A little more than a month before the expected launch date of the lower end Intel Core i3 and i5 CPU’s, the 32nm have been spotted on a German retailer’s (HPM-Computer) website. And while the units are only available for pre-order, the listing does give some confirmation to the rumours about the processor’s specs along with rough retail pricing.
Two Intel Core i3 Dual Cores are listed, the i3 530/540 at 2.93GHz/3.06GHz respectively, both featuring a 4MB L3 Cache , 733MHz GPU Core and 73W TDP. Both have Hyperthreading allowing for 4 logical cores, and include the integrated DX10 graphics core, but lack Turboboost which can only be found on the i5 series. The chips are priced at 103 Euro inc 19% tax ( $125USD without tax) for the i3 530, and the 540 120.90 Euro ($146 USD without tax)
Aside from the already released i5 750, four additional i5 dual core CPU’s are being launched, starting at 3.2GHz with the i5 650 up to 3.46GHz on the i5 670. The chips feature the same 4MB L3 Cache, 733MHz IGP and 73W TDP. The i5 661 breaks the mold with a boost to the graphics core, sitting at 900MHz and bumping the TDP up to 83W. All the CPUs feature turboboost which allows for a rough .26MHz speed increase. All chips include Hyperthreading.
Prices start at 160.90 Euro ($195USD w/o tax) for the 650 and jump to 252.90 Euro ($306 USD w/o tax) for the 670.