Intel Core i3 530 listed online ahead of official launch

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Intel is not expected to officially launch its new Clarkdale processors until early next year, but that hasn't stopped a Canadian online retailer from putting up early listings for a Core i3 530 priced at around $150. Coinciding with previous leaks, the processor is a dual-core part clocked at 2.9GHz with 4MB of L3 cache and has a TDP rating of 73W.

This is one of the first processors to be released under Intel's upcoming Westmere architecture, which will be made using the company's 32nm manufacturing process, and come internally connected to a separate 45nm part that houses a GPU and dual-channel memory controller all in the same package. Other LGA 1156 chips in this family include the Core i5 660, Core i3 540, and Pentium G6950.

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