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Intel's Ivy Bridge Processor Platform: What You Need to Know

 This spring, Intel will roll out its latest generation of processors for laptops. Dutifully following Moore’s Law, these Ivy Bridge processors are smaller, faster, and more efficient than their predecessors. But what else are they capable of? Here’s a quick guide to their abilities.What is Ivy Bridge?Ivy Bridge is the code name for next generation of Intel processors. Most notably, Intel has shrunk the size of the die to 22 nanometers from 32 nm on the previous generation, known as Sandy Bridge.The biggest advance is the introduction of a “3D” transistor design. Placing gates on three sides of the vertical fin on each transistor (as opposed to just one gate on a “2D” transistor) lets more current through when those transistors are in the active or “on” state and even less when it’s inactive. As a result, Intel says that these transistors will provide a 37-percent increase in speed while using less than half the power of traditional transistors. Basically, this means that Intel was abl...

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    We want notebooks so sleek you lift them with a finger, but we also want gobs of power. And Intel hopes it has found a way to give us the best of both worlds with Iv...

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