IT News: Intel’s new Ivy Bridge, Features you should know about

Posted on: March 6th, 2012 by Tetrabyte No Comments

Intel’s new Ivy Bridge

Intel’s new Ivy Bridge is on it’s way. Ivy Bridge is Intel’s third-gen microprocessor technology for the i3, i5 and i7 series of processors. It is the successor to the current second generation Sandy Bridge.  Below are some of the exciting new features that will be arriving with the new Ivy Bridge technology.

Intel’s new Ivy Bridge New Features:

Increased performance
Ivy Bridge offers up to 20 percent CPU performance increase compared to Sandy Bridge and 30 to 100 percent increase in integrated GPU performance.

PCI Express 3.0
Ivy Bridge will support the new third generation PCI Express data transfer technologies. PCI 3.0 allows integration of extremely enhanced communication speed between the motherboard and PCI express cards such a s graphics and PCI hard drives. The new standard can carry a bit rate of 8 gigatransfers per second. It will also be backwards with current PCIe technology so no need to worry about having to trow away and PCIe 2.0 cards.

Enhanced RAM support
The Intel Ivy Bridge processor will support better RAM. It may go up to 2800MT/s in 200MHz increments.

Tri-gate transistor technology
Ivy Bridge is said to advance the much-touted tri-gate transistor technology. Along with increasing performance, the tri-gate transistor will consume 50 percent less energy with the same performance of 2-D planar transistors. This is a major advantage of the new Intel microprocessor chips.

Enhanced graphical support
Ivy Bridge offers enhanced graphical support , which extends support for Intel HD Graphics with DirectX 11, OpenCL 1.1 and OpenGL 3.1. Gaming and watching HD and 3D movies will be a more rich experience on computers powered by Ivy Bridge chips.

4K video playback
Ivy Bridge will support 4K video resolutions. 4K is the emerging standard for video resolution in digital film and graphics. Unlike the current vertical pixel counting 720 and 1080p etc. 4K counts horizontal resolution.