Report: Intel's Ivy Bridge-E CPUs Will Launch Sept. 2013

Previously, we were already aware that Intel's Ivy Bridge-E CPUs would be launching somewhere during Q3-2013, but now we may have a more specific date. VR-Zone has revealed a slide that shows that the CPUs are supposedly coming out in September 2013, among which are the i7-4820K, i7-4930K, and i7-4960X.

The Ivy Bridge-E CPUs would be based on a 22 nm lithography, and like any new generation, they feature a small performance improvement, as we showed you earlier.

The flagship i7-4960X would pack six processing cores and with HyperThreading feature 12 threads. It would have a base clock of 3.6 GHz, which will boost up to the 4.0 GHz mark. It has 15 MB of L3 cache and support for DDR3-1866 memory. All this processing power is made possible through a TDP of a massive 130 Watts.

CPU Model
Cores / Threads
Base / Turbo
L3 Cache
Memory
TDP
Core i7-4960X6 / 12
3.6 / 4.0 GHz
15 MB
DDR3-1866130 W
Core i7-4930K6 / 12
3.4 / 3.9 GHz
12 MB
DDR3-1866130 W
Core i7-4820K4 / 8
3.7 / 3.9 GHz
10 MB
DDR3-1866130 W

Based on the numbers given, we see the successor to the i7-3820K as the i7-4820K, and the i7-3930K is succeeded by the i7-4930K. Similarly, the i7-3960K is improved upon by the i7-4960K. What we don't see is a successor to the i7-3970X; however, we could assume that down the line, Intel might introduce an i7-4970X to top everything off. This is not shown on Intel's roadmap below, though.

 

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  • Shneiky
    And two years wait for 5%-10%. And the same 6 cores.This chips already have the premium price, Intel could at least give us 2 extra cores. Guess all us video/fx/3d guys can only get more power by jumping on Xeons. Another premium on top of the premium. We need AMD to the rescue. (too bad it will not happen in the next at least 5 years)
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  • vmem
    well, intel can always make a pointless 4970X late next year if they want to be lame and complacent... or they can just make Haswell-E with DDR4 :P
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  • vmem
    well, intel can always make a pointless 4970X late next year if they want to be lame and complacent... or they can just make Haswell-E with DDR4 :P
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  • kitsunestarwind
    No point upgrading, unless IB-E can overclock really well
    My 3930K already runs at 5ghz on water, I would love a IB-E with 8c/16t though for my photo work
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  • Shneiky
    And two years wait for 5%-10%. And the same 6 cores.This chips already have the premium price, Intel could at least give us 2 extra cores. Guess all us video/fx/3d guys can only get more power by jumping on Xeons. Another premium on top of the premium. We need AMD to the rescue. (too bad it will not happen in the next at least 5 years)
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