According to Hermitage Akihabara, via TechPowerUp, Intel’s Ivy Bridge-E processors will arrive in just under 2 months on September 11th. These new processors will succeed the Sandy Bridge-E line up but will work on the same socket and X79 chipset with a BIOS update. New revisions of X79 motherboards with BIOS updates are likely to be issued for the release by most vendors. With the launch we will see the Intel Core i7 4960X, 4930K and 4820K all launched.
The i7 4820K 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.
The new Ivy Bridge-E processors could also bring a new chipset or chipset revision featuring more SATA III 6Gbps ports and integrated USB 3.0 but this is still unconfirmed. If you missed our news story on the performance (p)review of the Intel Core i7 4960X then be sure to check that out here.
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