Intel Presentation Confirms Ivy Bridge Specifications

Intel may have delayed the launch of Ivy Bridge processors until the end of April, but it still hasn't stopped from publishing its Spring 2012 processor lineup. Ivy Bridge's motherboards are set to launch on April 8 with Intel 7 Series Z77, Z75, H77 and B75 chipsets. The processors will be backwards compatible with Intel 6 Series Z68, H67, P67 and H61 chipset based boards, with an appropriate UEFI update. Intel 6 Series Q67, Q65 and B65 chipset based motherboards will NOT be reconfigured to support Ivy Bridge processors. The 7 Series chipsets will support current LGA 1155 processors.

Ivy Bridge will feature Intel's Turbo Boost technology 2.0 and with Built-in Visual. Built-in Visual is a suite of enhancements built into the processor, which includes Intel's Quick Sync, HD Graphics and Wireless Display features. As discussed previously, Ivy Bridge is based on 22nm 3-D Tri-Gate Transistor Technology and will have a TDP of 77 watts.

For desktop platform, Intel plans to introduce no fewer than 17 processors with Ivy Bridge. The new Core i7's & i5's will carry the 3000-series tag with two to four cores. The Core i7 utilizes Intel's HD Graphics 4000 and the Core i5 use either the HD Graphics 2500 and 4000 integrated graphics. The final specifications for the Core i7's & i5's were not too far off from the leaked information provided in December.

Core i7 LineupCore i7 Lineup

Core i5 LineupCore i5 Lineup

On the mobile platform, Intel has 11 models based on the Ivy Bridge architecture set to release. The new Core i7's & i5's will carry the 3000-series tag with two to four cores. The new Core i7 & i5 chips will both utilize Intel's HD Graphics 4000 integrated graphics. 

Core i7 Mobile LineupCore i7 Mobile Lineup

Core i5 Mobile LineupCore i5 Mobile Lineup

In review of the Spring 2012 lineup, the new Ivy Bridge Core i3 processors are not listed. This would lead us to believe that the i3's are set to release in late spring or early summer.

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  • bustapr
    soldier37Question is how much faster more efficient, cooler will these be than my 2600k overclocked to 4.5 currently? How many frames per sec will it help in BF3 over my 2600k? Worth an upgrade?

    dude, dont you ever get tired of doing that?
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  • computernerdforlife
    So my 2500k will just fine from here on end @ 4Ghz with my Z68 mobo. Alright, bring on the new graphics cards in April! :)
  • noobalert
    Should I get the i7-3770K, and a z77 Mobo, or get the i7-3930K and a x79 now?

    or will the price of the Sandy Bridge-E gear go down a little after Ivy Bridge launch?
  • RealBeast
    I'm waiting to see the reviews on the i7-3770K/Z77, but it looks like my next build.