Intel adds pricing for new mobile processors
As we expected, Intel just launched large number of Celeron, Pentium and third-generation Core CPUs for desktop market. Information about these processors appeared in official price list, that was published yesterday. The unexpected part was that Intel also refreshed mobile Celeron and Core i7 families, which was supposed to happen at the end of September or beginning of October. Apparently, the launch date was pushed forward one month. The updated price list mentions 5 new mobile SKUs, including Celeron 887 and B830, Core i7-3740QM, i7-3840QM and i7-3940XM.
Three new Ivy Bridge mobile microprocessors are Core i7-3740QM, i7-3840QM and Core i7-3940XM Extreme. New CPUs replace Core i7-3720QM, i7-3820QM and i7-3920XM Extreme, that were available since this April. The 3x40QM/3940XM SKUs offer 100 MHz faster clock speed, while retaining all of the features of their predecessors. All three are quad-core processors with Hyper-Threading support, as such they can run up to 8 threads at once. The i7-3840QM and i7-3940XM have 8 MB L3 cache, and the 3740QM comes with smaller 6 MB last level cache. The flagship model, i7-3940XM, has unlocked clock multiplier. It also has the highest Thermal Design Power, 55 Watt as opposed to 45 Watt for the 3740QM and 3840QM CPUs. The official price of i7-3940XM is $1096. Core i7-3740QM and i7-3840QM are priced at $378 and $568.
Mobile Celeron 887 and B830 are faster versions of 877 and B820 SKUs. These Sandy Bridge chips have two CPU cores, clocked at 1.5 GHz and 1.8 GHz respectively. The processors integrate 2 MB L3 cache. Celeron 887 is an ultra low voltage part with 17 Watt TDP, and it's aimed at thin-and-light notebooks. The B830 is a mainstream CPU, and it has 35 Watt TDP. Both Celerons have the same official price, $86 in 1K tray quantities:
Related News (older articles):
Sep 02, 2012: Intel launches mid-class and budget desktop CPUs
Aug 13, 2012: Details of Core i7-3740QM, i7-3840QM and i7-3940XM CPUs
Aug 01, 2012: Intel Celeron B830 spotted; more details on G645T and G550T CPUs
May 27, 2012: Unreleased Intel Core i7-3740QM and i7-3840QM CPUs sighted