While rumoured in the late summer of 2009 (when the socket was still somewhat relevant) new Intel socket LGA775 chips have only just been released; the announcement falling by the wayside as Intel’s attempt for price conscious Core i3/i5 products take the spotlight to start off the new decade.
Intel is not only keeping the LGA775 socket on life support, they are resurrecting product names of the original line of Core 2 Duo processors – as if their naming scheme wasn’t already confusing enough.
The company is debuting a single new Quad Core – the Q9500 – along with a Pentium branded CPU (what, you thought the lineup died with Core?) and two Celeron units for good measure.
|Name||L2 Cache (MB)||Cores||Threads||Clock Speed (GHz)||FSB (MHz)||Price|
|Core 2 Quad Q9500||6||4||4||2.83||1333||$183 USD|
|Pentium E6600||2||2||2||3.06||1066||$84 USD|
|Celeron E3400||1||2||2||2.60||800||$53 USD|
As a result of the new introductions, a few processors have received price reductions; these include the Pentium E6500 down to $74, the Pentium E5400 to $64, and the Celeron E3300 rings in at $43.
This brings the total number of CPU designed on the LGA755 socket and based on the Core microarchitecture somewhere in the ballpark of 73+- “unique” processors.