Ivy Bridge

Ivy Bridge is coming out in late march 2012 Intel states. What is the big difference between Sandy Bridge and Ivy Bridge? thanks
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  1. I don't suppose the answer to that question has changed much since you last asked it.

    Google is your friend if you are interested in this sort of technical detail.
  2. Ivy bridge is a 22nm die shrink of 32nm sandy bridge. Other tweaks are supposed to make it some 20-30% faster, clock for clock than sandy bridge.
  3. Supposedly is this for gamers more than ordinary computer users? thanks
  4. musical marv said:
    Supposedly is this for gamers more than ordinary computer users? thanks


    Not really. Gamers need powerful graphics cards mostly. The cpu needs only to be strong enough to drive those cards well enough to give smooth gameplay.
    Current 2500K class cards do that very well.

    Faster cpu's will help those doing video rendering, scientific calculations.. things like that.

    An ordinary desktop user, doing e-mail and web searches does not need anything stronger than a slow dual core.

    A big advantage of 22nm will show up in laptops where low power draw will extend battery life and run cooler.
  5. I think it's more of marketing strategy. Intel's waiting for BD to see if there will be any threath to SB.
    If only BD could match or even outperform the performance of SB, expect Ivy B will come sooner (IMO).
  6. we_san said:
    I think it's more of marketing strategy. Intel's waiting for BD to see if there will be any threath to SB.
    If only BD could match or even outperform the performance of SB, expect Ivy B will come sooner (IMO).
    Perhaps you are right it is a marketing strategy for more money naturally.
  7. 22nm lets you produce twice as many circuits per wafer than 32nm.

    In theory, that cuts your cost to produce a cpu in half.

    If you are the low cost producer, you can control your destiny.
    If you are the high cost producer, you get scraps.
  8. If BD is on par or even worse than SB, Intel could set Ivy's price range higher and that will increase their profit even more.(Again IMO).
  9. Intel telling us when there releasing new stuff is handy for saving your simoleons until it comes out and not blowing it on a one mobo/one CPU setup.
  10. doive1231 said:
    Intel telling us when there releasing new stuff is handy for saving your simoleons until it comes out and not blowing it on a one mobo/one CPU setup.
    This computer innovations never end do they?
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