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[DailyTech] Intel Offers up Budget Celeron, Pentium Ivy Bridge Chips for as Little as $42

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http://www.dailytech.com/article.aspx?newsid=29710
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In the Celeron brand $42 USD will buy you a fetching G1610 (2.6 GHz, 55 W) or G1610T (2.3 GHz, 35 W), while $52 will get you a G1620 (2.7 GHz, 55 W).

If you're a big spender you can put down $64 USD for a Pentium and get a G2010 (2.8 GHz, 55 W), G2020 (2.9 GHz, 55 W), or G2020T (2.5 GHz, 35 W). Or you could really go wild and purchase an $86 USD Pentium G2130 (3.2 GHz, 55 W).

The Pentiums carry 3 MB of L3 cache, while the Celerons offer only 2 MB of L3.


Hoping Microcenter will have the G1610 or G1610T for $32. Great for a home server build. tongue.gif
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Was just looking at these on the ark (ark.intel.com) earlier. I am excited to see some cheaper options coming out
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Just realized that Intel does not provide AES-NI to all current processors by now.... errrr, stupid marketing people.
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Just realized that Intel does not provide AES-NI to all current processors by now.... errrr, stupid marketing people.

Not even the Ivy-b i3 chips get it...
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If true, AMD's dead tongue.gif
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Don't Athlons out preform these for the same price?
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Don't Athlons out preform these for the same price?

Depends on the purpose you put the CPU to, obviously. teaching.gif
    
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Originally Posted by DuckieHo View Post

Hoping Microcenter will have the G1610 or G1610T for $32. Great for a home server build. tongue.gif

I'm sure they will match with the i7s in general use and keep up with the i7s/i5s in games as well, with only an unnoticeable FPS drop biggrin.gif. Anyway, I'm still disappointed that there's no micro center around Seattle...
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what intel cpus getting a price cut? sweet!!!
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The $42 G1610 would be great for a HTPC, small home server, or cheap build for browsing and watching movies.

The G530/G540 was about $50 and is a pretty solid CPU for basic stuff, this Ivy one should be good. I just wish you could overclock them like you could with an E2120 or E8400. :/

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