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Intel to Launch 10W and 13W Ivy Bridge CPUs in 2013

As seen in a slide from VR-Zone, what makes this CPUs special is the fact that Intel will be dropping the thermal design power of its ULV processors for the first time in several years. While the current lineup is designed for at least 17 watts power consumption, the upcoming dual-core Core i3-3229Y, Core i5-3239Y, Core i5-3439Y, and Core i7-3689Y will be dropping to 13 watts. Intel will even be launching a Pentium dual-core that is rated at just 10 watts.

Don't expect performance monsters with clock speeds between 1.1 GHz and 1.5 GHz, but there are clearly interesting opportunities for innovative Ultrabook designs and we would be surprised if those CPUs did not end up in a microserver design, which calls for CPUs that consume less than 15 watts. These specific Ivy Bridge processors will also come with a technology that will allow system vendors to limit the TDP of the CPUs even further (cTDP). The i-series will then run at 10 watts, and the Pentium at 7 watts.

All five new CPUs are expected to launch in Q1 2013.

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  • bavman
    My su3700 from 3 years ago does 1.3ghz stock and 1.6ghz overclocked still at 10W TDP. I realize that the IB architecture is better than core2duos but couldn't that have bumped up clock speed a little bit?

    Still this is pretty cool. We might start getting affordable ultrabooks at do 10+ hours
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  • A Bad Day
    How interesting that in just one architectural and die shrink upgrade (about 2-3 years), a 13W i7-3689-Y has only about half as much computing power as my laptop's 45W i7-720qm (1.6 GHz, quad core), and sips about one fourth less power.
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  • bison88
    bavmanMy su3700 from 3 years ago does 1.3ghz stock and 1.6ghz overclocked still at 10W TDP. I realize that the IB architecture is better than core2duos but couldn't that have bumped up clock speed a little bit?Still this is pretty cool. We might start getting affordable ultrabooks at do 10+ hours

    The difference is your Core2Duo didn't have Intel's integrated GPU. That sucker will be sucking on most of the power as well as taking up most the die real-estate and any advantages from the smaller node process.
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  • zorky9
    they should slap one of these onto a a Surface sku for added battery life.
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  • joytech22
    I wonder how these will compare to my E-450 system (CPU-Side) and the newer E2-1800's.
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  • hate machine
    Maybe the Surface Pro will launch with these. Both are scheduled for Q1 2013... and information on the Pro only states an IB i5.
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  • A Bad Day
    bison88The difference is your Core2Duo didn't have Intel's integrated GPU. That sucker will be sucking on most of the power as well as taking up most the die real-estate and any advantages from the smaller node process.
    You can always set BF3 in software rendering mode...

    Oh wait, it's not the early 2000's anymore.
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  • bustapr
    i wish mobile arm manufacturers would make improvements in this same direction. All I see is arm chips becoming faster and faster each gen, but the battery chugging stays the same, which is often horrid.
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  • nitroexplosion
    Well looks like the SoC future chip rumors are true, look at the packaging BGA, i hope Intel keeps the high-performance chips on LGA for us Computer Gamers if not looks like AMD will finally catch up
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  • A Bad Day
    hydac7the performance on those CPUs will suck ultra bad and not many will want those
    I think a 2500K would be a tad overkill for mobile word processing, email checking and movie watching, right?
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