Intel planning 3 new Sandy Bridge processors without onboard graphics
Ryan Martin / 5 years ago
All of Intel’s Sandy Bridge processors bring either Intel HD 2000 or HD 3000 graphics to the table. But very often these have been a total waste of time, particularly in core i5 models or better. This is because enthusiasts nearly always tend to pair a high end CPU with a graphics card. So now Intel is responding and delivering three models without the IGP (integrated graphics processor). All will belong to the mid range Core i5 family and the one that is probably of interest to most is the Core i5 2550K which will be a higher clocked 2500K without the IGP.
The i5 2380P has clocks of 3.1/3.4 GHz and the i5 2450P clocks at 3.2/3.5 GHz, both without an IGP. Both have locked multipliers and 95W TDP. No pricing and availability yet on all 3 of these models but its nice to see Intel has finally recognised the market for mainstream performance processors without terrible IGPs which waste space and power.