Intel presented the new Ivy Bridge family of processors, represented, at the moment, by quad core Core i5 and Core i7 processors, created using the 22 nm manufacturing process.
Besides using a more efficient manufacturing process, the new processor also come with a new type of transistors, and with reduced energy consume. The “3D” Tri-Gate technology offers a reduced energy consume as and it also affects the quantity of heat that the processors creates while working, providing more flexibility for maximizing the performances.
On average, the new manufacturing process is expected to bring 20% more performance, at the same time reducing the energy consume by 20% compared to the Sandy Bridge family of processors.
The new Intel manufacturing process promises that there will be no problems regarding the availability of Ivy Bridge processors and Intel says that in six months they will deliver 50% more processors compared to the number of Sandy Bridge processors delivered last year.