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After a widely acclaimed generation of Sandy Bridge processors, Intel has made a series of relatively minor updates to its architecture with the new Ivy Bridge range of CPUs. The Core i7 3770K is one of the first in this line of CPUs to make it onto the market, promising boosted processing speeds and even lower power use than its predecessor, the Core i7 2700K. Ivy Bridge represents a 'Tick' in the 'Tick-Tock' development model of Intel's CPU architecture (see diagram below). Unlike 'Tock' stages, this is a fairly minor evolution of Sandy Bridge (Core i7 2600K, Core i5 2500K etc). The Ivy Bridge series is Intel's first to boast a 22 nm wafer (32 nm for Sandy Bridge) and, more importantly, to use Tri-Gate transistors—1.4 billion of them, none the less! Like Sandy Bridge CPUs, the Ivy Bridge series will use an LGA 1155 socket. Previous-gen motherboards (Intel H61, H67, P67 and Z68 chipsets) will therefore be compatible with the new CPUs so long as Intel provides the necessary firmware updates. However, Intel has still decided to accompany the Ivy Bridge launch with a new batch of chipsets (Series 7) whose main new features include native support for USB 3.0 (finally!) and extra functions for boosting your computer's responsiveness by using an SSD alongside a standard HDD (Smart Response, Rapid Start).
Since late last year Ivy Bridge seems to be the architecture everyone is waiting for. Although Intel is only anticipating a 10-15% processing performance bump when compared to Sandy Bridge, the big news comes in the form of improved graphics and efficiency, thanks to the move to a 22nm design process using new 3D transistor technology we recently explained in detail here. Today the company is unveiling its full new line of Core i7 and Core i5 processors, accompanying chipsets and Centrino wireless options. Ivy Bridge is a 'tick' release, but Intel is calling it a tick+ due to the more significant overhaul the graphics side of things is getting. The new chips are set to provide 20-50% better GPU performance over Sandy Bridge, the kind of jump we'd normally expect from a tock release. To be fair, Intel has gotten by with lackluster GPU performance from their integrated chipsets for years. When they moved the GPU on-die they continued to peddle the same subpar performance, and to this day they lag way behind, but that's not to say things haven't changed dramatically for the better.
It's new CPU season at Intel with the launch of the Ivy Bridge family of CPUs and the new Intel Core i7-3770K. It's the quickest of the new breed and therefore likely to be the fastest CPU in the real world.That's because Intel's exotic six-core processors, like the Intel Core i7 3960X, are really only of interest to a small niche of money-no-object lunatics. They're just not good value. At the same time, the disappointing performance of the new AMD FX 8150 means AMD doesn't really have anything to keep the Intel Core i7 3770K honest.Instead, success and failure for the Core i7 3770K will hinge on its ability to convincingly swat aside the chip it replaces, ye olde Intel Core i7 2700K. At first glance, that might not be a trivial job. For starters, the new Intel Core i7 3770K still has four cores. And it's not clocked any higher than the 2700K. Nor does it have any additional cache memory.All of which is rather odd when you consider it sports Intel's spangley new 22nm process and thus 3D Tri-gate transistors. You might think the shrink from 32nm to 22nm would allow for a couple more cores, or some clockspeed. But apparently not.What you do get is the latest upgrade for Intel's HD Graphics.
One of the great things about Intel's \"Tick, Tock” release cadence is that it gives us all an early glimpse into the company's future plans and potential product offerings, especially since they've been able to execute so well over the last few years. Seeing Conroe eventually evolve into Penryn, and Nehalem into Westmere has given us all an idea as to what to expect with today's official launch of Ivy Bridge, the \"Tick” to Sandy Bridge's \"Tock”, otherwise known as Intel's 3rd Generation Core Processor family. Of course, if you haven't stayed on top of Intel's plans since announcing their \"Tick, Tock” model, you could have just read the myriad of leaks that have plagued this launch, but that's a discussion for another day. Today is all about Ivy Bridge and its official launch in both desktop and mobile flavors. We have had Intel's flagship Ivy Bridge-based Core i7-3770K desktop processor humming along in the lab for a while now, along with a new notebook platform powered by a Core i7-3720QM. Our coverage of Intel's mobile Ivy Bridge variant is available at this link; in this article we'll be focusing on the Core i7-3770K and all that it brings to the table. Before we deep dive into Ivy Bridge's juicy details though, feast your eyes on the main specifications and features of Intel's 3rd Generation Core Processor family posted below. We've also got a bit of related back-story linked for your reading pleasure, followed by the full scoop on Ivy Bridge itself and the new capabilities it brings to Intel's processor line-up...
Each year, or shortly thereafter, Intel seems to deliver on its Tick-Tock cadence, which signifies either a micro architecture change or process change. This time we have a Tick in the cadence with a shift to a 22nm manufacturing process for this launch of the Third Generation Core series processors code-named Ivy Bridge, and specifically the Core i7 3770K enthusiast SKU. With this launch, Intel is releasing a total of fourteen new processors spread amongst the mobile and desktop segments. Nine of these are dedicated to the desktop segment, with the Core i7 3770K and 3770, and Core i5 3570K, 3550 and 3540, along with low power variants, the Core i7 3770T and 3770S, and Core i5 3550S and 3540S. To go with the Third Generation parts, Intel has launched four new chipsets for the desktop market: Z77, Z75, H77, and B75 with the Z77 chipset targeted squarely at the enthusiast and power user. Process improvements are not the only change in Ivy Bridge, with an upgrade in the integrated GPU and integrated memory controller. Let's see how this new processor will perform in relation to the tried and true overclocking-friendly Second Generation Core i7 2600K. Built using the 22nm process for both the CPU and GPU, the Third Generation Core i7 3770K Ivy Bridge processor is the enthusiast SKU for this line up.
By constantly pursuing its tick-tock development strategy of alternating microarchitecture revamps and process advancements, Intel guarantees a nearly continuous sense of forward motion in its processor designs. With this year's version, which Intel calls its third-generation Core CPU (and was code-named Ivy Bridge), the innovation is a \"tick,” or a move to a new production process (in this case, 22nm). The foremost model in this new line is the Core i7-3770K ($313 list): It doesn't introduce a ton of features over and above what we saw last time with Sandy Bridge, but it makes some notable improvements in a few key areas—and one that could have significant positive implications for the dedicated mainstream users to whom this chip, and others in the Ivy Bridge line, are targeted. It's important to note first off that the various features introduced on Sandy Bridge CPUs, such as the Core i7-2600K and Core i5-2500K, a year ago are still in force this time around. These include three proprietary \"Smart” technologies: Smart Response, which ups performance by caching frequently-used data to an SSD; Smart Connect, which automatically updates email, apps, and social networking data even when the computer is asleep; and Rapid Start, which decreases boot times.
The 7 series chipset, launched on April 8 set the ball rolling for the launch of the Ivy Bridge, the die shrink to Sandy Bridge. Finally, after a bit of delay, we get a look at the highly anticipated third generation Core processor from Intel. If you have been following Intel products over the last few years, you should be familiar with the company's yearly product launch cycle which they called the tick-tock model. In this model, a new microarchitecture (tock) is launched, followed the next year by a die-shrink of the same microarchitecture with minor improvements and performance enhancement (tick). Following this model, Intel has been able to keep delivering new products yearly since 2008. Often with the tick, Intel tweaks existing microarchitectures to enhance the overall performance while lowering the power consumption with the help of a die-shrink. However, this time with the Ivy Bridge, Intel has done more than just minor tweaks. Ivy Bridge brings us not just a faster performance CPU at lower power consumption, thanks to the 22nm, it also brings the a major GPU upgrade, with the first DirectX 11 GPU from Intel. Since Ivy Bridge is more than just minor tweak, Intel called this launch as \"tick+”, giving us a major microarchitecture change on the GPU along with minor CPU enhancement.
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