Intel Core i5-2450M spotted in Dell notebooks
Earlier this fall Intel refreshed all of their mobile microprocessor families. In September, Intel introduced a few high-performance Core i7 products, featuring 2 and 4 CPU cores. Several new models were also released in October, including Pentium B960, Core i3-2350M and Core i5-2430M. It's been three weeks since the last launch, and faster version of the 2430M CPU has already emerged in specifications of Dell notebooks, marketed in Taiwan. The new microprocessor, Core i5-2450M, will be offered in Inspiron 14, Inspiron 15R, XPS 14Z, XPS 15 and XPS 17 notebooks.
Intel Core i5-2450M offers slightly better performance than the i5-2430M by bumping stock and Turbo Boost frequencies by 100 MHz, to 2.5 GHz and 3.1 GHz respectively. According to this PDF file on Intel website, processor's maximum graphics frequency was also increased by 100 MHz to 1.3 GHz. Like other i5-2400 series mobile chips, the upcoming processor has 2 CPU cores, 3 MB of last level cache, and it will presumably support the same technologies, such as Hyper-Threading, and SSE4 and AES instructions. Launch date of new Core i5 model is not known.
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