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.
Intel to expand Sandy Bridge lineup
Posted on Monday, Apr 11 2011 @ 00:55 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck