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 $42).
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.
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