In a typical ‘premium first’ move, Intel have announced 4 new 3rd generation Core processors aimed at Ultrabooks and other highly mobile PCs.
It’s easy to see which devices are going to be best for gaming and video work – the i5-3317U runs a slightly lower max GPU clock. All have a 17W nominal TDP although we already know that this TDP can be programmed up or down for design purposes.
The official list matches the one we published last week…
3317U 1.7Ghz-2.6Gz (at nominal TDP of 17W) GPU clock 350Mhz-1050Mhz [No vPro support]
3427U 1.8Ghz-2.8Ghz (at nominal TDP of 17W) GPU clock 350Mhz-1150Mhz
3517U 1.9-3.0Ghz (at nominal TDP of 17W) GPU clock 350Mhz-1150Mhz [No vPro support]
3667U 2.0-3.32Ghz (at nominal TDP of 17W) GPU clock 350Mhz-1150Mhz
We’ve heard about one Core i3 product – the 3127U too but this hasn’t been announced.
3217U 1.8Ghz (at nominal 17W TDP) GPU clock 350Mhz-1050Mhz
All Ivy Bridge platforms for Ultrabooks are expected to have HD 4000 graphics units with 16 execution units. 1st-generation Ultrabooks used the HD 3000 CPU with 12 execution units. (Execution units affect the performance of both 3D and video processing performance.] For details on the media capabilities of the 3rd Gen Core ‘Ultra’ Processors, see this article.
Sneak peek – 2nd Generation Ultrabooks
We only keep one variant of each model in our database but for a list of devices that will run some form of 3rd-Gen Processor, see this list.