Intel 'Ivy Bridge' desktop chip prices leak

By Jos · 14 replies
Dec 19, 2011
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  1. 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…

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  2. StrayEagle

    StrayEagle TS Rookie

    Need Benches :(
  3. venomblade

    venomblade TS Rookie Posts: 69

    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
  4. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TS Guardian Fighter Posts: 9,726   +3,700

    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.
  5. distantreality

    distantreality TS Enthusiast Posts: 58   +7

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

    hahahanoobs TS Evangelist Posts: 2,040   +678

    i5 and i7
  7. Emexrulsier

    Emexrulsier TS Evangelist Posts: 574   +72

    no cause some i5s have 7 and vice versa
  8. slh28

    slh28 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,706   +172

    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?
  9. How about i3's? Any news on that?
  10. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TS Guardian Fighter Posts: 9,726   +3,700

    I thought so at first then I noticed these:
    • Core i5-3470T
    • Core i5-3570K
    • Core i5-3570T
  11. 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.
  12. DokkRokken

    DokkRokken TS Rookie Posts: 267

    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.
  13. 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.
  14. 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...?
  15. The socket better be 1155.

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