FUD Zilla writes Intel is working on its fastest dual-core to date, the 3.6GHz Core i5-680 processor. This 32nm Clarkdale-based model has a TDP of 73W and is expected to hit the market for around 240EUR.
The Clarkdale-based 32nm part has a TDP of 73W, which is quite impressive considering its high clock. It has 2x256kB of L2 and 4MB of L3 cache. Its integrated graphics are clocked at 733MHz and it officially supports dual channel DDR3 1333. We still don't know the exact price or launch date, but it will probably retail around the €240 mark, which is quite pricey for a dual-core, regardless of the clock.
Another upcoming chip is the Core i7 870s, an energy efficient version of the Core i7 870. The chip will be clocked at 2.67GHz with a TDP of 82W, versus the 2.93GHz and 95W of the regular model.