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Nov 7, 2011

Intel Unreleased Celeron B815 to Ship in the Dell Vostro 1550 also Intel Core i7-3960X and i7-3930K Make Appearance in UK Retail

Intel Unreleased Celeron B815 to Ship in the Dell Vostro 1550

In the first quarter of 2012, Intel is expected to launch a series of new Celeron processors based on the Sandy Bridge architecture and one of these chips, the Celeron B815, was already spotted in the Dell Vostro 1550 notebook.
The yet unreleased Celeron processor features two computing cores running at a frequency of 1.6GHz and includes 2MB of Level 2 cache.

While the specifications of the CPU look extremely similar with those of the Celeron B810 is meant to replace, the B815 does feature a higher maximum clock for the integrated graphics that can now reach 1050MHz, instead of 950MHz in the previous chip.

The rest of the CPU specifications include a dual-channel DDR3-1333MHz memory controller, SSE4.2 and VT-x virtualization support, a 35W Thermal Design Power (TDP) and pricing is expected to be set at $86 US (about 62.7 EUR).

The Vostro 1550 notebook spotted by CPU-World on Dell's Japanese website pairs this CPU with 4GB of system memory, a 500GB hard drive with a spindle speed of 5400RPM and a 15.6-inch screen.

In addition to the Celeron B815, Dell has also listed in the specifications of the notebook the yet unreleased Core i5-2450M processor that we have detailed in a previous article.

In essence, the i5-2450M is a higher clocked version of the Core i5-2430M which Intel introduced a short while ago.

As a result, the chip comes with a base clock of 2.5GHz and a maximum Turbo Boost speed of 3.1GHz, compared to the 2.4GHz and 3GHz frequencies of the CPU is meant to replace.

In addition to the processor clocks, Intel has also increased the maximum operating frequency of the integrated graphics core that now works at 1.3GHz.

Right now we don't know when any of these two chips will be made official by Intel, but Q1 2012 seems to be the most likely target.

Intel Core i7-3960X and i7-3930K Make Appearance in UK Retail

Not so much time has left until Intel plans to make official its first processors based on the Sandy Bridge-E architecture and these chips have already started to become available for pre-order from various retailers, the latest country to get them being UK.
Both of these CPUs were spotted by Hexus in on the Website of an unnamed e-tailer which has listed the Core i7-3930K for £477.59 (557,64 EUR or $766 US), while the Core i7-3960X is available for pre-order for a whopping £850.79 (993 EUR or $1,365 US).

As I'm sure that most of you have noticed, these prices are a great deal higher than those that have been rumored previously, but this isn't all that unusual to happen with unreleased products.

Just as its name implies, the Core i7-3960X is the fastest of the two CPUs Intel will launch in mid-November, the X at the end of its designation informing us that it belongs in the company's Extreme Edition line.

This processor packs six computing cores with Hyper-Threading support, has a base frequency of 3.30GHz and a maximum clock speed of 3.9GHz, and the cores are paired with 15MB of Level 3 cache memory.

The second chip, the Core i7-3930K, also includes six processing cores with Hyper-Threading support, but has a base operating clock of 3.2GHz, while the maximum frequency in Turbo mode is set at 3.80GHz.

Unlike its older brother, the Intel Core i7-3930K sports only 12MB of Level 3 cache memory.

The Core i7-3820, which Intel was expected to release together with the two SKUs detailed above, wasn't listed by the retailer which seems to confirm the rumors that state this won't actually arrive until February of 2012.

All the processors are compatible with motherboards using the LGA 2011 socket and feature support for quad-channel memory.


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