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
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.