Taking stock of Intel’s new 3rd generation Core processor

Unlike Apple products like the iPad or iPhone, a lot of the most important improvements to computing take place incrementally and without a lot of fanfare. For instance, Intel has recently announced the release of its 3rd-generation Core processor, aka Ivy Bridge.intel ivy bridge

So what can you expect with Intel’s new 3rd generation processor? Here are a few highlights of its key features:

  • Tri-gate transistor technology – Intel’s new CPU is the first processor developed on a 22nm manufacturing process that uses 3D tri-gate transistor technology. This allows for better performance while consuming less power.
  • Improved graphics – The new processor delivers up to two times better 3D graphics performance. Computer games, native video generation and other kinds of HD images will render not only faster, but can appear in much higher resolutions.
  • Increased security – Intel’s 3rd generation processor adds two security features, Intel OS Guard and Intel Secure Key, that offer anti-theft and identity protection technology.

Ultrabooks, laptops, PCs, and all-in-one PCs that are based on the new CPU will be available in the coming months. In the meantime, for those of you looking to get your hands on the 3rd generation Intel Core processor itself, Newegg.com will have them in stock on Sunday, April 29 so check back then!

Are you planning on buying Intel’s new CPU? Let us know in the comments section!

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14 Responses to Taking stock of Intel’s new 3rd generation Core processor

  1. Zach April 26, 2012 at 1:49 pm #

    Yes! I’m twiddling my thumbs waiting to get my hands on the new chip. I’ve already had a compatible mobo for a week. Intel’s announced release date was days ago, yet Ivy Bridge is no where to be found in the market place. When will newegg.com start selling them?

    • Newegg April 26, 2012 at 2:22 pm #

      Hi Zach – We’ll have them in stock this Sunday!

      • Chris April 26, 2012 at 2:27 pm #

        Weeeeeee!!! I said I would skip Ivy, but the temptation will be too great!! Sunday? Uh oh…getting my wallet ready, hehe.

      • Zach April 26, 2012 at 2:55 pm #

        :D thanks!

        • Zach April 29, 2012 at 8:43 am #

          Got it!!!

  2. Mike April 26, 2012 at 2:30 pm #

    Been waiting for these beauties to come out. This is the year I get a new PC, and with my newfound interest in PC gaming I could use a little more horsepower than my 4-year-old Core 2 Duo E8400 can dish out. Can’t wait!

  3. Aaron April 26, 2012 at 4:14 pm #

    Do you have any idea when you guys will be able to stock EVGA’s Z77 motherboard for the Ivy Bridge processors?

    I have been anxiously waiting to grab and Ivy Bridge processor and want to upgrade to a 3770k but would also like to get EVGA’s board for it

  4. Benjamin April 27, 2012 at 4:37 am #

    What time on Sunday can we expect to see them?

  5. Joe April 27, 2012 at 11:13 am #

    How early should I be waking up on Sunday to make sure I get one of those Ivy Bridge Processors?

  6. James April 27, 2012 at 3:36 pm #

    Just bought my sabertooth z77 and a gtx 680 to go along with it. Finally I’ll have the last piece for my amazing build (nerd chills)

  7. Umar A May 16, 2012 at 4:08 pm #

    I recently purchase the new i7 and upgraded my dell inspiron 1545 and it runs great !! Its twice as fast as it was before the upgrade and, if you’re using the i5 or thinking about upgrading your processor I would definitely recommend upgrading immediately.

  8. Shawn Omar June 21, 2012 at 4:09 pm #

    I am using an i5 and can use an upgrade with my processor, I might have to try Intel’s new 3rd generation Core processor

  9. Dan October 10, 2012 at 6:23 pm #

    I new at this, so bear with me. What MSI or BioStar motherboards
    would be upgrade to the ones you have on special today & last week.
    These are 2.6 to 2.8 Gig. I built my grandson’s from scratch with 2.8.
    Wife’s is 2.4. Mine in 2.5, all Intel. I have new case, 650 W powersupply
    new DVD write waiting for a good reliable 3.2- 3.6 Motherboard I can buy
    on FIXED income. Gonna have to last a LOOONNNNGGGG time.

    Fry’s in Webster, Texas have some they like over $150 to 300..Out of my
    price range. Read last line above !!!

    • Dan October 10, 2012 at 6:36 pm #

      I might not stated the previous correct, as I am new to this. I know
      nothing about overclocking, Good Motherboard is part; right Processer
      makes thing tick as should be. Next week I turn 79 so I think this will be
      last I put together unless I hit the Mother Lode !!!!

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