The chart below shows official prices of Intel Core i7-3970X Extreme Edition and i7-4960X Extreme Edition processors:
Intel launches 4th Generation Extreme CPUs
Sep 10, 2013
: As expected, Intel launched today three new members of Core i7
family for socket 2011 platform. Packing from 4 to 6 CPU cores, Core
i7-4820K, i7-4930K and i7-4960X processors feature newer 22nm
manufacturing process, more efficient Ivy Bridge-E core, higher clock
speeds and memory bandwidth, and official support for PCI Express 3.0
interface. With the exception of somewhat more expensive i7-4820K, the
4th generation products are offered in the same price range as
i7-3xxx Sandy Bridge-E models.
Intel announces next generation extreme CPUs
Sep 03, 2013
: Intel today announced forth generation Core i7 Extreme
processors, including flagship six-core i7-4960X model. Two other
forthcoming Extreme products are Core i7-4930K and i7-4820K, featuring
six and 4 CPU cores. All Extreme CPUs are built on Ivy Bridge-E core,
which, with the exception of reliability features, has very similar
feature-set to unreleased Xeon E5-1600 v2 server microprocessors.
Pre-order prices of Intel Ivy Bridge-E CPUs
Aug 02, 2013
: Next wave of Intel Extreme processors, this time based on Ivy
Bridge-E architecture, is coming in September. Numerous reports and
leaks indicated that Intel is going to release three models, with the
Core i7-4960X being the fastest. The six-core 4960X runs at 100 MHz
higher frequency than the Core i7-3970X, on top of that it has better
microarchitecture and lower power consumption. Two other extreme CPUs,
quad-core Core i7-4820K and six-core Core i7-4930K, are also expected
to be faster than the i7-3820 and i7-3930K.
Intel Ivy Bridge-E CPUs to launch in the second week of September
Jun 20, 2013
: Intel prepares to release 4th generation of Core i7 Extreme
microprocessors, and this time they will be built on Ivy Bridge-E
core. We previously reported on three known Ivy Bridge-E models, Core
i7-4820K, i7-4930K and Core i7-4960X Extreme, that will be positioned as
replacements for Core i7-3820, i7-3930K and i7-3970X.
The processors will have from 4 to 6 CPU cores, up to 15 MB of
last level cache, and 130 Watt TDP.
Details of Haswell Pentium and Core i3 CPUs surfaced
Jun 16, 2013
: Earlier this week we published a story about new Intel desktop
roadmap, spotted on
website. After the story was posted, the site added another picture with
specifications of all future Haswell-based Core i3 and Pentium
microprocessors for socket 1150, including several "T" low-power
models, that were not referenced in the original slides. The
specs slide also contains details of unreleased Core i5-4440, i5-4440S,
i7-4820K, i7-4930K, and i7-4960X SKUs.
Intel desktop roadmap for H2 2013 and H1 2014
Jun 13, 2013
: Haswell desktop processors debuted last week, and, as was the case
with Sandy Bridge and Ivy Bridge launches, the initial lineup
consisted of Core i5 and i7 quad-core models. Less expensive products,
such as Core i3 and Pentium CPUs, were expected later this year, but
we didn't have much information about specific SKUs up until now. We
on a few slides from Intel desktop roadmap, that shed more light
on Haswell mid-range lineup.
Intel Ivy Bridge-E extreme CPUs to launch in September
Apr 30, 2013
: Next generation of extreme Intel microprocessors is coming later this
year. The CPUs will be based on Ivy Bridge-E core, that brings all
performance enhancement features of server products to desktop market.
Branded as Core i7 Extreme or Core i7, these processors will offer up to
6 Hyper-Threaded CPU cores, up to 15 MB L3 cache, PCI Express 3.0
interface, and quad-channel memory controller, supporting memory with
1866 MHz data rates.
Preliminary benchmarks of Core i7-4960X CPU published
Apr 25, 2013
: Haswell processors are not the only forth-generation desktop
products to be launched this year. In the second half 2013, Intel
will introduce high-end Core i7-4xxx CPUs for LGA2011 platform. These
i7 microprocessors will use Ivy Bridge-E core, while keeping most of
the Sandy Brdge-E features unchanged. That includes 4 or 6 CPU cores,
up to 15 MB L3 cache, quad-channel memory controller, and support all
SIMD instructions up to AVX.
Intel Ivy Bridge-E extreme CPUs to launch in Q3 2013
Mar 30, 2013
: On Friday, Chinese edition of VR-Zone news site published a slide
from Intel document, depicting a roadmap for upcoming "Ivy Bridge-E"
extreme edition microprocessors. Currently, extreme edition lineup
consists of Core i7-3820, i7-3930K and i7-3970X models, having from 4
to 6 cores, and operating at frequencies up to 3.6 GHz. Sometime
around third quarter Intel will release their successors, based on
"Ivy Bridge-E" microarchitecture.
Features of Ivy Bridge-E processors
Nov 01, 2012
: The highest performing Intel desktop processors, branded as Core i7
and Core i7 Extreme, are currently built on Sandy Bridge-E (SNB-E)
core, a derivative of Sandy Bridge-EP core for servers.
Several key differences of "Sandy Bridge-E" processors from "Sandy
Bridge" counterparts include extra two CPU cores, larger size of L3
cache, quad-channel memory controller, and support for DDR3-1600
memory. The "-E" processors also use different socket, called LGA2011,
or socket 2011.