Intel to release mobile Core i5-3365M CPU in Q3 2012
Intel Ivy Bridge micro-architecture has a number of improvements, one of which is substantially faster integrated Graphics Processing unit (GPU). HD 4000 graphics, supported by all mobile Core-branded processors with Ivy Bridge core, performs up to 50% better than the HD 3000 graphics in previous generation of Intel CPUs. Perhaps in light of increased competition in graphics area with recently launched AMD "Trinity" processors, Intel decided to give another boost to GPUs on their mobile chips. We already reported that Core i7-3525M CPU, coming in the third quarter, will feature higher maximum GPU Turbo speed. Fudzilla reported that in the third quarter Intel will also release Core i5-3325M and i5-3365M microprocessors, both with higher maximum frequency of the graphics unit. Unfortunately, Fudzilla provided specifications only for the i5-3365M SKU.
Non-graphics part of the Core i5-3365M is identical to i5-3360M, which is expected in June. These processors have two Hyper-Threaded cores with 3 MB L3 cache. The cores operate at 2.8 GHz, and support Turbo Boost technology, that pushes clock frequency up to 3.3 GHz for two active cores, and up to 3.5 GHz for one core. Like the i5-3360M, the Core i5-3365M has the HD 4000 graphics unit clocked at 650 MHz. However, maximum graphics frequency on the 3365M is raised from 1.2 to 1.35 GHz. Both chips have 35 Watt TDP. Intel i5-3365M will be available only in BGA package.
We suspect that the Core i5-3325M will have specifications, similar to i5-3320M, with the exception of increased maximum GPU frequency. This SKU will be also offered only in BGA package.
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