Enthusiast-class "Ivy Bridge-E" CPUs get priced ahead of launch

By Shawn Knight · 32 replies
Jul 31, 2013
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  1. Pricing for Intel’s upcoming Ivy Bridge-E Core i7 CPUs have leaked onto the web. Chips range in price from $310 on the low end all the way up to $990 for Intel’s most powerful enthusiast chip, all of which are...

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  2. GhostRyder

    GhostRyder This guy again... Posts: 2,198   +593

    Yay, bout time, I can't wait for the 4930k, in anxious to see how the performance does compared to its 3930k counterpart!
  3. Jad Chaar

    Jad Chaar Elite Techno Geek Posts: 6,515   +974

    Good to see the prices have decreased a bit.
  4. BlueDrake

    BlueDrake TS Evangelist Posts: 378   +112

    Agreed. I might consider an Intel PC, if the prices don't seem too insane. Been using AMD and it's not bad really, then again I'm using a Phenom II X6. Lets see how things have improved, before I plan on cracking open my wallet. :p
  5. LNCPapa

    LNCPapa TS Special Forces Posts: 4,276   +461

    I may start saving up for the 4930 if the overclocking performance looks good. I'm also hoping some newer LGA 2011 boards come out.
  6. PC nerd

    PC nerd TS Booster Posts: 317   +41

    I hope they solder the heatspreaders instead of using the same **** as Ivy/Haswell.
  7. dividebyzero

    dividebyzero trainee n00b Posts: 4,891   +1,264

    IB-E was shown to have a soldered heatspreader some time ago
    Almost certain that there will be a 2.0 revision of the X79 chipset. IB-E should bring validation of both PCI-E 3.0 (which Sandy Bridge-E Core i7 doesn't officially have), and the full feature set of the I/O hub - notably the missing SAS controller. Both these facets of the chipset are already functional in the C600 series chipset
  8. slh28

    slh28 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,706   +172

    Interesting that the 4820K is cheaper than the 4770K, by not an insignificant amount either. Also nice to see a price drop on the entry 6-core.

    Lol poor guy just broke a 4960X. All in the name of science though and it's great news if true.
  9. DKRON

    DKRON TS Guru Posts: 569   +25

    Do they still have hyper-threading on these chips?
  10. MrBungle

    MrBungle TS Booster Posts: 151   +67

    As an enthusiast, I struggle to see a point in Ivy Bridge E... They are launching an architecture weeks after it has been retired on the mainstream parts. Granted you can get more cores and PCIe lanes but the platform feels dated and the architecture feels so last year. Intel should have skipped Ivy Bridge E and launched Haswell E instead.
  11. dividebyzero

    dividebyzero trainee n00b Posts: 4,891   +1,264

  12. St1ckM4n

    St1ckM4n TS Evangelist Posts: 2,922   +630

    I'm still waiting. i7 920 overclocked to a 3.8GHz 24/7.. that's doing me nicely. That platform was pretty much the first -E version of the I-series. :)
  13. dividebyzero

    dividebyzero trainee n00b Posts: 4,891   +1,264

    Server/HPC sector has pretty much only just transitioned to LGA 2011 and short lifespans aren't associated with the enterprise sector...and IB-E's that fail the validation process for Xeon binning get tossed into the consumer (i7) arena.
    Intel likely have some substantial pre-orders for IB-E Xeon, as well as some high profile HPC contracts. I'd say it's a given that to get the 32,000 Xeon E5-2600 v2 for Tianhe-2 for example, Intel may have had a few processors in the production line that weren't up to being Xeon validated....and it's probably better business to sell the rejected CPUs for $300-1000 a pop than tossing them into the recycling.
  14. St1ckM4n

    St1ckM4n TS Evangelist Posts: 2,922   +630

    Are you saying that you believe LGA2011 will be around for a lot longer? Another 2-3years+ ?

    I haven't been up to date on the Haswell-E socket rumours.
  15. GhostRyder

    GhostRyder This guy again... Posts: 2,198   +593

    Based off of what ive read and the standards for Intel, this will be the last chip in the 2011 socket. It will probably be 2014 for the next socket :p
  16. dividebyzero

    dividebyzero trainee n00b Posts: 4,891   +1,264

    Just to complicate matters Haswell-E is also supposed to use LGA 2011 (Lituya Bay chipset). From the leaked roadmap, IB-E runs to late 2014, and Haswell-E launches at that point. It's probably a given at this stage that Haswell-E will require a new board even if the socket remains- since DDR4 uses a 288 pinout design (as opposed to DDR3's 240 pin), even if the CPUs have backward compatibility implemented with the integrated memory controllers - very unlikely IMO given the complexity, and Intel's track record.
    X99 ( Lituya Bay/Wellsburg) is pretty much confirmed as LGA 2011 from multiple sources.
  17. Jad Chaar

    Jad Chaar Elite Techno Geek Posts: 6,515   +974

    Just wait for Haswell-E.
    Geforcepat likes this.
  18. Intel is a master at markets. This was done deliberately. I suspect the slightly cheaper chip is to offset the cost of the motherboard.
  19. Darth Shiv

    Darth Shiv TS Evangelist Posts: 1,811   +472

    Mmm I'm also curious why such a lag between Haswell and Haswell E. Late 2014 release???
  20. Skidmarksdeluxe

    Skidmarksdeluxe TS Evangelist Posts: 8,647   +3,274

    Decreased? If you say so but unfortunately/fortunately I can't read such heady numbers, doubly so if they have a $ sign in front of them.
  21. slh28

    slh28 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,706   +172

    That's a long wait, and DDR4 RAM isn't gonna be cheap on release.

    I'm also down for a 4930K, not been too impressed with the IHS issue on IB and Haswell so didn't bother upgrading to those.
  22. Fbarnett

    Fbarnett TS Booster Posts: 210   +30

    Look at Intel's everyday low price on new products and scratch you head and wonder why pc sales are in the toilet. I saw that Intel came out with a unit t o compete with $35.00 raspberry pi Intel's unit was $199.00. I like Intel but I don't really need what they have anymore I can get by with amd in the future
  23. GhostRyder

    GhostRyder This guy again... Posts: 2,198   +593

    Yea, that's what worries me next is DDR4, that's going to be expensive and honestly, I doubt we are going to see major gains right off the start (It will be better, but I doubt we are going to be that impressed at launch of DDR4 for the price were going to have to pay). Also theres the fact of the 8-core Haswell-E chips (Which sounds awesome), but depending on how they do pricing with those chips, the mix of the new board, DDR4, and the possibility of new price ranges for chips, the cost for that generation is going to cost a fortune.

    As long as the 4930k gets roughly a 15000 in cpumark, then I will be grabbing one (Well it also has to overclock pretty well).

    Though I have been hearing a lot about steamroller from AMD, im curious where it will fall at the new price point of 449.
  24. wiyosaya

    wiyosaya TS Evangelist Posts: 1,935   +762

    I have a 3820. Depending on reviews and just how compatible it is with my current MB, I might update as the 3820 will go on e-bay fairly easily. Otherwise, I am more likely to wait for the successor to IB-E.
  25. MrBungle

    MrBungle TS Booster Posts: 151   +67

    IVB-E to HSW-E isn't a long lag time the SNB-E to IVB-E lag is the bad one.

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