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Intel’s new Core CPUs for new Macbook Air; Broadwell-U line up leaked

Intel announced new Core M mobile processors at IDF 2014 last month. Today, Chinese VR-Zone got hold of some slides revealing the complete Core Broadwell-U line up which is expected to launch at CES 2015. Broadwell-U line up makes use of the new 14 nm manufacturing process, Broadwell CPU cores and Intel Iris graphics. Intel is planning to introduce 17 new SKUs consisting of five Core i7 models, six Core i5 CPUs, three Core i3, two Celeron and one Pentium SKUs for laptops and Ultrabooks. All 17 CPUs come with a TDP rating of 15 W and are produced in BGA packaging only. Intel Broadwell-U Line up _1

Intel Core Broadwell-U Line up

ModelCores/ThreadsFrequency/TurboL3 CacheGraphicsGPU FrequencyMemoryTDP
Celeron 3205U2/21.5 GHz2 MBHD300/800 MHzDDR3-160015 W
Celeron 3755U2/21.7 GHz2 MBHD300/800 MHzDDR3-160015 W
Pentium 3805U2/21.9 GHz3 MBHD300/800 MHzDDR3-160015 W
Core i3-5005U2/42 GHz3 MBHD 5500300/850 MHzDDR3-160015 W
Core i3-5010U2/42.1 GHz3 MBHD 5500300/900 MHzDDR3-160015 W
Core i3-5157U2/42.5 GHz3 MBHD 6100300/1000 MHzDDR3-186615 W
Core i5-5200U2/42.2/2.7 GHz3 MBHD 5500300/900 MHzDDR3-160015 W
Core i5-5250U2/41.6/2.7 GHz3 MBHD 6000300/1000 MHzDDR3-186615 W
Core i5-5257U2/42.7/3.1 GHz3 MBHD 6100300/1050 MHzDDR3-186615 W
Core i5-5287U2/42.9/3.3 GHz3 MBHD 6100300/1100 MHzDDR3-186615 W
Core i5-5300U2/42.3/2.9 GHz3 MBHD 5500300/900 MHzDDR3-160015 W
Core i5-5350U2/41.8/2.9 GHz3 MBHD 6000300/1000 MHzDDR3-186615 W
Core i7-5500U2/42.4/3 GHz4 MBHD 5500300/950 MHzDDR3-160015 W
Core i7-5550U2/42/3 GHz4 MBHD 6000300/1000 MHzDDR3-186615 W
Core i7-5557U2/43.1/3.4 GHz4 MBHD 6100300/1100 MHzDDR3-186615 W
Core i7-5600U2/42.6/3.2 GHz4 MBHD 5500300/950 MHzDDR3-160015 W
Core i7-5650U2/42.2/3.2 GHz4 MBHD 6000300/1000 MHzDDR3-186615 W

Apple’s latest MacBook Air will make use of the new Core Broadwell CPUs as well. Intel Core i7-5557U is the flagship in Broadwell-U line up featuring two cores and four threads with 3.1 GHz CPU frequency and 3.4 GHz Turbo Boost frequency. Four microprocessors will feature Intel Iris HD 6100 Graphics – Core i3-5157U, Core i5-5257U, Core i5-5287U and Core i7-5557U while the rest will feature HD 5500 and HD 6000 graphics. The base frequency of the GPU is 300 MHz with maximum frequency up to 1100 MHz. Intel Broadwell-U Line up _2 In terms of memory support, most SKUs support DDR3-1600 memory while high-end CPUs support DDR3-1866 MHz memory. The CPUs will be available in BGA packaging with 15 W TDP rating. A significant increase in performance ix expected when compared to 4th Generation Haswell mobile CPUs. Intel is planning to launch the new CPUs at CES 2015 in January next year. Intel Broadwell-U Line up _3

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