hardwareheaven.com: Today Intel launch their CPU range and we are combining the i7-3770K with Gigabytes rather impressive looking G1.Sniper 3 and G1.Sniper M3 to find out if these components can make the ultimate Ivy Bridge System. Testing will of course include synthetic and real world, with the likes of 3DMark 11 and Battlefield 3 making an appearance with the GeForce GTX 680.
techspot.com: 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.
lostcircuits.com: In terms of performance, Ivy Bridge adds anywhere between 10 and 20% performance over Sandy Bridge and Sandy Bridge was already a speed demon. As it stands now, discounting Gulftown and Sandy Bridge Extreme processors, nobody is faster than Ivy Bridge in almost any application we tested.
missingremote.com: Last year Intel?s Sandy Bridge ?TOCK? married the graphics processing unit (GPU) and CPU on the same die, making it a first class citizen in the system and introduced a true integrated processor graphics (IPG) solution. With HD audio bit steaming introduced in the previous generation, full hardware acceleration of VC-1, AVC (H.264), MPEG2 as well as 3D Blu-ray (MVC) and reasonable refresh rate accuracy already offered; Ivy Bridge?s 22nm die-shrinking ?TICK? could have easily rested only on improved process technology for frequency gains or power efficiency, but instead promises a little bit of raw performance with significant reductions in consumption.
hothardware.com: 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.
bit-tech.net: It feels as though Intel?s Ivy Bridge CPU launch has been death by 1000 delays. Following the huge success of its Sandy Bridge architecture last January, and the uncompetitive response from AMD in the form of its Bulldozer architecture CPUs, Intel has had the luxury of being able to wait, pushing back the release date to ensure production and clear the Sandy Bridge inventory. Comically, this has meant that motherboards based on the new 7-series chipsets accompanying Ivy bridge's launch have been on sale for over a month, something we can?t imagine motherboard partners have been too happy about.
benchmarkreviews.com: Intel sticks to their "tick-tock" CPU development cycle, where the "ticks" represent new CPU architectures and the "tocks" represent process refinement. Sandy Bridge CPUs were the "tick", and the new Ivy Bridge CPUs are the "tock". Fabricated on a 22nm process with Intel's new low-leakage "3D" transistors, Ivy Bridge represents a fabrication breakthrough if nothing else. But how does it compare against the immensely popular and powerful Sandy Bridge CPUs? Benchmark Reviews dives into the fray to let you know.
techreport.com: We've deployed some innovative testing methods to go inside the second with Intel's latest desktop processor, the Ivy Bridge-based Core i7-3770K.
pcper.com: One of the great things about the way Intel works as a company is that we get very few surprises on an annual basis in terms of the technology they release. With the success of shows like the Intel Developer Forum permitting the release of architectural details months and often years ahead of the actual product, developers, OEMs and the press are able to learn about them over a longer period of time. As you might imagine, that results in both a much better understanding of the new processor in question and also a much less hurried one.