Intel has expanded its CPU lineup adding both desktop and
mobile models built on 22 nm and 32 nm technology.
For desktops, the company launched several Core i5 and i3
chips, including the GPU-less Core i5-3350P, plus one
Celeron and six Pentium CPUs based on the Sandy Bridge
architecture. These mid- to low-end desktop parts are
priced between $177 and $37.
The company also introduced a new mobile flagship, the 22
nm Core i7-3940XM which costs $1,096 and packs four cores
clocked at 3.0 GHz. Other releases include two more
quad-core models - the 2.8 GHz i7-3840QM and the 2.7 GHz
i7-3740QM, and a couple of low-end Celerons.
Intel has also lower the price tag of three processors, the
3.40 GHz Core i3-2130 (from $138 to $117), the Pentium
G2120 (from $86 to $75) and the Pentium G550 (from $52 to
Generally, a Core i5-2xxx processor was using 32nm
manufacturing technology and the Sandy Bridge silicon,
while the Core i5-3xxx models were designated to 22nm chips
using the Ivy Bridge silicon. According to the naming of
the new CPUs, many Sandy Bridge CPUs follow the Core
i5-3xxx naming pattern.
Take a look t the following table for more information: