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    Haswell or future
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This thread will be for discussions, news etc about SB-E and Ivy, AMD section has the bulldozer thread we need a thread for intel.

Myself and Sean Webster will try our best to make this happen. smile.gif

Please bear with us and hopefully we have your support. smile.gif


Hopefully these are some of the things that we will try to cover and hopefully this thread is as successfull as the bulldozer thread.

Intro
Q/A
Rumor/Fact Articles
Overclocking guide!
Pic's
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INTEL ROADMAPS (Click to show)

SANDY BRIDGE - E & X79 (Click to show)
Sandy Bridge-E

"Simply put, you take all the good stuff from Sandy Bridge, preferably add two cores, a slightly increased L3 cache and add a pinch of hey now... quad-channel memory. There is one exception to the rule, there's one Core i7 Sandy Bridge-E CPU that will remain a quad-core processor.

There's also something else missing, though we doubt a little that you'd miss it in this enthusiast grade segment. A big and massive change in the architecture is that Sandy Bridge-E doesn’t have an on-die graphics processor built into the architecture. So if you are dependant on QuickSync as a feature then please stick to a 2300/2400/2500/2600 series processor.

Now, in the the first wave we expect Intel is going to release three Sandy Bridge-E class processors, namely the Core i7-3960X, the Core i7-3930K, and the Core i7-3820. Each will have different clock frequencies and a slightly changed L3 cache. The Core i7-3820 is a quad core processor, the other two are six-core processors."

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X79 / LGA 2011

LGA 2011
"It is a little unfortunate that once again we see a new socket with this processor series. Over the last three years we left LGA 775 then started with LGA 1366, then moved to LGA 1156, with Sandy Bridge we moved to LGA 1155 and now we have to harbor the processor in socket LGA 2011.

We know, it's unfortunate, but with a changed architecture and features like the quad-channel memory controller, the lack of an embedded graphics unit and the massive update towards 40 PCIe lanes the entire dynamic changed. So ever since 2008 that's four different CPU sockets in the consumer market.

It's not a weird move to make, but for those on LGA 1155 hoping to upgrade to Sandy Bridge-E on the same motherboard, well it's not a possibility.

So yes, this means that for a Sandy Bridge-E processor you'll need to purchase an accompanying motherboard based on the X79 chipset. Not just that though, the cooler mounting is completely different as well, you'll need to seek a new mounting bracket for your cooler, or purchase an LGA 2011 compatible cooler" source

X79
"Sandy Bridge-E as stated needs a new accompanying chipset, X79 is what it's called. For those that are wondering, the codename for this chipset is Patsburg (Patsburg-X I think it is specifically). Compared to X58 with a Gulftown processor there are obviously significant changes, since the Northbridge is housed inside the actual processor these days. That means that Sandy Bridge-E will connect directly to the X79 Express chipset though the same old DMI interconnect.

That X79 Express chipset has been the topic of much discussion over the months as specs simply do not seem to finalize and in fact the chipset has been downgraded. Even while writing this article as a preview, we still have some concerns about changes and as such remain a little conservative on the entire feature set. Two of the changes might explain what we told you earlier, we think the PCI Express 3.0 storage uplink to the CPU was canceled out and Intel likely decided to cut out four SATA/SAS 6Gbps ports. And that brings us to a chipset that resembles P67 pretty much 100%.

This means we see only two SATA 6 Gb/s ports and four SATA 3 Gb/s ports supported natively by the chipset. So that is six in total for which you may configure RAID 0, 1, 5, 10 if that pleases you. We expect that Intel will enable SRT (SSD Caching) on X79 as well, though that is unconfirmed" source
Quote:
Originally Posted by Chunky_Chimp;15269240 
I'd like to comment on this since it seems no 2 tech sites want to agree on this; originally Intel intended to have 14 SATA ports, 10 being 6Gbps and 8 of those doubling as SAS 6Gbps (source). However, in order to craft Patsburg-X (X79) fast enough to launch this quarter like it's rumored that they want to, they had to cut a few features, notably the PCI-e uplink to the CPU from X79, and 4 of the SATA ports that would double as SAS. So the math is way off on that, as this would mean a result of 10 SATA ports, 6 being 6Gbps and 4 of those doubling as SAS. Many of you may have seen the X79 boards at COMPUTEX that spammed the crap out of SATA/SAS ports and that was before the feature cut rumor; provided it follows through they'll have to make use of 3rd party controllers to command the otherwise empty ports.






Here is the official thread for Sandy Bridge-E Launch information as well as reviews and the discussion of the platform as a whole.





Ivy Bridge

"Ivy Bridge will be the first commercial CPU to use Tri-Gate transistors, and also the first to use a 22nm manufacturing process. We’ll borrow Professor Kelin Kuhn’s explanation of a Tri-Gate transistor (mainly because it’s the first explanation we really understood ourselves). The easiest way to think of a Tri-Gate transistor is to imagine a typical transistor as a piece of paper; squish the two sides of it and the middle bows up in the middle, and that’s a 3D transistor" source

"Ivy Bridge is backwards compatible with existing LGA-1155 motherboards, although there will be a new chipset for Ivy Bridge and new motherboards to enable some features (e.g. PCI Express 3.0, native USB 3.0). The new chipset family falls under the 7-series banner. We'll see Z77, Z75, H77, Q77, Q75 and B75 available at or around launch. At a high level Ivy Bridge looks a lot like Sandy Bridge. It's still a monolithic die that features an integrated GPU. The entire die is built at 22nm, continuing Intel's march towards truly addressing integrated graphics performance. Ivy Bridge won't get rid of the need for a discrete GPU but, like Sandy Bridge, it is a step in the right direction" source






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Q&A/Info

Sandy Bridge-E
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Q: Release Date?
A: Sandy Bridge-E will launch on the 14th of November
Source

Q: Will GIGABYTE have real UEFI BIOS?
A: Yes!
Source

Q: How many PCI-E lanes will it support?
A: 40
Source

Q: What cooling solutions are shipping with the new CPUs?
A: The 3000 series will ship with liquid coolers made by Asetek
Source

Q. Are we looking at $999 for the top SB-E?
A. Yes, like always!



Ivy Bridge
Q: Will Ivybridge work with our current mobo's regardless of PCI-E 3.0?
A: Asus recently released a new BIOS which has ivy support but I am not sure about the other motherboards atm.

Q: Will IB have DirectX 11?
A: Yes
Source

Q: Release Date?
A: April 8th 2012 There is now a delay, RELEASE APRIL 29TH: http://news.softpedia.com/news/Intel-Ivy-Bridge-CPUs-to-Launch-on-April-29-More-Models-on-June-3-257611.shtml

Q. How much faster is Ivy Bridge going to be than Sandy Bridge?
A. ~10% per core and the iGPU will be ~30%

Q: IB really has 4K resolution support?
A: Yes
Source

Q. What chipsets will be released?
A. Ivy Bridge and new motherboards to enable some features (e.g. PCI Express 3.0, native USB 3.0). The new chipset family falls under the 7-series banner. We'll see Z77, Z75, H77, Q77, Q75 and B75 available at or around launch."

Random
Q. Any guesses on which will be stronger? SB-E or Ivy? I'm thinking if they are removing the video from SB-E it must be to speed it up. Am I thinking straight there?
A. Ivy will be better overall and have better feature support. It will be more efficient too. SB-E is only going to be a little faster due to more cores.

Q. Why would someone need 8 slots for RAM instead of 4, isn't 16-32gb enough?
A. 3d editing, cad software, video editing, large RAMdisks and VMs. RAMdisks and VMs are the main reason, they are way faster than SSD's and allow for a lot more i/o bandwidth in general use on demaning applications or VMs.

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X79 & LGA2011

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MOTHERBOARD INFO
Motherboard Info (Click to show)




Cooling Info for LGA 2011






Memory Info for LGA 2011
Kingston Shows 64GB of HyperX Memory Running on Intel X79: source
"As you already know a number of motherboard manufacturers are offering eight DIMM slots on their upcoming Intel X79 motherboards. We have seen half a dozen different boards at IDF 2011, but not too many of them are running any demos. The one demo that we ran across that is impressive was at the Kingston Technology booth. Kingston is has a system up and running using the Gigabyte X79-UD5 motherboard and it has all eight DIMM slots populated with 8GB DDR3 memory modules. This means that the Sandy Bridge-E system was running 64GB of memory! Kingston said the memory was rock solid and to prove it they had Memtest86+ running in the background. Intel isn't letting anyone show performance numbers or clock speeds, so Kingston conveniently placed a sign over where that information is normally shown on the monitor"


Corsair Launches 32GB DDR3 1866MHz Memory Kit for LGA2011 Platforms: source
"The Dominator 32GB quad-channel kit (part number CMT32GX3M4X1866C9) consists of four rigorously-screened 8GB DDR3 DRAM modules with Corsair’s patented DHX+ heatsinks. It operates at 1.5V and is designed to run at 1866MHz, with LC9 9-10-9-27 latency settings. Corsair has compatibility tested the new 32GB quad-channel kit with upcoming LGA2011 platforms based on Intel Corp.’s code-named Sandy Bridge-E as well as current dual-channel platforms."


G.Skill RipjawsZ X79 Memory Detailed: source
"Intel Sandy Bridge-E processors will be launched after 10 days from now. All the vendors have prepared their products related to Intel Sandy Bridge-E and X79 PCH. Same is the case with G.Skill. They have prepared special series of DDR3 quad channel memory kits for X79 platform. This series of memory kits is called ‘RipjawsZ’. G.Skill worked closely with some of the leading manufacturers to make these kits to ensure maximum compatibility and performance under extreme conditions. These kits are hand tested by G.Skill team to ensure full customer satisfaction."







Misc:

Sandy Bridge-E and X79 preview

Additional Details on Sandy Bridge-E Processors, X79, and LGA2011

Computex 2011: Twelve X79 Motherboards

More X79 Motherboards Revealed by Manufacturers

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Overclocking Info / Early Benchmarks
Sandy Bridge-E (Click to show)
Sandy Bridge-E

FSB overclocking: Source
"As shown in the picture in the new Intel platform will be able to adjust and multiplier “Reference clock“, which is precisely bclk. Two possible multipliers are 1.25 and 1.66, which will allow for the resultant direct set of basic levels of 125 MHz “FSB” and 166 MHz “FSB”, than the standard 100 MHz. So even a limited multiplier chips Sandy Bridge-E (currently only Core i7 3820) will be able to offer a pretty decent level of overclocking. In combination with Turbo Boost, even i7 3820 will reach (if chip enable) to megahertz really serious, even exceeding 5 GHz."

Power and heat concerns: Source
"The rated TDP is 130W these beasts are consuming closer to 180W and that's without even overclocking them. In fact, according to PSU design guidance we've seen, Intel is telling power supply makers to make sure their Sandy Bridge-E PSUs can cope with a peak current of 23A on the 12V2 rail and based on an 80 percent or better efficiency rating of the PSU.

As such it might be a very good idea to invest in a water cooling kit if you're planning on going Sandy Bridge-E, especially if you're planning on pushing the boat out and overclock. The bad news for LN2 crowd is that at least early samples of Sandy Bridge-E is suffering from the dreaded cold bug, although this might have been fixed in later revisions of the processor."

Read more: How to overclock Snadybridge-E

Examples:




Ivy Bridge

Ivy Bridge Performance and Overclocking: Source
"As we were just talking about the memory power optimisations of Ivy Bridge, albeit in mobile versions only, let’s kick off with performance enhancements to the memory controller. Ivy Bridge will officially support 1,600MHz DDR3 memory rather than 1,333MHz. As usual, though, motherboard manufacturers might add additional memory straps to allow even higher memory frequencies without needing to overclock the Base Clock.

Intel has improved the memory controller and overclockability of Ivy Bridge

Intel has improved the memory controller
and overclockability of Ivy Bridge
Speaking of which, there’s a new memory strap on offer: 200MHz. This should help fine-tune a memory overclock if you've tweaked the Base Clock- with 133MHz and 266MHz also on offer (and possibly 100MHz), you should be able nail a decent memory speed easily.

General overclocking remains the same on Ivy Bridge as it was on Sandy Bridge from what we can tell at this point. You’ll need to trick Turbo Boost by raising the power draw limit to a level at which it won’t interfere with your planned overclock.

Then you’re free to set as high a Turbo Boost limit as you can manage by applying the usual voltages to vcore, System Agent and so on. Tantalisingly, the maximum CPU multiplier for Ivy Bridge will be 63x rather than 57x, suggesting an even higher level of overclockability."




Benchmarks

Ivy Bridge 3770K benchmarks


Intel Core i7-3770K Ivy Bridge Compared to SNB Core i7-2700K
Quote:
The Core i7-3770K tested is actually an engineering sample the final revision is expected to feature somewhat better performance.



Intel "Ivy Bridge" Core i7-3770K is Capable of 100% Overclock: source

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"The flagship product, Intel Core i7-3770K is a quad-core processor with 128 KB of L1 cache (4x32 KB), 1 MB of L2 cache (4x256 KB) and 8 MB of L3 cache. The processor operates at 3.5 GHz, which is the identical clock to the succeeding product, Core i7-2700K. When you take a look at differences between Sandy and Ivy Bridge, there wasn't a lot of changes on the x86 processing side, but that wasn't the focus of Intel engineers. As leaked results show, the processor is significantly better in graphics performance than Sandy Bridge. However, as key game developers say to us - the question isn't the hardware, it's the software."



Intel Ivy Bridge i5 3570K iGPU Benchmarked: source

"Intel have dramatically improved the integrated graphics processing unit (iGPU) part on the i5 3570K which is titled 'Intel HD Graphics 4000'. The improved iGPU packs 16 EUs which is up from the 12 EUs contained in the Intel HD Graphics 3000 featured on the i5 2500K and is expected to run around 1150MHz (no official confirmation yet). Other features of the iGPU are DX11.1, independent tri-display output, supports upto 4K resolution, OpenCL 1.1 and an improved Quick Sync engine."



Intel Core i7-3770K (Ivy Bridge) Review source

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Ivy Bridge preview with GIGABYTE Z77X-UD5H (Intel Z77) and Core i7 3770K source

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(more pics available in the link above)


Ivy Bridge can do 3GHz Memory @ 4DIMMS @ 16GB: Source

Validation: (link)

Validation:
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Stable:
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The memory is using a 29.33 divider for memory, special just for IB which SB didn't have.

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Ivy Bridge, GEN3 (PCI-E 3.0) & Chipset Info



Ivy Bridge

All About Intel Ivy Bridge: source
"If there’s one thing we love about attending IDF (the Intel Developer Forum) it’s that we usually walk away knowing pretty much everything about a next-gen Intel CPU - from its architecture, through Intel's innovations to reduce its power draw, and even how to overclock the nuts off it. This is the case with Ivy Bridge, Intel’s next-gen LGA1155 CPU family, which we expect to see in March or April of 2012."

Ivy Bridge Desktop Lineup Overview: source
"Ivy Bridge is a die shrink of Sandy Bridge, from 32nm to 22nm. In Intel language, this is a "Tick", although for the graphics side, this is actually a "Tock" (i.e. new architecture). Ivy Bridge will also use Tri-Gate transistors and will be socket compatible with Sandy Bridge, so you won't need a new motherboard if you have a SNB based system already—just a BIOS update.

There will be new 7-Series chipsets, though, with support for USB 3.0 for example. The first details of Ivy Bridge leaked in May, and the latest roadmaps suggest an April 2012 release. Without further ado, let's take a look at what standard voltage Ivy Bridge CPUs are planned."

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22nm and 3-D transistor Explained




Motherboard Chipsets

Chipset Comparison: source
"The new chipset family falls under the 7-series banner. We'll see Z77, Z75, H77, Q77, Q75 and B75 available at or around launch"

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GEN3 & PCI-E 3.0

PCI-Express 3.0 explained: source
"Following the tradition that goes back to AGP (remember that?), the bandwidth is again doubled from 500MB/sec or 4Gb/sec on PCI-Express 2.0 to 1GB/sec or 8Gb/sec on PCI-Express 3.0. That's per lane, in each direction. This means the total bandwidth for an 16x PCI-Express graphics slots go up from 16GB/s to 32GB/s, so it should cope better with the future demands of high performance graphics cards.

To double the bandwidth the PCI-SIG hasn't just cranked up the transfer frequency by two though, instead it's lessened the encoding overheads to make faster transfers more efficient. PCI-E Express 3.0 has the same physical characteristics as PCI-E Express 2.0, so it's backward compatible with previous versions of PCI-Express, regardless of the data encoding change."

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More on PCI-E 3.0 (Click to show)

PCI Express 3.0: A Protocol in Transition: source

"PCI Express 3.0 is being adopted by many companies to benefit from the increase in bandwidth, but implementing PCI Express 3.0 requires the designer to understand the new protocol, DFE interaction at the PIPE interface and special situations that exists for implementing this high-speed interface. Because of the significant scope of changes that are required when developing the PCI Express 3.0 interface, it is important to carefully manage the size and complexity of the implementation to fully realize the bandwidth improvements of the PCI Express 3.0 interface."




PLX chipset? source

"Integrated into each new PLX PCIe Gen3 multi-root switch device are unique performancePAK™ features, including two non-transparency (NT) ports, four direct memory access (DMA) engines, two virtual channels (VCs), and up to 12 ports for spread spectrum clock (SSC) isolation. The NT feature enables host failover and redundancy and has been widely used by tier-one OEMs since it was developed in early PCI technology. The on-chip DMA engines enable designers to increase the performance of systems by moving data among endpoints or between memory and endpoints without sacrificing CPU bandwidth. Support for two VCs enable users to prioritize traffic to support desired quality of service (QoS). The SSC clock isolation for each x4 port of the device allows designers to create large systems with each sub-system running its own SSC clock.

PLX is the only switch vendor that offered x16 ports on PCIe Gen1 and Gen2 switches, and it continues to support x16 on today’s Gen3 devices. In addition to x16 and x8 ports, these switches offer native x2 and x4 ports that enable development of large arrays of SSD based systems with fewer switches. Also included is the support for PCIe specification engineering change notices (ECNs) such as multicast, access control service (ACS), alternative routing-ID interpretation (ARI), atomic operations, and optimized buffer flush/fill (OBFF). PLX PCIe Gen3 devices are fully backwards-compatible with Gen2/Gen1 devices and recommended for all new designs. The PLX Gen3 devices can be used to create Gen3 slots using their bridging capability in a Gen2 platform."

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GEN3





It's all about the numbers

Intel Expects Ivy Bridge Microprocessors to Be 7% - 25% Faster Than Sandy Bridge: source
"According to the documents, Intel Core i7-3770 (4 cores with HyperThreading, 3.40GHz, 8MB cache) will deliver the following advantages compared its predecessor Core i7-2600 (4 cores with HyperThreading, 3.40GHz, 8MB cache):"

  • +7% higher overall SYSmark 2012 score;
  • +14% higher overall HDXPRT 2011 score;
  • +15% higher Cinebench 11.5 score;
  • +13% better ProShow Gold 4.5 result;
  • +25% faster performance in Excel 2010;
  • +56% faster performance in ArcSoft Media Expresso;
  • +192% higher overall 3DMark Vantage score;
  • +17% faster performance in 3DMark Vantage CPU benchmark;
  • +199% faster performance in 3DMark Vantage GPU benchmark;




TDP - 77w in all it's glory

Intel Ivy Bridge to Have Revolutionary Power Consumption: source
"In addition to high-performance Core i7-series "Ivy Bridge" chips with 77W TDP, Intel will introduce Core i5 and Core i3 "Ivy Bridge" quad-core microprocessors with 65W and 45W thermal design power as well as dual-core processors with 55W and 35W thermal envelopes. Previously, Intel recommended to use notebook-oriented 35W processors for low-power performance desktops.

Reduced power consumption does not mean lower overclockability or lower Turbo Boost improvements. Thanks to configurable thermal design power feature, system makers and end-users will be able to increase or reduce TDP in order to allow chips to more significantly increase clock-speeds in Turbo Boost mode or disable automatic overclocking in order to squeeze the chips into smaller form-factors."





UPDATING IN PROGRESS









Misc:
Intel’s Roadmap: Ivy Bridge, Panther Point, and SSDs
Intel's Ivy Bridge Architecture Exposed





More to follow

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+reps, cant wait to see it finished

lol

Thanks bud....

I think it was way over due. Unfortunatly the intel section aint like the other's. We don't have a discussion thread, there's bulldozer and even a dedicated BF3 thread lol.

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Nice effort! + REP

Thanks bud smile.gif Appreciate it.

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