Ivy Bridge Details show Ultrabooks will run 2.0Ghz, in 2nd-half of 2012

Posted on 07 December 2011, Last updated on 07 December 2011 by


Despite Acer’s bullish proposals for an updated S3 ultrabook in April next year it looks like new Ultrabooks won’t start hitting shelves until the second half of 2012 but when they do, we can expect CPU and GPU clock boosts along with the extra goodness that’s going into the chipsets.

It looks like the tri-gate transistor and the 22nm process being used to make the next-gen Ivy Bridge processors will result in some usable performance boosts for the same thermal design ratings. You should also see lower idle power and, with Windows 8, even more power savings that are going to widen the dynamic range of Ultrabooks up even further.

VR-ZONE have published details of the mobile Ivy¬† Bridge parts and they include two that will he used in Ultrabooks. Note that there’s no Core i3 part on the list yet. Early adapters will, as usual, be levered into spending more than they planned.

The two parts for Ultrabooks are:
Core i7-3667U (2.0-3.2GHz, 4MB level 3 cache)
Core i5-3427U (1.8-2.8Ghz, 3MB level 3 cache)

Both platforms include the Intel HD4000 graphics on-die which promises big improvements in performance and adds DX11 support.

The chipset is also updated to the UM77.

Click through to VR-ZONE to see more Ivy-Bridge details and tables.

Recommended Reading

Top Ultra Mobile PCs

Dell Latitude E7440
14.0" Intel Core i5-4200U
HP Chromebook 11 G3
11.6" Intel Celeron N2830
Viliv S5
4.8" Intel Atom (Silverthorne)
GPD Pocket 2
7.0" Intel Core m3-8100Y
Toshiba Portege Z930
13.3" Intel Core i5 3427U
GPD Win 2
6.0" Intel m3 7Y30
Acer Aspire Switch 10
10.1" Intel Atom Z3745
Lenovo Ideapad Flex 10
10.1" Intel Celeron N2806
Acer Aspire E11 ES1
11.6" Intel Celeron N2840
HP Elitebook 820 G2
12.5" Intel Core i5 5300U