Speed bumps aplenty in mobile Core 2010 refresh
Intel has added a collection of new mobile CPUs to its Core 2010 lineup. CPU World has all the gory details on what amounts to a series of speed bumps. We've summarized the essentials below.
All of the new CPUs have dual cores and 512KB of L2 cache. The Celeron's the only one without Hyper-Threading support, and it's not the only budget CPU being introduced. Intel also has a new Penryn-based Celeron T3500 that runs at 2.1GHz, has a 35W TDP, and will sell for $80.
Among the fresh Core 2010 models, it's interesting to note that the Core i5-560M and 580M both have a base clock speed of 2.66GHz. The latter's max Turbo Boost frequency is 133MHz higher, which adds $41 to the price tag—nearly a 20% increase. Of more interest are the new ultra-low-voltage models, one of which has already popped up in Acer's updated TimelineX ultraportable line. Thanks to Engadget for the tip.