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The First Intel Ivy Bridge CPU Clock Speeds and More

Intel's Ivy Bridge will be the next "tick" in the company's tick-tock release strategy. This one will be fairly significant with its 3D tri-gate transistor technology introduction. While Intel hasn't revealed much about its Ivy Bridge release schedule, we're expecting them in time for Q2 2012.

Ivy Bridge is expected for Q2 of 2012, with most pinning the first chips to arrive in April. Like previous new releases, the initial introduction will be in the mainstream and mid-performance ranges first before Intel cranks speeds up to levels suitable for the high-end performance and enthusiast segments.

Performance Desktop Ivy Bridge CPU Roadmap

Performance SegmentQ2 2012Q3 2012Q4 2012
Premium P1Core i7-3770KCore i7-3770≥ Core i7-3770K Core i7-3770≥ Core i7-3770K Core i7-3770
Mainstream 2Core i5-3570KCore i5-3550≥ Core i5-3570K Core i5-3570≥ Core i5-3570K Core i5-3570
Mainstream 1Core i5-3450Core i5-3470Core i5-3470


What we know so far about these first Ivy Bridge offerings so far:

ProcessorBase Frequency (GHz)Total Cache (MB)Cores / ThreadsMemory Speed Support (DDR3)Turbo Boost max single core (GHz)Intel HD GraphicsFrequency / Dynamic Frequency (MHz)Intel SIPP 2012; vPro 2012; VT-d; TXT
Core i7-3770K3.5084 / 81600, 13333.904000650/1150
Core i7-37703.4084 / 81600, 13333.904000650/1150X
Core i5-3570K3.4064 / 41600, 13333.804000650/1150
Core i5-35703.4064 / 41600, 13333.802500650/1150X
Core i5-35503.3064 / 41600, 13333.702500650/1150X
Core i5-34703.2064 / 41600, 13333.602500650/1100X
Core i5-34503.2064 / 41600, 13333.502500650/1100
Core i5-33303.0064 / 41600, 13333.202500650/1050

Features shared by all the above mentioned Ivy Bridge CPUs are a TDP of 77W, a 2-channel integrated memory controller, and AES-NI support.

Stay tuned as more details trickle out.

Marcus Yam
Marcus Yam served as Tom's Hardware News Director during 2008-2014. He entered tech media in the late 90s and fondly remembers the days when an overclocked Celeron 300A and Voodoo2 SLI comprised a gaming rig with the ultimate street cred.