We recently reported that Intel plans to introduce five mobile Core i5 and i7 microprocessors in Q1 2013. It is likely that Intel will launch more than just several SKUs, and we will also see a few Core ULV parts, Ivy Bridge-based Celeron mobile processor or processors, and even one Sandy Bridge CPU. The latter one is a Core i3-2348M, and it was spotted in specifications of Fujitsu LIFEBOOK AH532, N532, NH532 and LH532 notebooks along with unreleased Core i5-3230M.
According to specifications on Fujitsu website, the i3-2348M will have 2.3 GHz clock speed and 3 MB L3 cache. This part has i3-2xxx processor number, which means that it is based on Sandy Bridge microarchitecture. We presume that it will come with all standard features of Core i3 mobile processors, that is 2 CPU cores with Hyper-Threading, no Turbo Boost technology and HD 3000 graphics. Like its predecessor Core i3-2328M, the 2348M should not support Small Business Advantage tools. Performance of this SKU should be identical to Core i3-2350M.
Core i5-3230M will have 2.6 GHz operating frequency, Turbo Boost technology with 3.2 GHz maximum speed, and 3 MB of last level cache. Judging by the features, the 3230M appears to be a successor to Core i5-3210M CPU. From other sources we also know that the i5-3230M will be released in BGA and PGA packages. We don't have the rest of the specifications, and suspect that they won't differ from standard Core i5 features, i.e. the processor will have 2 Hyper-Threaded cores, and 35 Watt TDP.
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