CeBIT time ? A recent report has now made its appearance that suggests the Santa Clara chips maker is considering March for the release of the chips.
The initial processor lineup will be comprised of both dual and quad-core parts for various markets, including desktop and notebooks computers.
Ivy Bridge is the code name used for the 22nm die shrink of the current Sandy Bridge chips and features basically the same architecture, but with a few minor tweaks and improvements.
This includes a new on-die GPU that will come with full DirectX 11 support as well as with 30% more EUs than Sandy Bridge, in order to offer up to 60% faster performance that current Core CPUs according to Intel.
In addition, the processor cores have also received some minor tweaks as their AVX performance was slightly increased and Intel has updated the integrated PCI Express controller to the 3.0 standard.
In the mobile version of Ivy Bridge, all these improvements are paired with a configurable TDP design, which enables the CPU to greatly surpass its maximum thermal design power when additional cooling is provided (like when placed on a notebook cooling stand).
Together with the Ivy Bridge processors, Intel will also release the Z77, Z75, and H77 consumer PCH controllers, but the CPUs will also be compatible with the current LGA 1155 chipsets used for Sandy Bridge.
Intel Ivy Bridge GPU supports 4K HD displays - 09/20/2011 10:52 AM
The GPU housing inside of Intel's Ivy Bridge CPU will support displays with 4K HD resolution, which means a resolution of up to 4096 x 4096 pixels. It's the vastly improved display capability, and ass...
First Intel Ivy Bridge Processor Pictures Surface - 06/16/2011 10:22 AM
So its going to be a while before these puppies will be released (Q2 2012 actually), but some photo's of Ivy-Bridge processors have surfaced on the web. these are actually socket LGA 1155 based, simil...
Intel Ivy Bridge furhter delayed to Q2 2012 ? - 05/27/2011 10:26 AM
There are lots of rumors floating on the web right now, AMD's Bulldozer processors might be launched in August/September which is a delay. But also Intel's upcoming Ivy BVridge processors seem to be ...