Monday, September 1st 2008

Intel Launches Three Budget Processors

Intel launched three budget processors that include the Core 2 Quad Q8200, Core 2 Duo E5200 and Celeron D 450. The Q8200 quad-core chip comes with a clock-speed of 2.33 GHz. This processor is based on the newer 45 nm silicon fabrication process and comes with a total of 4 MB L2 cache. Owing to a front-side bus frequency of 1333 MHz, it comes with a FSB multiplier of 7x. This part is priced at US $224 in thousand-unit tray quantities.

The Core 2 Duo E5200 is clocked at 2.50 GHz, comes with 2 MB of L2 cache and 800 MHz FSB with a multiplier of 12.5x. It is priced at $84. This one is based on the 45nm process as well. The Celeron D 450 is clocked at 2.2 GHz with 800 MHz memory and features 512 KB of L2 cache. It is priced at $53 per piece. This however, is based on the older 65nm process.
Source: Intel
Add your own comment

30 Comments on Intel Launches Three Budget Processors

#2
newtekie1
Semi-Retired Folder
The Q8200 isn't that exciting due to its low stock clock, and lower multiplier. I think I would rather pick up the cheaper Q6600, even with the recent bad batches.

However, the E5200 looks like a winner to me. That 12.5 multiplier is a wonderful thing.
Posted on Reply
#3
acperience7
Wow I thought the Celeron was dead. Will people really buy it with the core 2 at such a low price?
Posted on Reply
#4
newtekie1
Semi-Retired Folder
acperience7Wow I thought the Celeron was dead. Will people really buy it with the core 2 at such a low price?
They brought the new Celerons back about a year ago based on the Core 2 architecture. The Celeron D's are still single core. However, the Celeron E series is just cut down Core 2 Duo's with 512K cache, they actually perform very nicely.
Posted on Reply
#5
TheGuruStud
newtekie1They brought the new Celerons back about a year ago based on the Core 2 architecture. The Celeron D's are still single core. However, the Celeron E series is just cut down Core 2 Duo's with 512K cache, they actually perform very nicely.
If slower than an X2 is nice haha :D
Posted on Reply
#6
DrPepper
The Doctor is in the house
I reckon the celeron Es give X2's a run for their money. Never checked any benchmarks just a prediction.
Posted on Reply
#7
newtekie1
Semi-Retired Folder
TheGuruStudIf slower than an X2 is nice haha :D
They give the X2's a run for their money, especially when overclocked. In and overclocking situation, I would take the E1400 over any similarly priced X2.
Posted on Reply
#8
theJesus
Damn, I bet that e5200 overclocks like a beast. Kinda makes me want to trade down my e7200 for it . . . but of course nobody is gonna have it yet and want to get rid of it, and I'd like to see benches and shit anyways to make sure it's actually as awesome in a real-life situation as it looks on paper.
Posted on Reply
#9
p_o_s_pc
F@H&WCG addict
DrPepperI reckon the celeron Es give X2's a run for their money. Never checked any benchmarks just a prediction.
The Celeron E1200 gave my 5k BE x2 a hell of a run even with both overclocked. In some benches the Celeron pulled ahead and my rig(5kBE) was running higher ram speeds with tighter timings....
This goes to everyone....
don't put down the E1200 too much it is a hell of a chip for the price.
Posted on Reply
#10
theJesus
I demand e5200 benches NAO!
And if anybody wants to pick one up just to play with for a few weeks, I might wanna buy it off ya when you're done, depending on how it compares with the e7200 with both oced.
Posted on Reply
#11
p_o_s_pc
F@H&WCG addict
I want to get one to replace my dead AMD rig but i don't got the money for it right now. :(
Posted on Reply
#12
newtekie1
Semi-Retired Folder
p_o_s_pcdon't put down the E1200 too much it is a hell of a chip for the price.
Exactly! For the price the are great processors. $50 for a processor that when overclocked will usually match a full fledge E6750. They won't win any performance crowns, but they are great processors for what you are paying.
Posted on Reply
#13
theJesus
I found an e5200 preview bench at Expreview that was done at Coolaler for those interested.
Posted on Reply
#14
p_o_s_pc
F@H&WCG addict
looks like a good clockable CPU i think i may have just found my next CPU
Posted on Reply
#15
DrPepper
The Doctor is in the house
I wouldn't mind one of these for a lan box :)
Posted on Reply
#16
cdawall
where the hell are my stars
the E1200 beat my 5000BE and mine clocked higher than most i hit 3.5ghz on mine and Jr's celeron still beat it
Posted on Reply
#17
p_o_s_pc
F@H&WCG addict
cdawallthe E1200 beat my 5000BE and mine clocked higher than most i hit 3.5ghz on mine and Jr's celeron still beat it
yeah JRs Celeron and my BE were running about the same scores but his pulled ahead of mine in most of them. The E1200 is a beast


BTW when can we expect to start seeing the e5200 on newegg? I hope before my b-day
Posted on Reply
#18
newtekie1
Semi-Retired Folder
I'm trying to decide, I think I can sell my E6600 which does 3.6GHz@1.45v. If I can get $120 out of the E6600, then get the E5200 to replace it and pocket a little cash.

Anyone interested in an E6600 that can do 3.6GHz? Do you guys think $120 is a fair price to ask?
Posted on Reply
#19
paybackdaman
good news for me. I recently "broke" my step-bro's build and I am being forced to upgrade his. Budget processors are a godsend at my time of need. :laugh:
Posted on Reply
#20
DonInKansas
12.5 multiplier? Wow.

400 fsb = 5 ghz. That's insane.
Posted on Reply
#21
p_o_s_pc
F@H&WCG addict
what chipset would get the most out of this CPU?
Posted on Reply
#22
PVTCaboose1337
Graphical Hacker
The Q8200 does interest me greatly. The low clock speed does not concern me. If I could only get out of my motherboard!
Posted on Reply
#23
Mussels
Moderprator
12.5x multi + 45nm = YES! YES!
Posted on Reply
#24
PVTCaboose1337
Graphical Hacker
Mussels12.5x multi + 45nm = YES! YES!
My thoughts exactly.
Posted on Reply
#25
mlee49
I'm curious why Intel launched three new 'budget' line chips? The 8600's launch drove down the e8x00 series and when the e7x00 came out I thought they the 'budget' chips. I saw a e7200 for $100 at Microcenter over the weekend. I guess I understand the Q8200 for a mid-quad chip, but what is it I'm missing?
Posted on Reply
Add your own comment