We already have a pretty good idea of what the initial Ivy Bridge lineup is going to look like when Intel releases its next chip refresh in the first half of 2012. Now, the folks at CPU World are spilling the beans on yet another piece of the puzzle: pricing. For the most part it looks like Intel will maintain similar pricing to their current Sandy Bridge products. The Core i7-3770K, for example, will replace the Core i7-2700K at the same $332.
This will be the fastest and most expensive Ivy Bridge part at launch. Three remaining SKUs from the Core i7 family -- i7-3770, i7-3770S and i7-3770T -- will be priced at $294 in 1K quantities. Further down the ladder the unlocked-multiplier Core i5 3570K is priced at $225 while the i5-3500 and the energy-efficient i5-3570T and i5-3550S models are all priced at $205. Lastly, the Core i5-3450, i5-3450S, and i5-3470T are listed for $184.
Ivy Bridge i5 processors will continue on from Sandy Bridge offering four physical cores, 6MB of L3 cache and no hyper-threading, except for the i5 3470T which is a dual core unit with two hyper-threaded cores. Their Core i7 siblings are also running four physical cores, but can handle eight simultaneous threads and have 2MB more cache available. The table below contains a summary of the upcoming chips' specs and prices:
CPU / price
|Core i5-3450||4||4||3.1 GHz||3.5 GHz||6 MB||77 Watt||$184||i5-2400 / $184|
|Core i5-3450S||4||4||2.8 GHz||3.5 GHz||6 MB||65 Watt||$184||i5-2400S / $184|
|Core i5-3470T||2||4||2.9 GHz||3.6 GHz||3 MB||35 Watt||$184||i5-2390T / $184|
|Core i5-3550||4||4||3.3 GHz||3.7 GHz||6 MB||77 Watt||$205||i5-2500 / $205|
|Core i5-3550S||4||4||3 GHz||3.7 GHz||6 MB||65 Watt||$205||i5-2500S / $205|
|Core i5-3570K||4||4||3.4 GHz||3.8 GHz||6 MB||77 Watt||$225||i5-2500K / $216|
|Core i5-3570T||4||4||2.3 GHz||3.3 GHz||6 MB||45 Watt||$205||i5-2500T / $205|
|Core i7-3770||4||8||3.4 GHz||3.9 GHz||8 MB||77 Watt||$294||i7-2600 / $294|
|Core i7-3770K||4||8||3.5 GHz||3.9 GHz||8 MB||77 Watt||$332||i7-2700K / $332|
|Core i7-3770S||4||8||3.1 GHz||3.9 GHz||8 MB||65 Watt||$294||i7-2600S / $294|
|Core i7-3770T||4||8||2.5 GHz||3.7 GHz||8 MB||45 Watt||$294||N/A|