Will Intel switch the E2 series to 45 nanometers?
Gamers don't really pay a lot of attention to Intel's 65 nanometer Pentium E2 series, although it is a low priced alternative for low performance systems and overclocking record attempts.
E2210 is the name of a new CPU that can be found in the Intel Processor Spec Finder. The features sound rather unspectacular: 2.2 GHz, FSB800 and one MiByte cache are already available in form of the E2200. But in contrast to the E2200 the E2210 is produced in 45 nanometers and also supports C4E Deeper Sleep State.
The result of the overhauling is said to be lower power consumption, which would make the E2210 interesting for media and office PCs, although the TDP of 65 watt is not changed. But also overclockers could have fun with the processors. With prices of about 53 Euros the E2200 is already a cheap processor and it has a high multiplier of 11. Similar to the more expensive and faster Pentium E5 series the new E2210 should be able to deal with a CPU frequency increased by about 100% and more - without high-end motherboards or high-end RAM.
It is still unclear if this CPU represents the beginning of a whole series of 45 nanometer E2 processors. Initially it was expected that the 65 nanometer E2 series would be completely replaced by the 45 nanometer E5 series which has the more modern production process, a bigger cache and offers a good price-performance ratio. But it is also possible that the entry in the Processor Spec Finder is an error as it had been the case with the Pentium E6300 which had been deleted after a short time and hasn't been renewed since then although the CPU can be ordered already. We also reported about CPUs with 1 MiB cache and FSB800, called E3200 back then, which now cannot be found in stores or on Intel's website.
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