Intel's Ivy Bridge mobile platform broken down by M-Series and U-Series Processors.
Over the past two weeks, we have learned about the upcoming Ivy Bridge processors and its "S" & "T" versions. Thanks to another leak, posted by VR-Zone, we now get to see a little about the upcoming Ivy Bridge mobile platform. The M-series will come with 35W, 45W, and 55W TDP. The U-Series will come with a 17W TDP. This is a change from the current Sandy Bridge mobile line up that offered three levels; SV - 35W, 45W & 55W, LV - 25W and ULV - 17W.
With the Chief River platform, Intel has added an additional chipset (HM76) to its lineup. The three main chipsets are HM75, HM76, and HM77, with the UM77 for lower power platform. With the HM76, users gain USB 3.0 support over HM75, while HM77 adds support for RAID, in addition to USB 3.0.
Looking into the mobile CPU lineup, the flagship Ivy Bridge mobile CPU is the Core i7-3920XM. It has 4-cores (8-threads), clocked at 2.90 GHz with Max Turbo of 3.80 GHz (single-core), and Intel's HD Graphics 4000. The other quad-core CPUs are the Core i7-3820QM and Core i7-3720QM, which have 4-cores (8-threads). The Core i7-3820QM is clocked at 2.70 GHz, while the Core i7-3720QM is clocked at 2.60 GHz. These show a 400 MHz increase in clock speeds over the initially released Sandy Bridge counter-parts.
The rest of the M-Series lineup includes a dual-core Core i7-3520M, which is clocked at 2.90 GHz and two i5 dual-core models. The Core i5-3360M is clocked at 2.80 GHz, while the Core i5-3320M is clocked at 2.60 GHz. All the M-Series processors utilize Intel's HD Graphics 4000, SIPP 2012, vPro 2012, VT-d, TXT, AES-NI, and support DDR3 memory speeds of 1600MHz. It is interesting to see that all the mobile processors have a higher max graphics clocks versus their desktop equivalents (1300 vs 1150).
The U-Series lineup will include two CPUs, the Core i7-3667U and Core i5-3427U. The Core i7-3667U has 2-cores (4 threads) and clocked at 2.00 GHz with Max Turbo of 3.20 GHz (single-core). The Core i5-3427U has has 2-cores (4 threads) and clocked at 1.80 GHz with Max Turbo of 2.80 GHz (single-core). All the U-Series processors utilize Intel's HD Graphics 4000, SIPP 2012, vPro 2012, VT-d, TXT, AES-NI, and support DDR3 memory speeds of 1600MHz.