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Intel: Ivy Bridge

CPU Charts 2012: 86 Processors From AMD And Intel, Tested
By , Achim Roos

Ivy Bridge is Intel's current-generation design. The company's tick-tock cadence establishes a new architecture (the tick), and then follows it up with a updated manufacturing technology (the tock). That way, the next tick is implemented on a mature process, paring back some of the risk associated with transitioning to a significantly-updated architecture.

After the tick that was Sandy Bridge, Ivy Bridge employs a very similar design on a 22 nm process. Intel maintains its Core i3, i5, and i7 nomenclature, updating the model names to reflect a third generation. Fortunately, Ivy Bridge-based chips drop into the same LGA 1155 interface as the Sandy Bridge-based parts.

Though its x86 cores remain largely the same, Ivy Bridge does offer a more advanced graphics engine, along with a memory controller that officially supports 1,600 MT/s data rates. The unlocked parts boast maximum multipliers of 63x (up from Sandy Bridge's 57x), and the entire line-up includes 16 lanes of PCI Express 3.0 connectivity.

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Benchmarked Intel Ivy Bridge-Based CPUs:

Ivy BridgeCode NameRev.SocketNumber of
Cores
Clock
Frequency
L2 CacheL3 CacheiGPUMemory
Controller
TDP
Core i5-3450Ivy BridgeE1115543.1 GHz4 x 256 KB6 MBHD Graphics 2500
650-1100 MHz
integrated up to DDR3-160077 W
Core i5-3470Ivy BridgeE1115543.2 GHz4 x 256 KB6 MBHD Graphics 2500
650-1100 MHz
integrated up to DDR3-160077 W
Core i5-3550Ivy BridgeE1115543.3 GHz4 x 256 KB6 MBHD Graphics 2500
650-1100 MHz
integrated up to DDR3-160077 W
Core i5-3570KIvy BridgeE1115543.4 GHz4 x 256 KB6 MBHD Graphics 4000
650-1100 MHz
integrated up to DDR3-160077 W
Core i7-3770KIvy BridgeE1115543.5 GHz4 x 256 KB8 MBHD Graphics 4000
650-1100 MHz
integrated up to DDR3-160077 W
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