Wednesday, 20 June 2012

Intel Next-Gen Ivy Bridge Processors with 3D Transistors

Intel comes again with something new changing the era, a new tri-gate transistor technology installed into its Ivy Bridge processors, plugging the 22 nanometer new chips. Its 22 nanometer chips are the smallest chips ever, featuring sophisticated processor performance and reducing power supply needed. Generally these chips enhance the processor’s performance ratio by 20% using 20% less average power supply.

Intel has officially announced this new achievement. This technology is implemented to enhance processing power while reducing the amount of energy considered necessary. Intel had stated in an interview that this launch will be Intel’s fastest ramp ever.

Intel is also in development of further Dual-Core processors, suitable for thin-laptops, which will be announced later this spring, and looking forward to launch 13 quad-core processors, generally targeting desktop computers.

Traditional planar chip design (left) and Intel's new Tri-Gate technology (right)

With this 3D transistors technology Intel has managed to improve both performance and energy efficiency with least cost increase. What Intel actually did behind this development was, creating a three-dimensional transistor instead of just shrinking the transistor in 2-dimension. Graphics are the key role in advancement for the processors. Ivy brigde supports 4k resolutions and most amazingly features 60% performance boost over the current generation Sandy Bridge chips.


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