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Published on November 30th, 2011 | by Dan


Ivy Bridge Line-up Leaked

The next series in Intel’s development cycle, Ivy Bridge, is set to land around April of 2012.  It appears that the 18 chips in that series have already had their descriptions leaked to the vast reaches of the interweb (in russian).  There is good news in the leaked list because Ivy Bridge was rumored to not be overclocker friendly.  This does not appear to be the case, because two K designated chips are on this list.  There is the unlocked Core I5-3570K and the Core I7-3770K.

The I5 chip will have 4 core, 8 threads.  It will run natively at 3.4 ghz with a 3.8 ghz turbo, sporting 6 MB of l3 cache with only 77w of power used.  We knew these would be lower power chips as part of the design (22nm fabrication as well) and that is pretty impressive.  The i7 unlocked chip will run at 3.5 ghz, 3.9 ghz turbo with 8MB of L3 cache and a 77W of power consumption.

Both sound very impressive, but we won’t know if they are actually any better than current chips until some benchmarks come out.  Certainly power usage, heat and size wise they are ahead of Sandy Bridge.  The best news is of course the unlocked chips for enthusiasts and gamers.  It appears this rumor was false.

Are you waiting for Ivy Bridge or just taking the plunge now to Sandy Bridge (given that AMD is out of the game)?

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14 Responses to Ivy Bridge Line-up Leaked

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  2. Dex says:

    My wife and I get bonuses and tax return right around this time. This would be a perfect time to get a decently priced new generation chip, I guess. I’ve got an AMD right now that fits most of my needs. I’m more interested in what the new boards are going to support on a base level than the chips, though (USB 3.0, PCI-E 3.0, etc).

  3. maceron says:

    Wonder how far these chips can be overclocked?

  4. kel. says:

    I already have an i5 2500k but if these chips are a decent improvement then I’ll probably part with my money ,as long as it isn’t a ridiculous price, because I like buying new stuff.

  5. Jake says:

    Dang, well there’s no point to go amd then. I guess I’ll just be getting an i5 for xmas, upgrading from this e5400 -.-

  6. disconsented says:

    Honestly? AMD pulling out is just a rumor, they wouldn’t have release the whole piledriver, steamroller etc. If they were going to do this, wake up and smell the dicks people!

  7. TrippingBowser says:

    I got the 965 BE about a year ago and I have yet see a processor to give me a reason make a new build. I personally want to see a massive improvement in the ghz per core limit which hasn’t seen a dramatic change in a while.

  8. robertrampton says:

    I am probably gonna get a 2500k at xmas, and I hope that Ivy Bridge isn’t super expensive

  9. UnsungPower says:

    This news is making me think I’ll wait until April to build my new PC, because if I like the cut of Ivy Bridge’s jib then I’ll get it and if it isn’t much better than Sandy Bridge I’ll just get Sandy Bridge for less than it is now.

  10. Ofenlicht says:

    I can’t wait until april so I will just get a 2600k.
    But still I am kinda worried about the price of those.



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