Intel is preparing to expand its lineup of Sandy Bridge-based Celeron processors with the addition of two new models that are targeting the embedded market and are expected to become available in the third quarter of this year.These new processors are destined to replace the Arrandale-based standard voltage P4500 and P4505 as well as the ultra-low power U3405.
The more powerful model of the two is called the Celeron B810E and, as its name implies, it features the same specifications as the mobile B810 CPU with the addition of several features specific to embedded processors like ECC memory support.
This means that the B810E packs two computing cores that operate at 1.6GHz, 2MB of Level 3 cache, 64-bit and virtualization support, and a 35W TDP.
The processor's integrated graphics unit runs at a standard 650MHz, but its frequency can be increased to reach 1GHz when Turbo mode is activated.
Unlike the mobile version of the chip, the B810E is produced in a BGA package.
The second embedded Celeron processor to be launched in the third quarter is called the 847E and it should feature similar specifications with the upcoming dual-core Celeron 847.
This means that its operating frequency will be set at 1.1GHz, while the integrated graphics will run at 350MHz with a maximum Turbo mode of 800 MHz.
The 847E also features 2 MB Level 3 cache memory, 64-bit and virtualization features, but its TDP has been reduced to 17W. Like the B810E, the 847E will also support ECC memory, and will be shipped in a BGA package.
Right now, Intel only sells three embedded processors based on the Sandy Bridge design, a Core i3, a Core i5 and a Core i7 model, but more CPUs are expected to make their way into the company's portfolio shortly. (via CPU-World)