Everything about it seems to be fascinating. Intel bosses suggest that their Ivy Bridge chip will be a lot faster and power efficient
Intel Ivy Bridge official launch is getting close. Though it has been delayed by months, nonetheless reports indicate that its launch is very close now. But notwithstanding the delay, there are huge expectations from Ivy Bridge as experts claim that it will make laptops and Macs a lot faster than the existing machines.
Ivy Bridge is expected to make computing a lot more fun and give a boost to the processing power. Intel Ivy Bridge is the codename for the 22nm die shrink iteration of the Sandy Bridge microarchitecture – which right now stands at 32nm. A prototype that was displayed almost close to a year ago showed to the technology world what it would be.
Chip giant Intel has said that Its Ivy Bridge would the first chip to use tri-gate transistors. A report in Taiwanese tech blog site Digitimes suggested that the delay of almost two months has been caused due to the fact that it had overstock of the previous generation processors and launching a new chip with so much existing inventory would have been nothing but a foolish idea.
But the delay has annoyed Intel fans who have been awaiting the launch of several products that were going to use the forthcoming Ivy Bridge. But the delay in its launch has delayed those products. A report suggests that the Cupertino based tech giant, manufacturers of Mac Book Pro uses Quad-Core processors in their iMac, so that product line should see no added delays.
The new Ivy Bridge is going to be launched with several new features. Experts believe that Ivy Bridge is expected to support PCI Express 3.0 natively, a maximum clock speed of up to 3.5GHz and a significantly improved graphics core known as the HD4000. The promise of great performance has added to the anxiety of people who are awaiting its introduction in the market.
Meanwhile a senior Intel official told BBC that “The momentum around the system design is pretty astonishing…There are more than 300 mobile products in development and more than 270 different desktops, many of which are all-in-one designs… This is the world’s first 22 nanometre product and we’ll be delivering about 20% more processor performance using 20% less average power… What Intel has been able to do is instead of just shrinking the transistor in two dimensions, we have been able to create a three-dimensional transistor for the first time.”