Intel Slides Officially Detail 3rd Generation Ivy Bridge Processors Architecture, Launch Dates and Performance Estimates versus i7 2600K

Intel has officially released slide presentations of its upcoming 3rd Generation microprocessors codenamed Ivy Bridge. The slides reveal that Intel's Core i 3000 Series processors which would be feature a 22nm Core Architecture would deliver up to 25% better performance in desktop applications and up to 199% improvements in graphics intensive apps compared to the Sandy Bridge Processors (LGA-1155).

Slides detailing the Performance estimates reveal that the Intel's claim about the improvements in Ivy Bridge would be true. Performance of Intel's flagship Ivy Bridge Processor Core i7 3770K (4 cores with HyperThreading, 3.40GHz, 8MB cache) was compared against Sandy Bridge based Core i7 2600K (4 cores with HyperThreading, 3.40GHz, 8MB cache), Following are the results:

  • +7% higher overall SYSmark 2012 score;
  • +14% higher overall HDXPRT 2011 score;
  • +15% higher Cinebench 11.5 score;
  • +13% better ProShow Gold 4.5 result;
  • +25% faster performance in Excel 2010;
  • +56% faster performance in ArcSoft Media Expresso;
  • +192% higher overall 3DMark Vantage score;
  • +17% faster performance in 3DMark Vantage CPU benchmark;
  • +199% faster performance in 3DMark Vantage GPU benchmark;
The Enhanced AVX acceleration allows for 20% increase in performance then Sandy Bridge as seen in the slide above, New features such as Turbo Boost 2.0, Hyper-Threading and Architecture refinements also allow for max performance output during multitasking and high CPU usage apps. The Larger L3 Cache allows for added performance while viewing documents.

Intel also seems to have increased the performance bar on its discrete IGP solutions. The graphics performance is mind boggling, The IGP would support DirectX 11, OCL 1.1 and OpenGL 3.1. Display support would include HDMI 1.4a and Premium Audio.

The Intel Core i7 Lineup would consist of processors featuring 4 Cores and 8 Threads, The Core i5 lineup would feature Quad Cores with HT disabled and 4 Threads while the Core i3 lineup would be Dual Core designs featuring 4 Threads. All Quad Cores would be available in 77/65W designs, Dual Core in 55W while lower power models would include 45-35W Processors.

First four Ivy Bridge CPU's would arrive in Q2 2012 and would include Core i7 3770K, Core i5 3570K, Core i5 3550and Core i5 3450. Q3 2012 would see the arrival of the i3 Series processors along with two new i5 variants which include Core i5 3570 (NON-K) and Core i5 3470.

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