Intel launches new Celerons, refreshes Pentium and Core families

Over the course of past few months, we published a series of stories detailing Intel plans to release new desktop Celeron processors, and refresh existing Pentium and Core-branded families. Today Intel made public new pricelist, that confirms specifications and prices of all models, that we reported on before. New microprocessors were added to desktop Celeron, Pentium, Core i3 and i5 families. We don't know whether this update will be followed by an official announcement later next week, or not.

The most noteworthy microprocessors from this launch are desktop Celerons. Like all other chips, released today, these parts are based on 32nm Sandy Bridge core, and they are going to replace E3xxx series CPUs, built on two generations old Core microarchitecture. The least expensive is single-core Celeron G440. This chip operates at 1.6 GHz, has 1 MB L3 cache, and costs only $37 in 1K quantities. G530 and G540 mainstream models have two cores, clocked at 2.4 GHz and 2.5 GHz, 2 MB cache, and they are priced at $42 and $52 respectively. Dual-core G530T has lower clock speed than G5xx-series CPUs, however it features much lower 35 Watt Thermal Design Power. The price of this chip is $47 in quantities.

New Pentium G630, G630T and G860 products replace G620, G620T and G850 SKUs. The CPUs have two CPU cores with 3 MB L3 cache, and 100 MHz higher clock speed than the chips they replace. The Pentiums have prices in the range from $64 to $86.

Core frequency of Core i3 processors was bumped by 100 MHz for Core i3-2130, and 200 MHz for Core i3-2120T and i3-2125, in comparison with currently available Core i3-2120, i3-2100T and 2105. All Core i3s have two CPU cores with HyperThreading, and support SSE4 and AES instructions. The processors have the same prices as earlier models, ranging from $127 to $138.

The only desktop quad-core CPU in this refresh, Core i5-2320, operates at 3 GHz, or up to 3.3 GHz in Turbo Boost mode. This is 100 MHz higher than Core i5-2310. The i5-2320 has 6 MB L3 cache, no HyperThreading, and it will be priced at $177.

Specifications and prices of new microprocessors are summarized in the table below:

ModelCoresThreadsFrequencyTurbo FrequencyL3 cacheTDPPrice
Celeron G440111.6 GHzN/A1 MB35 Watt$37
Celeron G530222.4 GHzN/A2 MB65 Watt$42
Celeron G530T222 GHzN/A2 MB35 Watt$47
Celeron G540222.5 GHzN/A2 MB65 Watt$52
Core i3-2120T242.6 GHzN/A3 MB35 Watt$127
Core i3-2125243.3 GHzN/A3 MB65 Watt$134
Core i3-2130243.4 GHzN/A3 MB65 Watt$138
Core i5-2320443 GHz3.3 GHz6 MB95 Watt$177
Pentium G630222.7 GHzN/A3 MB65 Watt$75
Pentium G630T222.3 GHzN/A3 MB35 Watt$70
Pentium G860223 GHzN/A3 MB65 Watt$86

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Comments: 6


2011-09-07 15:29:48
Posted by: Flint

Fix CPU Celeron G440 specification


2011-09-07 15:33:05
Posted by: Flint

From test


2011-09-07 16:36:55
Posted by: gshv

I believe the Celeron G440 ES, that tested, had crippled L3 cache. This story has CPU-z screenshot of production (non-ES) G440, that shows 1 MB L3 cache: . Intel ark database also has 1MB L3 cache for this processor.


2011-09-07 19:13:50
Posted by: gshv

It seems that Xbitlabs also has G440 ES CPU with 512 KB L3 cache in their review. In any case, I will wait until I receive my production G440 processor, and then update the specs accordingly.


2011-09-08 02:13:48
Posted by: Flint

Thanks, I'll also look forward to your information!


2011-09-08 03:03:02
Posted by: Flint

The same author wrote =)

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