Intel is releasing three new ultra-low-voltage (ULV) chips. The company issued a new price list this week, and it includes the previously unannounced processors which come in dual-core and quad-core varieties and which seem to straddle the line between an Intel Atom and Intel Celeron chip.
The new chips are named like Atom processors, but they’re being marketed as part of the Celeron family. They’re also priced more like Celeron chips, at $132 per part.
Intel’s price list only provides basic specs, so it’s tough to say how the new processors compare with Intel Atom Cedar Trail or Clover Trail chips or upcoming Celeron processors based on the company’s Haswell architecture.
Here’s what we do know about each chip:
- 1.46 GHz Intel N2805 dual-core processor with 1MB of cache
- 2 GHz Intel N2810 dual-core processor with 1MB of cache
- 1.6 GHz Intel N2910 quad-core processor with 2MB of cache.
They’re all based on 22nm designs, and all sell for the same $132 price (although Intel will likely offer deals to vendors that order in bulk).
Update: Mystery solved. It looks like at least some of Intel’s next-gen Celeron and Pentium chips will be based on the same Silvermont architecture as its new Atom-branded chips.