Embedded Ivy Bridge processors announced
On April 23 Intel revealed their latest micro-architecture, codenamed Ivy Bridge, and disclosed details of quad-core desktop and mobile microprocessors. Despite the fact that we now know the specs and prices of new CPUs, they are merely announced, and they will be officially launched only on April 29. Also on April 29, Intel will release three embedded chips, Core i7-3610QE, i7-3612QE and i7-3615QE. These CPUs were not referenced in Intel's press release and in the 3rd generation Intel Core processor multimedia press kit, however the microprocessors did appear yesterday in Intel's product database.
The announced embedded Ivy Bridge CPUs have 4 cores, 6 MB L3 cache, and they come with full set of features, including AVX instructions, Vpro, Turbo Boost, and Hyper-Threading technologies. Core i7-3610QE and i7-3615QE are 2.3 GHz processors with 3.3 GHz maximum Turbo Boost frequency, and 45 Watt TDP. The 3610QE works in socket G2, whereas the i7-3615QE is a BGA chip, soldered on a motherboard. The third part, Core i7-3612QE, operates at lower 2.1 GHz, and up to 3.1 GHz, although it also has lower 35 Watt TDP:
Two processors, Core i5-3612QE and Core i5-3615QE, support ECC memory. All three CPUs integrate HD 4000 graphics with 650 MHz base and 1 GHz Turbo speeds. Feature-wise the Core i7-3610QE, i7-3612QE and i7-3615QE are very similar to Core i7-3610QM, i7-3612QM and i7-3615QM, except that consumer parts don't have long life support, lack Vpro features and do not support ECC memory. Prices of new embedded Ivy Bridge CPUs are not known at this time.
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Apr 23, 2012: Intel announces Ivy Bridge desktop and mobile CPUs
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