Intel Ivy Bridge Desktop Processors Revealed

The new Ivy Bridge processors will be here early next year and it’s time to take a look at what models Intel has in store for us. Below is a chart which outlines each model in detail.

It is important to note that Ivy Bridge will work with existing 1155 motherboards. However, there will be new motherboard models released later on as well. You can expect a Z77 for the high end, a lower end Z75, and a HTPC oriented H77. Furthermore, like Sandy Bridge, only processors with the K in the model name will have over clocking capabilities.

Additionally, Ivy Bridge has the necessary integration for PCI-E 3.0 support while Sandy Bridge has PCI-E 2.0 support. The bandwidth benefits associated with 3.0 may not be needed for sometime, but it is important to be aware of which processor supports PCI-E 3.0 for future reference. The i5 3570K is set to replace the i5 2500K (both don’t have hyper threading support and both have 6MB of cache) and the i7 3770K with hyper threading support is set to replace the i7 2600K.