Taipei, Monday, July 25, 2016 22:13 (GMT+8)
scattered thunderstorms
Taipei
31°C
Intel announces Ivy Bridge processors
Press release, April 24; Joseph Tsai, DIGITIMES [Tuesday 24 April 2012]

Intel has introduced the quad-core third-generation Intel Core processor family, delivering visual and performance computing gains for gamers, media enthusiasts and mainstream users alike. Available now in high-end desktop, notebook and all-in-one (AIO) designs, the new processors are the first chips made using Intel's 22nm 3D tri-Gate transistor technology.

The combination of Intel's 3D tri-gate transistor technology and architectural enhancements help make possible up to double the 3D graphics and HD media processing performance compared with its previous generation of chips, said Intel. With as much as 20% microprocessor performance improvements and new technologies to speed the flow of data to and from the chips, the new processors further extend Intel's overall performance leadership.

In the coming months, additional versions of the third-generation Intel Core processors will be available to power a new wave of systems ranging from ultrabook devices, to servers and intelligent systems in retail, healthcare and other industries.

The performance gains found in the new processors are due in part to the groundbreaking, three-dimensional structure of the new Intel transistors. Until today, computers, servers and other devices have used only two-dimensional planar transistors. Adding a third dimension to transistors allows Intel to increase transistor density and put more capabilities into every square millimeter of these new processors.

Intel engineers also reworked the graphics architecture of the third-generation Intel Core processors, helping to deliver dramatic improvements in the overall visual experience, the company said.

The third-generation Intel Core processor with Intel HD Graphics 4000 delivers up to two times better 3D graphics performance compared to the previous-generation processor. Intel HD Graphics 4000 supports Microsoft DirectX 11, OpenGL 3.1 and OpenCL 1.1.

With Intel Quick Sync Video 2.0 technology built into the new processors, people can convert their videos up to two times faster than even last year's processors and up to 23 times faster than PCs just three years old.

The third-generation Intel Core processor also adds security features, including Intel Secure Key and Intel OS Guard to safeguard personal data and identity. Intel Secure Key consists of a digital random number generator that creates truly random numbers to strengthen encryption algorithms. Intel OS Guard helps defend against privilege escalation attacks where a hacker remotely takes over another person's system. These two features join existing platform security features such as Intel Identity Protection Technology and Intel Anti-Theft technology to help make Intel platforms some of the most secure in the industry. When paired with the Intel Series 7 Chipset, the new processors with Intel IPT can make a portion of the screen unreadable to spyware with the "protected transaction display" feature, helping prevent a hacker from obtaining login credentials that could lead to identity theft.

Platforms based on third-generation Intel Core processors also deliver faster data transfer capabilities made possible by USB 3.0 integrated into the Series 7 Platform Controller Hub (PCH) and PCI Express 3.0 integrated into the processor. These next-generation I/O technologies bring bigger data pipes to the platform to keep data moving, minimizing any interruption to the PC experience.

Systems based on quad-core third-generation Intel Core processor products will be available beginning this month from leading system makers. Boxed versions of these processors will also be available this month from online, retail and channel resellers. Additional versions of the third-generation Intel Core processor products for servers, intelligent systems in retail, healthcare and other industries, Ultrabook devices and notebook and more will be available later this year.

Intel Ivy Bridge-based processsor

Intel Ivy Bridge-based processor
Photo: Company

Realtime news
  • Digitimes Research: Taiwan sees decreased smartphone ODM/OEM shipments in 2Q16

    Mobile + telecom | 1h 44min ago

  • Panel cutting service provider Nanoplus to debut on Taiwan emerging stock market, says paper

    Displays - Newswatch | 1h 44min ago

  • Pepper enters into Taiwan service market

    Before Going to Press | 1h 33min ago

  • Wi-Fi Alliance to launch certification for compatibility with WiGig MMW technology

    Before Going to Press | 1h 39min ago

  • Notebook players less aggressive about using USB Type C

    Before Going to Press | 1h 39min ago

  • Posiflex Technology nets NT$4.25 per share for 1H16

    Before Going to Press | 2h 2min ago

  • Shunfeng International Clean Energy loses CNY246 million in 1H16 due to inability to get PV power on grid

    Before Going to Press | 2h 3min ago

  • Taiwan market: Samsung Electronics to launch smartphone/table hybrid Galaxy Tab J

    Before Going to Press | 2h 3min ago

  • Chip orders for notebooks from Huawei and Xiaomi falling, say sources

    Before Going to Press | 2h 4min ago

  • 2Q16 global smart watch shipments down 32% on year, says IDC

    Before Going to Press | 2h 4min ago

  • Panel cutting service provider Nanoplus to debut on Taiwan emerging stock market in August

    Before Going to Press | 2h 5min ago

  • Holtek 2Q16 profits rise 20% sequentially

    Before Going to Press | 2h 5min ago

  • Win Semi looks to up to 5% revenue growth in 3Q16

    Before Going to Press | 2h 5min ago

  • Component makers to see weak orders for tablets and wearables

    Before Going to Press | 2h 6min ago

  • Raydium reports NT$2.69 EPS for 1H16

    Before Going to Press | 2h 7min ago

Pause
 | 
View more
UMC
Trends and forecasts for the China FPD industry, 2014-2017
The transition to 4k TV - UHD TV market forecast, 2014-2017
  • Wireless broadband developments in Southeast Asia markets

    As of 2013, the 10 ASEAN nations had a total of over 700 million mobile subscriptions, with the CAGR from 2003-2013 reaching 24%. This Digitimes Research Special Report analyzes the various mobile broadband markets in ASEAN and looks at the respective trends in 4G LTE development for those markets.

  • 2015 global tablet demand forecast

    This Digitimes Research Special Report provides a 2015 forecast for the global tablet market and analyzes the strategies of key market players such as Google, Apple, Intel, and Microsoft.

  • 2015 China smartphone panel trend forecast

    This Digitimes Research Special Report analyzes the strategies of key China-based major panel makers BOE, Tianma and IVO for attacking the different market segments through technology and pricing, and their relationship to local vendors Huawei, Lenovo, ZTE, Xiaomi and Coolpad.