Intel Pentium 987 to launch in the third quarter
We previously reported on Intel's plans to refresh budget mobile Celeron and Pentium lineups in the Q3 2012. Particularly, the company will release Celeron B730 and B820 CPUs for mainstream notebooks, and Celeron 807 and 877 for thin and light laptops. New Pentium B980 microprocessor will also be available, presumably in the third quarter. On top of that, Intel will introduce ultra-low voltage Pentium 987 in the same quarter.
Mobile Pentium 987 is going to supersede 977 SKU. Specifications of both models are very much alike, however the upcoming chip is clocked at 1.5 GHz, or 100 MHz higher. The 987 is a dual-core processor with 2 MB L3 cache, HD graphics and 17 Watt TDP. The CPU will support DDR3-1333 memory, which is standard for all mobile Pentium products. On-chip GPU will operate at 350 MHz, and could be boosted as high as 1 GHz when necessary. All advanced technologies, like Hyper-Threading, AES and even VT-x virtualization, will be disabled on this SKU. The processor will be available only in a BGA package. Pentium 987 will be launched in the Q3 2012.
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