TPU came across details of Intel's upcoming Ivy Bridge-E based Core i7 HEDT lineup. Expected to hit the market in Q3 2013, the lineup may look quite similar to the current Sandy Bridge-E lineup. This means a quad-core part in the $300-$400 range, a six-core unlocked model in the $500-$600 range, and an Extreme Edition six-core version around the $1000 mark. All three versions will use the LGA2011 socket and will be compatible with current X79 motherboards (after a BIOS update). DDR3-1866 is expected to be the standard memory frequency for these processors.
The lineup will begin with Core i7-4820, a quad-core chip with a nominal clock speed of 3.70 GHz, Turbo Boost speed of 3.90 GHz, and 10 MB shared L3 cache. Moving on, there's the Core i7-4930K, a six-core chip with an unlocked BClk multiplier, nominal speed of 3.40 GHz, Turbo Boost speed of 3.90 GHz, and 12 MB shared L3 cache. The series will be topped off with the Core i7-4960X Extreme Edition, featuring an unlocked BClk multiplier, 3.60 GHz nominal clock speed, 4.00 GHz Turbo Boost speed, and 15 MB shared L3 cache. The Ivy Bridge-E silicon will be built on the 22 nm silicon fab process, and TDP for all three parts is rated at 130W. The three will be released some time in Q3, 2013.