Intel also released a bunch of Core i3s; starting at the top (the most expensive) you have the Core i3-3240T clocked at 3.4GHz with a 55W TDP at $150. It is followed by the $117 i3-3220T, running at 2.8 GHz with a 35W TDP. Intel also released the i3-3225 for $134, the i3-3240 for $138, i3-3225, and i3-3220 with prices of $134 and 117$. There is pretty much something for everyone in this launch. All i3 models feature two cores and 3MB of L3 cache, they support HT (hyper-threading), and use HD2500 integrated graphics, only the i3-3225 uses HD 4000. Intel also introduced two new Pentiums based on 32nm technology, G645T with price of $64 and G550T for only $42. Some of the older models (i3-2130, Pentium G870 and G550) had their prices dropped by $20 in the i3’s case and around $10 for the Pentiums.
To wrap up this launch Intel released a few new quad-core i5s for the mid-range market segment. These are; the i5-3350P (3.1GHz) and i5-3333S (2.7GHz) models at $177, while the i5-3330 (3GHz) will be $182, and the i5-3335s (2.7GHz) comes with the price of $194. At the very bottom of the low-end segment they added new Celerons the G465 (1.9GHz), for only 37$, G555 (2.7GHz) at $52, and G550T for $42. These are all based on 32nm technology. It seems like Intel certainly did their work and now customers must wait for a week or two for these new processors to become available at all stores. Currently you can buy many of them at Newegg, but the i3-3240T is available only at the OEM. With all these units coming to the shelves you can also expect a small price drop, so if you need a new CPU and you are short on money, this could be the chance for you to boost your PC a little bit.
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