Intel Mobile Core i5/i7 Coming Early Next Year
RegHardware reports that Intel is planning to launch seven mobile processors based on the Core i5 and i7 architecture in Q1 2010. The codenamed ‘Arrandale’ processors will feature Core i5 and i7 branding, and one (it is not clear which one) could have onboard graphics.
There will be two Ultra Low Voltage (ULV) models to start with running at 1.06GHz and a 1.20GHz, with the ability to overclock to 2.13GHz and 2.26GHz, respectively. They will have TDPs of 10 – 18W. Other specs include 4MB of L3 cache, DDR3-800 support, and Hyperthreading (which means four logical processor cores).
There will be two Low Voltage (LV) models as well, running at 2.0GHz and 2.13GHz, with the ability to overclock up to 2.80GHz and 2.93GHz respectively. They will also feature Hyperthreading technology.
The standard part will be an i7 with a 2.66GHz clockspeed (overclockable to 3.33GHz); it will be a dual- and not a quad-core chip. The TDP will range from 25 – 35W, and it will support DDR3-1066. A standard i5 chip will have the same TDP and memory support as the 2.66GHz i7 chip, but a lesser cache (3MB L3 vs 4MB L3) and stock clocks of 2.4GHz and 2.53GHz, which overclock to 2.93 and 3.06GHz respectively.
A dual-core Celeron based on the Arrandale architecture is expected to launch in Q2.