CPU World writes Intel released a 15W Sandy Bridge chip, the Pentium 350. The chip seems based on the Xeon E3-1220L, but unfortunately it will only be shipped in micro-servers.
Despite of its "Pentium" brand, the new CPU looks more like a derivative of Xeon E3-1220L, rather than the ULV version of consumer Pentium or Core i3 processors. Similar to 1220L, the 350 has 2 cores, 3 MB L3 cache, and it works with ECC memory and lacks on-chip graphics unit. Additionally, Pentium 350 supports Hyper-Threading technology, and this is where similarities between this chip and E3-1220L end. The Pentium doesn't support AES and AVX instructions, and it doesn't come with Turbo Boost and Trusted Execution technologies. New microprocessor is clocked at 1.2 GHz, significantly lower than 2.2 GHz frequency of the E3-1220L. With only 15 Watt TDP and socket 1155 compatibility, the Pentium 350 could be great for HTPC and small home server use. Unfortunately, in accordance with previous reports, this Pentium will not be available as a desktop CPU, and will only be shipped in micro-servers.