We first got details on the specifications for Intel's Ivy Bridge processors in the early December. Today, we get an early price listing (based on 1K units) of the Ivy Bridge processors from CPU-World. Looking at the prices, the new Ivy Bridge processors will be at the same price points as the current generation Sandy Bridge processors that the upcoming platform is replacing.
|Model||Cores(Threads)||Frequency||TurboFrequency||L3Cache||TDP||Price||CurrentCPU / Price|
|Core i5-3450||4 (4)||3.1 GHz||3.5 GHz||6 MB||77 W||$184||i5-2400 / $184|
|Core i5-3450S||4 (4)||2.8 GHz||3.5 GHz||6 MB||65 W||$184||i5-2400S / $184|
|Core i5-3470T||2 (4)||2.9 GHz||3.6 GHz||3 MB||35 W||$184||i5-2390T / $184|
|Core i5-3550||4 (4)||3.3 GHz||3.7 GHz||6 MB||77 W||$205||i5-2500 / $205|
|Core i5-3550S||4 (4)||3.0 GHz||3.7 GHz||6 MB||65 W||$205||i5-2500S / $205|
|Core i5-3750K||4 (4)||3.4 GHz||3.8 GHz||6 MB||77 W||$225||i5-2500K / $216|
|Core i5-3750T||4 (4)||2.3 GHz||3.3 GHz||6 MB||42 W||$205||i5-2500T / $205|
|Core i7-3770||4 (8)||3.4 GHz||3.9 GHz||8 MB||77 W||$294||i7-2600 / $294|
|Core i7-3770K||4 (8)||3.5 GHz||3.9 GHz||8 MB||77 W||$332||i7-2700K / $332|
|Core i7-3770S||4 (8)||3.1 GHz||3.9 GHz||8 MB||65 W||$294||i7-2600S / $294|
|Core i7-3770T||4 (8)||2.5 GHz||3.7 GHz||8 MB||45 W||$294||N/A|
Based on the early performance seen with Ivy Bridge, the price point will make it an easier decision to make the jump to Ivy Bridge for a new build in April / May over current generation Sandy Bridge. What remains to be seen is whether or not Ivy Bridge performance will be enough for users to jump from a current gen Sandy Bridge to Ivy Bridge on a compatible motherboard.