The First Intel Ivy Bridge CPU Clock Speeds and More

Intel's Ivy Bridge will be the next "tick" in the company's tick-tock release strategy. This one will be fairly significant with its 3D tri-gate transistor technology introduction. While Intel hasn't revealed much about its Ivy Bridge release schedule, we're expecting them in time for Q2 2012.

Ivy Bridge is expected for Q2 of 2012, with most pinning the first chips to arrive in April. Like previous new releases, the initial introduction will be in the mainstream and mid-performance ranges first before Intel cranks speeds up to levels suitable for the high-end performance and enthusiast segments.

Performance Desktop Ivy Bridge CPU Roadmap

Performance Segment
Q2 2012
Q3 2012
Q4 2012
Premium P1
Core i7-3770K
Core i7-3770
≥ Core i7-3770K
Core i7-3770
≥ Core i7-3770K
Core i7-3770
Mainstream 2
Core i5-3570K
Core i5-3550
≥ Core i5-3570K
Core i5-3570
≥ Core i5-3570K
Core i5-3570
Mainstream 1
Core i5-3450
Core i5-3470Core i5-3470

 

What we know so far about these first Ivy Bridge offerings so far:

Processor
Base Frequency (GHz)
Total Cache (MB)
Cores / Threads
Memory Speed Support (DDR3)
Turbo Boost max single core (GHz)
Intel HD Graphics
Frequency / Dynamic Frequency (MHz)
Intel SIPP 2012; vPro 2012; VT-d; TXT
Core i7-3770K
3.50
8
4 / 8
1600, 1333
3.90
4000
650/1150

Core i7-37703.40
8
4 / 8
1600, 13333.90
4000650/1150X
Core i5-3570K3.40
6
4 / 4
1600, 13333.80
4000650/1150
Core i5-35703.40
6
4 / 41600, 13333.80
2500
650/1150X
Core i5-35503.30
6
4 / 41600, 13333.70
2500650/1150X
Core i5-34703.20
6
4 / 41600, 13333.60
2500650/1100X
Core i5-34503.20
6
4 / 41600, 13333.50
2500650/1100
Core i5-33303.00
6
4 / 41600, 13333.20
2500650/1050

Features shared by all the above mentioned Ivy Bridge CPUs are a TDP of 77W, a 2-channel integrated memory controller, and AES-NI support.

Stay tuned as more details trickle out.

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  • pbrigido
    As much as I would love to upgrade to an Ivy Bridge CPU, I can't seem to justify replacing my 2600k i7.
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  • soccerdocks
    Its surprising how all of these chips have a TDP of 77W. This should make for some nice temperatures even with a significant overclock.
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  • ojas
    sinfulpotatoThere is no reason to upgrade over the LAST generation i5 and i7. Hell, I will even say people with a second generation phenom have no incentive to upgrade. We are talking the neighborhood of 1-5 FPS differences in high resolution gaming across three generations.

    Everything isn't just gaming!! :D
    lasaldudeThese are LGA 1155 right? Not that stupid 2011 shit!

    Yes, these are. From a workstation p.o.v LGA 2011 isn't exactly stupid, mind you.
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  • soccerdocks
    Its surprising how all of these chips have a TDP of 77W. This should make for some nice temperatures even with a significant overclock.
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  • pbrigido
    As much as I would love to upgrade to an Ivy Bridge CPU, I can't seem to justify replacing my 2600k i7.
    24
  • Area51
    I wonder if with the LV version of the CPU it would be possible to run a system without a CPU Fan or not. That would make a great home entertainment system.
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