The Pentium series may not receive all that much media attention, compared to the Intel Core Series, but that only goes to show that it doesn't need it. Any product line that has a solid customer base without active advertising has to have some sort of advantage.
The Pentium line of central processing units has maintained its position as widely adopted PC processor thanks to their combination of decent performance and low prices, when compared with others.
One might call Pentium
the “true” mid-range CPU collection from Santa Clara, as they are stronger than Atom and Celeron
but below the Core series and Xeon.
claims that Intel is working on a new, low-power chip that will join this series in the first quarter of 2013 (January-March).
Called Pentium G2020T, it will be constructed with the Ivy Bridge micro-architecture and will replace the “Sandy Bridge” G645T.
All things considered, it isn't described as all that powerful. Then again, that isn't even supposed to be its strong point.
Power efficiency, on the other hand, is. With a TDP (thermal design power) of 35W, it will be usable in everything from regular, LGA1155-powered desktops to small form factor / mini PCs.
That said, the dual-core features 3 MB of L3 cache memory and integrated HD graphics (650 MHz stock and 1050 MHz maximum Turbo frequency), but no Hyper-Threading.
The frequency is, or rather will be, of 2.5 GHz per core, while the integrated memory controller will support DDR3-1333 RAM.
Overall, compared to the G645T, the G2020T will be slightly faster and will possess a higher memory bandwidth.
As for pricing, there is no reason for Chipzilla
to set a different tag than the one possessed by the G645T: $64 / 64 Euro, or maybe closer to 49 Euro if exchange rates have anything to say about it.