Intel May Show Ivy Bridge CPUs at Computex

Intel is reportedly gearing up to showcase its 22 nm next-generation processors based on the Ivy Bridge architecture soon, possibly during Computex Taipei 2011 taking place from May 30 to June 4. Actual processors aren't expected to hit the market until the first half of 2012, keeping in tune with Intel's yearly release schedule.

Ivy Bridge's appearance seems rather premature, given that Intel just launched the 32 nm Sandy Bridge platform during CES 2011 back in January. However, the architecture will remain similar tos Sandy Bridge, but reduced down to a smaller die thanks to 22 nm manufacturing. Thus, the Ivy Bridge chips will be smaller but are expected to provide an increased performance per watt. The processors will also be compatible with the LGA1155 interface.

Additional reports indicate that Ivy Bridge will bring a DirectX 11-compatible graphics core combined with the second-generation QuickSync video technology. Ivy Bridge will also reportedly have 24 execution units compared to 12 today, and include HDMI 1.4 output. Integrated subsystems are also expected to receive improvements with the addition of native support for 1600 MHz DDR3 and PCIe 3.0. Overall performance is expected to increase 20 to 30-percent over the equivalent Core processors released in 2011.

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  • iam2thecrowe
    c'mon AMD, if you dont release bulldozer soon, it will be too late for you.
  • jimmysmitty
    Even with BD it might not pan well for AMD. I have hopes for BD but have a feeling that on a core per core, clock per clock level, Sandy Bridge will be faster and therfore Ivy Bridge will be too.

    As for efficiency, I doubt AMDs first generation HK/MG and early 32nm process will be more efficient than Gulftown let alone Sandy Bridge. And Intels 22nm looks to be amazingly efficient.

    Add in the fact that Ivy Bridge will drop into current LGA1155 mobos and its hard to say where AMD will be with BD since BD will only work on AM3+.
  • eklipz330
    omg 22nm already? i honestly thought that transistor shrinks were going to slow down like hell after 32nm.... but WOW!!!

    and for those who don't know, the longest molecule strand known to man is 22nm long!! i forget where i read it though. but it was on the internet, so you know it was the truth