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It was over a year ago that Intel hit the market with the Sandy Bridge processor, in fact in January 2011 prior to CES they had launched the oh-so successful Core i5/7 2500/2600 series processors. It was a tick, followed by a tock... Sandy Bridge-E. To date, these have proven themselves to be a very sturdy series of processors.

Time passes though and it is time for another 'tick' in that tick-tock' model from Intel. We've been hearing about it for a while now, you guys and girls have learned to know it as the Ivy Bridge series of processors.

Let me put it very simply, you take say a Sandy Bridge Core i7 2600/2700K processor, apply it to a smaller fabrication node (22nm), increase the Turbo a little, increase the graphics performance a little and bam... that's a Core i7 3770K processor.

See, performance wise the all new Ivy Bridge series is not going to stun and shock like the Sandy Bridge series did. In fact clock for clock it is all roughly the very same, with a +0.8% performance offset in favor of Ivy Bridge.

Link: http://www.guru3d.com/article/core-i7-3770k-and-3750-review-with-z77/

Finally First Review...!
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NDA lifted 3 minutes ago. smile.gif

Still looks like physical launch is still 29th. frown.gif


They get 4.9GHz on the 3770k with air cooling and 1.4v. 83C max. Am I reading that right? That goes against everything we've seen so far. That's really good considering the IPC improvements. That's like 5.3 to 5.4 on Sandy? thumb.gif
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I would not be surprised to see 5000~5400 MHz with proper cooling applied and more advanced motherboards.

That is CRAZY. That's nearing 6GHz on Sandy.
Edited by Murlocke - 4/23/12 at 9:11am
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Our review is up as well at Overclockers, if someone wants to post the link (I'm not allowed). Subscribed in case anyone has questions/comments. thumb.gif
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Those are some great temps, on reference cooling as well. Seems like the rumors of it being hot were a bit far-fetched.
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Bottom of the last page on the review:

Please be advised that today the Ivy Bridge series processor are announced, availablility of the processors will start next week on the 30th of April 2012.

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Originally Posted by X3NIA View Post

Bottom of the last page on the review:
Please be advised that today the Ivy Bridge series processor are announced, availablility of the processors will start next week on the 30th of April 2012.
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Well good news is.. I won't be rushed to build and get my overclock stable before GW2 beta weekend.

Bad news is... Waiting until the 30th. mad.gif
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biggrin.gif I am just SO glad I held out biggrin.gif

These are some mouthwatering results. Makes me wonder what the hell all those "leaked" reviews were on about.
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I believe it said it was using stock cooling to get around 4.9? and getting to 80ºC so an average 50$ cooler will do much better?

 

EDIT: Unfortunately AnandTech's review did come up with the same issues as the previously leaked benchmarks..


Edited by CBZ323 - 4/23/12 at 9:31am
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on another note that Intel Z77 has a SEXY bios.
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Make sure your processor is properly cooled (we used a Noctua heatpipe cooler and forced the fan to 60% RPM)

Don't know why people think this was done on stock cooling but it's still a good result nontheless.

Edit: Just read this bit:
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So what you need to remember here is that everything used was reference, the motherboard, the cooler, the processor.

A bit contradicting all in the space of a few lines.
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