Intel Launches 16 New Sandy Bridge Processors

While most of us spent Labor Day weekend squeezing in one final barbeque before the kids head back to school and we jump back into the hustle and bustle of the work week, Intel was busy beefing up its 32nm Sandy Bridge processor line. The Santa Clara chip maker unveiled a price list detailing 16 new processors spread across its desktop and mobile processor families. Let's take a look.

In the Desktop category, Intel added four Core i processors, three Pentium chips, and four Celeron CPUs. These include:
  1. Core i5 2320: 3.0GHz, quad-core, 6MB, 95W, $177
  2. Core i3 2130: 3.4GHz, dual-core, 3MB, 65W, $138
  3. Core i3 2125: 3.3GHz, dual-core, 3MB, 65W, $134
  4. Core i3 2120T: 2.6GHz, dual-core, 3MB, 35W, $127
  5. Pentium G860: 3GHz, dual-core, 3MB, 65W, $86
  6. Pentium G630: 2.7GHz, dual-core, 3MB, 65W, $75
  7. Pentium G630T: 2.3GHz, dual-core, 3MB, 35W, $70
  8. Celeron G540: 2.5GHz, dual-core, 2MB, 65W, $52
  9. Celeron G530T: 2GHz, dual-core, 2MB, 35W, $47
  10. Celeron G530: 2.4GHz, dual-core, 2MB, 65W, $42
  11. Celeron G440: 1.6Ghz, single-core, 1MB, 35W, $37
That leaves five additional processors for the Mobile category, which consist of the following:
  1. Core i7 2960XM: 2.7GHz, quad-core, 8MB, 55W, $1,096
  2. Core i7 2860QM: 2.5Ghz, quad-core, 8MB, 45W, $568
  3. Core i7 2760QM: 2.4GHz, quad-core, 6MB, 45W, $378
  4. Core i7 2640M: 2.8Ghz, dual-core, 4MB, 35W, $346
  5. Celeron B840: 1.9GHz, dual-core, 2MB, 35W, $86
Quite the expansive list, eh? What's interesting is the number of sub-$100 processors, which should help Intel fend off competition from AMD in the entry-level market.