Intel is launching its third-generation 22nm "Ivy Bridge"
microprocessors in the next few months - subject to
delays. The company has finalized and published the line
The information was posted online on Intel's Retail Edge Program web site
information is typically sent out to the company' s
partners allowing them to to keep track of all the CPU
According to the file, the 3700-series of Ivy Bridge
Core-i7 line up will replace the 2nd generation Sandy
Bridge chips, sharing the same LGA 1155 socket. Each chip
has four cores and eight threads, Turbo Boost by up to
four steps and has 8MB of cache. However, the built-in
graphics core is now the Intel HD 4000.
The top desktop model (six-core i7-3960X Extreme) will be
clocked at 3.3GHz and will reach the 3.9GHz in Turbo
mode. This one along with the rest three Extreme models
will not feature built-in graphics cores.
Of course, there will also be quad-core i5 chips Ivy
Bridge for desktops.
The Ivy Bridge chips for laptops will come in both quad
and dual core versions, with bulit-in Inten HD 400
graphics and native clock speeds up to 3GHz.