Intel Ivy Bridge-E Processors Detailed – Compatible with Socket LGA 2011

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Nov 1, 2012
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It was revealed a few months back through a leaked roadmap that the latest Intel Ivy Bridge-E processors would launch in Q3 2013. While we had the launch date covered, no concrete information was available on the CPU details until now.

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Intel Ivy Bridge-E – 2013’s HEDT Processor

CPUWorld got some information about the features Intel’s new HEDT processors would support. Intel’s Ivy Bridge-E would be codenamed as the  Ivy Bridge-E i7-4900 series CPU’s and would be showcased at Computex 2013. The Ivy Bridge-E Processors would be based on the 22nm technology with four to six core models ranging in clock frequencies. Taking in account, 10-12 cores on the Ivy Bridge-EP models this is a bit unimpressive at first but some enhancements would be carried over from those to Ivy Bridge-E processors.

Ivy Bridge-E Processors would support 15 MB L3 cache on the top model which is the same as Sandy Bridge-E. Both Hexa-Core and Quad Core parts would have a 130W TDP with technologies such as Hyper-Threading,
Turbo Core, VT-x and VT-d virtualization available at users hand. The new instruction set would include SSE4, AES , AVX, Float 16.

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The Ivy Bridge-E Processors would have a Quad Channel memory controller and can support 8 GB of DDR3-1066/1333/1600/1866 per DIMM slot. PCI-e 3.0 would also be supported by the new processors churning out 40 lanes and four lanes for PCI-e 2.0. All Ivy Bridge processors would stay loyal to the LGA 2011 socket (X79 Chipset) motherboards. Possible SKU codenames are mentioned below:

  • Core i7-4930
  • Core i7-4960
  • Core i7-4970
  • Core i7-4990

Once again, the launch would be carried out in third quarter of 2013 whereas these would be showcased early in Computex 2012.

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