Intel to expand Sandy Bridge lineup

Posted on Monday, Apr 11 2011 @ 00:55 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
VR Zone reports Intel is planning to introduce some new Sandy Bridge processors later this quarter and in the third quarter. Full details can be read over here.
Between now and the end of May we should see the introduction of the first Pentium based Sandy Bridge processors and four different models are expected, the G620T, the G620, the G840 and the G850. These models have been making the rounds now for a little while, but we're finally getting really close to the launch. The Pentium processors are very similar to the Core i3's and the major differentiator is lack of Hyper Threading, although for the time being, Intel appears to be keeping the Pentiums at clock speeds below 3GHz as well. For those using Intel's integrated graphics the bad news here is lack of support for Clear Video and we don't know if we'll see support for Quick Sync or not in these models.

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Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.

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