New Intel Core i5, i7 CPUs Coming?
A service manual of HP’s upcoming Envy 17 notebook reveals Intel may be coming out with new mobile Core i5 and i7 processors in the near future.
The PDF shows several new processors:
- Core i5-450M dual-core: 2.40GHz (Turbo Boost to 2.93GHz), 3MB L3 cache, 35W TDP
- Core i7-740QM quad-core: 1.73GHz (Turbo Boost to 3.06GHz), 6MB L3 cache, 45W TDP
- Core i7-840QM quad-core: 1.86GHz (Turbo Boost to 3.2GHz), 8MB L3 cache, 45W TDP
These processors are slightly faster than Intel’s current offerings. The only difference between the current i5-430M 2.26GHz and the leaked i5-540M 2.40GHz is the extra clockspeed. Interestingly enough, the 450M has the same clockspeed and cache as the more expensive 520M. However, the i5-520M offers additional feature support over the 430M/450M; it has virtualization technology for directed I/O (VT-d), Intel Trusted Execution, and AES New instruction support.
The Core i7-840QM is the new fastest non-Extreme edition quad-core processor. It is slightly faster than the current 820QM, which runs at 1.73GHz (Turbo Boost to 3.06GHz).