Upcoming Core i3 Chip Only Consumes 35W

Paul Lilly

News and rumor site Fudzilla is reporting that Intel is on the cusp of releasing a new low power Core i3 part, the Core i3 2100T. Built around Intel's Sandy Bridge architecture, the Core i3 2100T (where the "T" stands for Power Optimized Lifestyle) comes rated at just 35W TDP.

That's pretty impressive considering this is a desktop part, one that will mostly likely land in all-in-one (AIO) PCs and other systems where heat output has to be strictly controlled. From a performance standpoint, the upcoming chip features two cores (four threads) hustling along at 2.5GHz. Other features include 3MB of cache, dual-channel DDR3 1066/1333 support, and a graphics core clocked at 650MHz (1,00MHz Turbo).

Core i3 2100T will require a motherboard built around Intel's new socket 1155.

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