Previously, we were already aware that Intel's Ivy Bridge-E CPUs would be launching somewhere during Q3-2013, but now we may have a more specific date. VR-Zone has revealed a slide that shows that the CPUs are supposedly coming out in September 2013, among which are the i7-4820K, i7-4930K, and i7-4960X.
The Ivy Bridge-E CPUs would be based on a 22 nm lithography, and like any new generation, they feature a small performance improvement, as we showed you earlier.
The flagship i7-4960X would pack six processing cores and with HyperThreading feature 12 threads. It would have a base clock of 3.6 GHz, which will boost up to the 4.0 GHz mark. It has 15 MB of L3 cache and support for DDR3-1866 memory. All this processing power is made possible through a TDP of a massive 130 Watts.
|CPU Model||Cores / Threads||Base / Turbo||L3 Cache||Memory||TDP|
|Core i7-4960X||6 / 12||3.6 / 4.0 GHz||15 MB||DDR3-1866||130 W|
|Core i7-4930K||6 / 12||3.4 / 3.9 GHz||12 MB||DDR3-1866||130 W|
|Core i7-4820K||4 / 8||3.7 / 3.9 GHz||10 MB||DDR3-1866||130 W|
Based on the numbers given, we see the successor to the i7-3820K as the i7-4820K, and the i7-3930K is succeeded by the i7-4930K. Similarly, the i7-3960K is improved upon by the i7-4960K. What we don't see is a successor to the i7-3970X; however, we could assume that down the line, Intel might introduce an i7-4970X to top everything off. This is not shown on Intel's roadmap below, though.