updated 06:40 pm EST, Mon January 30, 2012
May have dropped HD 3000 GPU from 3 new i5 CPUs
Intel has released seven new processors. All are based on its current Sandy Bridge 32nm architecture. The new CPUs include three desktop quad Core i5 processors as well as dual- and single-core Celeron processors for both the desktop and mobile.
Intel's Core i5-2550K touts a 3.4GHz clock speed, making it the highest performance in Intel's mid-range i5 series. The Core i5-2450P clocks in at 3.2GHz, while the i5-2380p offers 3.1GHz. All three lack Hyperthreading. It's believed that these two latter processors, and possibly the i5-2550K, don't come with embedded graphics and need a third-party card. All three incorporate 6MB of L3 cache.
The Celeron B815 is a dual-core, two thread 1.6GHz chip. It comes joined by the single core, single thread 1.7GHz B270. Both provide 2MB of L3 cache.
The mobile Celeron processors introduced are the 867 and 797. Both draw only 17 watts of power. The 867 centers on two 1.3GHz cores. The 797 drops to a single core, but provides a clock speed of 1.4GHz, making it Intel's fastest single-core Celeron.
Bulk pricing for the Core i5-2550k is $225, while the i5-2450p weighs in at $195, and the i5-2380p at $177. The Celeron B815 carries a $86 price tag. The Celeron B720 is priced at $70. Intel has priced the mobile Celeron 867 and 797 processors at $134 and $107 respectively. Customers haven't been named for the chips. [via AnandTech]