First Two Physical Models of Intel’s Upcoming “Ivy Bridge” Processors Spotted in the Wild

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Intel will be releasing its High End Sandy Bridge-E lineup in Q4 2011 while the Ivy Bridge platform would be released in Q2 2012. A Chinese forum has posted a screenshot which displays two physical models of the Intel’s 22nm Ivy Bridge Processors, Details below:

The screenshot shows two samples of the Ivy bridge processors code-named “QAX5” and “QAX2”, The QAX5 is a Quad Core model featuring stock clocks of 1.80Ghz (Turbo Boost Unknown) with 8MB L3 Cache, TDP – 95W running at a Vcore of 0.8 – 1.25V. The Integrated graphics chip would be DX11 Capable and would feature a memory frequency of 1600mhz. The other “QAX2” model is a Dual Core CPU featuring the same 1.8Ghz stock clock yet again Turbo boost is unknown. Other specs include 4MB L3 Cache, TDP – 95W, Vcore – 0.8 – 1.25V and the graphics chip would feature memory clock of 1600mhz.

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From the clocks it looks like these are engineering sample or would be the Entry Level Ivy Bridge Processors as high end would feature clocks ranging in the 2.5-3.5Ghz mark, Intel already confirmed the release date of Ivy Bridge in Q2 2012 by releasing a new roadmap which we detailed here. More info on Sandy Bridge-E and Ivy Bridge below:

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