When Intel introduced its Ivy Bridge processors, only high-end and mid-range Core i5 and i7 models were launched. Last month, several cheaper i3 alternatives were made available. With the introduction of three new 22 nm Celeron entry-level models, it seems that the Ivy Bridge line-up is now complete. The G1620, G1610 and G1610T replace the current Sandy Bridge G555 and G550 chips.
The G1620 is a 2.7 GHz dual-core processor with 2 MB of cache, support for 1333 MHz memory and a 650 MHz GPU. the G1610 is identical, but clocked slightly lower, at a 2.6 GHz frequency. Both models have a 55 W TDP. The G1610T is a more efficient model with a 35 W TDP and a 2.3 GHz clock speed. As is common for cheaper processors, the new Celeron models do not have Hyperthreading support.
The new Ivy Bridge Celeron processors are likely to be released in the first quarter of 2013.