Intel on Sunday formally unveiled its Ivy Bridge processor range. The 22-nanometer chips equipped with 13 quad-core processors in the Core i5 and i7 families, with main focus on desktops as well as mid-size and large notebooks, although the dual-core and low-voltage processors have to wait until spring. The launch will see processors ship, although most PC builders might not have shipping computers for a few weeks.
“The momentum around the system design is pretty astonishing,” Intel’s PC business chief, Kirk Skaugen, who is spearheading the launch, told the BBC. “There are more than 300 mobile products in development and more than 270 different desktops, many of which are all-in-one designs.”This is the world’s first 22 nanometre product and we’ll be delivering about 20% more processor performance using 20% less average power.”