Intel plans to release its Core i5-3550P processor soon. The Core i5 Ivy Bridge chip stands out due to its disabled graphics chip. This means that users will always have to rely on a discrete graphics card and Intel's Quick Sync encoder is unavailable. The quadcore processor has a 3.1 GHz clock frequency, which can be elevated to 3.3 GHz with Turbo boost. By disabling the graphics chip, the processor has a TDP of 69 watts, slightly lower than other i5 processors.
The Core i5-2380P, the Sandy Bridge predecessor of the Core i5-3550P, has a pricetag of around £140. Fudzilla claims that the Core i5-3550P processor will be priced similarly.