Samsung sheds some light on Ivy Bridge
Ryan Martin / 5 years ago
In a move that was very unlikely to go down well with Intel, Samsung put up the specifications of a new Ivy Bridge powered laptop before realising their error and taking it back down again straight away. However, thanks to Google’s cached copies of webpages, Samsung’s mistake can be shown to the world! The laptop concerned is a large one, a 17.3″ screen is present and the model number is NP700G7. The Ivy Bridge processor concerned is the next generation of mobile processors to replace the current line of Sandy Bridge ULV processors used in most laptops. The notebook is driven by Intel Core i7-3610QM quad-core processor, which is clocked at 2.30 GHz, and packs 6 MB of L3 cache. There is probably some Turbo Mode frequencies to be gained as well but for now that is all we know.
The rest of the system is as follows:
The processor is wired to four 4 GB DDR3 modules, totaling 16 GB. The storage subsystem on this notebook consists of two 1 TB HDDs that are striped (RAID 0), backed a small 8 GB SSD that acts as a cache, temporarily holding hot-data of the volume. The optical-drive is a slot-in Blu-ray ROM. The 17.3-inch screen provides 1920 x 1080 pixels resolution, which is driven by NVIDIA GeForce GTX 675M graphics with 2 GB GDDR5 memory. Other features include wireless b/g/n with Intel WiDi support, gigabit Ethernet, HDMI, two USB 3.0 ports, and a USB 2.0 port. The top-mounted webcam features 2 MP resolution. The product page also went on to reveal a price, US $1,699.99.