Intel Celeron B840 and new Core i7 CPUs are launched

Today Intel launched 11 desktop Sandy Bridge microprocessors for budget and mid-class desktop PCs. Prices and details of these chips appeared in official price list, that was updated today. In addition to desktop products, Intel also introduced 5 mobile processors, Celeron B840, and Core i7-2640M, i7-2760QM, i7-2860QM and i7-2960XM. All 5 CPUs feature higher clock frequencies in comparison with existing models.

New quad-core Core i7s are i7-2960XM Extreme with unlocked multiplier, i7-2860QM and i7-2760QM. Extreme Edition 2960XM operates at 2.7 GHz, and up to 3.7 GHz when Turbo Boost is enabled, and it has quite high 55 Watt Thermal Design Power. This processor costs $1096. Core i7-2860QM, priced at $568, has lower 45 Watt TDP, slower 2.5 GHz stock clock speed, and 3.6 GHz maximum boost frequency. The Core i7-2760QM with 2.4 GHz stock and 3.5 GHz maximum Turbo Boost speed has $378 price tag.

Core i7-2640M is 100 MHz faster than i7-2620M SKU, that was launched in January. The 2640M has two cores, 4 MB L3 cache, HyperThreading and Turbo Boost technologies, and it fits 35 Watt power envelope. Official price for this model is $346.

Mobile Celeron B840 is clocked almost 20% higher than its predecessor, B810. The Intel B840 comes with two cores, 2 MB cache, and very basic set of technologies. At $86, this CPU is one of the least expensive mobile processors at this time.

More detailed specifications of Celeron B840 and Core i7 CPUs are provided in the table below:

ModelCoresThreadsFrequencyTurbo FrequencyL3 cacheTDPPrice
Core i7-2640M242.8 GHz3.5 GHz4 MB35 Watt$346
Core i7-2760QM482.4 GHz3.5 GHz6 MB45 Watt$378
Core i7-2860QM482.5 GHz3.6 GHz8 MB45 Watt$568
Core i7-2960XM482.7 GHz3.7 GHz8 MB55 Watt$1096
Mobile Celeron B840221.9 GHzN/A2 MB35 Watt$86

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Comments: 1


2011-09-04 22:48:56
Posted by: jean

olha este nucleo sera o do novo celeron single core para desktop..........sandy bridge que paia so 2mb de cache 1(C) 2(T)..


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