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Intel Ivy Bridge Platform Reportedly Set for April 8 Debut

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Known to be missing out on both CES 2012 and CeBIT 2012, Intel's next-generation processor platform, codenamed Ivy Bridge, is now claimed to be rolling out on April 8th. Of course, April 8th is a Sunday so it's probable that the actual launch, accompanied by a long press release and a flurry of reviews, will be scheduled for Monday, the 9th of April.

According to Digitimes' Taiwanese sources, the first Ivy Bridge wave will include no less than 25 processors (17 desktop models and 8 notebook/ultrabook chips) and 8 chipsets (Z77, H77, Z75 and B75 for desktops, HM77, UM77, HM76 and HM75 for mobile PCs). More Ivy Bridge products, including the Core i5-3470T CPU and the Q77, Q75, QS77 and QM77 chipsets, are said to become available in May.

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That 3570k does look quite yummy. :)

I have a feeling the phenom ii 955 has soon reached the end of its service in my system! :D
 
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This is what I'm waiting for. Now to decide between 3570K and 3770K.
 
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3770K ftw imo. Nothing beats the big number of threads in the task manager... :D
 
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i5-3470 look fine for me. :)
 
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Trying to hold on....all depends on that quad 2011......want both...but there can be only 1 or the wife will kill me:laugh:
 

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Hmmm....Debating 3770k upgrade :p
 

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I just love Intels price policy - new, better (a little) product for the same price (not a cent more)! why AMD didn't that with phenomII to bulldozer?
 
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Weres my Ivy Bridge-E
 
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why AMD didn't that with phenomII to bulldozer?
Because Bulldozer is an all new architecture and Ivy Bridge is just a reduction on the manufacturing process. So research costs aren't even close.
 

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Because Bulldozer is an all new architecture and Ivy Bridge is just a reduction on the manufacturing process. So research costs aren't even close.
that is nice for them, but preformance boost is close to nothing (Bulldozer vs phenom II), but price boost is solid
 

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Nothing in my price range. :(
 
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Seems pretty good... Still I'd prefer Intel to launch enthusiast platform before the mainstream, I fear that the IPC improvements will make the 4c/8t close to the 6c/12t SB-E.
What's in for sure is that 3770k/3570k Ivy Bridge will wipe the floor with SB-E on gaming.
Now gief an LGA 2011 Ivy-E with 20MB L3 cache and 8 cores EE.
 
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In my opinion HT is unnecessary for everyday use when you have 4 or more real cores. I turn it off and things feel snappier for me.
 
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I wonder why theres a dual core there, i thought intel would have moved past putting dual cores in their mid range i5s already?
 
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Prices dont look to bad. Probably will hold off on upgrading though. Doubt I would see a benefit going from a 2500k to a 3750k. Maybe just some power savings.
 
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I'll take a 3570T please :D 45W
 
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Prices dont look to bad. Probably will hold off on upgrading though. Doubt I would see a benefit going from a 2500k to a 3750k. Maybe just some power savings.
Same here. :toast:
 
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I will probably splash out on the 3770k, assuming there is more OC headroom. But April 9th? That's a long way away and I was expecting it a lot sooner :/
 

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+1 to that. My 2500K is killing me after my i7 920 :( although it is much better :D
Overclock and unleash that beast then. mine just totally rips through everything I throw at it like a rabid dog with rabies thats spent most of its life living in dumpsters and fighting off packs of angry fox's for food!!