Core i5: First details and prices
Intel's Core i5 processor is supposed to launch in October. Intel now reveals first details about clock rates, features and the pricing.
The Core i5 for the socket 1156 is supposed to become the new standard middle class processor - at least that is Intel's intention but the below mentioned prices suggest something different. Since the scheduled release date moves closer and closer Intel presents first details to the specialized press.
The Core i5 CPU with the code name Lynnfield is said to be released in three different versions. The clock rates will be 2,660, 2,800 und 2,930 MHz. All CPUs of the Core i5 series will have four cores (45 nm), a Dual Channel DDR3 memory controller, 8 MiByte L3-Cache and a maximum TDP (Thermal Design Power) of 95 Watt.
Like the big brother Core i7 the Core i5 can overclock itself due to the Turbo Boost technology. During single core operation Intel specifies a maximum clock of 3,200 MHz, 3,460 MHz and 3,600 MHz (depending on model).
According to the tcmagazine.com the prices of the three versions are as follows: 196 US-Dollar (2.66 GHz), 284 US-Dollar (2.8 GHz) und 562 US-Dollar (2.93 GHz). The 2.66 GHz version will additionally come without Hyper Threading, vPro and TXT.
Intel furthermore announced to deliver the first 32 nm CPUs after the launch of the three Lynnfields.
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