Bits and pieces: upcoming budget CPUs spotted, Pentium G2010 planned

One month ago we reported on unreleased Core i3-3210 microprocessor, spotted on Intel's website. Although the webiste provided such details, as S-Spec and box part numbers, remaining features of new model were unknown. Based on the processor number, we assumed that the i3-3210 may operate at slightly lower frequency than Core i3-3220, which is the slowest Ivy Bridge Core i3 currently in production. Recently we confirmed slower clock speed of the Core i3-3210. The CPU has 3 MB L3 cache, and operates at 3.2 GHz. We don't know launch date for the Core i3-3210, however, based on some hints, the processor may launch along with new Pentium and Celeron Ivy Bridge products in Q1 2013.

Speaking of future Ivy Bridge budget processors, some of them have surfaced in specifications of Dell computers in Asia. Dell Inspiron One 2020 AIO lists Celeron 1610T and Pentium G2020T 35 Watt SKUs. These parts operate at 2.3 GHz and 2.5 GHz respectively, and they come with 2 MB and 3 MB of last level cache. Celeron G1610 and Pentium G2020 CPUs for mainstream desktops will be shipped in Inspiron One 2330 AIO, Inspiron 660, and Vostro 270/270s computers. The mainstream processors are clocked at 2.6 and 2.9 GHz, or a few hundred MHz higher than "T" counterparts.

Three Pentium microprocessors, coming in Q1 2013, are Pentium G2020, G2020T, and G2130. We learned that there will be another Pentium SKU, built on Ivy Bridge microarchitecture. Pentium G2010 will have 2.8 GHz clock rate and 3 MB L3 cache. We suspect that other characteristics of this CPU, such as 55 Watt TDP and HD graphics, are identical to G2020. The G2010 may be also released in the first quarter 2013.

Source: Dell Inspiron One 2020 AIO specs, Inspiron 660 specs

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