Intel is the king of processor and chipset world, of course AMD also presenting affordable processors for computers but AMD failed to beat Intel. Intel founded on 1968 and they have almost 45 years experience on electronics field. Celeron and Pentium were did well on previous decade while intel second generation Sandy Bridge processor from 2010. They won’t take rest, Intel Ivy bridge (also known as third generation processors) released on May 2012 upon massive expectation from people.
Ivy bridge processors are very similar to sandy bridge processors (second generation) except few tweaks. Intel still continuous the i3, i5 and i7 numbering in their 3rd generation. If you seeking buy a laptop then you should read a guide on how to buy a laptop.
What’s new in Ivy Bridge processors?
- 22nm superior power efficiency processor
- Improved performance and responsiveness
- New graphic architecture
- Intel HD graphics gives double performance than Sandy bridge
- 2x faster creating videos and sharing than sandy bridge processors
- Intel rapid start technology to connect wireless network in seconds.
Ivy bridge’s all products supports up to 1600MHz core speed dual channel DDR3 RAM; in sandy bridges, i7 supports up to 1600MHz but i3, i5 and others are works only up to 1333MHz speed only.
Ivy bridge’s uses less power than sandy bridges products. It applies almost all version processors, for example i7-2700k high end sandy bridge cpu uses 95W power while i7-3770K using 65W power.
Intel HD 4000 graphics works 40% better than previous Intel HD 3000 graphics technology, it makes almost double clarity on gaming and video editing work. You will get up to Radeon HD 5000 series graphics card quality with install nothing. I prefer to buy AMD Radeon HD 6870 1GB graphics card to boost computers playback performance.
Unable to find a big differences between 2nd generation vs 3rd generation in clock speed side; both are comes in similar support. But second generation (sandy bridge) processor are very familiar for over clocking.
What to choose?
Intel won’t let it down, Ivy bridges won definitely. But not a big margin; Ivy bridge gives 10% to 15% better performance more than sandy model. If you are working with sandy bridge, do not upgrade. Planned to buy a new cpu? go to Ivy bridge processors. That’s all.
Best selling Ivy Bridge CPU’s
1. Intel Core i7-3770K quad core processor - $324.99 + free shipping
2. Intel Core i7-3820 Quad-Core Processor – $299.99 + free shipping
3. Intel Core i5-3570K Quad-Core Processor – $229.99 + free shipping