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.
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Can't wait, the current gen Pentiums like the B950 and B960 are great performers for the price.Reply
That they are. Thinking about using one in an HTPC project.Reply
Really want something to replace the E-450 in my HTPC so I can throw my E-450 into an experimental system.Reply
These ivy pentiums seem like my best bet, but not quite sure what I'd do for graphics considering they have just over 1/3 the execution units for graphics of normal HD4000's (Intel's HD not Radeon's, you guys already know this though).
Maybe I'll just build a SuperTPC with an i7 and HD4000 graphics (Case PSU covers PCI-E slot) lol.
Would be great if they made Ivy Core i3s (mobiles) more available though :/