Intel has updated its central processing unit price list, so we'll detail the new models here in case people don't feel like skimming through that long PDF document.
Intel has launched four new chips, although it didn't go out of its way to shout the matter from the rooftops.
Still, even without a press release, the processors have drawn our attention because, as others have said
, they have shown up sooner than they should have.
was going to release the Celeron 807, 877, B730 and B820 at the end of the third quarter (second half of September 2012). That means they were moved up nearly a couple of months.
At any rate, the Celerons are based on the Sandy Bridge micro-architecture instead of Ivy Bridge, hence their status as ultrathin notebook/low-cost laptop components.
The Celeron B730 and B820 are the low-end socket G2 chips, with 35W TDP (thermal design power) and prices of $70 (57 Euro) and $86 (70 Euro).
The former comes with a single core (2 Threads), 1.8 GHz clock speed, 1.5 MB cache memory (L3) and integrated graphics at 650 MHz / 1,000 MHz.
The latter is a 1.7 GHz dual core (2 threads) with 2 MB cache and 650 MHz / 1050 MHz GPU.
As for the Celeron 807 and 877 (priced similarly to the two above), they are Socket BGA 17W CPUs with one and two cores, respectively. Celeron 807, with its 2 threads and 1.5 MB memory, works at 1.5 GHz (350 / 950 MHz for the GPU), while the 877, with 2 threads and 2 MB cache, has 1.4 GHz speed (350 / 1,000 MHz graphics).
Finally, being Sandy Bridge products, Intel 64, VT-x virtualization and SIMD instruction up to SSE4 are supported by all four CPUs.
At this point, the only Celeron (and Pentium) chips that we know of as being scheduled for September launch are these