One of the big events of this week was the launch of Intel Haswell processors at Computex show in Taiwan. New CPUs offer considerably improved graphics and lower idle power consumption than Ivy Bridge products, although they are not compatible with existing socket 1155 motherboards. Fortunately, in addition to Haswell CPUs, Intel also refreshed Celeron, Pentium and Core i3 lineups for socket 1155. Newly released models are Core i3-3245, i3-3250, i3-3250T, Pentium G2030, G2030T, G2120T, G2140, and Celeron G470. The company also launched two mobile SKUs, Celeron 1005M and 1017U. Prices and details of new processors can be found in Intel's official price list.
Celeron G470 is a single-core "Sandy Bridge" CPU with 1.5 MB L3 cache and 2 GHz operating frequency. The G470 is one of the few desktop Celerons, that support Hyper-threading technology, as a result it can run two threads at once. The microprocessor incorporates HD graphics, and has 35 Watt TDP. The G470 is priced at $37.
New Pentium CPUs include Pentium G2030, G2030T, G2120T and G2140. All of them are based on Ivy Bridge architecture, and have 2 CPU cores and 3 MB L3 cache. The processors are clocked from 2.6 to 3.3 MHz. Like Celeron 470, Pentiums have integrated HD graphics, although the GPU on Pentium chips runs at slightly higher frequency. Pentium G2030 and G2030T support DDR3-1333 memory, and they are both priced at $64. Pentium G2120T and G2140 also work with faster DDR3-1600 memory. These chips cost $75 and $86 in 1K tray quantities.
Core i3-3245, i3-3250 and i3-3250T CPUs add support for Hyper-threading technology, as well as AVX and F16C instructions. Core i3-3250 operates at 3.5GHz, and it is faster by 100 MHz than the i3-3245. On the other hand, the 3245 comes with better HD 4000 graphics, and it is noticeably faster in games and graphics applications. The processors have comparable prices, $138 and $134 respectively. Core i3-3250T is a low power model with 35 Watt TDP. It is priced at $138.
Two mobile Celeron CPUs were also launched today. Celeron 1005M and ultra-low voltage 1017U are incremental upgrades to 1000M and 1007U mobile processors, and they are clocked at 1.9 and 1.6 GHz. The CPUs have 2 cores, Ivy Bridge HD graphics, and no Hyper-Threading. The official price of the 1005M and 1017U microprocessors is $86.
Please see below for detailed specifications of new processors:
|Celeron 1005M||2 / 2||1.9 GHz||2 MB||HD||650 / 1000 MHz||35 Watt||$86|
|Celeron 1017U||2 / 2||1.6 GHz||2 MB||HD||350 / 1000 MHz||17 Watt||$86|
|Celeron G470||1 / 2||2 GHz||1.5 MB||HD||650 / 1000 MHz||35 Watt||$37|
|Pentium G2030||2 / 2||3 GHz||3 MB||HD||650 / 1050 MHz||55 Watt||$64|
|Pentium G2030T||2 / 2||2.6 GHz||3 MB||HD||650 / 1050 MHz||35 Watt||$64|
|Pentium G2120T||2 / 2||2.7 GHz||3 MB||HD||650 / 1050 MHz||35 Watt||$75|
|Pentium G2140||2 / 2||3.3 GHz||3 MB||HD||650 / 1050 MHz||55 Watt||$86|
|Core i3-3245||2 / 4||3.4 GHz||3 MB||HD 4000||650 / 1050 MHz||55 Watt||$134|
|Core i3-3250||2 / 4||3.5 GHz||3 MB||HD 2500||650 / 1050 MHz||55 Watt||$138|
|Core i3-3250T||2 / 4||3 GHz||3 MB||HD 2500||650 / 1050 MHz||35 Watt||$138|