It is no secret that Intel is establishing its third-era Core microprocessors in the following few months. Familiar to the enthusiast as Ivy Bridge, the chips have been subject to postpond.
While there might be confusion as to when the chips do really launch, Intel has seemingly settled the line up. Expecting at the evidence depicts on these 2 Intel slides, the 3-generation Core processors look to be drop-in upgrades over present Sandy Bridge.
If we expect at the Core-i7 line up, which presents Intel's excellent processors, Ivy Bridge furnished an exact substitute to Sandy Bridge.
Do remember, that Ivy Bridge and Sandy Bridge share the similar socket; LGA 1155. Intel, clearly, is mirroring its recent line up with the 3700-series Ivy Bridge components. Every chip has 4 cores and 8 threads, Turbo Boosts through up to 4 steps and has 8MB of cache. The one alter we can pick out from the slide is the promote to IGP graphics, now referenced as Intel HD 4000.
Expectations are that equivalent Ivy Bridge chips will arrive in at perfectly the similar cost points as present Sandy Bridge.
The meat of the Ivy Bridge desktop line, however, will be constituted of Core i5 chips. These 4-thread conventional CPUs too look to mirror what's on extends from Sandy Bridge.
Really, what's altered here, from what we can tell, is Intel migrating living technology onto a smaller, more-sufficient manufacturing function - in this case, 22nm. This should conduct to lower TDPs and more possible function from both the CPU and GPU parts of the chip. We already familiar that Sandy Bridge CPUs are best functioner, so Ivy Bridge appears set to be more evolution than revolution, which is no bad thing.
A number of high-profile CPU board manufacturers have already certified 6-series chipsets to support Ivy Bridge processors. That told, Intel is too going to release a particular chipset to support entire of the yet-to-be-revealed Ivy Bridge characteristics set. Expect to see the Z77 land only early Easter, if reports are to be believed.
So, dear readers, do any of the over look tasty as a drop-in promote? We think the Core i5-3570K expects lush, especially if it ships with the rumoured 77W TDP.
Last edited by laxmi29; 03-19-2012 at 07:58 AM.