Low-power Intel Pentium G640T and G860T slated for Q2
Intel’s new low power Pentium and Celeron processors will be aimed at its ‘thin-pc’ concept, which the company continues to push. Both 35W Pentium and Celeron processors will sport dual-cores from 2.1Ghz to 3.1Ghz. The Pentium version will have a 3MB L3 cache while the Celeron with 2MB of L2 cache. Intel’s new Pentium G640T, Pentium G860T and Celeron G540T will run @ 2.4GHz, 2.6GHz and 2.1GHz and all with TDP of 35W.
A total of six new processors will be released by Intel, including four Pentium processors, two with “T” suffix at 35W TDP and one of the two Celeron processors with 35W TDP.
Intel G640T ad 860T are low-power socket 1155 models with 35 Watt TDP, built on Sandy Bridge micro-architecture. The parts have 2 CPU cores, each one coupled with 256 KB L2 cache, and both cores sharing 3 MB L3 cache. The Pentium will come with basic Sandy Bridge features, such as Intel 64 and SSE4, and will not support Hyper-Threading, Virtualization or AVX. The G640T will operate at 2.4 GHz, whereas the 860T will be clocked at 2.6 GHz. The Pentiums will be available in the second quarter, together with G870, G640, G550 and G540T SKUs.