Intel launches next-generation quad-core Ivy Bridge Tri-Gate chips


Intel launches next-generation quad-core Ivy Bridge Tri-Gate chips

Cliff Saran

Intel is set to release its much-anticipated, quad-core Ivy Bridge processor, based on 3D technology.

The Intel quad-core Ivy Bridge processor is the next version of Intel’s multi-core processors. It will be initially aimed at desktop computing, according to the BBC.

Using a 3D transistor, Intel claims it can design more powerful processors with improved power efficiency over current processors.

Until now, transistors were 2-D (planar) devices. Intel's 3-D Tri-Gate transistor, and the ability to manufacture it in high volume, mark a substantial change in the structure of chip design.

Intel said the core of the Ivy Bridge processor – the 3-D Tri-Gate transistor – improves battery life and performance on devices such as smartphones and tablets.

The 3-D Tri-Gate transistor also delivers improved performance normally expected of high-end processors, Intel said.

Email Alerts

Register now to receive IT-related news, guides and more, delivered to your inbox.
By submitting your personal information, you agree to receive emails regarding relevant products and special offers from TechTarget and its partners. You also agree that your personal information may be transferred and processed in the United States, and that you have read and agree to the Terms of Use and the Privacy Policy.

COMMENTS powered by Disqus  //  Commenting policy