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The First Intel Ivy Bridge CPU Clock Speeds and More

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Intel's Ivy Bridge specifications and release windows for Q2 2012 and beyond.

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 , November 28, 2011 3:47 PM
    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 , November 28, 2011 3:43 PM
    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 , November 28, 2011 4:15 PM
    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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  • 21 Hide
    soccerdocks , November 28, 2011 3:43 PM
    Its surprising how all of these chips have a TDP of 77W. This should make for some nice temperatures even with a significant overclock.
  • 24 Hide
    pbrigido , November 28, 2011 3:47 PM
    As much as I would love to upgrade to an Ivy Bridge CPU, I can't seem to justify replacing my 2600k i7.
  • 10 Hide
    Area51 , November 28, 2011 3:49 PM
    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.
  • 6 Hide
    slhpss , November 28, 2011 3:58 PM
    can't wait... kinda upset it got pushed back to April release now... but I'm resolved to wait until these bad boys come out until upgrading.
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    jjb8675309 , November 28, 2011 3:58 PM
    ^exactly more importantly, what are the projected prices! Id like a 3570k if the price is right...
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    sinfulpotato , November 28, 2011 3:59 PM
    There 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.
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    lasaldude , November 28, 2011 4:07 PM
    These are LGA 1155 right? Not that stupid 2011 shit!
  • 7 Hide
    davewolfgang , November 28, 2011 4:08 PM
    pbrigidoAs much as I would love to upgrade to an Ivy Bridge CPU, I can't seem to justify replacing my 2600k i7.


    That's the reason I didn't upgrade from my i7-960 to Sandy - which was VERY, VERY hard to not do. But I have purposely waited in my upgrading until Ivy. Looks like my wait will be VERY well worth it.
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    captaincharisma , November 28, 2011 4:13 PM
    Quote:
    3D tri-gate transistor technology introduction.


    i hate it when companies try to take advantage of using the latest buzzword to promote something. AMD is bad for this too with its HD internet technology or whatever it really is
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    de5_Roy , November 28, 2011 4:14 PM
    Nice! finally some numbers.
    looks like they got lower tdp (take note, zambezi), 2700k-like speeds.
    even the lower end i5s have at least 3 gigs of min. freq. that, combined with the die-shrink should get some strong numbers. r.i.p. i5 2300!
    all the good things have already been said, now caveats:
    why are the high end cpus only the ones with hd 4000? most people buying those cpus won't end up using them anyway. i hope that intel will release lower end cpus with hd4000 later.
    why do the cpu model numbers look so similar to amd's old radeon hd cards? :p 
    why is the tdp so low? that alone makes ivy bridge a much less powerful cpu than amd's mighty fx 8150!!! muahahaha.....ha...
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    ojas , November 28, 2011 4:15 PM
    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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    nhat11 , November 28, 2011 4:16 PM
    LOL the lowest speed is a 3.0 GHz, this is getting great and crazy
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    Anonymous , November 28, 2011 4:24 PM
    I'm more interested in this platform on a laptop/ultrabook. The upgraded GPU will come in handy there as I finally plan to just buy a laptop without the video card and will instead spend on an SSD. I should nearly double my battery life by doing so. I suspect a 9 cell battery with an IvyBridge CPU/GPU and an SSD should last me the entire day. While it would be heavier than a tablet, it could do everything I ever wanted to do in Ultrabook form factor including engineering work.
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    tmk221 , November 28, 2011 4:31 PM
    I'm very disapointed by the fact that we don't have 8 and 16 core desktop processors by now... I mean come on! we have 4 core cpus from like 3-4 years now and still most of the new cpus are 4 core.

    Is that becouse Intel don't feel any pressure from AMD? Personally I don't belive that Intel with it's multi billion budget and great sandy and now Ivy bridge architecture is not capable of making 16 core desktop cpu...
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    sethusmaximus , November 28, 2011 4:42 PM
    I'm most curious about the pricing... I feel like Intel might be a little too comfortable right now to price these reasonably/competitively.

    I hope I'm wrong, though.
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    billybobser , November 28, 2011 4:43 PM
    4 Threads still!

    Seems somewhat logical, when we struggle to get decent value from 2.

    It seems somewhat retarded (and I like AMD, from a consumer pov) to add tons of cores (and more threads).
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    verbalizer , November 28, 2011 4:45 PM
    OK now show me some PRICING and THEN show me some BENCHES in relation to the i5-2500K and the i7-2600K.
    Please do not mention any AMD Bulldozer (FX-8150) comparisons, that's a waste of time.
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    Pherule , November 28, 2011 5:00 PM
    You can see by the comments who uses multiple threads and who doesn't. Believe it or not, there are people out there that can and WILL utilize more than 8 threads (and indeed, more than 16) if that becomes available. Very disappointed that there isn't at least a 6 or 8 core Ivy Bridge from the get go.
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