While the chip giant has made hay about the improved graphics included with Sandy Bridge, not all consumers wind up using them, preferring a discrete video card instead. For them, Intel now has made available the $195 3.2GHz Core i5-2450P and the $177 3.1GHz Core i5-2380P, with the "P" suffix denoting that lack of onboard graphics. A third Core i5 CPU, the 3.4GHz 2550K ("K" for unlocked multiplier), replaces the i5-2500K and will cost $225.
The trio of Core i5s are quad-cores, but Intel has also announced new dual-core and single-core Celeron parts as well. The dual-core 1.6GHz Celeron B815 will cost $86, whereas the single-core 1.7GHz Celeron B720 will run $70. There are also a pair of new ultra-low-voltage entries: the dual-core 1.3GHz Celeron 867 for $134 and the single-core 1.4GHz Celeron 797 for $107. Anandtech points out one disadvantage to the "P" chips that lack integrated graphics: no Quick Sync. But if that's not an issue for you, and you don't need the onboard graphics, Intel has now provided you with a couple of new options.