Intel's Sandy Bridge architecture has finally pierced the sub-€100 market in the US and Europe with the addition of four new Pentium processors: the G620, G620T, G840 and G850. Unsurprisingly, all of the chips feature a very similar configuration with two processing cores, 3MB of cache, an Intel HD 2000 integrated graphics processor and a dual-channel DDR3-1333 RAM controller. The G620T shows the greatest deviation by operating at nearly half the TDP (35W versus 65W) thanks to lower CPU and GPU frequencies. None of them feature Turbo Boost.
Processor . Cores Threads CPU Clock . Cache . IGP Clock . TDP
Pentium G620 . 2 . . 2 . . 2.6GHz . . 3MB . 850-1100MHz . 65W
Pentium G620T. 2 . . 2 . . 2.2GHz . . 3MB . 650-1100MHz . 35W
Pentium G840 . 2 . . 2 . . 2.8GHz . . 3MB . 850-1100MHz . 65W
Pentium G850 . 2 . . 2 . . 2.9GHz . . 3MB . 850-1100MHz . 65W
This update comes less than two weeks after CPU-World leaked the specifications of three new Sandy Bridge-based Celeron processors: the G440, G530 and G540. The first is reportedly a 35W single-core chip with a 1.6GHz CPU and 650-1000MHz GPU, while the latter two are 2.4GHz and 2.5GHz dual-core parts with an 850-1000MHz GPU and 65W TDP -- all have a 2MB cache.
Meanwhile, reports that Intel's new 22nm Ivy Bridge architecture will launch sometime between next March and April instead of a traditional January release.