Intel 'Ivy Bridge' desktop chip prices leak

By on December 19, 2011, 5:30 PM

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:

Model Cores Threads Frequency Turbo
Frequency
L3
cache
TDP Price Sandy Bridge
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



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venomblade said:

And they said due to no competition by AMD that the prices would've skyrocketed. Good on Intel to prove em wrong. That 3570k is lookin' mighty tasty

cliffordcooley cliffordcooley, TechSpot Paladin, said:

Whats with the 5 and 7 for the third digit in the moniker?

Anyone have a clue as to what that means? Looking at the chart, I can't even speculate as to what it could be.

distantreality said:

Now if they could up the frequency and reduce the watt and price on the LGA 2011 that would be awesome lol

hahahanoobs hahahanoobs said:

cliffordcooley said:

Whats with the 5 and 7 for the third digit in the moniker?

Anyone have a clue as to what that means? Looking at the chart, I can't even speculate as to what it could be.

i5 and i7

Emexrulsier said:

no cause some i5s have 7 and vice versa

slh28 slh28, TechSpot Paladin, said:

cliffordcooley said:

Whats with the 5 and 7 for the third digit in the moniker?

Anyone have a clue as to what that means? Looking at the chart, I can't even speculate as to what it could be.

Just to confuse people even more. Because the S, T and K designations aren't confusing enough.

Anyone else surprised they haven't clocked these higher? I mean come on, only 100Mhz bump over the SB parts they're replacing?

Guest said:

How about i3's? Any news on that?

cliffordcooley cliffordcooley, TechSpot Paladin, said:

i5 and i7
I thought so at first then I noticed these:
  • Core i5-3470T
  • Core i5-3570K
  • Core i5-3570T
Guest said:

Am I the only one stupidly impressed by the listed TDPs?

I cannot wait for Ivy Bridge to come out - I've been waiting ever since there was talk that the previous release (that turned out to be Sandy Bridge-E) was announced. I'm still on my old Core 2 Quad, and it's finally starting to show it's age in CS5, SolidWorks and BF3 (all 4 cores, continuously maxed out - with all the settings on low),

Getting this, some nice, super-fast DDR3, and an SSD for boot and programs.

DokkRokken said:

slh28 said:

Anyone else surprised they haven't clocked these higher? I mean come on, only 100Mhz bump over the SB parts they're replacing?

My understanding is that Intel's focus with IB is decreased consumption and better efficiencies. Anyone expecting major speed gains over SB is being unrealistic.

Guest said:

Need benchmarks, particularly for the integrated GPU, to determine how valuable waiting for Ivy Bridge is for those thinking of upgrades. If you can squeak by without by discrete graphics, then Ivy will be huge. Otherwise, it makes sense to pick up Sandy Bridge if there is a big price drop/inventory clearance since CPU gains are so-so.

Guest said:

I've read elsewhere that they aren't coming out until later. Possibly because the tech geeks that care wouldn't be using i3, anyway...?

Guest said:

The socket better be 1155.

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