Intel's Ivy Bridge CPU Prices to be Similar to Sandy Bridge

We first got details on the specifications for Intel's Ivy Bridge processors in the early December. Today, we get an early price listing (based on 1K units) of the Ivy Bridge processors from CPU-World. Looking at the prices, the new Ivy Bridge processors will be at the same price points as the current generation Sandy Bridge processors that the upcoming platform is replacing.


Model
Cores
(Threads)

Frequency
Turbo
Frequency
L3
Cache

TDP

Price
Current
CPU / Price

Core i5-3450

4 (4)

3.1 GHz

3.5 GHz

6 MB

77 W

$184

i5-2400 / $184

Core i5-3450S

4 (4)

2.8 GHz

3.5 GHz

6 MB

65 W

$184

i5-2400S / $184

Core i5-3470T

2 (4)

2.9 GHz

3.6 GHz

3 MB

35 W

$184

i5-2390T / $184

Core i5-3550

4 (4)

3.3 GHz

3.7 GHz

6 MB

77 W

$205

i5-2500 / $205

Core i5-3550S

4 (4)

3.0 GHz

3.7 GHz

6 MB

65 W

$205

i5-2500S / $205

Core i5-3750K

4 (4)

3.4 GHz

3.8 GHz

6 MB

77 W

$225

i5-2500K / $216

Core i5-3750T

4 (4)

2.3 GHz

3.3 GHz

6 MB

42 W

$205

i5-2500T / $205

Core i7-3770

4 (8)

3.4 GHz

3.9 GHz

8 MB

77 W

$294

i7-2600 / $294

Core i7-3770K

4 (8)

3.5 GHz

3.9 GHz

8 MB

77 W

$332

i7-2700K / $332

Core i7-3770S

4 (8)

3.1 GHz

3.9 GHz

8 MB

65 W

$294

i7-2600S / $294

Core i7-3770T

4 (8)

2.5 GHz

3.7 GHz

8 MB

45 W

$294

N/A

Based on the early performance seen with Ivy Bridge, the price point will make it an easier decision to make the jump to Ivy Bridge for a new build in April / May over current generation Sandy Bridge. What remains to be seen is whether or not Ivy Bridge performance will be enough for users to jump from a current gen Sandy Bridge to Ivy Bridge on a compatible motherboard.

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  • amk-aka-Phantom
    joytech22Look at those TDP's!Insanely low. Although.. Performance better be worth the price, because buying a new motherboard and CPU isn't cheap.


    New board not needed, P67 and Z68 support IB.

    What I wonder is who the hell buys those "T" and "S" versions...
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  • Target3
    How is this different to Sandy bridge?
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  • joytech22
    Look at those TDP's!
    Insanely low. :P

    Although.. Performance better be worth the price, because buying a new motherboard and CPU isn't cheap.
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  • Zeh
    I don't think it's going to be such a huge performance increase over last gen as SB was. Intel doesn't even have to, since AMD is pretty much out of the game for at least a year.

    I'll guess the main upgrade is the lower power consumption and better IGP. Ofc I expect a ~15% increase in CPU performance, but that's about it, with a lower TDP they're not going to increase performance much.
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