Last year we reported that along with the latest Core i3 Ivy Bridge processors, Intel had plans to offer several Sandy Bridge i3 SKUs as part of their small and medium business platform. These CPUs lack support for Intel Small Business Advantage tools, however in all other aspects they are identical to previously released Core i3-2300 series parts. So far Intel launched Core i3-2308M, i3-2328M and i3-2365M business-oriented models. The latest in this series, Core i3-2348M, was introduced this month. Information about this microprocessor was added to Intel's product database last weekend.
Specifications of the i3-2348M resemble those of Core i3-2350M. It's a dual-core processor, built on Sandy Bridge 32nm architecture, and capable of executing 4 threads at once. The CPU is clocked at 2.3 GHz. The i3-2348M has 3 MB L3 cache, and supports Hyper-Threading, as well as all basic Sandy Bridge features, such as SSE4 and AVX instructions, Intel 64 and Virtualization technologies. The chip integrates HD 3000 GPU, that runs at 650 MHz, and up to 1.15 GHz when needed. Core i3-2348M has 35 Watt Thermal Design Power and fits socket G2. Price of this CPU is unknown.