Intel's New Quad-core Ivy Bridge CPUs Come Out but About to Face Shortage
The latest processors from Intel, codenamed "Ivy Bridge", feature a 3D Tri-Gate transistor which helps chips run more efficiently at lower voltages while offering a 20% increase in performance compared to their 32nm equivalents. According to Intel, it took them 11 years to develop these new quad-core processors for desktop computers. “This is the world’s first 22 nanometer product and we’ll be delivering about 20% more processor performance using 20% less average power,” the company added.
Intel's Ivy Bridge processors will be selling soon, although because the shipments are lower than expected, it may not be able to satisfy downstream PC vendors' strong demand. NVIDIA and AMD are also facing the same issue of shortage for their 28nm graphics cards. In May and June, the processors that Intel will be launching include the Core i7-3770K, Core i7-3770, Core i5-3570K, and the Core i3-3240 as well as moels under the Core i5, Core i3, and the Pentium series