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Ivy Bridge preview with GIGABYTE Z77X-UD5H (Intel Z77) and Core i5 3570K

By: Shawn Baker | Intel CPUs in CPUs, Chipsets & SoCs | Posted: Mar 19, 2012 12:46 pm



We would like to thank the following companies for supplying and supporting us with our test system hardware and equipment: Intel, GIGABYTE, MSI, Western Digital and Corsair.


Today we're going to be including a bunch of CPUs in our preview today which of course includes the brand new Ivy Bridge based Intel Core i5 3570k. The main CPU that it compares against is the Intel i5 2500k and that's one of the main comparisons we'll be looking at today.


Both of those CPUs will be tested on the upcoming GIGABYTE Z77X-UD5H motherboard based on the new Z77 chipset as the name would suggest. Alongside that we've then got the i7 2600k sitting on the Z68 board along with the older 990X Extreme Edition CPU on the X59 chipset.


From there we've also got the big boy Sandy Bridge-E processors from Intel including the 3960X Extreme Edition and 3930K which are both sitting on the X79 platform. Just because we can, we've also got the Bulldozer AMD FX-8150 CPU that sits on the AMD side of things.


Before we get into the testing side of things let us leave you with a few images with the first being the CPU we're using today which looks like your typical LGA 1155 CPU.




Along with that you can see our CPU-Z validation screenshot and screenshot with in AIDA64 highlighting the CPU we're using today which again is the Intel Core i5 3570k.






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