Embedded Sandy Bridge Intel CPUs launched
This Monday, February 21, Intel updated price list with 4 new desktop and 8 mobile dual-core Sandy Bridge microprocessors. We covered it in detail in a story, published on Monday. There were a few known mobile and embedded models, that didn't make it to the price list, and we speculated that "It's possible that some of these CPUs were launched today, but we will find out for sure once Intel updates product specification pages on it's website.". In the past two days, Intel updated specification pages, and now we know what else was launched. In addition to desktop and mobile dual-core processors, this week Intel also introduced 5 embedded SKUs - Core i7-2610UE and i7-2655LE, Core i5-2510E and i5-2515E, and Core i3-2310E.
Two embedded Core i7 CPUs, ultra-low voltage i7-2610UE and low-voltage i7-2655LE, have two cores with shared 4 MB L3 cache. The CPUs support HyperThreading and all cutting-edge Sandy Bridge technologies, such as Turbo Boost, AVX, AES instructions, Trusted execution, and others. The microprocessors operate at 1.5 GHz and 2.2 GHz respectively, and have 17 Watt and 25 Watt TDP. Both models support up to 16 GB of ECC memory, have extra PCI express configuration options, and are offered in BGA package.
Newly added SKUs to Core i5 family are Core i5-2510E and i5-2515E. These parts share many characteristics: 2.5 GHz core frequency, smaller, than on Core i7 CPUs, 3 MB L3 cache, support for all advanced technologies, and 35 Watt Thermal Design Power. The differences between them are in the packaging and the type of supported memory. Core i5-2515E comes in BGA package, whereas the 2510E is produced in Socket G2-compatible PGA package. From these two microprocessors only Intel i5-2510E supports ECC memory.
Just launched Core i3-2310E is an embedded version of mobile i3-2310M. These dual-core CPUs have 2.1 GHz clock frequency, and, in addition to HyperThreading and AVX instructions, incorporate all basic features. Intel i3-2310E adds support of ECC memory, and can handle twice as much memory as the i3-2310M. Like other embedded parts, the 2310E is also manufactured in BGA package.
Please see the table below for specifications of new CPUs:
Feb 21: Intel launches dual-core Sandy-Bridge processors
Jan 07: Specifications of Sandy Bridge mobile CPUs