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Ivy Bridge i3 release date?

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July 27, 2012 2:31:18 PM

Im looking to buy an Intel i3 processor for my new computer build sometime this summer, the motherboard and graphics card ive got lined up support Ivy Bridge and PCI 3, so naturally I would like to get an Ivy Bridge CPU.

The supposed release date for the ivy bridge i3 was over a month ago now, so id like to know if it will be released this summer because obviously I dont want to buy a sandy bridge model if the ivy bridge is just around the corner.
If the Ivy Bridge i3 isnt coming till autumn or something I can buy a cheap pentium then save up for an i5 next year.
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July 27, 2012 5:39:58 PM

We held off the release of the 3rd generation Intel® Core™ i3's processors to make sure that we able to meet the demands of the higher end processors as our production gears up. So the best answer I can give you is that I would expect you to be able to get a 3rd generation Intel® Core™ processor before autumn starts.
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July 27, 2012 5:48:36 PM

I think intel said august some time but that was a couple of months ago
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July 27, 2012 6:55:36 PM

mattd284 said:
Im looking to buy an Intel i3 processor for my new computer build sometime this summer, the motherboard and graphics card ive got lined up support Ivy Bridge and PCI 3, so naturally I would like to get an Ivy Bridge CPU.

The supposed release date for the ivy bridge i3 was over a month ago now, so id like to know if it will be released this summer because obviously I dont want to buy a sandy bridge model if the ivy bridge is just around the corner.
If the Ivy Bridge i3 isnt coming till autumn or something I can buy a cheap pentium then save up for an i5 next year.

i'll look for the article but i hate to tell you ivy bridge i3 will not have PCI 3.0 :( 

edit:
Ivy Bridge Desktop Core i3 Processor Lineup Detailed, Lack PCIe Gen. 3.0
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July 27, 2012 7:32:13 PM

Well, no difference realistically :p 
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July 27, 2012 7:47:51 PM

the difference of pci 2 and pci 3 at the moment may be like 1-2 fps probably at most. gpus in general haven't used up 2.0s maximum potential yet.
July 27, 2012 7:55:17 PM

why dont you just buy a 3750k chip....
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July 27, 2012 8:23:09 PM

amuffin said:
Well, no difference realistically :p 

that is completely 100% true.

didn't mean to get the thread sidetracked with a 2.0 vs 3.0 just letting the OP know whats up.
July 29, 2012 6:38:04 PM

DarkOutlaw said:
why dont you just buy a 3750k chip....

Thats over twice the price of current i3s, and ivy bridge is probably not going to be £90 more expensive.

Thanks for your responses, im looking to use a hd 7850, will using this with pci 2 really only make 1-2 fps difference?
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July 29, 2012 7:00:41 PM

mattd284 said:
Thats over twice the price of current i3s, and ivy bridge is probably not going to be £90 more expensive.

Thanks for your responses, im looking to use a hd 7850, will using this with pci 2 really only make 1-2 fps difference?

not even unless you're talking about more than 100 fps
July 29, 2012 8:24:25 PM

Ok, so can anyone tell me roughly how much more expensive am ivy bridge i3 will be compared to a sandy bridge and will it be worth it?
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July 29, 2012 8:34:26 PM

My guess: $20 initially scaling down to $10 difference within 3 months. So $170 for the 3240

edit - CPU world is suggesting the 3240 will be $138 dollars but that $10 less than the 2130 on Newegg and I dont really see that happening.
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July 29, 2012 8:45:06 PM

mattd284 said:
Ok, so can anyone tell me roughly how much more expensive am ivy bridge i3 will be compared to a sandy bridge and will it be worth it?

Intel's desktop Ivy Bridge Core i3 processors pricing

now is it worth it?
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Several European online retailers has priced the Core i3-3220 at around €113 (US$149/S$187) which when you remove the European sales tax, is close to the launch price for the Core i3-2100 which was one of the first of Intel's Sandy Bridge Core i3 models.


when comparing the i3-2120 @3.3Ghz to the i3-3220 @3.3Ghz the difference is $125 to $149 but the $149 i believe includes the european tax (whatever that is). the difference between the possessors is about 5%-7% on the cpu and about 50% better on the igpu side.

if you are strictly gaming and using a discrete card, then no it isn't worth it. but if you are not using a discrete card or need the igpu for quicksync then it is worth consideration.

July 29, 2012 9:16:09 PM

113 euros is £88, £2 less than the current 2120, so that probably isnt accurate.
No idea about european tax but UK VAT (tax) is at 20% now thanks to some bankers.
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July 30, 2012 2:43:37 AM

mattd284 said:
113 euros is £88, £2 less than the current 2120, so that probably isnt accurate.
No idea about european tax but UK VAT (tax) is at 20% now thanks to some bankers.

Belgium, Denmark, Finland, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Portugal, Romania, and Sweden all have higher general VAT rates than the UK, ranging from 21% to 27% (Hungary).

Anyway, preliminary pricing is pretty unreliable IMO. They'll probably try and fleece us at launch.
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