Intel Updates Mobile Processor Lineup, Launches Eight Core i5, i7 and Celeron CPUs

Written By Sam on 28 September 2010

Intel has added eight Core i5, Core i7 and Celeron branded microprocessors aimed at budget and high-performance mobile markets. The cheapest new CPUs, Celerons P4600 and T3500, are priced below $86 and $80 respectively. Meanwhile, the other heavy-duty models featuring HyperThreading, Turbo Boost and Vpro go up to a price tag of $346. Of the notable developments is the company’s introduction of its new ultra-low (ULV) power CPU, Core i7-680UM. The processor comes with Turbo Boost feature, operates at 1.46 GHz and is based on 32nm Arrandale core, which is reportedly 10% faster than any other Arrandale-based ULV CPU. The fastest of the standard-power microprocessors, however, is the Core i7-640M that comes packed with features of 32nm Nehalem micro-architecture and boasts the highest clocked socket 988 processor to date.

Of the eigth new chips in the Core i series are two Core 2.66Hz i5 mobile chips for laptops – the i5-580M priced at $266 and the i5-560M priced at $225. The notable details pertaining to the new CPUs, in standard, low and ultra-low power variations, include:

  • The 2.26GHz Core i7-660LM (4M L2 cache, two cores, four threads, 32nm) priced at $346.
  • 2.8 GHz Core i7-640M also priced at $346.
  • The most power efficient 1.46GHz i7-680UM (4M L2 cache, two cores, four threads, 32nm) comes with a price tag of $317.
  • 2 GHz Celeron P4600 priced at $86.
  • 2.1 GHz Celeron T3500 listed at $80.
  • 2.66 GHz Core i5-560M listed at $225.
  • 1.33 GHz Core i5-560UM priced at $250.
  • 2.66 GHz Core i5-580M priced at $266.
  • In related news, Intel dropped the price of Celeron T3300 CPU from $86 to $80.

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