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Ivy Bridge without graphics coming in Q3 2012
Core i5 3350P is the name
Intel obviously had some success with non-graphics enabled processors and it plans to launch some new processors based on Ivy Bridge with disabled graphics.
The new processor is called Core i5 3350P and it is based on Ivy Bridge core, has a 3.1GHz base clock and 3.3GHz turbo clock. It has four cores and four threads, 6MB cache and a TDP of 69W.
This processor replaces the Core i5 2380P, a 3.1GHz quad-core with four threads and 95W TDP, based on Sandy Bridge. This processor was introduced in Q1 2012 and was indented for customers who wanted to get Core i5 performance and use discrete graphics solution in their systems, so they didn’t want to add additional cost by having a full blown graphics enabled Core i5 processor.
Currently Core i5 2380P sells for $187 as box version and $177 as tray and we expect that Core i5 3350P will debut at the same price.
Intel still has something for these customers it will offer Core i5 3330, a 3GHz Ivy Bridge part with HD2500 graphics, and if you are in the market for a more affordable Sandy Bridge Core i5, there is always the Core i5 2320 at 3Ghz with graphics, already shipping for your convenience.
The graphics enabled Core i5 2320 is shipping at the same $187 boxed, and $177 tray pricing with a TDP of 95W.