Intel will launch Sandy Bridge CPUs with no integrated graphics

Intel Corporation will launch new Sandy Bridge processors that will lack working built-in graphics.

The decision to do so may have been forced by large numbers of perfectly working Sandy Bridge CPUs whose graphics is faulty and has been turned off. In such a case it is quite logical that Intel will try to make some cash out of them rather than throwing them in the trash can.

So far all Sandy Bridge based CPUs have had built-in graphics except for some limited and expensive models. The on-die graphics solution may not satisfy gamers but it is more than enough for office work and simple (or older) games.

Intel Core i7 chip

The new graphics-less Sandy Bridge CPUs will be represented by the rumored Core i5-2550K and two other models – Core i5-2380P and the Core i5-2450P.

One downside of the new processors – except for the not working graphics core – is that users won’t be able to take advantage of Intel’s Quick Sync technology.

The Core i5-2380P is clocked at 3.10 GHz, the same as Core i5-2400 and it has the same Turbo Boost frequency of 3.40 GHz. The Core i5-2450P runs at 3.20 GHz and the Turbo Boost frequency goes up to 3.50 GHz which makes it 100 MHz slower that the Core i5-2500. The Core i5-2550K runs at 3.40 GHz (100 MHz more than the Core i5-2500K) and with Turbo Boost will go up to 3.80 GHz. All three models have 6MB of L3 cache, but none of them have VT-d or TXT support, a feature all previous non-K SKUs have had in the Core i5 family.

The new CPUs will arrive early in 2012 and are expected to cost less than the models with built-in graphics.


Source: VR-Zone

Related posts

AMD may be working on ultra high-end SoC

A web site based in China has released an unknown block diagram that shows an extremely powerful upcoming system-on-a-chip (SoC) by AMD with many processing cores, a powerful graphics engine and plenty of memory bandwidth...

Corsair releases DDR3L ValueSelect memory

Corsair releases DDR3L ValueSelect memory

The US memory maker Corsair has brought low voltage memory to its ValueSelect line of memory modules for the first time ever. ValueSelect is Corsair’s budget-oriented memory line that offers plain Jane memory to fans of the Corsair brand. The new memory belongs to the DDR3 memory standard and...

Japan Display creates world’s first 8K monitor

Japan Display creates world’s first 8K monitor

Chances are 4K TV sets and monitors still haven’t made their way into your living room but some people think that 4K is not enough. This is what the folks at Japan Display think, anyway, and the proof is simple – this obviously Japanese company has created the world’s first 8K monitor. The...

Leave a comment