Full Ivy Bridge line up revealed
Ryan Martin+ / 2 years ago
As we draw ever closer to the highly anticipated launch of Intel’s next Generation of Socket 1155 processors, more information has started to come to light. A full set of tables listing every single i3, i5 and i7 processor Intel is planning on releasing as part of the Ivy Bridge launch has emerged. The table also includes details of new Sandy Bridge processors that are due to be released. You can see all the ‘New’ processors listed below in the tables. The first table shows standard desktop processors whilst the second shows low wattage desktop processors.
What stands out as obvious is the fact that all Ivy Bridge Core i3 parts will lack PCI-E Gen3 support. Although, logically speaking this is a smart move as those cards which would benefit from the extra bandwidth provided by PCI-E Gen3 such as dual HD 7970s are highly unlikely to ever be paired with a Core i3 as it would simple cause a system bottleneck. So its a smart move by Intel to try and keep costs down.
When connected to these chips, PCI-E 3.0 add-on cards (such as graphics cards) will function in PCI-Express 2.0 mode. Further, these chips will lack support for AES-NI (accelerates encryption), VT-d (enhanced virtualization), and TXT (security). Certain models in the lineup have faster integrated graphics, denoted by a “5″ in the end of the model number. These chips also lack Turbo Boost for the x86 cores, but feature HyperThreading.
Leading the pack is Core i3-3240, clocked at 3.40 GHz, with integrated graphics clocked at 650 MHz / 1020 MHz Dynamic. This is followed by the Core i3-3225, which is clocked at 3.30 GHz, packing faster Intel HD 4000 graphics. The Core i3-3220 is likely the cheapest of the lot, also clocked at 3.30 GHz, but with slower HD 2500 graphics. These three chips have rated TDP of 55W. Moving on to the low-power models, which have 35W TDP, we have the Core i3-3240T, with 3.00 GHz clock speed, and Core i3-3220T, with 2.80 GHz clock speed.