Prices of upcoming Intel desktop CPUs
In September, Intel plans to release new Sandy Bridge Celeron processors, as well as refresh budget and mid-class desktop processor families. In total, there will be 11 models: four Celerons, three Pentiums, three Core 3s, and one Core i5 SKU. Specifications of these microprocessors were known for quite some time. Prices for several Celeron and Core i3 chips were published by Fudzilla news site in June. Three days ago, VR-Zone revealed prices for other upcoming Celeron, Pentium and Core i3 CPUs.
Three new mainstream Celeron desktop processors, planned for September, are 1.6 GHz single-core G440, and dual-core G530 and G540 models, operating at 2.4 and 2.5 GHz. Prices of these Celerons will be $37, $42 and $52 respectively. Intel will also launch G530T chip with 2 CPU cores, 2 GHz clock speed and 35 Watt Thermal Design Power. This microprocessor will be priced at $47, i.e. it will be $5 more expensive than the G530.
Intel Pentium family will be updated with G630, G630T and G860 products. These chips will run 100 MHz faster than current production G620, G620T and G850 CPUs. Once released, new Pentiums will have exactly the same prices as their predecessors, that is $64, $70 and $86.
Two beefed up versions of the Core i3-2120 processor, i3-2125 and i3-2130, will be added to Core i3 family. The i3-2130 is 100 MHz faster than the 2120, and it will have the same $138 price. The i3-2125 with identical core frequency, as the 2120, and better HD 3000 graphics, will be available for $134. Additionally, low-power Core i3-2120T microprocessor, featuring 2.6 GHz clock frequency and 35 watt TDP, is going to replace slower i3-2100T. The 2120T will come with $127 price tag.
The only forthcoming chip from Core i5 family, quad-core i5-2320, will operate at 3 GHz. The processor will boast 6 MB level 3 cache, and Turbo Boost feature, that may increase frequency up to 300 MHz. Priced at $177, this CPU will be the most expensive model in the September's desktop lineup refresh.
Known specifications and prices of new models are presented in the table below:
Related News (newer articles):
Mar 06, 2012: Intel cuts prices of low power desktop CPUs
Sep 04, 2011: Intel launches new Celerons, refreshes Pentium and Core families
Aug 16, 2011: Intel to cut prices of Sandy Bridge desktop CPUs in Q3 2011
Related News (older articles):
Jun 19, 2011: Coming soon: Intel Pentium G630T and Celeron G530T CPUs
Jun 14, 2011: New 2nd generation Core CPUs in Q3 2011
May 26, 2011: Intel to refresh Pentium line-up in Q3 2011
May 25, 2011: Intel plans three new Core i3 models in Q3 2011
May 11, 2011: Intel Celeron G440, G530 and G540 specifications
Apr 07, 2011: Intel Celeron Sandy Bridge CPUs to launch in Q3 2011