Intel 3rd Generation Processors Core i7 and i5 22nm Now Available

Published on April 30th, 2012

The new 22nm Core i7 and Core i5 Intel 3rd Generation processors, based on Ivy Bridge architecture, are now available and are up for the grabs. These processors are said to be the first 22nm processors in the world, featuring the new Turbo Boost Technology 2.0 and latest technology from Intel.

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The Intel 3rd generation processors includes (but not limited to) Intel Core i7-3770K, Intel Core i7-3770, Intel Core i5-3570K, Intel Core i5-3550, and Intel Core i5-3450. You can see more information, specs, prices, and availability on these processors below. Meanwhile, you might want to watch the video below introducing the latest technology behind the Intel 3rd Generation processors.

The Power of Small – Intel 3rd Generation Processors

If you have watched the whole video above, you will have an idea of what the Intel 3rd Generation Processors are made of, and what they are capable of. But in case you missed it, these 3rd generation 22nm processors features Intel Turbo Boost Technology 2.0, AES New Instructions (AES-NI), Intel HD Graphics with DirectX 11 4000 for the i7 and 2500/4000 for the i5, Intel Hyper-Threading Technology, Intel Smart Cache, Intel Virtualization technology, and Performance Tuning are enabled.

These new processors are best installed in motherboards with Intel Z77 Express Chipset or Intel H77 motherboards. Now let’s take a look at the processors specifications, prices and their availability.

3rd Generation Intel Core i7 Processors

In this section we have the Intel Core i7-3770K and i7-3770 processors. Basically both these processors have similar specifications. But the one with the “K” (Core i7-3770K) has unlock multipliers. Meaning you can do more with it and more room for overclocking, compared to the i7-3770. Of course it’s a little expensive compared to the later.

Intel Core i7-3770K Specifications, Price and Availability

intel 3rd generation processorsModel: Intel Core-i7 BX80637I73770K
CPU Socket Type: LGA 1155
Core Architecture: Ivy Bridge
Manufacturing Technology: 22nm
No. of Cores/Threads: 4/8
Clock Speed/Turbo: 3.5GHz / 3.9GHz Turbo
L3 Smart Cache: 8MB
Max TDP: 77W
Memory Specs: Dual Channel DDR3-1333/1600 Max 32GB
Graphics Specs: Intel HD Graphics 4000
Features: Hyper-Threading, 64-bit support, Virtualization Technology, Turbo Boost Technology
Price: $349.99

Intel Core i7-3770 Specifications, Price and Availability

intel 3rd generation processorsModel: Intel Core-i7 BX80637I73770
CPU Socket Type: LGA 1155
Core Architecture: Ivy Bridge
Manufacturing Technology: 22nm
No. of Cores/Threads: 4/8
Clock Speed/Turbo: 3.4GHz / 3.9GHz Turbo
L3 Smart Cache: 8MB
Max TDP: 77W
Memory Specs: Dual Channel DDR3-1333/1600 Max 32GB
Graphics Specs: Intel HD Graphics 4000
Features: Hyper-Threading, 64-bit support, Virtualization Technology, Turbo Boost Technology
Price: $319.99

3rd Generation Intel Core i5 Processors

Next we have 3rd Generation Intel Core i5 processors. Again like what I said earlier, the one with the “K” or Core i5-3570K is better compared to the Core i5-3550. Still, it depends on your use and preference. Generally, all of these processors are fast and efficient. But if you want more juice for heavy gaming and heavy multitasking, I recommend you buy Intel Core i5-3570K, or i7-3770K if you have the budget. One more thing, the Core i5 series does not have Hyper Threading support, only the Core i7 series has it.

Intel Core i5-3570K Specifications, Price and Availability

intel 3rd generation processorsModel: Intel Core-i5 BX806237I53570K
CPU Socket Type: LGA 1155
Core Architecture: Ivy Bridge
Manufacturing Technology: 22nm
No. of Cores/Threads: 4/4
Clock Speed/Turbo: 3.4GHz / 3.8GHz Turbo
L3 Smart Cache: 6MB
Max TDP: 77W
Memory Specs: Dual Channel DDR3-1333/1600 Max 32GB
Graphics Specs: Intel HD Graphics 4000
Features: 64-bit support, Virtualization Technology, Turbo Boost Technology
Price: $249.99

Intel Core i5-3550 Specifications, Price and Availability

intel 3rd generation processorsModel: Intel Core-i5 BX806237I53550
CPU Socket Type: LGA 1155
Core Architecture: Ivy Bridge
Manufacturing Technology: 22nm
No. of Cores/Threads: 4/4
Clock Speed/Turbo: 3.3GHz / 3.7GHz Turbo
L3 Smart Cache: 6MB
Max TDP: 77W
Memory Specs: Dual Channel DDR3-1333/1600 Max 32GB
Graphics Specs: Intel HD Graphics 2500
Features: 64-bit support, Virtualization Technology, Turbo Boost Technology
Price: $219.99

Intel Core i5-3450 Specifications, Price and Availability

intel 3rd generation processorsModel: Intel Core-i5 BX806237I53450
CPU Socket Type: LGA 1155
Core Architecture: Ivy Bridge
Manufacturing Technology: 22nm
No. of Cores/Threads: 4/4
Clock Speed/Turbo: 3.1GHz / 3.5GHz Turbo
L3 Smart Cache: 6MB
Max TDP: 77W
Memory Specs: Dual Channel DDR3-1333/1600 Max 32GB
Graphics Specs: Intel HD Graphics 2500
Features: 64-bit support, Virtualization Technology, Turbo Boost Technology
Price: $199.99

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