Intel has a family of processors that are called Sandy Bridge processors. Intel is getting bigger as they produce a new ultra low voltage (ULV) that is a perfect fit for the MacBook Air. CPU World has let a leak of processors as they show a trio of Core i5 and i7 CPU models. These chips are suppose to be faster then the chips currently offered by Intel. These chips would run between 1.4 Ghz and 1.6 Ghz. CPU World says that the new Core i5 2557M will run at 1.7Ghz with the ability to Turbo Boost to 2.7Ghz while the Core i7 2637M and 2677M will run at 1.7Ghz and 1.8Ghz with the ability to run at up to 2.8Ghz and 2.9Ghz.
These three new processors will be dual core Hyperthreaded processors. They will include graphic cards that range from 350 MHz to 1.2 Ghz. The reason why these processors are so good for the MacBook Air is the compact fit. These chips will use 17 watts of power between the graphics and the processor which will make them easy to tuck inside the MacBook Air. The date on when these chips will be available is uncertain. They are said to come out later this year, but the actual month and day are not set. Rumors have said that the MacBook Air will get a refresh this summer, which Apple usually does to their line of computers. I can’t wait to see how fast the MacBook Air will be with the Sandy Bridge processors. Can’t wait either? Leave us a comment and we will answer them as soon as we can.