Report: Intel to Replace Core i5-2380P with Ivy Bridge
Intel is rumored to be preparing the launch of the Core i5 3350P during this quarter, an Ivy Bridge processor without functional graphics features.
Fudzilla reports that the 69 watt quad-core CPU will run at 3.1/3.3 GHz and share the 6 MB cache of its graphics-capable processors. The 3350P will slot in just below the 3.1 GHz 3450, which sells for a tray price of $184.
As a replacement for the 32 nm 3.1 GHz 2380P, we expect the discount of the no-graphics feature to be minimal and surface at $177. Given Intel's market position at this time, there is no reason for the company to apply any pricing changes.
Intel did not officially comment on the rumor.