Intel Ivy Bridge-E Processors Available In September Starting At $310

Subject: Processors | July 31, 2013 - 03:47 AM |
Tagged: lga 2011, Ivy Bridge-E, Intel

Intel’s Ivy Bridge-E processors are on their way to enthusiasts and should be available as soon as September 4th according to TechPowerUp. The new HEDT parts are compatible with LGA 2011 motherboards and the CPUs bring performance and power efficiency increases to the enthusiast platform.

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The Ivy Bridge-E parts start at $310 and will be price competitive with the existing Sandy Bridge-E and high end Haswell parts. The Core i7-4820K is the lowest-end Ivy Bridge-E processor. This quad core part has base and turbo clockspeeds of 3.7 GHz and 3.9 GHz respectively, 10MB of L3 cache, 48 PCI-E 3.0 lanes, and a quad channel memory controller. It will cost $310.

Beyond that, the Core i7-4930K is the lowest-end six core IVB-E processor. It has six cores clocked at 3.4 GHz base and 3.9 GHz turbo, 12MB L3 cache, 48 PCI-E 3.0 lanes, and a quad channel memory controller. This part will cost $555.

Finally, the top end Core i7-4960X Extreme Edition is a six core CPU clocked at 3.6 GHz base and 4.0 Ghz turbo with 15MB of L3 cache, 48 PCI-E 3.0 lanes, and a quad channel memory controller. This Ivy Bridge-E HEDT CPU will cost $990.

Compared to the existing Sandy Bridge-E chips, IVB-E is actualy coming out of the gate with lower initial MSRPs. Further, the i7-4820K is actually about $30 cheaper than the Core i7-4770K “Haswell” CPU. The six core i7-4930K may be more enticing to those comparing the enthusiast LGA 2011 platform and the LGA 1150 platform, however. The six core Ivy Bride-E part is about $215 more expensive than the $340 four core Haswell i7-4770K which may be a small enough gap that enthusiasts are willing to make the jump for the extra two cores. Granted, Haswell is a bit faster in some respects than IVB-E (according to leaked benchmarks), but the extra two cores gives it a healthy multi-threaded performance advantage.

Read more about Intel's upcoming Ivy Bridge-E processors.

Source: TechPowerUp
July 31, 2013 | 07:05 AM - Posted by Nevarre

Intel's trying reeeeally hard not to to accidentally break that 4 GHz barrier ;p

Having said that, the i7-4820K looks like a solid value independent of board costs.

July 31, 2013 | 08:45 AM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

this have "iris" graphics or same as haswell?

July 31, 2013 | 05:46 PM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

Pretty sure the e processors don't have integrated GPU.

July 31, 2013 | 02:26 PM - Posted by Ophelos

I don't think it's worth dropping the dollars on this CPU with haswell-E and broadwell both supporting DDR4 memory modules.

August 1, 2013 | 07:35 PM - Posted by Stewart Graham (not verified)

I don't think IVB-E makes sense with Haswell out, unless you actually require the extra power and cores of the higher end IVB-E parts, but why buy a 4 core when Haswell is a superior architecture, it may be 30 dollars more expensive but you'd probably recoup that money in electricity savings. The boost in speed just over Haswell just isn't as dramatic as the boost SB-E provided over standard IVB parts. I'd wait for Haswell-E.

Although, the the extra PCI-E lanes are enticing for those interested in maximum parallel GPU utilization.

August 1, 2013 | 07:36 PM - Posted by StewartGraham (not verified)

I don't think IVB-E makes sense with Haswell out, unless you actually require the extra power and cores of the higher end IVB-E parts, but why buy a 4 core when Haswell is a superior architecture, it may be 30 dollars more expensive but you'd probably recoup that money in electricity savings. The boost in speed just over Haswell just isn't as dramatic as the boost SB-E provided over standard IVB parts. I'd wait for Haswell-E.

Although, the the extra PCI-E lanes are enticing for those interested in maximum parallel GPU utilization.

September 2, 2013 | 01:51 AM - Posted by Roy (not verified)

4960X is 30% more efficient than 3970X and about 5%-10% faster.
For me this is superb specs and I already ordered and supposed to have it this week.

September 25, 2013 | 04:50 AM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

The 4930 has 40 lanes not 48 so 16x16x8x max

September 25, 2013 | 04:50 AM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

Wait all dont have 48 lanes

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