VR Zone reports Intel's Core i3 "Ivy Bridge" processors won't arrive until the third quarter. The launch won't be in June as previously anticipated, but in July at the earliest.
Intel will have a handful of Core i3 desktop models when the company decides it's time to launch them. Top to bottom we have the 3.4GHz Core i3-3240, the 3GHz Core i3-3240T, the 3.3GHz Core i3-3225, the 3.3GHz Core i3-3220 and the 2.8GHz Core i3-3220T. All five models sport 3MB of shared L3 cache, two cores and hyper threading.
The standard models are rated at a 55W TDP with the T models being intended for all-in-one systems and as such are rated at 35W TDP. With the exception for the Core i3-3225 which sports Intel HD graphics 4000, the other four models all features Intel HD graphics 2500. Intel will apparently add support for AES to the new Core i3 models as well, something the company ought to have done a long time ago, as these are the CPU's with the least processing power and this is where having accelerated encryption would have a bigger impact on overall system performance.