Following a round of budget Ivy processors for desktop computers, Intel is readying a lineup following the same strategy for the mobile segment.
According to CPU World, Intel is preparing the announcement of the Pentium 2117U (dual-core, BGA1023, 1.8 GHz) as well as the Pentium 2020M (dual-core, G2, 2.4 GHz). There will also be two new Sandy Bridge processors, the Pentium 987 (dual-core, BGA1023, 1.5 GHz), as well as the Pentium B980 (dual-core, G2, 2.4 GHz). There was no information on a launch date.
On the performance side, we expect Intel's high-end desktop processors to be updated with the i7-3970X with a clock speed of 3.5 GHz (15 MB cache, 6 cores, LGA2011) to replace the 3960X as flagship processor in the fourth quarter.