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Hardware Rumour: Ivy Bridge to have 77W TDP

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Claave, 18 Oct 2011.

  1. Claave

    Claave You Rebel scum

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    Phalanx Needs more dragons and stuff.

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    yassarikhan786 Ultramodder(Not)

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    VG news :).
     
  4. V3ctor

    V3ctor Tech addict...

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    I wish AMD could learn from Intel... my lovely SB's are going to be outpaced in such a short time :(

    Sent from Bittech Android app
     
  5. bdigital

    bdigital Is re-building his PC again

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    I hope my p67 sabertooth will be compatible, without any major disadvantage
     
  6. Floyd

    Floyd Wire Twister

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    I hope my Z68 board supports them.
    I love my 2500k to death but if something killer comes out its nice to know that I can upgrade.
     
  7. Parge

    Parge the worst Super Moderator

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    For any Gene-Z owners out there, there is a BIOS update on the ROG site enabling Ivy Bridge compatibility.
     
  8. bulldogjeff

    bulldogjeff The modding head is firmly back on.

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    Just reading that and the words future proof and intel sockets do not belong in the same sentence.
     
  9. Hakuren

    Hakuren New Member

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    He, he, so very true.
     
  10. CrapBag

    CrapBag Well-Known Member

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    Amen to that.

    Only just bought mine and a 2500k and to be honest I'm more than happy with its performance, even at stock but if it was possible at a later date to drop an Ivy bridge chip straight in then that would be awesome.
     
  11. azazel1024

    azazel1024 New Member

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    TDP != actual power consumption. Honestly I expect there to be higher turbo thresholds, maybe a revamped turbo design and some other "gimicks" to improve single thread performance. That said, I can't imagine that with a 77w TDP, if accurate, that there isn't going to be a fairly large increase in core saturated frequency. It'd be cool to see top part frequencies to hit or exceed 4Ghz, especially with a rumored/claimed increase of 4-8% in IPC through some minor architecture tweaks.

    Power savings, a good whack of frequency increase, a slight IPC improvement and a much, much better GPU and this thing sounds like a screamer of a desktop chip and even better in a lot of ways as a laptop part!
     
  12. azazel1024

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    Revision on my above comment, the new TDP doesn't mean that the actual power savings will only be 19%, just that that is the new thermal cap on the chip, the actual power savings might be a lot larger than that, meaning lower frequency increases. Though I hope as a desktop part Intel is going to balance frequency and power savings and lean a bit more toward a frequency increase this time around.

    Now the laptop parts, I'd take the minor IPC improvements, much better GPU and hold the line on frequencies or only a very slight bump in the name of saving a lot more power.
     
  13. jrs77

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    The 19% decrease in TDP doesn't translate to a possible 23% increase of clockspeed as these two are not linear.

    So a 5-10% increase in clockspeed, would be much more reasonable with the 19% decrease in TDP. That's still very good, as we would be talking about a base-frequency of 3.8GHz and a 4+GHz turbo.
     
  14. Zurechial

    Zurechial Elitist

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    I wish I could get an Ivy Bridge chip for my X58. :(
    Can't really complain about the i7 920 though, still serving me well at 1.5v... somehow.

    I've been planning to drop some cash on a Sandy Bridge laptop soon, but I'm wondering now if it'd better to wait for IB and hope for it to either neatly replace mobile SB or to cause a pricedrop on existing mobile SB systems.
    Does anyone have any thoughts on that?
     
  15. MrJay

    MrJay You are always where you want to be

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    Im holding out for Ivy Bridge before i upgrade, got alot of power to cram in a small space...If all the hype is correct these chips look tasty! Om nom nom!

    I think people are right when they say the TDP is the maximum draw.
    Means nothing is the chip is dog awefull at managing power when idling etc.
    I guess the only way we will know is when benchmarks appear.
     
  16. B1GBUD

    B1GBUD ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ Accidentally Funny

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    37 moar frequencies? where do I sign?
     
  17. l3v1ck

    l3v1ck Fueling the world, one oil well at a time.

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    I doubt it will be "dog aweful" at managing power when idle.
     
  18. Floyd

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    Yes, that rocks. I just picked mine up to replace my "sub par" P67 UD4 board.
    This board already overclocks more than the UD4 could and its in a much smaller package.
     
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    Will there be a downside to using the older chipsets?

    77W TDP for a flagship chip sounds awesome -- sound like loads of mileage on not a lot of vcore.
     
  20. Christopher N. Lew

    Christopher N. Lew Folding in memory of my father

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    Well, that's a difficult-to-understand multi-coloured chart, but does it show an enthusiast K-series (unlocked) i7 CPU with "8-threads" ? Is this what we more normally call a core or is it just 4 cores with hyperthreading?
     
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