Intel debuts more Core M processors, pays compensation to Pentium 4 owners
The list of three 14 nm Core M processors, unveiled back in September 2014, has grown with four more models – the Core M 5Y10c, Core M 5Y31, Core M 5Y51 and Core M 5Y71 processors. All of them are now listed in Intel’s documents but the pricing of the new chips is still unknown.
The Core M 5Y10c processor offers two cores with Hyper-Threading technology for four threads being processed at the same time and runs at 800 MHz – 2 GHz. The chip has 4 MB of L3 cache and Intel HD 5300 graphics at 300-800 MHz. The TDP of the chip is 4.5 watts.
The Core M 5Y31 processor has two cores with Hyper-Threading technology for four threads being processed at the same time and runs at 900 MHz – 2.40 GHz. The chip has 4 MB of L3 cache and Intel HD 5300 graphics at 300-850 MHz. The TDP of the chip is 4.5 watts.
The Core M 5Y51 is a more powerful chip – it has two cores plus HT for four threads being worked on at the same time. The chip runs at 1.1 – 2.6 GHz and has 4 MB of L3 cache, Intel HD 5300 graphics at 300-900 MHz and TDP of 4.5 watts.
The Core M 5Y71 is the most powerful model of the four – it has two cores plus HT technology and works at 1.2 – 2.9 GHz. The chip packs 4 MB of L3 cache, Intel HD 5300 graphics at 300-900 MHz and TDP of 4.5 watts.
In the meantime Intel has been ordered to pay compensation to owners of Pentium 4 processors as a result of a class action suit started back in early 2000s. According to the plaintiffs in the court case back in the year 2000-2001 time period Intel manipulated various benchmark suites to make the Pentium 4 appear more attractive than it actually was. The company knew the Pentium 4 was underperforming but along with HP it used various illegal ways to make the chip more marketable. As a result people who spent some serious cash on a Pentium 4 computer were left disappointed with the chip’s performance. Not everyone can get compensation, though – in order to qualify you must be a US resident, live outside of Illinois, not be associated with Intel in any way and have purchased a Pentium 4-based computer for personal or home use between November 30, 2000 and December 31, 2001. Buyers of new Pentium 4 computers at 2.0 GHz or lower speed between January 01, 2002 and June 30, 2002 can also get compensation. The money back offer is not something great – just USD 15 but if you are interested you can register here and claim your money back. The deadline is April 14, 2015 and the claim form does not require a receipt.