Intel Ivy Bridge Mobile Version Series Leaked

December 7, 2011, By Sanjeev Ramachandran

Lots of talks are going on now about Intel’s next processor -Ivy Bridge. The next generation chip is believed to be hidden in most of the upcoming PCs.

It is expected that the new Ivy Bridge’s mobile version powered devices will be seen around the second quarter of 2012. Today, we have some leaked bit of news about the Ivy Bridge lineup.

The world’s largest chip manufacturer is said to release the Ivy Bridge chip, touted as the fastest, in April. When compared to the Sandy Bridge chips, they have made some variations in naming the Ivy Bridge lineup.

As you know, the Sandy Bridge series was divided into three groups:  Standard Voltage (SV), Low Voltage (LV) and Ultra Low Voltage (ULV). The TDP values of SV category includes 55, 45 and 35W, whereas the LVand ULV sports 25W and 17W respectively.

Meanwhile, Ivy Bridge, manufactured through the 22nm process, is categorized into two parts: Standard Performance and Ultra. The Standard Performance chips have TDP values 55, 45 and 35W will be externally known as M-Series Processors, whereas the Ultra ones with 17W TDP will appear as U-Series Processor.

Intel’s latest mobile CPUs integrated with programmable TDP, allowed the company to stop the Low Voltage (25 W) models. On the Chief River platform, the chipsets are classified into HM75, HM76, HM77 and UM77.

HM75 almost identical to the HM76 lacks the USB 3.0 support. The HM77 model features RAID, Smart Response and two extra USB 2.0 ports.

UM77 fairly similar to the HM77 is used in low power notebooks. It sports four SATA ports in which one has 6Gbps speed and also four USB 2.0 ports.

In the area of processors, a 2.9GHz quad-core Core i7-3920XM is expected to be the top one, while chips with different speeds will be available in the M-Series. On the other hand, in the U-Series, two models: 2GHz Core i7-3667U and 1.8GHz Core i5-3427U will be available in dual and single core modes.

In addition to this, Intel will be offering Intel HD 4000 graphics and DDR3 RAM clocked at 1600MHz for all the models. The M-Series Processor in the Core i7 products will most probably be seen in April, while the Core i5 devices should reach by May.

The U-Series Processor in the Core i7 and Core i5 chips will be, reportedly, launched in May. We are hoping for Intel to officially announce their plans during the Consumer Electronics Show starting in January.

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