Revised Ivy Bridge launch schedule confirmed

Ivy Bridge launch was delayed twice. First time it slipped from the first to the second quarter 2012, and then it was delayed by another two weeks. Current launch date for desktop Ivy Bridge CPUs is set on April 29, which was confirmed by two different sources, Sweclockers and Donanimhaber. That still left us in the dark in regards to mobile processors, due to rumors that their launch was pushed back until June. After seeing recent desktop and mobile roadmaps we can confirm that both desktop and mobile IB chips will be released at the same time.

On April 8 Intel will announce Z77, Z75, H77 and B75 chipsets. On the same day we should see numerous reviews of 75 and 77 boards with, well, Sandy Bridge CPUs.

Ivy Bridge processors will be announced in the 4th week of April, between April 22 and April 28. The announcement will include only quad-core models: mobile Core i7 and Core i7 Extreme families, desktop Core i7, Core i5-3570K, i5-3570T, i5-3550, i5-3550S, i5-3450 and i5-3450S. The announced chips will be available for sale on April 29, and the reviews and benchmarks should be published on the same day. Specifications and prices of these processors are provided below:

L3 cacheGraphicsTDPPrice
Core i5-3450Desktop443.1 GHz3.5 GHz6 MBHD 250077 Watt$184
Core i5-3550Desktop443.3 GHz3.7 GHz6 MBHD 250077 Watt$205
Core i5-3550SDesktop443 GHz3.7 GHz6 MBHD 250065 Watt$205
Core i5-3570KDesktop443.4 GHz3.8 GHz6 MBHD 400077 Watt$225
Core i5-3570TDesktop442.3 GHz3.3 GHz6 MBHD 250045 Watt$205
Core i7-3770Desktop483.4 GHz3.9 GHz8 MBHD 400077 Watt$294
Core i7-3770KDesktop483.5 GHz3.9 GHz8 MBHD 400077 Watt$332
Core i7-3770SDesktop483.1 GHz3.9 GHz8 MBHD 400065 Watt$294
Core i7-3770TDesktop482.5 GHz3.7 GHz8 MBHD 400045 Watt$294
Core i7-3720QMMobile482.6 GHz3.6 GHz6 MBHD 400045 Watt$378
Core i7-3820QMMobile482.7 GHz3.7 GHz8 MBHD 400045 Watt$568
Core i7-3920XMMobile482.9 GHz3.8 GHz8 MBHD 400055 Watt$1096

Core i5-3570, i5-3570S, i5-3475S, i5-3470, i5-3470S and i5-3470T desktop CPUs, and Core i5 dual-core mobile microprocessors will be introduced on June 3rd. Product announcement could happen before or after that date. Below is the full list of third generation Core-branded processors, that we will be available on June 3:

L3 cacheGraphicsTDPPrice
Core i5-3470Desktop443.2 GHz3.6 GHz6 MBHD 250077 Watt
Core i5-3470SDesktop442.9 GHz3.6 GHz6 MBHD 250065 Watt
Core i5-3470TDesktop242.8 GHz3.5 GHz6 MBHD 250035 Watt$184
Core i5-3475SDesktop442.9 GHz3.6 GHz6 MBHD 400065 Watt
Core i5-3570Desktop443.4 GHz3.8 GHz6 MBHD 250077 Watt
Core i5-3570SDesktop443.1 GHz3.8 GHz6 MBHD 250065 Watt
Core i5-3320MMobile242.6 GHz3.3 GHz3 MBHD 400035 Watt
Core i5-3320MMobile242.6 GHz3.3 GHz3 MBHD 400035 Watt
Core i5-3360MMobile242.8 GHz3.5 GHz3 MBHD 400035 Watt
Core i5-3360MMobile242.8 GHz3.5 GHz3 MBHD 400035 Watt
Core i5-3427UMobile241.8 GHz2.8 GHz3 MBHD 400017 Watt
Core i7-3520MMobile242.9 GHz3.6 GHz4 MBHD 400035 Watt
Core i7-3520MMobile242.9 GHz3.6 GHz4 MBHD 400035 Watt
Core i7-3667UMobile242 GHz3.2 GHz4 MBHD 400017 Watt

Core i3 desktop Ivy Bridge parts will be introduced in the third quarter 2012. There was a rumor that Core i3 mobile lineup will not be transitioned to Ivy Bridge. We believe that Core i3 mobiles will be released after all. VR-Zone previously disclosed details on Core i3-3217U ULV SKU, and there will be at least one Core i3 mobile 35W CPU. Mobile chips from i3 family will also launch in the third quarter. Incomplete list of upcoming Core i3 models you will find below:

L3 cacheGraphicsTDP
Core i3-3220Desktop243.3 GHzN/A3 MBHD 250055 Watt
Core i3-3220TDesktop242.8 GHzN/A3 MBHD 250035 Watt
Core i3-3225Desktop243.3 GHzN/A3 MBHD 400055 Watt
Core i3-3240Desktop243.4 GHzN/A3 MBHD 250055 Watt
Core i3-3240TDesktop243 GHzN/A3 MBHD 250035 Watt
Core i3-3217UMobile241.8 GHzN/A3 MBHD 400017 Watt

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Comments: 10


2012-03-27 23:30:51
Posted by: JR

Thank You!


2012-03-28 23:19:24
Posted by: anon

Shouldn’t the Core i3-3225 have the more powerful graphics core, like all other "5" models?


2012-03-29 00:17:59
Posted by: gshv

You're right. I corrected specs for the Core i3-3225.

Xeon E-3 v2

2012-03-29 04:59:06
Posted by: Mr. Mister

So this still leaves us in the dark about the Xeon E-3 v2 launch dates? Sad.


2012-03-29 09:37:30
Posted by: ConcernedCitizen

" Core i7 and [b]Core i7 Extreme families[/b], desktop Core i7"

Which one of these will be part of the Extreme family?
I was under the impression Sandy Bridge-E will hold the Extreme family until Ivy Bridge-E comes out later this year?


2012-03-29 11:03:25
Posted by: gshv

It refers to mobile Core i7 Extreme i7-3920XM:

"... mobile Core i7 and Core i7 Extreme families, ..."

No Xeon E3-12xx v2 motherboards

2012-03-30 01:43:11
Posted by: TechGuy

The question is not when Xeon E3-12xx v2 processors will be released, but what motherboard will support the latest features of Ivy Bridge. Supermicro says that they will not have new motherboard for it. Only BIOS update to current 1155 boards.


2012-03-30 10:52:21
Posted by: manuzark

GEN 3 Boards

why there are no details about the i7 3770k in intel website?

2012-04-23 03:06:43
Posted by: satiz

I searched for the details about the i7 3770k and the listed processors in intel website..but i could not find it?

help me with the link


2012-04-23 14:07:27
Posted by: gshv

They announced it today, so the specs are not yet available in the ARK database. You can find some details here:

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