Just noticed some screens of a new processor called the Intel Ivy Bridge-EP/EX which was posted a couple days ago over at TechPowerUp and I must say, it’s a beauty.
In case you didn’t get the message from the title, this new processor has 10 CORES! Yes, 10 of them. In addition, it’s also hyper threaded, which means it’ll have 20 threads. Additionally, it’s a 2.8GHz processor (which isn’t too impressive) with 256 KB L2 cache per core and 30MB of shared L3 cache. Yes, 30 megabytes. A whole 15 megabytes more than the current flagship i7-3960X Extreme Edition. Interested? Take a look at the screens below.
Just spotted these Ivy Bridge benchmarks over at OBR-Hardware so I thought I’d let all of you know.
Anyway, these benchmarks were conducted using a Z68 board in combination with a C0 stepping engineering sample of the Intel Core i7 3770K, but remember Intel is also launching the Z77 chipset along with the launch of Ivy Bridge in April, so benchmark results with that chipset might be a little different.
At least in these benchmarks though, it’s pretty clear that with the Intel Core i7 3770K, we’re going to be seeing an overall performance increase of around 9%. Since we know that the main focus for Intel with these the Ivy Bridge processors is [...]
For those of you planning on purchasing a new laptop anytime soon, you might want to hold off until April for the new Ivy Bridge processors coming out soon, which promises similar performance to the current second generation Sandy Bridge processors at much lower TDP (Thermal Design Power). While the specific date still isn’t final, according to FudZilla, Intel’s new Ivy Bridge mobile and desktop processors should be launched in week 14, which will correlate to around April 1st to April 7th.
On the desktop side of things, Intel is planning a launch of only their quad core Ivy Bridge line of CPUs on week 14, which means only the Intel Core i7-3770K, i7-3770, [...]
We knew Intel would be releasing its new Ivy Bridge processors in April, but we now have April 8th as the date to watch out for. However, since that falls on a Sunday, April 9th should be the date when we know all the juicy details about the new processors.
Intel is expected to be releasing 25 new processors along with 8 new chipsets which should take the place of current Sandy Bridge processors and chipsets. These new cpus and chipsets are expected to match prices of current Sandy Bridge CPUs and chipsets as well.
According to Digitimes’ Taiwanese sources, the first Ivy Bridge wave will include no less than 25 processors (17 desktop models and 8 [...]
Looks like probably the first ever Ivy Bridge benchmarks have been leaked over at Chiphell so take a look…
Here’s the 3D Mark 06 score. We’re looking at about 6841 3D Marks with the Ivy Bridge i7 3770K and its HD4000 graphics. The Ivy Bridge processor also gets a 7170 CPU score which is a good improvement over the current generation Sandy Bridge i7 2600K and the i5 2500K which scores around 6608 and 6101 respectively.
Here we have the single core and multi core runs of Cinebench 11.5. Again, we’re looking at a performance boost with the i7 3770K over the i7 2700K and the i5 2500K. The i7 3770K scores a 7.52 on the multicore run while the i7 2600K [...]
Ivy Bridge specs have been leaked and looking at the specs, there’s nothing really to be excited about.
The flagship i7 3770K will boast a 3.5ghz (3.9ghz Turbo) quad core CPU with HyperThreading which isn’t much different than the current specs for the i7 2600K which runs at 3.4ghz (3.8ghz Turbo). The real kicker in this party is efficiency with the i7 3770K spec’d to run at only 77W TDP, a 19% drop from the current 95W TDP of the i7 2600K. Of course, we are definitely interested in seeing the overclocking ability of these new chips (Which if the i7 2700K has shown us anything is that there is room for improvement).
In addition to these minor [...]