The Ivy Bridge Preview: Core i7 3770K Testedby Anand Lal Shimpi on March 6, 2012 8:16 PM EST
The State of Ivy Bridge Silicon
Intel finally delivered production quality Ivy Bridge silicon to its partners last month. The launch is still scheduled for this Spring, however there has been a delay of approximately three weeks. Remember what I said earlier about the risks associated with doing too much on the architecture side while shifting to a new process node.
We were able to spend some time with the new high-end Ivy Bridge desktop SKU: Intel's Core i7 3770K. What follows is a preview of its performance. Keep in mind that this is a preview using early drivers and an early Z77 motherboard. The numbers here could change. This preview was not supported or sanctioned by Intel in any way.
To keep the preview length manageable we're presenting a subset of our results here. For all benchmark results and even more comparisons be sure to use our performance comparison tool: Bench.
ASUS P8Z68-V Pro (Intel Z68)
ASUS Crosshair V Formula (AMD 990FX)
Intel DX79SI (Intel X79)
Intel Z77 Chipset Based Motherboard
Intel X25-M SSD (80GB)
Crucial RealSSD C300
OCZ Agility 3 (240GB)
|Memory:||4 x 4GB G.Skill Ripjaws X DDR3-1600 9-9-9-20|
ATI Radeon HD 5870 (Windows 7)
AMD Processor Graphics
Intel Processor Graphics
|Video Drivers:||AMD Catalyst 12.2 Preview|
|Desktop Resolution:||1920 x 1200|
|OS:||Windows 7 x64|