Report: Intel's Ivy Bridge-E CPUs Will Launch Sept. 2013

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.

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CPU ModelCores / ThreadsBase / TurboL3 CacheMemoryTDP
Core i7-4960X6 / 123.6 / 4.0 GHz15 MBDDR3-1866130 W
Core i7-4930K6 / 123.4 / 3.9 GHz12 MBDDR3-1866130 W
Core i7-4820K4 / 83.7 / 3.9 GHz10 MBDDR3-1866130 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.


Niels Broekhuijsen

Niels Broekhuijsen is a Contributing Writer for Tom's Hardware US. He reviews cases, water cooling and pc builds.

  • vmem
    well, intel can always make a pointless 4970X late next year if they want to be lame and complacent... or they can just make Haswell-E with DDR4 :P
  • kitsunestarwind
    No point upgrading, unless IB-E can overclock really well
    My 3930K already runs at 5ghz on water, I would love a IB-E with 8c/16t though for my photo work
  • Shneiky
    And two years wait for 5%-10%. And the same 6 cores.This chips already have the premium price, Intel could at least give us 2 extra cores. Guess all us video/fx/3d guys can only get more power by jumping on Xeons. Another premium on top of the premium. We need AMD to the rescue. (too bad it will not happen in the next at least 5 years)
  • dalethepcman
    Tons of news/rumors/leaks coming from Intel today...
  • bartosz trzaska
    fuuuuu U Intel i just bought 3570k like few weeks ago ,in few months with your clever tick tock tactics this cpu will be be like 2 generations old making me feel like i got antique cpu sitting in my pc :P better yet make me upgrade to new mobo because new cpus wont have whatever socket my mobo has ......
  • getochkn
    bartosz trzaska, wehere have you been the last 6 months they have been talking and talking about the new chips everywhere.
  • juan83
    Some how i like Intel.. but i want more power, more cores.. at least for premium CPU show us something new like 8 cores.. not just another usd 1000, 6 cores and a poky 10% speedup. It's good news for guys like me with an old architecture, but not for somebody with a SB... it's kind of paying too much for very little...
  • tomfreak
    Why buy only 3960X/3970X when u can buy 3930K in 10% slower, then replace the 3930K with 4930K. which 4930K will beat the crap out of even 3970X. All that with $1000.
    Seriously the X version should have been 8 core @ 150w & the 4820K should have been 6 core without HT. (*save the trouble for manufacturing another diff chip)
  • EzioAs
    I don't remember any i7-3820K, just the 3820 if I'm not mistaken.
  • TheMadFapper
    If you're already on 2011 platform I would definitely not upgrade for any of these.