Bits and pieces: unreleased Intel CPUs spotted
In the 4th quarter 2012, Intel's Extreme segment of desktop market will be updated with Core i7-3970X. Details of this CPU were revealed by DonanimHaber, and later confirmed by a roadmap, leaked by VR-Zone. Existence of this SKU was also confirmed earlier this month by Intel, when the Core i7-3970X was added to Intel's Material Declaration Data Sheets (MDDS) database. The CPU will have BX80619I73970X box part number and SR0WR S-spec number.
As we're getting closer to refresh of desktop Celeron and Pentium microprocessors, which will happen in September, we spotted the first desktop systems with several upcoming models. Dell Taiwan now lists Celeron G465 and Pentium G645 in specifications of Dell Inspiron 660s desktop. Dell website doesn't show any details, such as frequency and L3 cache, for these SKUs.
Speaking of G465 and G645 CPUs, their operating frequencies were confirmed by Intel yesterday. The company published Product Change Notification 111655-00, that details future modifications to the fan/heatsink design of boxed microprocessors. In addition to already launched boxed CPUs, the document lists box part numbers, clock speeds, S-Spec numbers and core steppings for not yet released Core i5-3350P, Core i3-3220, i3-3225, and i3-3240, Pentium G2120 and G645, and Celeron G465 and G555 SKUs.
Order codes, and brief specs of unreleased Pentium B980 and 987 CPUs surfaced on the "Product order codes" page for mobile Pentium processors. The details match what we already know about these SKUs. The Pentium B980 will run at 2.4 GHz, and it will be produced in a PGA package. The 987 will have 1.5 GHz clock speed, and it will be made in a BGA package. Both parts will have 2 MB L3 cache.
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