Intel Core i3-2350M and i5-2430M CPUs spotted
In the second half of April, we published two stories about upcoming Pentium B940 and B950 mobile processors, as well as Core i3-2330M. Details about these microprocessors were discovered in specifications of new Fujitsu, HP and Lenovo notebooks, and, based on May release date of one of those notebooks, we presumed that the processors will be introduced in May. Recently we found two new second-generation CPUs, Core i3-2350M and Core i5-2430M, mentioned in Maintenance and Service Guide (PDF file) of HP ProBook 4530s notebook. The microprocessors are also referenced on the System service parts page for ThinkPad Edge E520 laptop.
Second-generation Core i3-2350 and Core i5-2430M CPUs are based on the latest Sandy Bridge microarchitecture, and aimed at the same market segment of mid-class notebooks, therefore it's not surprising that the processors share many features. Particularly, these models have two CPU cores, capable of running 4 threads simultaneously, 3 MB level 3 cache, and socket G2-compatible package. The i3-2350M runs at 2.3 GHz, while the i5-2430M operates 100 MHz higher, at 2.4 GHz. The Core i5 part also has Turbo Boost feature enabled, which allows it to push core frequency up to 3 GHz when only one CPU core is active. In all likelihood, both microprocessors will have the same on-chip technologies as Core i3-2310M / i5-2410M SKUs. Release date of Intel i3-2350M and i5-2430M models is not known at this time.
Oct 06: Intel Core i3-2350M and i3-2367M CPUs launched
Oct 04: Intel introduces Pentium 957 and B960, and Core mobile CPUs
Aug 31: New Core i5-2435M and Core i7-2675QM CPUs spotted on Intel website
Jun 16: Intel mobile CPUs to launch in June 2011