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Intel Presentation Confirms Ivy Bridge Specifications

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Intel's Spring 2012 Processor Flipbook presentation confirms Ivy Bridge's processor 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 , March 2, 2012 10:28 PM
    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 , March 2, 2012 8:20 PM
    So my 2500k will just fine from here on end @ 4Ghz with my Z68 mobo. Alright, bring on the new graphics cards in April! :) 
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    noobalert , March 2, 2012 8:49 PM
    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?
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    RealBeast , March 2, 2012 9:03 PM
    I'm waiting to see the reviews on the i7-3770K/Z77, but it looks like my next build.
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    buzznut , March 2, 2012 9:03 PM
    noobalertShould 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?

    Looks like power savings will be a definite benefit. I'd wait to see how performance is.
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    josejones , March 2, 2012 9:11 PM
    When will Tom's be able to review all those new z77 motherboards?

    ASUS P8Z77-V Deluxe
    http://www.techpowerup.com/161582/ASUS-P8Z77-V-Deluxe-Starts-Selling-in-China.html

    ASRock Z77 Fatal1ty Professional-M
    http://vr-zone.com/articles/some-of-asrock-s-z77-motherboards-leak-ahead-of-cebit/15086-2.html

    MSI Z77A-GD65 'Ivy Bridge' Motherboard Preview
    http://www.legitreviews.com/article/1864/1/
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    nforce4max , March 2, 2012 9:13 PM
    I hope that SB goes down in price for those on the budget can help pick up sales of existing stock.
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    killerchickens , March 2, 2012 9:17 PM
    noobalertShould 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?


    I don't think the prices will change the Bloomfield prices haven't change much.
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    bustapr , March 2, 2012 9:26 PM
    cpu noob here, why isnt the extreme edition also in 22nm like the normal ivy bridge?
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    fyasko , March 2, 2012 9:40 PM
    i will wait until the xeon version is released. intel should produce desktop 1155 IB i7's without integrated graphics.
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    michaelahess , March 2, 2012 9:46 PM
    My new 2500k and z68 board should be here today. I just couldn't wait, doesn't look like I'm missing out on anything really. Power savings aside of course.
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    Miharu , March 2, 2012 9:54 PM
    No 8 cores/16 threads ?
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    nforce4max , March 2, 2012 10:03 PM
    MiharuNo 8 cores/16 threads ?


    I've seen 8 core 16 threaded SB-E Xeons on ebay a few months back but they were only engineering samples running only at 2ghz with 130w tdp. I also got a die shot with layout and it clearly shows 8 cores. I doubt that we will be seeing IB-E any time soon.
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    subasteve5800 , March 2, 2012 10:07 PM
    bustaprcpu noob here, why isnt the extreme edition also in 22nm like the normal ivy bridge?


    You mean on that first desktop slide? Those aren't Ivy Bridge. Those are the Sandy Bridge-E processors that are available right not.

    Intel calling them "3rd Generation i7s" a bit of marketing fluff.
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    confish21 , March 2, 2012 10:20 PM
    I predict the I5 3550, the predecessor of the I5 2400, will be a tank.
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    bustapr , March 2, 2012 10:28 PM
    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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    A Bad Day , March 2, 2012 10:46 PM
    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?


    I suppose you can OC an IB a little higher than SB because of IB's lower power consumption. However, I doubt it's financially wise to upgrade from SB to IB, you're better off waiting for a few more years as by that time, SB would be unable to handle the future games.

    But if you want to set over $200 on fire for a rather small performance boost, then be my guest.
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    digiex , March 2, 2012 10:54 PM
    I don't understand it, in the Core i7 chart, it says that "3rd generation Intel Core i7 processor extreme edition" but it still using 32 nm.
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    Anonymous , March 2, 2012 10:54 PM
    I still really don't get why the k models get the good integrated graphics, maybe they are an engineering pilot or some such since the laptop cpus are the right way up.
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    maxinexus , March 2, 2012 11:02 PM
    i5 3570K with only 100Mhz bump over 2500k...and nothing in the lineup over 4.0Ghz...that is a bit disappointing.
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    danwat1234 , March 2, 2012 11:05 PM
    I'm a little annoyed. We've all heard over and over again that Intel won't release any 6 core Ivy Bridge chips, yet, they have! Uhhhhhhh ok. It's 32nm but it still is under the 'Ivy Bridge' name.

    And the fastest 4core core Ivy Bridge laptop chip you can get is only 2.3GHZ/3.3GHZ w/turbo. Ugh, how long do I have to wait until 2.8GHZ on all 4 cores constantly is possible? 14nm? 2.3GHZ is less clockspeed than 4core Sandy Bridge chips (2.7GHZ/3.7GHZ).

    Some of their i5 laptop Ivy Bridge chips are 32nm. That's odd.
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