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    September 2010
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    Intel's first Pentium processors based on the 22 nm "Ivy Bridge" silicon will arrive in Q4, 2012. One of the first models in the series, is the Pentium G2120. Specifications reveal that the chip will be quite generously designed as far as specifications go. To begin with, it is a dual-core processor, with a clock speed of 3.10 GHz. It lacks HyperThreading, so 2 logical CPUs is all that the OS will see; as well as Turbo Boost, so the clock speed won't normally scale beyond 3.10 GHz. Interestingly, the chip has 3 MB of L3 cache, on par with some Core i3 dual-core chips. The instruction-set has SIMD instructions up to SSE 4.2, but lacks AVX. Further, the PCI-Express root hub only supports PCI-Express 2.0, lacking PCI-Express 3.0 support. Its TDP is rated at 65W.
    http://www.techpowerup.com/162683/In...n-Q4-2012.html
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  2. Post #2
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    January 2009
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    Sounds like they are aiming low.

    Not like they have to try hard after AMDs bulldozer debacle.
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  3. Post #3

    January 2010
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    So basically it's just a flawed CPU and that every one below it can outperform it in every way and can be more reliable?

    It's a weird and awkward turn of events but there might be a reasoning behind it, with that I am not sure but I think time will tell once it's released. I can already tell it's reputation is going to be low but like I said, time will tell.
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    So basically it's just a flawed CPU and that every one below it can outperform it in every way and can be more reliable?

    It's a weird and awkward turn of events but there might be a reasoning behind it, with that I am not sure but I think time will tell once it's released. I can already tell it's reputation is going to be low but like I said, time will tell.
    What gives you the idea it's less reliable?

    I just think thy are aiming at the lowest end smallest power consumption/heat output thing first.
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    March 2007
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    I thought the one in the pic was the Ivy Bridge one.

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    July 2009
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    Pentium's gone from the main series to the bargain-bin brand name. Haven't you guys ever heard of a Pentium Dual Core? Crappiest processor ever compared to a new Core Quad, but it's really cheap.
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    November 2009
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    Damn, I wish my dual-core (when I still had it) was a stock clock at 3.1
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    January 2008
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    Pentium's gone from the main series to the bargain-bin brand name. Haven't you guys ever heard of a Pentium Dual Core? Crappiest processor ever compared to a new Core Quad, but it's really cheap.
    Yeah, but the Pentium D was also one of Intel's (if not their first?) first commercially available dual core processors, not sure why you're comparing that with their newer lines...
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    February 2008
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    Damn, I wish my dual-core (when I still had it) was a stock clock at 3.1
    Clock speed means close to nothing if the architecture is designed to be low-power / low-performance. A 1.5GHz i7 will far outperform an AMD Dual-Core at 4GHz

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    May 2007
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    Sounds like they are aiming low.

    Not like they have to try hard after AMDs bulldozer debacle.
    The preview of IVY bridge really wasn't that great to be honest

  11. Post #11
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    October 2009
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    Perhaps not to those who already have Sandy Bridge, but to me, it's going to be a big upgrade for when I finally decide to get a new laptop with one.

  12. Post #12
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    December 2007
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    Sounds like a great chip

  13. Post #13
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    January 2007
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    Ivy Bridge is more important to you if you use a laptop or don't have a video card

    For power desktop users, there's only a marginal improvement over SB. Basically, the biggest thing to come with Ivy mostly amounts to a die shrink, which equals more power efficent, and a better integrated GPU that can handle 1080p. That's it. At least, so far.

    Of course if you don't have SB and need to upgrade, Ivy is the logical choice since you'll still be getting good performance out of them. I personally just don't think it's worth upgrading to if you already have SB

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    March 2008
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    Poor AMD :( This kind of thing needs competition.