First reviews for the new generation of processors Intel Summarizes: a modest upgrading of the IPC level, a significant improvement in the built-in graphics core, lower power consumption and high hatred for high voltage
About three months after the intended original date, Intel launched at a good time the The third generation of its Core processors And the first in a production process of 22 nm - Ivy Bridge Is the name, in case you have not been conscious lately.
The processors officially launched today are both quad-core desktop and mobile models - andNetwork You can find already now diverse Reviews (Most of them are CPU-Core i7 3770K intended to be a worthy substitute forCore the impressive i7 2600K) which gives us some interesting insights.
The overall performance test at a similar frequency shows a minor improvement to the new 3770K compared with the 2600K and the 2700K, which usually amounts to only a few percent and corresponds at some level to the early statements of Intel According to which the performance of the core processing core will be 15-5.
|God-Core i7 3770K, alongside a close friend|
What definitely does not disappoint is the built-in HD Graphics 4000 graphics core that you will find in most launched models - the double number of processing units (Execution Units) compared to the HD Graphics 3000 core of the Sandy Bridge generation is enough to give a nice improvement of tens of percent in gaming performance . Which may help Intel maintain its market share in the face of AMD's upcoming generation of Trinity processors (which is also expected to offer an impressive performance improvement as part of the built-in graphics core) and in the face of new generations of graphics cards. NVIDIA and-AMD Who claim to invade the ultrabok project initiated by Chifzilla, with the emphasis on the word 'made'.
And what about the rest? The good news is that the CPU-Core i7 3770K Need less power (on the order of 15 to 30 watts) than its previous-generation counterparts, as is the case for a processor created in a new and minimized production process, although it is difficult to determine at the same time whether similar enhancement will also be seen in mobile generation modelsIvy Bridge Where reduced power consumption has a much greater significance.
The bad news is that we have heard a number of reports Before the official launch The Ivy Bridge generation is likely to offer less impressive standard fast capabilities (that is, they do not involve the use of extreme coolants) less impressive than those we saw in the Open Hemisphere processors in the current generation of processors. Intel.
The findings of the first reviews show that theCore Although the i7 3770K can operate fine under low voltages of less than one volt, however, it exhibits a significant jump in temperatures as soon as the working voltage exceeds 1.2 volts. While the C-Core i5 2500K andCore i7 2600K could reach 5GHz working frequencies and even more under Cooling Air or Cooling Good water Working at a voltage of more than 1.4 or more, the 3770K is capable of reaching frequencies of about 4.5GHz or 4.6GHz under a voltage of only about 1.2 Volts, but it will be difficult to achieve more because of the significant temperature jumps that quickly reach the point where they may endanger the integrity of Hardware.
It's hard to define the Open Hemisphere Ivy Bridge processors as a failure because of that - but those who expected potential The fast Which will cause the E-Sandy Bridge To redden with shame they would have to look elsewhere.
All of these things are not necessarily relevant when exotic refrigeration devices are used, and the Overclocker that has already managed to bring the 3770K To the frequency of 6.9GHz under liquid nitrogen, Which is more or less the maximum frequency we are expected to see within the maximum product limit currently on x63.
|The enhanced built-in graphics core is an important step in the right direction -
But will it be enough for the competitors, who really do not stand on their own?
The "allergy" of the new generation of high voltage processors is not so surprising, considering that it is a first generation based on a 22-nanometer manufacturing process and transistors inThe Tri-Gate architecture (Which we compare to the second generation, which is based on the production of 32 nanometers and the fourth generation of the High K Metal Gate architecture), but we certainly hope to see real improvement that will exploit the maturation of these upgraded technologies in the not too distant future. Yes, HaswellWe 're talking about you.
|It is impossible to draw definitive conclusions, but what we have seen so far shows that
High voltage combined processorsIvy Bridge Is a recipe for trouble
Bottom line - anyone equipped with a Sandy Bridge processor will have a hard time finding real reasons to upgrade. Any other interested party will have to make a decision on their own, with the (relatively) competitive prices of the Ivy Bridge andThe new motherboards that accompany them Can be the ones that will help tip the balance.
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