Intel 'Ivy Bridge' Core i7-3770K CPU Launched!
Patrick "MACMAC" MacMillan
Intel have just launched their highly anticipated mainstream 22nm 'Ivy Bridge' LGA1155 processors. The flagship of this new line-up is the Core i7-3770K, which is a quad-core/eight-thread chip with fully unlocked multipliers. It has a 3.5Ghz default clock, can Turbo Boost up to 3.9GHz, has 8MB of L3 cache, a dual-channel DDR3-1600 memory interface, 16 PCI-E lanes, native support for PCI-Express 3.0 and USB 3.0, a low 77W TDP, and the much more powerful HD Graphics 4000 IGP.
Let's see what they had to say:
- Anandtech: The Intel Ivy Bridge (Core i7 3770K) Review.
- Anandtech: Intel's Ivy Bridge: An HTPC Perspective.
- Anandtech: Undervolting and Overclocking on Ivy Bridge.
- Benchmark Reviews: Intel Core i7-3770K Ivy Bridge Processor.
- Guru3D: Core i7 3770K & 3750 & review with Z77 DZ77GA-70K mobo.
- HardCoreWare: Intel Core i7 3770K Ivy Bridge Review.
- Hardware Canucks: Intel i7 3770K Ivy Bridge CPU Review.
- Hardware Heaven: Intel Core i7-3770K Ivy Bridge Launch Review.
- Hardware Secrets: Core i7-3770K vs. AMD FX-8150 and Core i7-2600K CPU Review.
- Legit Reviews: Intel Core i7-3770K 3.5GHz Ivy Bridge Processor Review.
- ocaholic: Ivy Bridge: Core i7 3770K and Core i5 3570K.
- PC Perspective: Intel Core i7-3770K Ivy Bridge LGA1155 Processor Review.
- TechSpot: Testing Ivy Bridge: Intel Core i7-3770K Reviewedþ.
- The Tech Report: Intel's Core i7-3770K 'Ivy Bridge' processor.
- The Tech Report: Ivy Bridge on air: The Core i7-3770K overclocked on four motherboards.
- Tom's Hardware: Intel Core i7-3770K Review: A Small Step Up For Ivy Bridge .
- TweakTown: Intel Core i7 3770k (LGA 1155) Ivy Bridge CPU Review.
- VR-Zone: Ivy Bridge vs Sandy Bridge @ 4.8GHz Quad-Core CPU Showdown.
- VR-Zone: Intel's Ivy Bridge CPUs from Ultrabooks to HPC clusters - what stuff goes where?.
- VR-Zone: Intel Ivy Bridge cometh - what new goodies are in store?.
As we all knew before hand, Ivy Bridge doesn't really perform all that much better on the CPU front. However, it does offer slightly better performance than Sandy Bridge while using a fair bit less power. What the IGP on the other hand is significantly improved over Intel's previous attempts, although it still doesn't quite match the graphical prowess of AMD's Llano A8-series APUs. When it comes to overclocking Ivy Bridge is a little worrisome. Although you can reach about 4.5GHz with much less voltage than on Sandy Bridge, above that the temperatures skyrocket and it actually overclocks worse than the previous generation processors. Overall then it is a bit of a mixed bag, but if you're building a brand new system, this is definitely the processor to buy.
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