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A web-site has published manufacturer suggested retail prices (MSRP) of Intel Corp.'s Core i7-4800/4900 central processing units code-named Ivy Bridge-E. Without any surprises, the new products will cost approximately the same amount of money as currently available high-end Core i7 processors called “Sandy Bridge-E”. The only surprise is that the former will not be discontinued once the new chips become available.

According to a slide, which was presumably made by Intel, published by Chinese VR-Zone web-site, Intel’s top-of-the-line Core i7-4960X will cost even slightly lower than the currently-available Core i7-3970X, around $990. The less advanced Core i7-4930K and Core i7-4820K will cost $555 and $310, respectively, if the slide is to be believed.

 Earlier this year, an “honorary member” of the Coolaler.com (the web-site belongs to one of the world’s top professional overclockers) called Toppc compared current top-of-the-range Intel Core i7-3970X “Sandy Bridge-E” to what he claims to be Intel Core i7-4960X “Ivy Bridge-E”, which will be Intel’s highest performing desktop chip this September. The results of the benchmarks cannot be verified, but given the reputation of Coolaler, they may be considered more or less trustworthy.

The list of benchmarks includes 3DMark, Cinebench 11.5, CPUMark99, SuperPi and wPrime, which hardly show real-world performance, but give an idea what performance boost to expect from the new chip compared to its predecessor. Keeping in mind that the Ivy Bridge micro-architecture has few advantages over Sandy Bridge micro-architecture, the Core i7-4960X should not be substantially faster than the Core i7-3970X.

Intel Core i7-4960X processors and other Ivy Bridge-E chips are expected to emerge on the market this September and be drop-in compatible with today’s LGA2011 HEDT infrastructure.

Intel did not comment on the news-story.

Tags: Intel, Ivy Bridge-E, 22nm, Core, HEDT

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Extreme price.
1 2 [Posted by: linuxlowdown  | Date: 08/01/13 04:18:51 AM]
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Can't wait to see how the 4930k & 4820k performs!
0 0 [Posted by: MHudon  | Date: 08/01/13 05:36:57 AM]
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Dear xbit labs could you at least rescale coolaler site benchmark to correct frequency. Because these two CPUs definitelly didn't run at the same speed.
0 0 [Posted by: Raghar de ishi  | Date: 08/01/13 09:15:22 AM]
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I noticed that as well, it was crazy.
0 0 [Posted by: Jose Arellano  | Date: 08/01/13 12:53:01 PM]
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