Intel preps Sandy Bridge Core i5 and i7 processors; ideal for MacBook Air

“Intel is gearing up a new round of ultra-low voltage processors based on Sandy Bridge that would be an ideal fit for a new MacBook Air,” Electronista reports.

“A leak this week has shown a trio of Core i5 and i7 models that would all be faster than the 1.4GHz to 1.6GHz chips on offer now,” Electronista reports. “The Core i5 2557M seen by CPU World would run at 1.7GHz but Turbo Boost to 2.7GHz; the Core i7 2637M and 2677M would run at 1.7GHz and 1.8GHz but scale higher to 2.8GHz and 2.9GHz each.”

Electronista reports, “All three would be dual-core, Hyperthreaded processors with graphics cores that range from 350MHz through to 1.2GHz when in full boost. Like existing chips, the i5’s only difference apart from lower clock speeds would be its use of a slightly smaller 3MB of Level 3 cache instead of the 4MB on the i7.”

Read more in the full article here.

[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Dan K.” for the heads up.]

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