Intel Corei3 Intel is planning more mobile Core i3 processors

Details of a full-fat mobile Ivy Bridge Core i3 processor have turned up and it looks like we were right about the fact that these chips will be arriving much later this year than their higher-end siblings. The chip in question is the Core i3-3110M and it's expected sometime in Q3 this year, which right now is pretty far away for anyone looking at getting a budget Ivy Bridge notebook.

Details of a full-fat mobile Ivy Bridge Core i3 processor have turned up and it looks like we were right about the fact that these chips will be arriving much later this year than their higher-end siblings. The chip in question is the Core i3-3110M and it's expected sometime in Q3 this year, which right now is pretty far away for anyone looking at getting a budget Ivy Bridge notebook.

The Core i3-3110M is said to be clocked at 2.4GHz, the same speed as the current Core i3-2370M which just happens to be Intel's fastest 35W TDP Core i3 mobile Sandy Bridge chip. The Core i3-3110M is in fact very similar and keeps the 35W TDP, 3MB L2 cache and two cores with hyper threading, although it gains Intel HD 4000 graphics and support for faster memory which is a bonus.

Apparently Intel has seemed fit to reduce the clock speed for the GPU to 1GHz compared to 1150MHz for the Core i3-2370, but hopefully the upgraded GPU core will more than make up for that reduced top turbo speed for the GPU. We'd expect further models to follow, but with a launch this late in the year, we're only likely to see a couple of additional Core i3 models this year.

Source: CPU World