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More Details on Intel's Ivy Bridge and Maho Bay Leaked

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Recently, more information on the upcoming Ivy Bridge processor and Maho Bay platform has been leaked providing further details on the new platform coming in 2012.

ComputerBase has released some more leaked slides providing further details on the upcoming Ivy Bridge/Maho Bay platform coming in 2012. Codename Maho Bay is the term for the full desktop platform based on the new Ivy Bridge processors and the matching Panther Point chipsets. The new Maho Bay platform will mark the first true introduction of PCI-Express 3.0 and integration of the USB 3.0 controller on the chipset. Integrated graphics will support DirectX 11. The Ivy Bridge processor will be based on 22nm, with 3-D transistor design called Tri-Gate fabrication, which will support Intel's Smart Response Technology, Smart Connect Technology and Rapid Start Technology 11.  

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Intel is set to make the Maho Bay platform backwards compatible with current generation Sandy Bridge processors. As discussed here, there will be restrictions on the how the backwards and forwards compatibility will work. The Q67, Q65 and B65 chipsets will not support Ivy Bridge, even with a motherboard firmware update, but the Z68, P67, H67 and H61 chipsets look to all be compatible with a required UEFI update. Through the information provided, the complete feature list of the six planned chipsets B75, Q75, Q77, H77, Z75 and Z77 is known.

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The leaked information confirms the TDP-classifications of 77-watts for the upcoming Ivy Bridge release. The high-end Ivy Bridge Core i7-37xx CPUs will have four cores (eight threads), unlocked multiplier and fully-developed new graphics unit. The Core i7s will have a maximum TDP of 77 watts, which compares well to current generation's 95 watts. The Core i5 series will range from 77 watts down to 45 watts on Intel's "Lifestyle" segment, which will carry the Core i5 35xx, 34xx and 33xx tags with four cores in tow. The Core i3 31xx CPUs will feature two cores and have TDP of 55 watts down to 35 watts.  

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The Ivy Bridge looks to be on target for a late Q4 "qualification for sale", which means the first Ivy Bridge systems should become available around Spring 2012 to end users.

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    Kaiser_25 , November 22, 2011 12:33 PM
    for the love of god toms will you make it so if you post a damn picture when you click, it will actually link to a MUCH larger image, not one thats like 50% bigger?
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    ojas , November 22, 2011 9:47 AM
    So this means pcie 3.0, usb 3.0, IGP with dx11, similar naming scheme, lower tdp...if they manage to deliver decent entry level gpu performance while delivering on their promised performance increase over sandy bridge, intel have a huge win lined up for them.

    i hope amd gets its act together soon enough...
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    theuniquegamer , November 22, 2011 10:05 AM
    So ivy bridge is going to be a very very nice gaming build with new 7000 series or nvidia 600 series cards.
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    ojas , November 22, 2011 9:47 AM
    So this means pcie 3.0, usb 3.0, IGP with dx11, similar naming scheme, lower tdp...if they manage to deliver decent entry level gpu performance while delivering on their promised performance increase over sandy bridge, intel have a huge win lined up for them.

    i hope amd gets its act together soon enough...
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    theuniquegamer , November 22, 2011 10:05 AM
    So ivy bridge is going to be a very very nice gaming build with new 7000 series or nvidia 600 series cards.
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    de5_Roy , November 22, 2011 10:15 AM
    intel seems to be well on track with their ivy bridge/ maho bay platform.
    only diff. between z77 and z75 are fewer pcie 3 lanes? damn segmentation...
    glad to see Pxx chipset being phased out. Pxx chipset was alredy less relevant with sandy bridge than it was with nehalem. :) 
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    MAGPC , November 22, 2011 10:16 AM
    where is X58 chipset? :( 
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    de5_Roy , November 22, 2011 10:21 AM
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    where is X58 chipset? :( 

    x-series is intel's enthusiast oriented chipset. if intel does release one for ivb, it'll most likely to come out in q4 or late q4 2012. intel's current enthusiast chipset is x79.
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    AppleBlowsDonkeyBalls , November 22, 2011 10:21 AM
    Motherboards with the Z77 chipset and PCIe 3.0 coupled with Ivy Bridge will be the ones to get if you still haven't gotten SB and are waiting for IB FINALLY we'll be able to get true tri-CF/SLI in a motherboard under $200. While two of the slots would be running at 4x, remember that they support PCIe 3.0 and it's therefore the equivalent of PCIe 2.0 x8. And since the 28nm GPUs from NVIDIA and AMD will support it, we'll get a true solution at last. Since the chipset will also support USB 3.0, vendors can combine both the chipset and add a Marvell or ASMedia controller so we can have 6 to 10 USB 3.0 through I/O ports and headers. Yay!
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    campb292 , November 22, 2011 10:23 AM
    A nice gaming platform for sure, but a feature set not much different than the current sandy 6-series. Many 6 series boards have pcie3.0 support, usb 3.0, etc. Not to mention current, and probably next gen, graphics cards don't even saturate pcie 2.0 bandwidth.
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    metallifux , November 22, 2011 10:25 AM
    Is there any chance the new chipsets will come before the CPU's
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    Christopher1 , November 22, 2011 10:46 AM
    ojasSo this means pcie 3.0, usb 3.0, IGP with dx11, similar naming scheme, lower tdp...if they manage to deliver decent entry level gpu performance while delivering on their promised performance increase over sandy bridge, intel have a huge win lined up for them.i hope amd gets its act together soon enough...


    For most users. Unfortunately, most people buying desktops and even laptops today are gaming users who need a little more 'oomph' than any Intel GPU would bring to the table.
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    drwho1 , November 22, 2011 11:06 AM
    I'm not planning to build another system "this soon"...
    But this are still good news.

    :) 

    Not to mention that an article on Tom's with no mention of certain "fruit" is refreshing.
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    geekapproved , November 22, 2011 11:08 AM
    X79 is like X58, but won't be around as long. Anyone who buys it will be disappointed just like X58 users were when something faster for 1/2 the price comes out 2 months later. Trust me. Wait for IB.
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    fazers_on_stun , November 22, 2011 11:13 AM
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    For most users. Unfortunately, most people buying desktops and even laptops today are gaming users who need a little more 'oomph' than any Intel GPU would bring to the table.


    Probably true even with the IB top-end GPU which Intel says will be some 60% faster than the one in Sandy Bridge, although S/A has an articlen mentioning 2X performance. It should be comparable to LLano's.
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    win7guru , November 22, 2011 12:27 PM
    Looks nice but I already have a motherboard that does PCI 3.0, i7 2600, OCZ SSD and it runs buttery smooth no matter what I throw at it. At this point in the game everything else is just overkill unless you use CAD or do video editing.
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    Kaiser_25 , November 22, 2011 12:33 PM
    for the love of god toms will you make it so if you post a damn picture when you click, it will actually link to a MUCH larger image, not one thats like 50% bigger?
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    zanny , November 22, 2011 12:41 PM
    geekapprovedX79 is like X58, but won't be around as long. Anyone who buys it will be disappointed just like X58 users were when something faster for 1/2 the price comes out 2 months later. Trust me. Wait for IB.


    I never got Sandy Bridge because my i7 920 on x58 has lasted me going on 4 years, at 4ghz on air I barely do anything to push it. I only want Ivy Bridge for full usb3 + SAS (and the better power use) but not necessarily more power on the processor, which is of course a nice byproduct of Moore's law.

    I am saddened that they aren't using the significant amount of extra space on the die to throw another two cores on the high end model. If they are using the same die cast as Sandy Bridge I'm amazed they can't fit another 2 cores on it by shrinking it by a third.
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    rb420 , November 22, 2011 1:02 PM
    geekapprovedX79 is like X58, but won't be around as long. Anyone who buys it will be disappointed just like X58 users were when something faster for 1/2 the price comes out 2 months later. Trust me. Wait for IB.


    so true. I am currently on an x58 with an i7 930, I've been holding off for the Ivy Bridge to upgrade my desktop. Although it has been hard to resist the lure of SB all this time.
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    mcd023 , November 22, 2011 1:07 PM
    man. It's looking like I'll have to switch to Intel for my next upgrade.......but money tends to put me toward AMD. I wind up saying, "Aaahhh, I can give up the performance." haha. But seriously, using the tri-gate, I wonder how far you could overclock that thing with the extra heat dissipation. I'd think it'd be pretty far, but it is a first generation tri-gate, so maybe best to wait for the 2nd iteration of the tech.
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    RealBeast , November 22, 2011 1:18 PM
    Kaiser_25for the love of god toms will you make it so if you post a damn picture when you click, it will actually link to a MUCH larger image, not one thats like 50% bigger?

    Yeah, kind of crazy. You have to click to get a slightly larger picture and then click on it to get the big one.
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    xanagu , November 22, 2011 1:32 PM
    stupid way of showing images. Please stop!
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    warezme , November 22, 2011 1:40 PM
    geekapprovedX79 is like X58, but won't be around as long. Anyone who buys it will be disappointed just like X58 users were when something faster for 1/2 the price comes out 2 months later. Trust me. Wait for IB.

    Your such a noob. An X58 paired with CF/SLI in dual/triple or quad SLI configs and a nice OC'ed i7 920 will still run circles around anything you probably have. That is what it was meant for not as a cheap generic platform. I had quad SLI running on my X58 for years until recently I threw in a single GTX590 and I still see no reason to get something new but you wouldn't understand that.
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