I just had a chance to test newest Celeron G460 and decided to share my thoughts
Test setup : Intel DH61AG , 32GB transcend mSata SSD, 2GB RAM (1 stick) , Dell 90W brick , Low profile dynatron k199 1U cooler . Windows 7 prof. 32bit
Idle : 15-16W
1080p (avatar trailer) : 19-21-22W
LinX (problem size 10000 , memory used 772MB) : 26-27W
It is quite difficult to rate this processor, so decided to point out pros and cons.
+ Low power use during 100% CPU(only).
+ CPU is cool (max 60 Celsius in small case with fan spinning at 950RPM)
+ passive cooling should be easy in this case
- despite being 35W cpu, it is sold with normal height cooling. All T versions have nice little 1U compatible cooler. If anyone's buying such a cpu, there is a big chance he will try to squeeze it into something small. I understand this is no T version , but come on....
- poor performance . It is faster than atom (even the new one) but it is much slower than G530. It is simply in atom , brazos league in terms of raw performance .
- price : for a $3-$5 more You are getting much faster G530 , and You still need to get low profile heatsink. This CPU should cost $29.99 or 19.99 euro or 99zł
Did not perform any other tests (except geekbench : 2338 points). But if anyone is interested in particular tests , let me know.
Personally , I am disappointed . I expected it to be more lively , snappier , and more responsive. It feels like G530 with one core disabled.
The only scenario I imagine for that cpu is if You already have 1155 board lying around and want to build small cheap pc which is not atom or brazos. Or You can stick big after market cooler on it and have fanless setup.