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Old April 23, 2012, 08:59 AM
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We've posted two Ivy Bridge reviews today.

Desktop i7 3770K Review: Intel i7-3770K Ivy Bridge CPU Review

Mobile i7 3720QM Review: Intel i7-3720QM Review; Ivy Bridge Goes Mobile

Enjoy and please use this thread for all of your questions and comments!!
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Old April 23, 2012, 09:18 AM
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Thanks for the review MAC!

Interesting chip.
Not all gloom and doom I've been hearing rumors of elsewhere.
Not mind blowing as a desktop pc either, unless you are upgrading from something a few generations ago.
Should be interesting to see how well these will bench under LN2 & phase change.

Also looking forward to seeing how this plays out in notebook pc's, as I still haven't swapped for a new one yet.


The future looks bright!
Cant wait to see what Intel will bring us with Haswell.

edit: Just read the mobile preview, thanks for posting it Sky!
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Old April 23, 2012, 09:24 AM
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I completely forgot this was coming. Will probably read it at lunch when I settle down with a sub. Looking forward to it.
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Old April 23, 2012, 09:43 AM
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My thoughts to sum this launch up. Half the power consumption, double the heat. Expect a lower 24-7 overclock than you saw with SB with less voltage and less power consumption. The reason the oc is lower is because a lot more heat is generated by an IVB CPU. That said, even with a high-end water cooling setup, 5Ghz is very unlikely because the heat would be close to 100C load.

In the end, IVB wont see the speeds you can get with SB so the performance gained is cancelled out if ocing. However 24-7 ocers will probably buy for the power savings.
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Old April 23, 2012, 10:01 AM
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Interesting chip that's for sure. I love the fact that it has a lower power consumption but it's the end of the line for that socket and not any significant gains over a 2600k. Of course I'll be upgrading from a Q6600 so I'm sure anything would be an improvement at this point haha. As I still won't be upgrading for a while, Ivy Bridge-e or Haswell may be a better choice.

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When will these actually be available for purchase?
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Old April 23, 2012, 10:29 AM
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When will these actually be available for purchase?
yes yes i won't one if it turns out i should just grab another 2600k then i will sell those chips off and get one lol
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Old April 23, 2012, 10:33 AM
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When will these actually be available for purchase?
No sign of the 3770k or 3570k cpu's on any of the e-tailer's sites. I need one of these chips badly. My $45 celeron g440 is like a crispy old man behind the wheel of my 7970.
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Old April 23, 2012, 10:44 AM
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I just want to point out that while reading other sites reviews you may find that some of them used between 1.40V and 1.52V when overclocking. What this should automatically tell you is that they did a poor job at reviewing since they did not attempt any stress testing at all. Short of using some very heavy duty custom water cooling setup, and they didn't, their chip would have throttled or simply locked up at those voltages due to high temperatures.
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Old April 23, 2012, 10:56 AM
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Great job HWC! I am very pleased to view and unbiased review of ivy. I'm most happy you compared it to the amd APU for integrated graphics comparison.

This makes me regret my Crosshair V much less, and gives me hope that piledriver won't get the snot kicked outta it by ivy as bad as bulldozer got beatup by sandy.
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