Printed from http://www.electronista.com

Leaks back Intel Ivy Bridge on April 29, few ultrabook chips

updated 09:45 am EDT, Wed March 28, 2012

Ivy Bridge may get just 2 ultrabook CPUs at first

Frequent rumors of Intel's Ivy Bridge having a late April, staggered launch were supported by leaks later on Tuesday. A dozen processors would be on sale April 29, CPU-World heard, focusing mostly on desktop chips ranging from a quad 3.1GHz Core i5 to a 3.5GHz Core i7. Just three notebook chips would join the group, all of them quad Core i7 parts with regular 2.6GHz and 2.7GHz versions along with a 2.9GHz Extreme Edition.

The brunt of the lineup would come later, on June 3. Desktop parts would include a more conservative range from a 2.8GHz dual Core i5 to a 3.4GHz Core i5, but the highlight would be mobile chips. Regular notebooks would be cared for through dual 2.6GHz and 2.8GHz Core i5s as well as dual 2.9GHz Core i7 parts. Just two ultrabook-friendly parts would be available, however: a 1.8GHz Core i5 and a 2GHz Core i7 would be the only options at the time, limiting choices for systems like Apple's MacBook Air.

A final round in the summer would bring out the entry Core i3 parts, including dual-core 2.8GHz through to 3.4GHz desktop parts as well as one ultrabook-ready 1.8GHz chip. Core i3 parts lack Turbo Boost and won't run as quickly as Core i5 or i7 when less than the full number of cores are active.

Bulk pricing has only been leaked for the April 29 group, which would have a narrow spread of $184 to $332 for desktop parts and $378 to $1,096 for the quad-core mobile hardware.

April 29 chips



June 3 chips



Summer chips



By Electronista Staff
toggle

Comments

Login Here

Not a member of the MacNN forums? Register now for free.

toggle

Network Headlines

toggle

Most Popular

Sponsor

Recent Reviews

Cambridge Audio DacMagic XS

Every computer with a microphone or headphone port has one -- a digital to analog converter (DAC). There are nearly as many chipsets a ...

D-Link Wi-Fi Smart Plug

Home automation fans have been getting their fair share of gadgets and accessories in the last few years. Starting with light bulbs, a ...

Razer Kraken Pro headset

Gaming headphones are a challenge to get right, for a long list of reasons that are unique to the consumer buying them. Some shoppers ...

Sponsor

toggle

Most Commented

 
toggle

Popular News