Ivy Bridge benchmarks show big performance boost
Leaked details of Intel's upcoming Ivy Bridge chipset indicate a significant boost in performance and lower power consumption compared to previous Intel® architectures.
The benchmark results, which were obtained by technology news provider AnandTech, show that Ivy Bridge boasts a 5 to 15 percent CPU performance increase over Sandy Bridge and will ship for roughly the same price.
Graphics performance, however, is where Ivy Bridge is expected to see the most significant improvement. According to AnandTech, Ivy Bridge, Intel's first 22nm processor, will boost GPU performance by 20 to 50 percent compared to Sandy Bridge. This will give Ivy Bridge-based desktop and laptop computers the ability to run many of the latest games in high definition.
The first of Intel's latest processor family will see the light of day on April 29, according to Turkish technology website Donanim Haber, with the rest slated for a June 3 launch date. Intel also plans to release its latest Core™ i3 processors during the 2012 holiday season.