Intel cuts prices of low power desktop CPUs
Intel published today new version of official pricelist. According to it, the company reduced prices for low-power desktop Celeron, Pentium and Core i3 processors. Intel also added pricing for just released Xeon E5-1600 and E5-2600 series CPUs (they will be covered in a separate article), and Atom D2550.
Today's round of price cuts affected budget and mid-class 35 Watt microprocessors: Celeron G530T, Pentium G630T and Core i3-2120T. The prices were slashed by 10% on average. Core i3-2120T now costs $10 cheaper, and the prices of G530T and G630T were reduced by $5 and $6 respectively:
Another low-power Core i3 model, i3-2100T, is discontinued, and it's on in the pricelist. There were no changes to prices of Core i5-2xxxT models.
Specifications of Atom D2550 appeared in Intel's ARK database last weekend. We originally reported that feature-wise the D2550 is positioned between D2500 and D2700 models, that were released almost 6 months ago. Dual-core D2550 is clocked at the same 1.86 GHz frequency, as the D2500, however it adds Hyper-Threading technology and faster on-chip GPU. This Atom is priced at $47, which is right between $42 and $52 official 1K prices of D2500 and D2700 SKUs.
Related News (older articles):
Mar 03, 2012: Intel quietly launches Atom D2550 CPU
Jan 05, 2012: Intel publishes specs of Atom D2550, N2650 and N2850 CPUs
Sep 04, 2011: Intel launches new Celerons, refreshes Pentium and Core families
Jun 19, 2011: Coming soon: Intel Pentium G630T and Celeron G530T CPUs