Sunday, April 29th 2012

Intel Core "Ivy Bridge" Processors Start Selling

After last Monday's launch, Intel's new Core "Ivy Bridge" processors started selling in the retail channel, today. At least six quad-core models under Core i5 and Core i7 brand extensions were listed on US retailer Newegg.com, which included the Core i7-3770K (3.50 GHz, Unlocked) at US $349.99, Core i7-3770S (3.10 GHz) at $319.99, Core i7-3770 (3.40 GHz, locked) also at $319.99, Core i5-3570K (3.40 GHz, Unlocked) at $249.99, Core i5-3550 (3.40 GHz) at $219.99, Core i5-3450 (3.10 GHz) at $199.99, and Core i5-3450S (2.80 GHz) also at $199.99.
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33 Comments on Intel Core "Ivy Bridge" Processors Start Selling

#2
erixx
Intel® Core™ i5-2550K Processor comes with NO IGF, this one sounds interesting!
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#3
NC37
Higher prices than I was led to believe from all the previews. Hoping the Sandys get some decent price cuts but if those are the real prices then I doubt it.
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#4
random
We've had this in stock in our stores for 2 weeks now, a few walk-in customers already have the 3770. I am not too impressed by Ivy OC wise I thought 22nm was gonna be a heap better.
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#5
jigar2speed
Actually it's time to wait for the 2600K or 2700K price drops and jump on them. :toast:
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#6
TheLostSwede
You can't compare Intel's list price and retail pricing, not unless you're willing to buy 1000 units...

None of the other models have received an official price cut, so it's possible that Intel will just discontinue Sandy Bridge without dropping the price.
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#7
jaredpace
by: eidairaman1
Out with the cOld In With the New
:laugh:
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#8
random
by: TheLostSwede
You can't compare Intel's list price and retail pricing, not unless you're willing to buy 1000 units...

None of the other models have received an official price cut, so it's possible that Intel will just discontinue Sandy Bridge without dropping the price.
That is correct, the shop I work for can't get their hands on 2500k/2600k/2700k's anymore the IB is intended to replace it completely with a price a little higher than before.
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#9
NC37
by: random
That is correct, the shop I work for can't get their hands on 2500k/2600k/2700k's anymore the IB is intended to replace it completely with a price a little higher than before.
Figures. Hmmm...won't have the money for a Sandy setup ready till later. Maybe I'll have to buy used. Or I just save more money and stay with AMD, rough out a few years. Wouldn't mind being able to finally clock this 945 on a board that can handle it.
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#10
eidairaman1
by: random
That is correct, the shop I work for can't get their hands on 2500k/2600k/2700k's anymore the IB is intended to replace it completely with a price a little higher than before.
hence the term I said, SB will be EOL
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#11
renz496
lol. just got my 2500k yesterday :p

by: random
That is correct, the shop I work for can't get their hands on 2500k/2600k/2700k's anymore the IB is intended to replace it completely with a price a little higher than before.
i think this would be the case. when looking around the local shops at my place yesterday there was only one shop left with 2500k in stocked. i got mine for $230 if you convert the price into US dollar
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#12
Prima.Vera
Yeah, for gaming, I5-3550K is THE BEST price/performance CPU yet.
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#13
Yellow&Nerdy?
I'd really hope that Intel releases versions of the K-series processors without the integrated graphics or with it disabled. I doubt that anyone buying a K-series processor would run their rig off of integrated graphics. The result of that would be lowered heat output, which would benefit overclocking.
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#14
chevy350
If you have a Micro Center near you they have them listed in store for $279 along with the 2600K's lol.
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#15
Jurassic1024
The switch to IVB is supposed to be the fastest and most aggressive in Intel's history. 25% by Q2 is it?
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#16
dude12564
by: random
We've had this in stock in our stores for 2 weeks now, a few walk-in customers already have the 3770. I am not too impressed by Ivy OC wise I thought 22nm was gonna be a heap better.
22nm is still a new process, and those tri-gates are producing heat as well.

the 32nm used in Sandy was a mature process.
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#17
Octavean
by: chevy350
If you have a Micro Center near you they have them listed in store for $279 along with the 2600K's lol.
Microcenter also has the Intel Core i7 3770K 3.5GHz LGA 1155 Processor for $289.99 and the Intel Core i7 3770 3.4GHz LGA 1155 Processor for $259.99.

They also had a deal on the Core i7 2600k a few weeks back when they were selling it for ~$199.99. I was out of town or I would have bought one at that price.

Newegg in contrast will often jack up the price of new hardware where Microcenter typically under sells.
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#18
Jurassic1024
Now that IVB is available, I want to see some official PCIe 2.0 x8 x8 vs 3.0 x8 x8 testing with two GTX 680's and supported drivers. I got a 2500K and a P8P67 EVO I'd like to hold onto and I really hope they wouldn't hold them back.
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#19
zomg
best value Ivy Bridge model is Xeon E3-1230 v2 (3.3 GHz, 3.7 GHz turbo, 4C/8T, Hyper-Threading, 8mb cache, $215)

Core i5-3550 vs Xeon E3-1230 v2 (same socket, same base/turbo frequency, same price)
Xeon have more cache (8mb > 6mb), less TDP (69w < 77w), HyperThread (8threads > 4 threads), no crappy gpu (thx for lower tdp)

you can also save $70 on i7 and got gpu-less version with lower tdp:

Core i7-3770 vs Xeon E3-1240 v2

paying $70 for intel gpu is insane, you can get better external card for this price.
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#20
brandonwh64
Addicted to Bacon and StarCrunches!!!
But from what I have seen, the Xeons are not unlocked multi
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#21
zomg
we are talking about ivy bridge, for overclocking it is better to buy sandy bridge anyway
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#22
Widjaja
I'm glad I bought my SB when I did.
IB appears to be little in the way of performance increase let alone if there will be any benefits of PCI-E 3.0 while they are still considered great good performing chips.
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#23
happita
I will kindly pass. My 2500k handles everything I throw at it with relative ease. I'm going to wait for Haswell. That's when the performance jump I get from switching will warrant my next upgrade purchase :cool:
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#24
tttony
With a 2500k you can keep it for two years more... or maybe more...

:toast:
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#25
eidairaman1
by: brandonwh64
But from what I have seen, the Xeons are not unlocked multi
Thats Correct, Server parts from AMD or Intel are multiplier locked. Less you want to figure out what bridging the chips use and risk wrecking the core by removing the IHS i wouldnt.

In All Honesty Id rather Have Higher IPC than higher clocks.

and I wouldnt count keeping the current 1155 parts with 1150 on its way
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