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Intel's Ivy Bridge-E set for Q3 2013, Shows Leaked Slide


The newest client platform road-map leaked by VR Zone Chinese shows that the next-generation high-end desktop (HEDT) platform will be released in Q3 2013. In addition, the Ivy Bride-E looks to follow the release of Intel's Core "Haswell" processors based on the LGA 1150 socket in Q2 2013. The Ivy Bridge-E will be built on the same 22 nm process as the current Ivy Bridge and will utilize the LGA 2011 socket. Though not all details are known, the Ivy Bridge-E should feature more processing cores, memory channels, cache, and be a PCIe 3.0 certified system. 

What remains to be seen is if Intel will launch a new chipset, along with the release of the Ivy Bride-E processors. If history repeats itself, expect Intel to release a new chipset with Ivy Bridge-E to replace the X79 chipset. As with the current Ivy Bridge, Intel released a new chipset with the transfer to the Ivy Bridge processor, though it made certain current LGA 1155 chipsets were compatible. With current X79 chipsets not fully certified for PCIe 3.0, we look for the new chipset to be fully PCIe 3.0 certified, along with other features being implemented with the Lynx Point Chipset on the "Haswell" platform.  

In other news, the slide does look to confirm what we reported in July about the up coming release of the Intel Core i7-3970X in Q4 2012 just-in-time for the holidays.

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  • Thunderfox
    So will IB-E still have a borked IHS?
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  • A Bad Day
    ThunderfoxSo will IB-E still have a borked IHS?
    I'm going to laugh if they pair cheap thermal paste with a $999 processor.
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  • The Greater Good
    based on the LGA 1150

    Another frigging socket? Ugh. 1156... no no... 1155... NO!! I got it this time! 1150!
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  • brimur
    Does that mean from Q1 next year there will be no more development on 1155, so if I am buying now I should get a 2011 chipset or hold off a few months?
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  • whitey_rolls1984
    brimurDoes that mean from Q1 next year there will be no more development on 1155, so if I am buying now I should get a 2011 chipset or hold off a few months?
    Would you prefer if Intel went the AMD route and kept the same socket for like 5 years with little to no advancement in their chip technology?

    All I can say is I'm happy I bought a 2600k 18 months ago, looks like a chip that will likely hold up for a long time.
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  • whitey_rolls1984
    whitey_rolls1984Would you prefer if Intel went the AMD route and kept the same socket for like 5 years with little to no advancement in their chip technology? All I can say is I'm happy I bought a 2600k 18 months ago, looks like a chip that will likely hold up for a long time.
    I fail meant to quote "the greater good"
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  • One would think that naming it Ivy Bridge-E would make it compatible with the LGA 1155 socket.
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  • fazers_on_stun
    Pray tell, what is an "Ivy Bride" CPU?? - The version intended for the wifey?? :P

    Seriously tho, if I actually needed a workstation-class system, this would be the one I'd get..
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  • fazers_on_stun
    9388382 said:
    One would think that naming it Ivy Bridge-E would make it compatible with the LGA 1155 socket.

    ?? Today's Sandy Bridge-E is on LGA2011 - quad memory channels vs. dual for one thing. IB-E should be a drop-in replacement with a BIOS update.
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  • whitey: Moar FUD plz.

    "Would you prefer if Intel went the AMD route and kept the same socket for like 5 years with little to no advancement in their chip technology?"

    Orly? Are you trying to say that Trinity and Bulldozer aren't light years better than Athlon 64 x2? Because I know you're not trying to say that Intel's chipsets are better.

    "All I can say is I'm happy I bought a 2600k 18 months ago, looks like a chip that will likely hold up for a long time."

    From this we can infer that Intel is the one spending many years with little or no advancements in their chip technology, otherwise they'd have a compelling upgrade for you.
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