Sunday, April 22, 2012

Intel Debuts is 22nm Ivy Bridge

Intel formally introduced its 3rd generation Core processors, code named Ivy Bridge, which are based on its 22-nanometer (nm) 3-D tri-Gate transistor technology. The 3-D tri-gate transistor technology and architectural enhancements enable the processor to deliver up to double the 3-D graphics and HD media processing performance compared with Intel’s previous generation of chips.

The new processors also add Intel Secure Key and Intel OS Guard security features. Intel Secure Key consists of a digital random number generator to strengthen encryption algorithms. Intel OS Guard helps defend against privilege escalation attacks where a hacker remotely takes over another person's system.