Intel’s Ivy Bridge Pricing Gets Leaked Online
Finally details on the pricing of Intel’s Ivy Bridge CPU’s have been leaked by a site named CPU-world. The pricing list consists of the 18 new Ivy Bridge processors that are to be launched in the second quarter of 2012.
The new Ivy architecture based processors are expected to have a 15% increase in terms of performance over the current in production Sandy Bridge SKU’s. Mainly the improvements to be noted are the 100 to 300 MHz speed bumps in terms of Turbo Boost Technology, HD 2500 and HD 4000 on-die graphics that will have support for DirectX 11 and most importantly have at least 20% lower TDP’s that will make them run cooler and have higher room for overclocking, added with the fact that the K series will now support DDR3 speeds up to a massive 2800 MHz and have the multiplier raised to 63.
As per the details, the flagship Core i7 from the Ivy Bridge series known as the 3770K will pre priced at $332 with a default clock speed of 3.5 GHz that can go up to 3.9 GHz and have 8MB L3 cache, hyper-thread and off course an unlocked multiplier. The 3770K will replace the current cherry picked 2700K.
The other variants of the 3770 namely the 3770, 3770S and 3770T will cost $294 in 1K quantities.