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Top 5 New Features of Ivy Bridge Processors


It’s launch day here at Intel for the 3rd Generation Intel® Core™ processors, and to mark the occasion, I wanted to share the top 5 features in these processors, codenamed Ivy Bridge.

Intel® Visual Technology – You don’t just get one, but a whole suite of video technologies that enable images to look sharper and more crisp. With built-in visuals, you’ll experience deeper, richer color and real-life seamless video and audio. You’ll have HD goodness for movies and Internet videos, as well as great results with casual and mainstream gaming. In two words: smooth and stunning.

Intel® Clear Video HD Technology – This technology enables 1080p HD video playback for streaming web content and Blu-Ray. You get lifelike video playback that makes the most of the content you watch.

Intel® Wireless Display (WiDi) – When you purchase a laptop with 3rd Generation Intel Core processors, you can stream content from your laptop to your TV with no wires. No more crowding around a small screen to share your latest web video. Say yes to full HD and surround sound. Plus, you get access to Intel® Insider for premium movies.

Intel® Quick Sync Video – Creating and editing video just got easier. You’ll have much faster times for synchronizing and sharing your videos. Click through to learn how it’s now twice as fast with Ivy Bridge processors. We even have a demo video available for you to see the difference.

Intel® HD Graphics – You’ll get incredible experiences with 3D casual gaming, as well as fully immersive gaming on titles that are optimized for Intel HD Graphics. We’ve got a whole list of games optimized for Intel processors.

If you want to compare processors or find specific information, we have pages on 3rd Generation Intel® Core™ i5 Processors and  3rd Generation Intel® Core™ i7 Processors with links to more tools, resources and data sheets.

What are the top features you’ve been waiting for with 3rd generation Intel® Core™ processors?



Marcia Hansen

About Marcia Hansen

Marcia works as a digital storytelling marketing strategist for iQ and the Intel digital newsroom. She joined Intel in July 2010 after her pioneering work in social media at Allstate Insurance. She loves words, movies, photos, and world travel. Marcia holds an M.A. from the University of Missouri where she completed a thesis on digital literacies.

11 Responses to Top 5 New Features of Ivy Bridge Processors

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  2. Hooligan says:

    Hey. I am buying an Alienware M14X and I am wondering why there is a $200 difference in the price between The i7 3720QM Ivy Bridge and the i7 3820QM Ivy Bridge. Is it worth a $200 dollar difference?

    • ben says:

      no!! its not worth $200, its barley a difference. If you can though build your own computer!!!

  3. Marcia says:

    Taranvir/Chris — I’m not sure on the exact dates because it depends on the OEM availability and when they release the new systems into market.

    Hooligan – This tool might help you compare different intel processors:

  4. Michael says:

    I’m looking to change over from a very fast AMD quad to a chip that better supports the CPU graphics in FSX. I have a super video card but FSX is CPU based. Would Sandy Bridge, Ivy Bridge, or another product be the better option for FSX?

    BTW: I am using multi-gigs of add-on scenery and viewing three screens with an AMD eyefinity video card. I’m looking for a CPU that will let me go with super-high detail without shaky re-frame rates. I don’t have an issue going with 32G of ram, etc. I just want a card that can address it fast enough to be worth the effort.

    Don’t bother telling me I need to buy the new “Microsoft Flight.” I’m not interested in forever buying more download apps for a program truly designed for “gamers.” I’m a pilot who has to get his flying fix with FSX or X Plane One because I have a broken neck and can’t get my physical card any longer.

    • Eric Mantion says:

      Dear Michael – thanks for posting your question – it is a difficult question to answer with 100% certainty, because many aspects can affect a computers performance, but we did find some information that you may find interesting.

      First, here is a YouTube video of someone benchmarking a quad-core processor from AMD:

      According to the video, the person was able to achieve between mid-30s and mid-40s FPS.

      In another video using the Intel® Core™ i7-2600K – the user claims to get between 60-70 FPS in dense areas and 80-120 FPS everywhere else.

      There is also a completely external benchmarking site that you may want to consider to give yourself at least 1 perspective of the relative performance of several processors:
      – High-End Processors:
      – Common Processors:

      I don’t know exactly what processor you currently have is, but on the “Common” page, the Phenom II branded processors with the X4 designation seems to range between 4,200 and 2,982 (based on an average of an aggregate of submissions).

      By comparison, the fairly recent Intel® Core™ i7-3930K Processor ( received a 13,585 – which is between 3.2 and 4.6 times better than the range mentioned above, according to this benchmark. But, as I mentioned, many things go into the performance of a computer (please see: for full disclosures & more information) but it would seem to be a safe statement based on some of the information we cite above that upgrading to one of our 3rd Generation Intel Core Processors would likely improve your game play a very noticeable amount.

      I hope this helps, please let me know if you have other questions & thank you for your interest in Intel products! On a personal note, my sincerest condolences on your condition…

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  7. haziq says:

    hello..can i ask something..when the second release date for 17 ivy bridge..because i already search at lowyat kl and this product are running out of stock..