microarchitecture|
|Processor core||Ivy Bridge|
|Core stepping||P0 (SR10M)|
|Manufacturing process||0.022 micron|
|Data width||64 bit|
|The number of cores||2|
|The number of threads||2|
|Floating Point Unit||Integrated|
|Level 1 cache size||2 x 32 KB instruction caches|
2 x 32 KB data caches
|Level 2 cache size||2 x 256 KB|
|Level 3 cache size||Shared 2 MB|
|Physical memory||32 GB|
|Low power features||Enhanced SpeedStep technology|
|Integrated peripherals / components|
|Electrical / Thermal parameters|
|Thermal Design Power||35 Watt|