A document obtained by tech website CPU World indicates that a first wave of Intel's new Ivy Bridge processors will be launched on the 29th of April with a second wave scheduled for the 3rd of June.
The site published three mobile CPUs which might be used in MacBook Pro (the Core i7-3720QM, 3820QM and 3920XM) with four cores, eight threads and frequencies varying between 2.5GHz and 2.9GHz and prices ranging from $378 to an eye watering $1098.
Interestingly enough, the desktop part Core i7-3770T has a TDP low enough (45W) to match its laptop counterparts while sporting a slightly lower processing speed a higher turbo frequency and a significantly lower price.
In June, eight more mobile parts are expected to be announced, all of them dual core models with four threads; five of them Core i5 and the rest Core i7.
Only two of them will have TDP's low enough to be used in a MacBook Air at 17W; these are the Core i5-3427U and the Core i7-3667U with clock speeds of 1.8GHz and 2GHz respectively as well as 3MB and 4MB L3 cache. Both use Intel's HD4000 graphics.
Later in the third quarter of 2012, Intel is also rumoured to launch one last mobile part towards the end of the year, an i3-3217U which comes with two cores clocked at 1.8GHz with 3MB L3 cache and a TDP of 17W.
Source : CPU World