Intel releases new Core i5 desktop and Celeron mobile CPUs

By Jos · 11 replies
Jan 30, 2012
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  1. 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…

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  2. Trillionsin

    Trillionsin TS Evangelist Posts: 1,595   +257

    Still making Celerons, huh?

    Can anyone tell me why they might be making Celerons? are the better than the old ones? (I Hope)
  3. A lot of their celeron processors goes into smaller devices such as routers. I have a buffalo router that has one.
  4. I can say that the new celerons are phenominally better than the old ones.
    Just saying though, they are still very basic processors, for home office use, not for gaming or 3D/programming work.
  5. spydercanopus

    spydercanopus TS Evangelist Posts: 855   +121

    Those second gen i5's are soooo fast. And the price is perfect. The fact these new ones lack integrated graphics is a real plus if you're using nvidia or ati cards. Drops the price quite a bit and it's one less thing to fail. The 6mb cache is insane too, for the price.
  6. EXCellR8

    EXCellR8 The Conservative Posts: 1,835

    i didn't realize ivy bridge was only weeks away...?
  7. ikesmasher

    ikesmasher TS Evangelist Posts: 2,995   +1,316

    by "weeks" they mean like 2 and a half months.
  8. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TS Guardian Fighter Posts: 9,713   +3,688

    Sounds about right.

    Released to Manufacturer in two weeks and then two months later released to the public. I read some where this was the plan because Manufacturers was screwed when Sandy Bridge was released and then found a chipset bug that halted production.
  9. spydercanopus

    spydercanopus TS Evangelist Posts: 855   +121

    Intel manufactures their own CPUs and motherboards. The other guys buy the right to print boards with their technology. So distributors will get their hands on them in a couple weeks and then it will be another week before they arrive for sale.
  10. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TS Guardian Fighter Posts: 9,713   +3,688

    My point is, I read somewhere that manufacturers will be given a chance to profit from pre-built machines before the technology is released to the general public for them to build their own machines.

    I'm not sure why the comment about Intel building their own CPU and motherboard. Did I somehow suggest otherwise and not realize it?
  11. ET3D

    ET3D TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,373   +166

    I read on another tech site that dropping the IGP means no quicksync.
  12. Sarcasm

    Sarcasm TS Guru Posts: 367   +46

    So the i5-2550k is now an i7-2600k without hyperthreading and 6mb L3 cache. At least it's only $9 more instead of the 2700k which is a whopping $35-$40 more than the 2600k.

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