Intel Isn't Ready to Scrap Sandy Bridge, Preps Two New Core i3 Chips for Q3

Paul Lilly

From desktops and all-in-one systems to notebooks and Ultraportable/ultrathin laptops, Intel's Ivy Bridge platform is leaving its mark everywhere you look. Is it time to say 'So long!' to Sandy Bridge? Not quite. Intel isn't gung-ho to send its Sandy Bridge platform to that CPU pie in the sky, and instead is planning to launch at least two new mobile chips based on last generation's architecture.

One of those chips is the Core i3 2308M, a 2.1GHz dual-core part with a 650MHz Intel HD 3000 graphics core (1,100MHz Turbo), according to Fudzilla . It has 3MB of L3 cache, support for DDR3-1333 memory, Hyperthreading, VT-x virtualization, and a 35W TDP.

The other chip is the Core i3 2365M, which is essentially a Core i3 2310M part without Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA). It boasts most of the same features, but is clocked at 1.4GHz with a GPU that runs at 350MHz (1000MHz Turbo).  It has a 17W TDP.

No word on how much these CPUs will cost, but both should be available starting in September.

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