Three new budget Intel processors are about to be released in the next few months. Celeron G1820, G1820T and G1830 will be the first Celeron-branded SKUs, that make use of Haswell architecture. Haswell Celerons were originally planned to be launched in the first quarter 2014, possibly in January, however two of them are already available for sale in US from various online retailers, including Rakuten.com (former Buy.com), and from third party sellers at Amazon:
Celeron G1820T, G1820 and G1830 have exactly the same specs as Ivy Bridge-based G1620T, G1620 and G1630. All microprocessors have 2 CPU cores, that share a 2MB third level cache. The processors also integrate HD graphics, clocked at 1050 MHz, and come with on-chip memory controller, that supports memory up to DDR3-1333. The Celerons incorporate only basic instruction set extensions, such as Intel 64 and SIMD instructions up to SSE4. They also support virtualization technology. The G1820T runs at 2.4 GHz, and fits into 35 Watt thermal envelope. The G1820 and G1830 have 2.7 GHz and 2.8 GHz clock speeds, and 54 Watt TDP. The new Celerons require socket 1150 motherboards. Since the G1800 series processors are based on more efficient architecture, they perform 1% - 10% better than their Ivy Bridge predecessors, or 6% better on average.
Boxed G1820 and G1830 are already in stock in some stores in US, priced from $48 and $56 respectively. It is very likely that the G1820T will be shipped only in OEM computers, and will not be sold as a retail (boxed) part.
The specifications of new Celerons are summarized below:
|Celeron G1620T||2 / 2||2.4 GHz||2 MB||HD||1050 MHz||35 Watt||$42|
|Celeron G1820T||2 / 2||2.4 GHz||2 MB||HD||1050 MHz||35 Watt|
|Celeron G1620||2 / 2||2.7 GHz||2 MB||HD||1050 MHz||55 Watt||$52|
|Celeron G1820||2 / 2||2.7 GHz||2 MB||HD||1050 MHz||54 Watt|
|Celeron G1630||2 / 2||2.8 GHz||2 MB||HD||1050 MHz||55 Watt||$52|
|Celeron G1830||2 / 2||2.8 GHz||2 MB||HD||1050 MHz||54 Watt|