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Friday, 18 November 2011 12:56

Ivy Bridge-E to be compatible with LGA 2011 and X79 chipset

Written by Slobodan Simic

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Comes in Q4 2012

It looks like the current Sandy Bridge-E and the X79 just got a bit sweeter as, according to the slide over at XFastest, Ivy Bridge-E should be compatible with the LGA2011 socket and X79 chipset.

As you already know, the Ivy Bridge is based on the new 22nm manufacturing process and will use LGA1155 socket. The current Ivy Bridge-E situation is quite strange as it is something that we honestly weren't expecting from Intel, but currently it looks like that the Ivy Bridge-E, will use the current LGA2011 socket and will be compatible with X79 chipset. Of course, Ivy Bridge-E will probably end up to be an optical shrink of the Sandy Bridge-E but due to smaller manufacturing process, will definitely offer more performance, higher overclocking or lower power consumption.

Of course, this is an enthusiast part of the market and you can expect the Ivy Bridge-E to be priced accordingly. According to the XFastest, the Ivy Bridge-E is scheduled for Q4 2012, while the "plain" LGA1155 Ivy Bridge should come in late Q1/early Q2 2012.

More here.

Last modified on Friday, 18 November 2011 13:58
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+1 #1 John_Doe 2011-11-18 14:30
Intel processors having cross generational compatibility? Dare I say that Intel took a play out of the AMD handbook.

This is definitely good news for consumers.
0 #2 techno 2011-11-18 19:07
This is not such a surprise, wasn't Westmere a die shrink of Nehalem on the x58 platform which retained comparability.
Similarly Ivy-E is a die shrink of Sandy-E on X79.
+2 #3 icemansven 2011-11-18 20:14
too late, Q3 2012 would be better

better to go straight to Haswell-E late Q4 12 or Q1 13 on LGA 2011
+1 #4 techno 2011-11-18 22:57
^?....Haswell/Haswell-E (if the latter exists) is a new architecture and is unlikely to be compatible with 1155/2011.
Haswell will be due approx one year after Ivybridge....so Q2 2013 and Haswell-E a year after Ivybridge-E...so approx Q4 2013.
You are way off.
0 #5 moozoo 2011-11-20 14:01
I would prefer Ivy Bridge-E was the same as Ivy Bridge but with a quad memory interface and a GPU that supports double precision OpenCL.

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