Intel Ivy Bridge Core i3 Processors Launch Pushed to Q3 2012

Hassan Mujtaba

Intel has pushed the launch date of Ivy Bridge based Core i3 desktop processors to Q3 2012 for reasons unknown, The Core i3 processors were initially slated for a June 2012 launch while the Core i7/i5 lineup is expected to launch at this months end.

The Core i3 lineup would include a total of five 22nm CPU's which are listed below:

  • Core i3-3240 - 3.4GHz
  • Core i3-3240T - 3.0GHz
  • Core i3-3225 - 3.3GHz
  • Core i3-3220 - 3.3GHz
  • Core i3-3220T - 2.8GHz

All processors would feature support for Hyper Threading, Dual Core design and a L3 Cache of 3Mb. Standard models would have a rated TDP of 55W while models with T suffix would feature a 35W TDP design. All models would be coupled with HD 2500 Graphics except the Core i3-3225 which has a HD 4000 Series graphics chip.

The Core i3 models would range between $110-$140 though exact prices are unknown, For more details on the Core i3 lineup Go here.

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