Intel's Updated Price List Reveals More than a Dozen New Sandy Bridge Processors

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News Posted: Wed, Feb 1 2012 3:14 PM
Intel has posted an updated processor price list with prices that went into effect at the end of January, but if you were hoping for any big drops, you're going to be disappointed. In fact, there weren't any price reductions at all, big, small, or in between. Intel did, however, add seven new processors to its Sandy Bridge lineup. From top to bottom, they include:
  • Core i5 2550K (four cores, 3.4GHz, 6MB cache): $225
  • Core i5 2450P (four cores, 3.2GHz, 6MB cache): $195
  • Core i5 2380P (four cores, 3.1GHz, 6MB cache): $177
  • Celeron B815 (two coures, 1.6GHz, 2MB cache): $86
  • Celeron T3500 (two cores, 2.1GHz, 1MB cache): $80
  • Celeron M 867 (two cores, 1.3GHz, 2MB cache): $134
  • Celeron M 797 (one core, 1.4GHz, 1MB cache): $70

All of the Celeron processors are mobile chips, while the last two (Celeron M 867 and 797) are both Ultra Low Voltage (ULV) CPUs rated at 17W TDP. As for the desktop parts, the two 'P' processors apparently don't have integrated graphics cores.

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JOliver replied on Wed, Feb 1 2012 4:37 PM

The new range of Core i5 processors is with the graphics circuitry stripped from the die. Makes sense really as many enthusiast users have never touched, or have no interest in using that part of the design, opting for discrete graphics instead.

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Looking forward to see reviews of the Core i5 2550K, but I highly doubt it will perform better than 2500k, just a minor speed bump and nothing else, since it doesn't have the GPU, its an outrage that Intel wont have them at least at $199 or lower.

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MMaddox replied on Wed, Feb 1 2012 6:19 PM

Celeron B815 (two coures, 1.6GHz, 2MB cache): $86

^ cores.

Just looks strange the way it is.

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Erakith replied on Wed, Feb 1 2012 8:34 PM

Why release new sandy bridge processors, namely the 2550k, when the 3570k is right around the corner, also at the $225 price point?

So confuse.

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Erakith:

Why release new sandy bridge processors, namely the 2550k, when the 3570k is right around the corner, also at the $225 price point?

So confuse.

Well, first,  for Intel it's more profitable because they don't have to waste silicon on the GPU. The 1155 chipset has a lot of life left, although Ivy Bridge is way cheaper to produce. Expect the 3570k to retail at $269 and the 3770K at $369 in line with the 2700K. That's not official, just based on several different factors and a big hunch, hope I'm wrong.

But, here we go again with the new Ivy Bridge processors having a on die GPU(HD4000),  and silicon being wasted again, specially on the chips I mentioned above. If Intel has a surprise coming up with the Z77 chipset where they have AMDs Dynamic Switchable Graphics and /or Nvidia Optimus technology on the desktop line , it would be excellent if they can implement that , but that is just not happening, imagining doesn't cost a thing though.

 

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Erakith replied on Wed, Feb 1 2012 9:49 PM

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Erakith:

Why release new sandy bridge processors, namely the 2550k, when the 3570k is right around the corner, also at the $225 price point?

So confuse.

Well, first,  for Intel it's more profitable because they don't have to waste silicon on the GPU. The 1155 chipset has a lot of life left, although Ivy Bridge is way cheaper to produce. Expect the 3570k to retail at $269 and the 3770K at $369 in line with the 2700K. That's not official, just based on several different factors and a big hunch, hope I'm wrong.

But, here we go again with the new Ivy Bridge processors having a on die GPU(HD4000),  and silicon being wasted again, specially on the chips I mentioned above. If Intel has a surprise coming up with the Z77 chipset where they have AMDs Dynamic Switchable Graphics and /or Nvidia Optimus technology on the desktop line , it would be excellent if they can implement that , but that is just not happening, imagining doesn't cost a thing though.

 

Thanks for the response, yeah that makes sense, and I guess Ivy is going to be out in April so they still have a few months to push Sandy Bridge. 

According to Wikipedia, the 3570k is expected to hit the $225 price mark. The 3770k is expected at $332- though that's an odd price point. 

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AKwyn replied on Thu, Feb 2 2012 2:18 AM

I can understand the price hike as unlocked K processors are usually more expensive then their counterparts (GPU or no GPU.) Still, it's okay and though it's price is unreasonable, I'd still buy one. (They could be lower but then again, Intel has limited overclocking with their recent processors so what can I do?)

 

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I'm going correct something that the author posted . . "As for the desktop parts, the two 'P' processors apparently don't have integrated graphics cores."----i think you missed this one-----  2550(K): 3.4 GHz, also comes without IGP you can confuse people who doesn't know.

 

Differences

Intel core i5 2550K has 100mhz more than the i5 2500k.

i5 2550k comes without integrated graphics (IGP) while the i5 2500k comes with "IGP"

Intel i5 2550k is only 9 dollars more than the  i5 2500k 

 

 

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Although expected, it's a good business move by Intel. Releasing new Sandy Bridge processors now keeps them in the news and deflects some of the hype away from AMDs 7000 series. I'll be waiting for Ivy Bridge.

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