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First Intel Ivy Bridge Launch Expected 1 Week Early

An industry source claims that Inte'ls Ivy Bridge chip will be initially rolled out on April 23, almost a week before the original estimated release date.  Rollouts are expected to be staggered, though, with quad-core chips appearing first, followed by more power-efficient models for the ultrabooks and MacBook Air.  Som of these power-efficient products might launce a few weeks later than originally planned.

http://news.cnet.com/8301-13924_3-57412840-64/first-intel-ivy-bridge-launch-expected-on-april-23/

posted 2 years 1 week ago

 What exactly are the benefits to Ivy Bridge? Are they low end or high end?

 

The reason I ask is because I will be building a new computer within the month and wonder if it would be worth using newer technology?

posted 2 years 1 week ago

 What exactly are the benefits to Ivy Bridge? Are they low end or high end?

 

The reason I ask is because I will be building a new computer within the month and wonder if it would be worth using newer technology?

posted 2 years 1 week ago

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posted 2 years 1 week ago

From what I can tell, it's got a built in GPU, and it's utilizing new 3D transistors, which are supposed to be both powerful and more energy-efficient.  There should be a slight performance increase from Sandy Bridge.  A hyperthreaded quad core is estimated to cost up to $313, prices go down from there.  So pretty high-end CPU, cutting edge as far as the technology itself goes, if not the performance.  Considering it's priced around the same as the Sandy Bridge, plus it's more energy efficient, it might be worth looking at.

Hopefully someone else can answer this better than I...but for now, here are some links:

http://www.tomshardware.com/news/Benchmarks-Intel-Ivy-Bridge-CPU-sandy-bridge,14144.html

http://www.techspot.com/guides/502-intel-ivy-bridge/

posted 2 years 1 week ago

with quad channel memory, they should allow a hybrid of ganged and unganged mode to allow for dual channel 128bit memory or single channel 256bit (if thats how it works, its been a long time since I looked into it),  I'd be interested in the results, it might not be benefitial to most applications but I'm sure it would in some.