Prices of upcoming mobile Ivy Bridge CPUs
On April 23 Intel announced first "Ivy Bridge" based mobile processors, all of which had 4 CPU cores and could handle as many as 8 processing threads at once. These chips were not cheap, and even the least expensive Core i7-3720QM model had price tag close to $400. On June 3 Intel plans to launch more affordable dual-core CPUs, also based on Ivy Bridge micro-architecture. Prices of these microprocessors will range from $225 to $346.
Core i7 products, expected to launch in June, are i7-3520M with 35 Watt Thermal Design Power, and ULV i7-3667U with 17 Watt TDP. These dual core products have 256 KB L2 cache per each core, and shared 4 MB L3 cache. The parts incorporate Turbo Boost technology, that can temporary increase core frequency, and Hyper-Threading feature, that doubles the number of threads, the CPU can handle at once. Core i7-3520M and i7-3667U SKUs will be priced at $346.
Upcoming Core i5 processors are mainstream i5-3320M and i5-3360M, both having 35 Watt TDP, and ultra-low voltage i5-3427U. Core i5s have the size of L3 cache reduced to 3 MB, and their clock speeds and maximum Turbo Boost frequencies are lowered in comparison to aforementioned Core i7s. The rest of Core i5's features are identical to Core i7 CPUs. Official price for the Core i5-3320M and ULV i5-3427 will be $225. Intel i5-3360M, which has 200 MHz higher core frequency than the i5-3320M, will have $266 price tag.
All 35 Watt models will be released in PGA and BGA packages, and ULV chips will be available only in BGA package. Remaining features of dual-core Ivy Bridge CPUs are provided below:
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