Tuesday, March 20th 2012

Intel "Ivy Bridge" Pentium G2120 Arrives in Q4-2012

Intel's first Pentium processors based on the 22 nm "Ivy Bridge" silicon will arrive in Q4, 2012. One of the first models in the series, is the Pentium G2120. Specifications reveal that the chip will be quite generously designed as far as specifications go. To begin with, it is a dual-core processor, with a clock speed of 3.10 GHz. It lacks HyperThreading, so 2 logical CPUs is all that the OS will see; as well as Turbo Boost, so the clock speed won't normally scale beyond 3.10 GHz. Interestingly, the chip has 3 MB of L3 cache, on par with some Core i3 dual-core chips. The instruction-set has SIMD instructions up to SSE 4.2, but lacks AVX. Further, the PCI-Express root hub only supports PCI-Express 2.0, lacking PCI-Express 3.0 support. Its TDP is rated at 65W.

Source: CPU World
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18 Comments on Intel "Ivy Bridge" Pentium G2120 Arrives in Q4-2012

#1
Fourstaff
Looks pretty powerful to me, price?
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#2
Red_Machine
IMO, Intel should drop the Pentium and Celeron monikers and have a more homogenous product lineup.

Core i1 (Celeron), Core i2 (Pentium), Core i3, Core i5, Corei7, Core i9 (6-core i7's, like they originally intended for Gulftown), Core i10 (the 8-core i7's we know are coming).
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#3
MikeMurphy
I don't understand why both Celeron and Pentium lines are necessary. Why not merge?

Also, these things seem pretty powerful. I hope they end up well under the $80 mark.
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#5
Shihabyooo
If it lived up to the SB Pentium Gs, this little one is a must for cheap gaming rigs. As long as the price remains below $100.
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#6
Aquinus
Resident Wat-man
That's a strange departure from the older Pentiums, this one actually looks half decent. Give it hyper-threading and AVX and it sounds like a mobile i5 SB chip.
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Fourstaff
by: Aquinus
That's a strange departure from the older Pentiums, this one actually looks half decent. Give it hyper-threading and AVX and it sounds like a mobile i5 SB chip.
Give it HT and AVX and you will get an i3 instead
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Aquinus
Resident Wat-man
by: Fourstaff
Give it HT and AVX and you will get an i3 instead
Check out the bold. I'm not disagreeing, but I wasn't referencing desktop chips. :)

by: Aquinus
That's a strange departure from the older Pentiums, this one actually looks half decent. Give it hyper-threading and AVX and it sounds like a mobile i5 SB chip.
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#9
Fourstaff
by: Aquinus
Check out the bold. I'm not disagreeing, but I wasn't referencing desktop chips. :)
The only difference between Sandy Bridge mobile i3 and mobile i5 is the higher clockspeed and the availability of turbo, given that this doesn't have turbo its more similar to i3. Both of them already have AVX actually iirc.

/me trying to win an argument
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#10
Mulderer
The reason Intel didn't ditch Pentium and Celeron name because some people just come to the computer stores and ask for a build with the 'latest Pentium' processor.. they didnt even know Intel had product named i5 or i7..

as for me if Intel release the Pentium K at US 80 i will buy instantly.. i know that will never happen.. sigh
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Aquinus
Resident Wat-man
by: Fourstaff
The only difference between Sandy Bridge mobile i3 and mobile i5 is the higher clockspeed and the availability of turbo, given that this doesn't have turbo its more similar to i3. Both of them already have AVX actually iirc.

/me trying to win an argument
This is what my Macbook Pro has.
http://ark.intel.com/products/52224
Turbo or not the pentium has a higher clock. The only difference after that is hyperthreading.
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#12
THE_EGG
by: Red_Machine
IMO, Intel should drop the Pentium and Celeron monikers and have a more heterogenous product lineup.

Core i1 (Celeron), Core i2 (Pentium), Core i3, Core i5, Corei7, Core i9 (6-core i7's, like they originally intended for Gulftown), Core i10 (the 8-core i7's we know are coming).
hyundai has probably already copyrighted the name i10 as they have a car called the 'i10'.
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#13
Rowsol
I stuck a G530 in my mom's computer and for $50 it can't be beat. I see this next one being more of the same.
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#14
insane 360
by: Mulderer
as for me if Intel release the Pentium K at US 80 i will buy instantly.. i know that will never happen.. sigh
completely agree, would love to see the "K" lineup go into the cheaper range so my cheap ass could still have fun overclocking the shits and giggles :)
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#15
Aquinus
Resident Wat-man
by: insane 360
completely agree, would love to see the "K" lineup go into the cheaper range so my cheap ass could still have fun overclocking the shits and giggles :)
Yes! I used to have a Northwood core Celeron @ 2.4ghz and I was rather proud of myself to get that puppy to hit 3ghz. :P
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#16
Delta6326
I feel so sad all of the Pentiums are faster than my Core 2 Quad Q6600 and they cost so cheap and aren't power hungry. :cry:
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#17
trickson
OH, I have such a headache
Seems like this is a bit confusing. But hey Intel using the Core i brand kind of seems a bit confusing to me as well. Like I am getting some apple reject! i this i that! Not even a capital I just an i.
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