Intel launches Ivy Bridge with 37 percent faster processing

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The long-awaited next generation of Intel processors has arrived. Intel announced its 22 nanometer processors, coded-named Ivy Bridge, at a press conference Monday.

We all knew Ivy Bridge would be fast, but these new processors are about 20 percent faster than Intel’s previous offerings. Intel also says the third-generation Core chips operate with 20 percent less energy than Sandy Bridge, the code name for the previous generation of processors.

“I’m here to say that Moore’s Law is alive and well,” Skaugen said.

The new chips boast a 22 nanometer transistor design, in contrast to Intel’s Sandy Bridge, which has 32 nanometer transistors. The higher density chips mean computers with Ivy Bridge chips will be faster and will handle media playback much better than before.

Previous computer chips had a flat transistor design, but Ivy Bridge employs tri-gate designs, in which the microscopic transistors contain a small, raised “fin,” enabling greater density of transistors on the chip and also facilitating lower power consumption. The raised nature of the chip has led to Ivy Bridge’s “3D” moniker. Intel has been working on tri-gate technology since 2001, and made a splash when it announced the new transistor in 2011, but this is the first family of chips to contain the new type of transistor.

Read more at VentureBeat.com.
 

Accname

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I wonder how much more heat it produces. I dont know, i can hardly imagine how we are going to cool the processors if they keep making them smaller.
 

Mahucharn

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Doesn't less energy mean less heat? I suppose it will be smaller though, but knowing Intel I'm not too worried about it.
 

Accname

2D-Graphics enthusiast
Thats a little difficult to say.
I dont think they will actually need less energy compared to the current chips but rather have a better output per watt making them more energy effective instead.
Problem is, if they are making the transistors closer to each other and making the whole think smaller the heat will be harder to conduct and it will be harder for the fan to cool it down.
But i can only guess. Maybe they will not be much harder to cool then the current ones are.
 
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