Intel has recently published a roadmap detailing some of its upcoming Sandy Bridge-based Celeron processors and among these, there is also listed the G460 chips which is to become Intel’s first Celeron processor to arrive with Hyper-Threading enabled.
The chip was actually uncovered on November 18, but its specs weren’t confirmed until recently when CPU-World has seen the Intel roadmap we talked about earlier.
This not only names the G460, but also reveals the specs of this single core processor that will come clocked at 1.8GHz.
This represents a 200MHz jump over the current G440, while Intel has also enabled an additional 512KB of cache memory on this upcoming chip to deliver a total of 1.5MB.
The rest of the CPU’s features are identical with those of the Celeron G440, coming with an integrated dual-channel DDR3-1066 memory controller and 650/1000MHz graphics clock, outside of its newly found Hyper-Threading support.
This is for the first time when Intel leaves this technology enabled in a Celeron CPU and it allows the processor to run two computing threads at the same time for better multi-tasking performance.
Thermal Design Power (TDP) for the Celeron G460 is set at 35W and the chip should be priced at $37 US (roughly 27.5 EUR), which makes it just a tad less expensive than the G530, which has 2 cores and runs at 2.4GHz.
However, the G460 requires less power to operate than the Celeron G530 as the latter has a TDP of 55W.
According to the Intel roadmap, the Celeron G460 is supposed to be released sometime in the first quarter of 2012, but CPU-World’s sources point out that there’s a chance for the chip be released as soon as next week. I guess that we’ll just have to wait and see who is actually right.