Intel Extends CPU Range

Fleshing out its line-up with three new chips.

As if Intel’s current range of CPUs wasn’t already huge enough, the company has gone ahead and added to it by a further three chips. There’s nothing particularly exciting, so without further ado here’s how the new parts stack up.

Core 2 Quad Q8200

  • 2.33GHz clock speed
  • 4MB L2 cache
  • 1333MHz FSB
  • 45nm
  • $224 (~£125) per 1,000 units

Core 2 Duo E5200

  • 2.5GHz clock speed
  • 2MB L2 cache
  • 800MHz FSB
  • 45nm
  • $84 (~£47) per 1,000 units

Celeron D 450

  • 2.2GHz clock speed
  • 512KB L2 cache
  • 800MHz FSB
  • 65nm
  • $53 (~£30) per 1,000 units

This latest low-end quad-core addition to Intel’s product range still doesn’t reach the low pricing hit by AMD, after its recent price cuts, which hasn’t happened for a while. At the low end, where cost is arguably of more significance than performance, though, Intel should still have the advantage.

With (s)Nehalem(/s) Core i7 just around the corner, though, most of us will probably be holding off buying a current generation Intel chip just now.

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