Intel releases new Core i5 desktop and Celeron mobile CPUs

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We're just a few weeks away from Ivy Bridge's launch but that isn't stopping the Santa Clara manufacturing giant from refreshing its current Sandy Bridge lineup one more time. The company updated its processor price list over the weekend, with as many as three new Core i5 desktop parts, and four single- and dual-core Celeron mobile chips.

The new Core i5 models include the Core i5-2550K priced at $225 -- just $9 more than the i5-2500K --, the i5-2450P at $195, and i5-2380P for $177. All of them feature four cores and can handle four concurrent threads, they have 6MB of L3 cache, and a 95W TDP. All of these models will reportedly come with no integrated graphics.

The most expensive model operates at at 3.4GHz, 100MHz higher than the i5-2500K, with a 3.8GHz maximum Turbo Boost speed. The Core i5-2450P operates between 3.2 and 3.5GHz, while the less expensive Core i5-2380 has a 3.1GHz stock frequency and 3.4GHz maximum Turbo Boost speed. The chips are expected to go against AMD's Phenom II X4, X6 and FX-81xx lineup.

As for the new Celeron microprocessors, they include the Mobile Celeron B815 (1.6 GHz, 512KB L2, 2MB L3, two cores, $86), B720 (1.7GHz, 512KB L2, 1MB L3, two cores, $70), ultra-low voltage 867 (512KB L2, 2MB L3, 2 cores, $134) and 797 (1.4GHz, 512KB L2, 1MB L3, single core, $107).

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