Intel Updates Mobile Processor Lineup, Launches Eight Core i5, i7 and Celeron CPUs

Written By Sam on 28 September 2010
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Intel has added eight Core i5, Core i7 and Celeron branded microprocessors aimed at budget and high-performance mobile markets. The cheapest new CPUs, Celerons P4600 and T3500, are priced below $86 and $80 respectively. Meanwhile, the other heavy-duty models featuring HyperThreading, Turbo Boost and Vpro go up to a price tag of $346. Of the notable developments is the company’s introduction of its new ultra-low (ULV) power CPU, Core i7-680UM. The processor comes with Turbo Boost feature, operates at 1.46 GHz and is based on 32nm Arrandale core, which is reportedly 10% faster than any other Arrandale-based ULV CPU. The fastest of the standard-power microprocessors, however, is the Core i7-640M that comes packed with features of 32nm Nehalem micro-architecture and boasts the highest clocked socket 988 processor to date.

Of the eigth new chips in the Core i series are two Core 2.66Hz i5 mobile chips for laptops – the i5-580M priced at $266 and the i5-560M priced at $225. The notable details pertaining to the new CPUs, in standard, low and ultra-low power variations, include:

  • The 2.26GHz Core i7-660LM (4M L2 cache, two cores, four threads, 32nm) priced at $346.
  • 2.8 GHz Core i7-640M also priced at $346.
  • The most power efficient 1.46GHz i7-680UM (4M L2 cache, two cores, four threads, 32nm) comes with a price tag of $317.
  • 2 GHz Celeron P4600 priced at $86.
  • 2.1 GHz Celeron T3500 listed at $80.
  • 2.66 GHz Core i5-560M listed at $225.
  • 1.33 GHz Core i5-560UM priced at $250.
  • 2.66 GHz Core i5-580M priced at $266.
  • In related news, Intel dropped the price of Celeron T3300 CPU from $86 to $80.

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