After several delays, Intel launched in 2011 architecture Sandy Bridge-E, a six core processor with four memory channels for socket LGA 2011th When Intel then went over to 22 nanometers and Ivy Bridge, it was therefore no long shot that Ivy Bridge- E low on the horizon. Now confirm Intel configurations in the official processor database.
Most interesting for home users is Ivy Bridge-EP, which will appear in two different configurations: EP-6 and EP-10 with six and ten cores. Ivy Bridge-EP will fit socket LGA 2011, but the number of cores that can be expected of a future Core i7 model for consumer disclosure, however.
Previous data have talked about models with six cores, as Ivy Bridge-EP-6 seems to be strength. A ten core variation can not be excluded nor an eight core based on Ivy Bridge-EP-10 with two disabled cores. It is such a process Intel used to create such Core i7-3970X, which is based on a circuit-named Sandy Bridge-EP-8, with two of eight cores off.
More curiosities is that Ivy Bridge-EX directed against so-called mission-critical applications, where customers pay extra for higher reliability. This sought by including other agencies, the military and large corporations. This processor will be up to a full 15 cores. With multithreading technology Hyperthreading will be a total of 30 threads in a single processor.
Intel is expected to launch Ivy Bridge-E for the consumer market in the second half.