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Looking at the cost of DDR3 & an 1155 Motherboard, I cannot say this is a good thing...

I like Celeron & Pentiums because you could buy a cheap board for them ($30-$50) and they ran on the ultra cheap DDR2 800 RAM, which is good enough in my book.

However, with that said, bumping up to 1333 MHz RAM will provide some performance boost, but probably not enough to go, oh wow, that's awesome!

I have always loved the Pentium brand processor, it's been a major performer for me, so I'm happy that they will be releasing a cheaper & more revised edition of the great Pentium processors.

YAY Intel!!!



I detect win..
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It seems kind of silly for Intel to release a single core CPU in 2011. Who in their right mind would buy a G440 that has one less core, a slower IGP, and 800MHz+ slower stock clock just to save $5 over the G530? I will say the G530 and G540 look pretty nice for the price.
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Looking at the cost of DDR3 & an 1155 Motherboard, I cannot say this is a good thing...

I like Celeron & Pentiums because you could buy a cheap board for them ($30-$50) and they ran on the ultra cheap DDR2 800 RAM, which is good enough in my book.
DDR3 is cheaper than DDR2 now, and there exist plenty of sub-$60 LGA1155 boards.
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It seems kind of silly for Intel to release a single core CPU in 2011. Who in their right mind would buy a G440 that has one less core, a slower IGP, and 800MHz+ slower stock clock just to save $5 over the G530? I will say the G530 and G540 look pretty nice for the price.
Seems a bit silly, but Intel probably has a stack of Sandy Bridge chips with bad cores. If at least one core works they can sell them this way and potentially make a profit on them instead of throwing them away.

$5 doesn't seem like much, but penny-pinchers building super-cheap systems will go for it.

$37 for a Sandy Bridge CPU? I might have to wait for these to come out before I build my new TeamSpeak/OpenVPN server. This with a $60 H61 motherboard is clearly in Atom territory in terms of price while probably blowing Atom out of the water on performance. I wonder how they compare to Zacate and Llano.
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