A Taiwanese overclocker, TOPPC, claims that he has got his hands on Intel next generation Core i7-3770K ‘Ivy Bridge’ 22nm processor which is yet to be released officially. He probably did not sign any NDA (Non-Disclosure Agreement) or he has broken it to reveal performance of this upcoming processor. He didn’t show any performance numbers or benchmark screenshots but he told a bit about its performance. According to TOPPC, Core i7-3770K is clocked at 3.5 GHz and Intel Turbo Boost Technology can take it up to 3.9 GHz for single threaded applications. He said that it is around 10% faster as compared to Core i7-2600K processor. Talking about the integrated memory controller (IMC), he said that Ivy Bridge processors will have better IMCs and maximum memory speed is now 2800 MHz. The Ivy Bridge based Core i7-3770K can be overclocked up to 5.2-5.4 GHz when only 1 core is in use, with all core enabled maximum overclock that it’ll be able to achieve will be below 5 GHz. This processor and other Intel Ivy Bridge processors are expected to launch officially in April. All Ivy Bridge processors will have native PCI Express 3.0 support and will be compatible with all current LGA1155 socket motherboards (Intel H61, H67, P67, Z68 chipsets) and some new motherboards based on unannounced Intel chipsets.
We cannot comment about the authenticity of these claims as the overclocker hasn’t shown any screenshots.