Intel has revealed to a Taiwanese news channel that its third generation of Core i3 processors will be available soon. The Ivy Bridge entry-level chips will launch June 24th, contrary to earlier reports that stated the processors would not be released until August.
Intel also repeated its Computex 2011 statement that by the end of 2012, 40 percent of laptop sales will come from Ultrabooks. While Intel still aims for this target, Acer is less optimistic. The Taiwanese manufacturer expects that Ultrabooks will only make up for 12 to 15 percent of its sales for 2012, slightly lower than the 12 to 20 percent from earlier predictions. Acer claims that this is caused by the delay in launching the Ivy Bridge Core i5 and i7 chips, in addition to the fragile economy.
Intel's Ivy Bridge processors for Ultrabooks:
|CPU||Cores / Threads||Freq.||Turbo SC / DC
||DDR3||L3-cache||GPU||GPU freq.||GPU turbo||TDP||Price|
|Core i5 3317U||2 / 4||1,7 GHz||2,6 GHz / 2,4 GHz||1600 MHz||3 MB||HD 4000||350 MHz||1050 MHz||17 W||n.n.b.|
|Core i5 3427U||2 / 4||1,8 GHz||2,8 GHz / 2,6 GHz||1600 MHz||3 MB||HD 4000||350 MHz||1050 MHz||17 W||225 USD (£178)|
|Core i7 3517U||2 / 4||1,9 GHz||3,0 GHz / 2,8 GHz||1600 MHz||4 MB||HD 4000||350 MHz||1050 MHz||17 W||n.n.b.|
|Core i7 3667U||2 / 4||2,0 GHz||3,2 GHz / 3,0 GHz||1600 MHz||'4 MB||HD 4000||350 MHz||1050 MHz||17 W||
346 USD (£288)