Intel’s Ivy Bridge-E CPUs may still be unreleased but that hasn’t stopped them being in the news quite a lot. According to a report by VR-ZoneTh Intel’s Ivy Bridge-E CPUs will be hitting the market for consumers to purchase from the second week of September (the 9th onwards). This means like the roadmap that was leaked earlier (which you can see above) the Ivy Bridge-E processors are still on-schedule for a Q3 release.
The current line-up consists of the i7 3820, i7 3930K, i7 3960X and i7 3970X. The new line-up is looking similar with an i7 4820, i7 4930K and i7 4960X with an i7 4970X probably expected about 6 months after the first wave launches.
The i7 4820 has four cores at 3.7GHz, a turbo frequency of 3.9GHz, 10MB of shared L3 cache and is partially overclockable. The i7 4930K has an unlocked multiplier, a base speed of 3.4GHz, a turbo of 3.9GHz and 12MB of shared L3 cache. Finally the i7 4960X also features an unlocked multiplier, 3.6GHz base clock speed, 4GHz turbo and 15 MB of shared L3 cache. I would also go as far to say that we will probably see an i7 4970X in Q2 or Q3 of 2014 which will have an unlocked multiplier, 3.8GHz base speed and 4.1GHz turbo plus the 15MB of shared L3 cache.
Image #1 courtesy of VR-Zone, Image #2 courtesy of eTeknix