Intel Core i7 Wide range of new mobile processors coming from Intel this autumn

If you're at the verge of splashing out on a shiny new Sandy Bridge notebook, you might just want to gold on to that hard earned cash for just a little bit longer if you can, as Intel is getting ready to launch a few new consumer focused mobile Sandy Bridge processors which should arrive in early October, as well as a few business oriented models. It's a shame that the company is missing the school start by about a month, at least for those that need a new computer for school.

If you're at the verge of splashing out on a shiny new Sandy Bridge notebook, you might just want to gold on to that hard earned cash for just a little bit longer if you can, as Intel is getting ready to launch a few new consumer focused mobile Sandy Bridge processors which should arrive in early October, as well as a few business oriented models. It's a shame that the company is missing the school start by about a month, at least for those that need a new computer for school.

Intel is set to boost the performance of a couple of its consumer level Sandy Bridge processors, although we're not talking about any huge performance increases here, but considering the price points remain the same, it'd be madness not getting a notebook with one of the new processors if possible.

First up we have the Core i5-2430M which is a 2.4GHz model with 3MB of L3 cache which slots in above the Core i5-2410 which is 100MHz slower. The second new model is a quad core CPU which will be known as the Core i7-2670QM and it's clocked at 2.2GHz and has 6MB L3 cache. This is the big brother of the 2GHz Core i7-2630QM and it's important not to mix up the Core i7-2670QM with the much more expensive Core i7-2760QM which is a 2.4GHz model that is also set to launch later this year alongside three additional siblings.

The Core i7-2760QM sports 6MB L3 cache just like the Core i7-2670QM, but as it falls in the business category of CPUs it also has support for VT-d, TXT and vPro, features the consumer models have to make without. The other two business models consists of the dual core Core i7-2640M which is a 2.8GHz part with 4MB L3 cache, the Core i7-2860QM which is a 2.5GHz quad core with 8MB of L3 cache.

Finally we have the Core i7-2960XM which is the new Extreme Edition model which is clocked at 2.7GHz and it too sports 8MB L3 cache. We're not sure when Intel is expecting to have the last four models out, but the Core i5-2430M and Core i7-2670QM are both slated to arrive in notebooks come October with Asus, Dell and Fujitsu already having revealed models sporting the new CPUs. According to pricing from Fujtisu, the Core i5-2430M is priced the same as the Core i5-2410 and the Core i7-2670QM is priced the same as the Core i7-2630QM, although there's no official pricing for any of these models from Intel, as the company is considering them OEM models and as such doesn't provide pricing.

Source: CPU World