Wednesday, 23 February 2011 13:36

Pentium G6960 gets replaced by G850

Written by Fuad Abazovic

Comes in Q2 2011
It looks like Intel has new plans to continue the Pentium brand. A Pentium based on the new Sandy Bridge core is just around the corner and it will carry the G850 moniker.

You already saw the G840 dual core clocked at 2.8GHz with graphics at 850MHz and 3MB of memory but the new G850 is about 100MHz faster. The Pentium PG850 runs at 2.9 GHz and it packs two multithreaded cores as well as 850/1100MHz clocks for the graphics.

It supports dual channel memory and fits in Sandy Bridge socket 1155 boards, affected by the SATA bug or not.  Pentium P850, G840 and G620 branded Pentium CPUs will continue troughout 2011.

Last modified on Wednesday, 23 February 2011 14:32
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+10 #1 SlickR 2011-02-23 20:10
Only 100mhz bump in speed? Hardly what I'd call a new processor.
0 #2 Bl0bb3r 2011-02-24 19:16
Quoting SlickR:
Hardly what I'd call a new processor.

Well, depends when it was baked...
+5 #3 Harry Lloyd 2011-02-25 17:46
Pentium doesn't support HyperThreading, so they're not "multithreaded cores".

There are some typos as well.

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