First Ivy Bridge CPU models reportedly leaked
The new Ivy Bridge processors are just around the corner, so it may not be too surprising that a roadmap of laptop Ivy Bridge CPUs has already leaked.
As revealed on VR-Zone, the new i5 and i7 CPUs will come in both standard voltage and ULV varieties, in addition to Extreme i7 cores for the enthusiasts. The ULV processors in particular may be ideal candidates for Ivy Bridge-powered Ultrabooks in 2012. These include the i5-3320M, i5-3360M and i7-3520M, which are expected to have a nominal TDP of 17 watts each. This is similar to ULV Sandy Bridge cores such as the i5-2557M. The new Extreme mobile model, i7-3920XM, is expected to have a TDP of 55 watts with a clock frequency of 2.9GHz.
As expected, the integrated graphics chip will be upgraded to the Intel HD Graphics 4000. The source claims that up to 3 independent monitors (including the notebook monitor) can be supported simultaneously by the new chip with hopes of DisplayPort support in the Intel notebooks. Current Sandy bridge cores are outfitted with the integrated Intel HD 3000 instead.
Unfortunately, lower-end Ivy Bridge CPUs on the Core i3 line are not included in the leaked roadmap. Check out the source below for more detailed charts of the Intel 22nm die shrink of Sandy Bridge, to be available in notebooks beginning early to mid 2012.