In late September — early October, Intel plans to update the lineup of Core i7 processors on the cores generation Ivy Bridge (22 nm). It is expected that within a few months users will witness the announcement of the CPU for laptops Core i7-3740QM, 3840QM and 3940XM, which will replace released in April 3720QM, 3820QM and 3920XM, respectively.
According to the information from web resources, the trio will receive an increase of 100 MHz from the predecessors, retaining the previous TDP and probably the recommended price. A common feature of the new processors is four x86-cores that handle data in 8 threads (Hyper-Threading).
Core i7-3940XM operates at a nominal frequency of 3 GHz, equipped with 8 MB cache of the third level, two-channel controllers DDR3-1333/1600, graphics subsystem Intel HD 4000. There is support for dynamic overclocking Turbo Boost, Virtualization VT-x and VT-d, new commands AES and instructions AVX. TDP 3940XM is 55 watts.
Core i7-3840QM has almost the same characteristics except for the clock frequency (2.8 GHz), the level of TDP (45 watts) and the possibility of release in the performance of BGA1224. In turn, Core i7-3740QM even 100 MHz slower — 2.7 GHz, but it supports Turbo Boost. The volume of L3 cache reduced to 6 MB, option Intel vPro is not available.
Exact pricing will be announced closer to the official announcement.