Barely a day after reporting on four Celeron CPUs that will ship earlier than previously expected, we have information on two more such chips, as well as a Pentium unit.
The folks at CPU World
must really spend a lot of their time snooping around obscure files on the websites of CPU makers, like the third quarter reference chart
We can't argue with results though. They do tend to find info on CPUs before anyone else. In this case, the Intel Celeron G550T, Celeron B830 and Pentium G645T have been detailed.
Celeron B820 has two cores and a frequency of 1.8 GHz for each. The L2 cache memory is of 2MB, not high but still decent for non-high-end parts.
What's more, the chip, naturally, has Intel
HD integrated graphics, plus Intel 64 and Virtualization support, although Turbo Boost and Hyper-Threading are absent.
If we were to guess, B830 will become part of mid to low-end notebooks when it finally gets unleashed later this quarter (Q3 2012).
Celeron G550T is a low-power processor that also has two cores and 2 MB of cache, but its clock speed is higher: 2.2 GHz. It should replace the Celeron G540T.
As for the Pentium G645T, it is a 2.5 GHz microprocessor with 3 MB cache. It should take over for the G640T, even though its name doesn't fit the idea.
By all accounts, Intel should have dubbed this chip G650T. The reason for the G645T moniker can only be that something was changed in addition to the speed.
Regardless, the Santa Clara, California-based company will launch the microchips in two months' time at most. At that point, we will finally have all we need to figure out what device types they are for.
Sales probably won't be a problem. Regardless of all the advertising, the high-end Core series CPUs are quite expensive and, frankly, too strong for SMB-suited business PCs, school equipment and other applications, which is where Celeron and Pentium come in.