Intel Releases Two Pentium and Two Core i-series CPUsby Kristian Vättö on October 5, 2011 9:33 AM EST
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Intel has updated their product database (ARK) with four new CPUs. Two of these are branded as Pentiums: 967 and B960. The former is a low-power model with only 17W TDP for BGA-1023 socket. The latter is a regular 35W TDP for rBGA-998 socket. The two new Core i-series CPUs are i5-2430M and i7-2670QM. As the naming suggest, the i5 part is dual core whereas the i7 is a quad core chip. All these CPUs are mobile variants and based on Sandy Bridge microarchitecture. Below is a table with more in-depth specifications:
|Pentium 967||Pentium B960||i5-2430M||i7-2670QM|
|Graphics||Intel HD 3000||Intel HD 3000||Intel HD 3000||Intel HD 3000|
|Max Graphics Turbo||N/A||N/A||1.2GHz||1.1GHz|
Pentium 967 is the only newcomer, the other three CPUs are just slightly higher clocked versions of their predecessors.
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Daniel Egger - Wednesday, October 5, 2011 - linkI'm pretty certain that socket is not the right word to use for solder-on packages... what about package?
Kristian Vättö - Wednesday, October 5, 2011 - linkFixed
Thorburn - Wednesday, October 5, 2011 - linkPentiums don't feature the HD 3000 core, they have the 6 EU graphics without QuickSync support and are simply branded Intel GMA HD.
Kristian Vättö - Wednesday, October 5, 2011 - linkCheck the first two Intel links. The GPU is HD 3000.
mcturkey - Wednesday, October 5, 2011 - linkActually, Intel's product page says it's HD 3000:
silverblue - Wednesday, October 5, 2011 - linkCould've been a rather interesting prospect for HTPCs, perhaps?
Arnulf - Wednesday, October 5, 2011 - linkNot until they slap it into an LGA1155 package.
silverblue - Wednesday, October 5, 2011 - link...hence my point. :)
Targon - Thursday, October 6, 2011 - linkAt 1.3GHz, I don't see any reason ANYONE would want that chip in any form factor. Intel graphics remains uncompetitive, and even for a low voltage device, that chip is pathetic.
maroon1 - Thursday, October 6, 2011 - linkEven at 1.3GHz it is much faster AMD's Zacate and has similar TDP
It looks like a good alternative to Zacate as long as the price difference is big between the two