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Oct 11, 2011

Intel Prepares New Sandy Bridge ULV Celeron Processors

In the first quarter of next year, Intel will expand its product portfolio with two new Celeron processors based on the Sandy Bridge architecture that are targeting ultra-low power and ultra-thin computers as they feature an ULV design.

Intel has designed the first one of these chips, the Celeron 867, so that it would replace the previous Celeron 857, built around the same Sandy Bridge architecture and introduced in the third quarter of this year.

Just like its predecessor, the new Intel CPU sports two computing cores, which this time are clocked at 1.3GHz, but it also includes an on-board dual-channel DDR3-1333 memory controller and an integrated GPU.

This has a base frequency of 350MHz and a maximum Turbo clock speed of 1GHz, but it supports only basic feature set dropping even ClearVideo support, not to mention more advanced technologies such as Quick Sync or InTru3D.

In addition to the single processing core, the Celeron 867 also sports 2MB of Level 3 cache. Its TDP is set at 17W.

As it’s the case with all the other Sandy Bridge-based Celeron processors launched by Intel, the 867 also lacks support for some of the more advanced technologies found inside higher-performing second-generation Core processors like Turbo Boost or HyperThreading.

When it will arrive in the first quarter of 2012, pricing for the Celeron 867 will be set at $134, which is the current price of Intel's Celeron ULV 857.

In addition to the 867, Q1 2012 will also mark the introduction of the Celeron 797, that features the same specifications as the 787 is meant to replace, but comes with a 100MHz higher clock speed as it runs at 1.4GHz.

According to Fudzilla, around the third quarter of 2012 Intel plans to replace all its Celeron CPUs with faster models that will most likely still be based on the Sandy Bridge architecture as the Ivy Bridge Celerons aren't expected to arrive until later next year.


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