Intel Readies Pentium CPU Refresh for Q2

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Typo91

Original Image Credit: blueman group

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vrmlbasic

As long as it is better than their horrid Atom it's a step in the right direction IMO.

Though whenever new low power chips are pushed out by Intel I dread the likely possibility of businesses/institutions adopting them in their non-computationally-intensive workstations either now or a few years down the line when they're even cheaper than they are at release. My local academic institutions love such crappy computers and take perverse pride in putting ancient tech that was poor even in its heyday in areas that always come to encounter computationally intensive tasks; until recently, one of the local institutions was using single-core pentium 4s in computer labs where matlab, intensive excel worksheets & large compiles were regularly run. It's as though their bean counters know just enough about technology to get their sadistic kicks off of torturing the technically inclined.

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Mikey109105

For about 2 seconds, I thought the article pic was of a live action asari from mass Effect. Then I remembered the intel commercial guys and had a d'oh moment, LOL!

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Shalbatana

If an Ivy bridge were called by any other name, it would still smell sweeter to the consumer than a Pentium.

Confusing.

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someuid

Probably really good for running a simple file server down in the basement. The low thermals means you can put the stock cooler on it and not have to check it for years (for dust) and there's probably enough headroom (performance wise) to run a dns, dhcp, ftp and streaming server, along with a minecraft server or two all at the same time.

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warptek2010

AMD A Series APU's would probably eat these for breakfast.

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praetor_alpha

Intel even tried to kill "Pentium", but didn't.

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