Yesterday VR-Zone leaked information on the initial pricing expected for Ivy Bridge-E (IVB-E) processors, which we’ve reproduce in the table below. The LGA-2011 platform is an interesting departure from the norm for consumers, so we also wanted to discuss what’s happening there and why we’re only seeing IVB-E launch after Haswell just came out. But first, let’s start with a discussion of pricing; we’ve included the existing Sandy Bridge-E (SNB-E) as well. (Note that it appears the image from VR-Zone has incorrect Turbo Boost clocks for the IVB-E parts; we provided earlier estimates last month.) Ivy Bridge-E Leaked Pricing and Specs SKU i7-4960X i7-3970X i7-3960X i7-4930K i7-3930K i7-4820K i7-3820 Cores/Threads 6/12 6/12 6/12 6/12 6/12 4/8 4/8 Speed/Turbo (GHz) 3.6/4.0 3.5/4.0 3.3/3.9 3.4/3.9 3.2/3.8 3.7/3.9 3.6/3.8 L3 Cache 15MB 15MB 15MB 12MB 12MB 10MB 10MB TDP 130W 150W 130W 130W 130W 130W 130W Price (Online) $990 $1,059 ($1,030) $1,059 ($1,070) $555 $594 ($570) $310 $305 ($300) There are a few interesting takeaways this round. First, pricing on the IVB-E parts is mostly lower than the SNB-E SKUs they’re...

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