Intel launches second wave of Ivy Bridge processors ahead of Computex

By on May 31, 2012, 11:30 AM

Intel officially launched its Ivy Bridge architecture back in April with over a dozen third-generation Core i5 and Core i7 processors, all but one of them being quad-core parts destined for high-performance laptops and desktops. Now, the company is following up with another 14 processors to the line-up, only this time the chips are mainly dual-core parts catering to a number of different market segments and platforms.

The new additions consist once again of both Core i7 and Core i5 parts. Of the 14 processors, six are desktop-grade Core i5s — five quad-core parts and a single dual core — while the remaining eight are mobile processors split evenly between the standard mobile version (marked with an "M" suffix) and the ultra-low-power variants we’ll soon start seeing inside in Ultrabooks (with a "U" designation).

Desktop parts are priced between $184 and $205 in 1,000 bulk quantities, topping out with the Core i5-3570 clocked at 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo) and featuring a TDP of 77 Watts. Meanwhile, the new mobile processors are priced between $225 and $346. The standard 35W parts top out with the Core i5-3520M clocked at 2.9GHz, while the i7-3667U leads the pack for ultra-low-power variants clocked at 2.0GHz.

All chips offer PCIe 3.0 support as well as features like Intel Secure Key, OS Guard, and Virtualization technologies. Detailed specifications of these new processors are available in the tables below.

As far as Ultrabooks are concerned, Intel says it has a whopping 110 different ultrabooks in the pipeline now, 30 of them featuring touch screens and 10 offering convertible designs. They’ve also slightly tweaked their definition of what it takes to build an Ultrabook, mandating either USB 3.0 or Thunderbolt, Intel Identity Protection and Intel Anti-Theft support, and have storage that is “responsive while active.”

Third generation Intel Core desktop processors

CPU model i5-3570 i5-3570S i5-3475S i5-3470 i5-3470T i5-3470S
Price $205 $205 $201 $184 $184 $184
TDP 77W 65W 65W 77W 35W 65W
Cores / threads 4/4 4/4 4/4 4/4 2/4 4/4
Base frequency 3.4GHz 3.1GHz 2.9GHz 3.2GHz 2.9GHz 2.9GHz
Turbo Boost 3.8GHz 3.8GHz 3.6GHz 3.6GHz 3.5GHz 3.6GHz
DDR3 1600MHz 1600MHz 1600MHz 1600MHz 1600MHz 1600MHz
L3 cache 6MB 6MB 6MB 6MB 3MB 6MB
GPU Intel HD 2500 Intel HD 2500 Intel HD 4000 Intel HD 2500 Intel HD 2500 Intel HD 2500
GPU base frequency 650MHz 650MHz 650MHz 650MHz 650MHz 650MHz
GPU max dynamic frequency 1150MHz 1150MHz 1100MHz 1100MHz 1050MHz 1050MHz
PCIe Gen. 3 support Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes

 

Third generation Intel Core mobile processors

CPU model i5-3210M i5-3320M i7-3360M i5-3520M
Price Not listed $225 $266 $346
TDP 35W 35W 35W 35W
Cores / threads 2/4 2/4 2/4 2/4
Base frequency 2.5GHz 2.6GHz 2.8GHz 2.9GHz
Turbo Boost (SC) 3.1GHz 3.3GHz 3.5GHz 3.6GHz
Turbo Boost (DC) 2.9GHz 3.1GHz 3.3GHz 3.4GHz
DDR3/DDR3L 1600MHz 1600MHz 1600MHz 1600MHz
L3 cache 3MB 3MB 3MB 3MB
GPU Intel HD 4000 Intel HD 4000 Intel HD 4000 Intel HD 4000
GPU base frequency 650MHZ 650MHZ 650MHZ 650MHZ
GPU max dynamic frequency 1100MHz 1200MHZ 1200MHZ 1200MHZ
PCIe Gen. 3 support Yes Yes Yes Yes

 

Third generation Intel Core mobile ultra processors

CPU Model i5-3317U i53427U i73517U i7-3667U
Price Not listed $225 Not Listed $346
TDP 17W 17W 17W 17W
Cores / threads 2/4 2/4 2/4 2/4
Base frequency 1.7GHz 1.8GHz 1.9GHz 2.0GHz
Turbo Boost (SC) 2.6GHz 2.8GHz 3.0GHz 3.2GHz
Turbo Boost (DC) 2.4GHz 2.6GHz 2.8GHz 3.0GHz
DDR3/DDR3L 1600MHz 1600MHz 1600MHz 1600MHz
L3 cache 3MB 3MB 4MB 4MB
GPU Intel HD 4000 Intel HD 4000 Intel HD 4000 Intel HD 4000
GPU base frequency 350MHz 350MHz 350MHz 350MHz
GPU max dynamic frequency 1050MHz 1050MHz 1050MHz 1050MHz
PCIe Gen. 3 support Yes Yes Yes Yes

 

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