FUD Zilla reports Intel is confident with its low-end Core i3 segment. The chip giant rolled out some new Ivy Bridge based Core i3 CPUs early this month, with the Core i3 3240 being the fastest model. The site notes the Core i3 3240 will remain the fastest Core i3 chip on the market until at least Q1 2013, and potentially as long as Q3 2013.
Intel feels so good about the Ivy Bridge Core i3 and Pentium G2120 that it plans to keep the Core i3 3220 and Core 3225 at current speeds and won’t adjust it for sure until Q1 2013. It not pushed, it won’t change it until end of Q3 2013 when it’s expected to see the Haswell based Core i3 on the market.
It will be quite a long time before we Haswell Core i3 parts, more than a year for now considering that the current schedule is to have them on market in Q4 2013.