Details emerge about Intel Ivy Bridge desktop PC processors, due in Q2 2012

Details emerge about Intel Ivy Bridge desktop PC processors, due in Q2 2012

Summary: More information has been revealed about the successor to Intel's Sandy Bridge processors. Dubbed Ivy Bridge, the 22nm processors promise superior graphics power and energy efficiency compared to their predecessors, and now we know some of their product names and some specs.

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More information has been revealed about the successor to Intel's Sandy Bridge processors. Dubbed Ivy Bridge, the 22nm processors promise superior graphics power and energy efficiency compared to their predecessors, and now we know some of their product names and some specs.

The first Ivy Bridge desktop chips are now slated to roll out in the second quarter of next year (previously they were rumored to emerge in Q1), and will include Core i5 and Core i7 versions, all of which save one will be quad-core. The families will comprise the Core i5 3300, 3400, and 3500 series and the Core i7 3700 series. Almost all of the Core i5 chips will include Intel 2500 HD graphics, while the Core i7 ones (and the Core i5-3570K) come with Intel 4000 HD graphics. The new integrated graphics supposedly will have 30 percent higher performance than the ones in Sandy Bridge, and be DirectX 11 compatible.

Except for the dual-core Core i5-3470T, the other Core i5s will come with 6MB of cache and clock speeds ranging from 2.7GHz to 3.4GHz. The Core i7s will include 8MB of cache and clock speeds that range from 2.5GHz (for the 45W i7-3770T) to 3.5GHz. In addition to the i5-3570K, the i7-3770K will be unclocked to ease overclocking. Perhaps most impressive is that the top-end i7-3770K will feature a TDP of just 77W, while many other initial Ivy Bridges offerings are 65W.

You can find full details at X-bit labs, though Intel won't publicly acknowledge these leaked plans, so we'll need to wait, perhaps until CES, until the chip giant spills the beans officially.

Topics: Processors, Hardware, Intel

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  • Intel is wasting their time and money. I thought PCs were dead.

    We're supposed to be entering the "post-PC" era, and Intel still doesn't get the message.<br><br><img border="0" src="http://www.cnet.com/i/mb/emoticons/wink.gif" alt="wink">
    adornoe
    • RE: Details emerge about Intel Ivy Bridge desktop PC processors, due in Q2 2012

      @adornoe@... Uh??? Post PC? You still need processors dude.
      drand54
    • RE: Details emerge about Intel Ivy Bridge desktop PC processors, due in Q2 2012

      @adornoe@... What the hell are you doing on tech board after saying something like that?

      I am not going to knock Intel since I am an AMD fanboy. I was disappointed with how the 8 core Bulldozer CPUs stacked up, and the reviews they got, but it wasn't until I actually bought an 8120 (stock 3.1ghz) and OCed to 3.9 (on air cooling, which still runs at 30 degrees idle) before even booting Windows, that I realize that these chips got a horrible debut. Intel has their work cut out for them.

      I bought a 200$ 8-core CPU that is running at nearly 4ghz without any effort, on air cooling, as stable as can be. The price and power are spot on, and I have yet to push the limits of this CPU.
      Bates_
    • RE: Details emerge about Intel Ivy Bridge desktop PC processors, due in Q2 2012

      @adornoe@... The "Post PC" era is a bunch of marketing hype which you seem to have fallen for hook, line, and sinker. Sure, we are in an era where traditional PCs now have more realistic alternatives, but until we have total on-line capabilities and delivery mechanisms that can truly support all of the capabilities that we require our PCs to deliver, then we have a long way to go before Intel should give up on developing new processors to meet the needs of the market.
      nemesis-t-warlock
      • agreed.

        @nemesis-t-warlock Mobile devices with their ARM chips are nice within their niche. But there is just no way that a 4 inch phone screen or even a 10 inch tablet screen competes with my dual 24 inch monitors with a real keyboard and mouse (or in my case track ball) when it comes to actually getting work done. I'm not the greatest typist in the world, but I'd bet a paycheck that on my desktop keyboard I can out type the worlds fastest on screen tablet keyboard typist.

        Once I accept the need for the big screens and real input devices, then I might as well have the box sitting on the floor under the desk that gives me a real CPU, memory and storage while I'm at it. And as long as we have that box, Intel has a market for its CPU's. ARM will get faster and faster but Intel will continue to improve too.
        cornpie
    • RE: Details emerge about Intel Ivy Bridge desktop PC processors, due in Q2 2012

      @adornoe@... <br>You, my friend, have just failed... Horribly... There is and probably never will be a post-PC era. There will ALWAYS be gamers, true gamers.They dont look for low graphics (flash game inspired) rubbish like most tablets offer. So, to provide decent graphics support, you need what? Thats right, a PC of some sort... even cad designers need PC's still... The ipad allows changes to word docs and drawings etc, but to create that doc/pic a true PC is in order.

      P.S: sometimes its better to not post at all... that was one of them for you
      mad-doggie
  • Wow...

    Really adornoe? Really? People are getting more stupid by the day.
    I'm pretty sure I just lost some IQ points for reading that.
    Naryan
  • WOW...WOW

    Have you people heard of sarcasm?
    oraman
    • You're the only one that got it, so far.

      The rest who have been attacking me don't understand that, I'm with them when it comes to the "post-PC" stupidity which I hear so much, especially on ZDNet.<br><br>There is no such thing as "post-PC" as long as there is a computing device, and it's for personal use, hence, personal computing, or "PC".

      Basically, I was just making fun of the "post-PC" bloggers.
      adornoe
  • RE: Details emerge about Intel Ivy Bridge desktop PC processors, due in Q2 2012

    Sarcasm doesn't work in text format.
    kroguej@...
  • RE: Details emerge about Intel Ivy Bridge desktop PC processors, due in Q2 2012

    Huh, intel saw bulldozers performance numbers and decided they didn't need to up the number of cores. Or maybe the better graphics part is taking up more of the die.
    kroguej@...