FUD Zilla reports Pentium branded Ivy Bridge processors are expected to hit the market in the third quarter of 2012. These new chips will replace the current Pentium G860 and G850. The dual-core G860 was introduced in Q3 2011, it runs at 3GHz and sells for $86.
This 32nm Pentium, with a 65W TDP and 3MB of cache will be replaced in Q3 2012 by and Ivy Bridge 22nm part. Ivy Bridge in Core i3 part of the market is slated for introduction in Q2 2012, while the faster Core i5 and Core i7 parts are still scheduled for March or April launch.
You can expect Ivy Bridge to inherit the $86 price tag in Q3 2012 and continue the legacy of LGA 1155 socket. The good news is that Ivy Bridge Pentium fits the existing 6 series chipset but it will also work in 7 series chipsets that are about to get introduced with Ivy Bridge.