Monday, January 30th 2012

Intel Releases Seven More 32 nm Processors

US chip giant Intel has now added seven new processors to its portfolio, the Core i5-2550K, i5-2450P and i5-2380P targeting desktops, and the Celeron B815, B720, 867 and 797 for mobile PCs.

The Core i5-2550K costs $225 ($9 more than the i5-2500K) and features four cores @ 3.4 GHz (the 2500K has a base clock of 3.3 GHz), four threads, 6 MB of L3 cache and a TDP of 95W. The i5-2450P ($195) and i5-2380P ($177) have similar specs, expect their base clock is 3.2 GHz and 3.1 GHz, respectively.

The Celeron B815 has two cores @ 1.6 GHz, two threads, 2 MB of L3 cache and bears a price tag of $86, while the B720, which costs $70, has one core clocked at 1.7 GHz, one thread and 1 MB of L3 cache.

The ULV (ultra-low voltage) Celeron 867 and 797 cost $134 and $107, respectively. The former packs two cores @ 1.3 GHz, two threads, 2 MB L3 cache, whereas the latter has just one core @ 1.4 GHz, one thread, and 1 MB of L3 cache. Now bring on Ivy Bridge...
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19 Comments on Intel Releases Seven More 32 nm Processors

#1
xenocide
I honestly don't see a point in those i5 chips, other than to have a few entries in the "Most Retarded Model Number" contest.
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#2
ViperXTR
if im not mistaken, all those i5 chips have no or disabled IGP. Prolly these batches have imperfect/bad yield IGPs inside em and just sell em anyway differently.
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#3
Chaitanya
This means no Ivy-Bridge in April. :wtf:
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#5
Enmity
Ivy Bridge will be in April - these are just simply refreshers - slightly raised clocks with the IGP disabled. Wonder if these 2550K's will be higher binned 25ks? like the 27>26K
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#6
_JP_
Finally!
Damn it, Intel what took you so long?
Go go budget P67+i5-2450P!! (hopefully :o)
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#7
FreedomEclipse
~Technological Technocrat~
whats the point of the i5-2550K?? 100mhz on the clock & $9 more???

either they discontinue the 2500k and go with the 2550k or they just sell it at the same price as it is the same CPU more or less binned with a 'slightly higher' clock speed which the older 2500k can clock to anyway.

what a load of bullshit
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#8
Thefumigator
you won't believe the amount of customers that comes to my workshop asking for an upgrade from a 1.6Ghz processor to a 1.8Ghz, and their suggestion "that it should make my computer faster, isn't it?"
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#9
JrRacinFan
Served 5k and counting ...
i5-2380P: Any word on having Turbo? If so, what's it clock up to? EDIT Upon looking it is 3.4Ghz, same as an i5 2400

@FreedomEclipse

I felt the same way with the release of 2700k.
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#10
iLLz
Guys, this is just a way for Intel to sell some processors that wouldn't otherwise be sold. They have no/bad iGPUs in them and couldn't be sold as the 2500K, 2600K, etc. So they make a new SKU, let it be known there is no GPU embedded, and up the clock a slight bit to make it a little more appealing on paper.

The way I see its a win for Intel, and keeps the money coming in. This means more R&D, so better CPUs and GPUs going forward.

The funny thing is, Intel will make more off of these mistakes, then AMD will on whatever it is they have.
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#11
PopcornMachine
It will be interesting to see how much better the 2550K fairs in power efficiency and overclocking compared to it's predecessor, since it doesn't have an active IGP.

But the pricing is a bit confusing. 100MHz is not cause for a price increase. Unless Intel is admitting that the IGP actually reduces the value of the chip. :laugh:
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#13
newtekie1
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by: FreedomEclipse
whats the point of the i5-2550K?? 100mhz on the clock & $9 more???

either they discontinue the 2500k and go with the 2550k or they just sell it at the same price as it is the same CPU more or less binned with a 'slightly higher' clock speed which the older 2500k can clock to anyway.

what a load of bullshit
Yep, welcome to the world of unlocked multipliers. If you release a product with an unlocked multiplier, it is pretty pointless to release "new" versions with slightly higher clocks that are achieved simply by raising the multiplier. It has been something AMD has been facing for years now with their Black Edition line and now their FX line. Releasing higher clocked processors in an unlocked world is an old strategy that doesn't work in this new world.
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#14
badtaylorx
hang on......was not the reason for poor "BCLK" overclockability that it was tied to the on die graphics???

makes me wonder if we might be able to get it up higher like a sandy-E???

125-150 BCLK anybody??? :eek:
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#15
Steevo
If they make them, idiots will buy......
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#16
_JP_
Yet to see these on retail here. What's going on? :mad:
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#17
newtekie1
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by: badtaylorx
hang on......was not the reason for poor "BCLK" overclockability that it was tied to the on die graphics???

makes me wonder if we might be able to get it up higher like a sandy-E???

125-150 BCLK anybody??? :eek:
No. The reason for the poor BCLK is that all the clocks of all the interfaces on the CPU are now controlled by that one BCLK number. So raising it raises your PCI-E frequency, your iGPU frequency, and anything else that is running through the CPU package.

Removing the GPU part won't help any, it is really the PCI-E frequencies that kill you.
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#18
badtaylorx
thats too bad.....

i wonder if Ivy bridge and the Z77 chipset will take care of that???
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#19
_JP_
by: badtaylorx
thats too bad.....

i wonder if Ivy bridge and the Z77 chipset will take care of that???
Nope. There is no architectural change (chipset-wise and CPU).
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