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Intel announces 7 new Sandy Bridge CPUs

Intel has just unveiled seven new members of its Sandy Bridge family of CPUs. We got three quad-core desktop processors of the Core i5 variety and four Celeron CPUs meant for use in mobile devices.

The first and most powerful of the new processors is Core i5-2550K, which is an unlocked-multiplier CPU with a stock clock speed of 100MHz higher than the i5-2500K. The i5-2550K runs at 3.4GHz, with frequencies of up to 3.8GHz possible with the Turbo boost.

The other two new i5 processors are 2450P and 2380P and they run at 3.2 GHz and 3.1 GHz, respectively. The P here stands for GPU-less, as those come without the built-in Intel HD 3000 graphics.

All new Intel i5 processors have 6MB of L3 cache and a TDP of 95W. They will retail for $225 (i5-2550K), $195 (i5-2450P) and $177 (i5-2380P).

The Celeron family got two 35W additions (B815 and B720) and a couple of 17W new members (867 and 797). The B815 and 867 have dual-core architecture, 2MB of L3 cache and a nominal clock speed of 1.6GHz and 1.3GHz, respectively.

The single-core Celeron B720 and 797 are the most affordable of the new processors, featuring 1MB of L3 cache and clock speeds of 1.7GHz and 1.4GHz, respectively.

SKU Core/Thread Count Frequency Max Turbo Frequency

L3 Cache

TDP Price
Core i5-2550K 4/4 3.4GHz


6MB 95W $225
Core i5-2450P 4/4 3.2GHz 3.5GHz 6MB 95W


Core i5-2380P 4/4 3.1GHz 3.4GHz 6MB


Celeron B815 2/2 1.6GHz N/A


35W $86
Celeron B720 1/1 1.7GHz


1MB 35W $70
Celeron 867 2/2 1.3GHz N/A 2MB 17W


Celeron 797 1/1 1.4GHz N/A 1MB



The newly introduced processors will hardly lead to dramatic changes in the CPU market, but then again, that’s a task for the Ivy Bridge family, which should be unveiled in a few months’ time.

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