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Intel Rounds Off 3rd Generation Core Processor Family with Core i3-3000 Series

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  1. btarunr

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    3rd Generation Intel Core i3 desktop processors are now available providing value-priced CPU horsepower for those wanting to take advantage of features such as Intel HD Graphics with Intel Quick Sync Video, Intel Wireless display, and more. They will be offered in standard and low wattage models, designated by an "s" or a "t" in the processor name, with frequencies ranging from 2.8 GHz to 3.4 GHz. More information is available here.

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    lol......

    That Intel site's lil' PDF show's the Ivy-i5 cores/threads as 2/4......
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    yes, many i5 series of dual cores support hyper threading(desktop and mobile) but its quite odd how intel omits that feature on the quad core i5 series of processors. Also I really hate how intel has omitted support for VT-d on k-series of CPU's while others maintain support for it. :banghead:
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    Blah Blah Blah, lacks PCI-e 3.0 support...
    T-thanks Intel...makes it really worthwhile upgrading to 7-series chipsets...
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    dual cores? Thanks but no thanks...
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    Since we have not even manage to saturate PCIe 2.0 even with dual chip graphics cards, you have a very good point here. Saving cost by not including PCIe 3.0 in 7-series is a very good move for everyone.

    Quad core i3? Since when? Dual core i5? But they are around since the earliest Core i processor, so I don't see where you are going here :confused:
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    Guess if they put hyperthreading on i5 quads, it's coming too close to i7.
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    But that's the thing. Motherboards have the lanes ready, but the i3s lack the tech...so what's keeping me from just getting a 6-series mobo and a Sandy i3?
    I don't even get where Intel is going with this. Sandy i3s were already incredible for its price and considerably efficient in terms of energy, so these new don't add anything great besides 22nm 3D-gates. Then again, maybe that's why they were launched so late, compared to i5 and i7 Ivys.
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    If you are using i3 then the case for PCIe 3.0 gets even smaller as you will only pair it up with a midrange graphics card. You don't lose anything
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    You got me there. Although, nothing's stopping from pairing a 7970/680 to an i3. (odd build+budget, I know, but still)
    But it's debatable, given the card and the application. Processor-bound games benefit from the increase in data bit rate.
    Anyway, we've made our points.
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    If you remember when they released the 1156 with 16 PCIe lanes people were hopping mad. We are still stuck with 16 lanes in 1155 and so far I have not heard people shouting as loud.
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    These are very good and cost effective CPUs, and they run games surprisingly well.
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    Yes, I remember (I was included in that group). Maybe those people came to accept the fact that there's nothing they can do about it and that this is the way it will be until there's an architectural change.
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    are they gonna launch some for laptops? Last I heard they weren't...

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