A lot of people have been looking forward for the new breed of processors and these are the Ivy Bridge by Intel. Sporting a 22nm fabrication technology, these new processors are said to be a lot faster as compared with the old 32nm. With this being said and done, Intel has already announced its batches of quad-core Ivy Bridge processors although only now did it announce the 3rd generation dual-core processors.
Surprisingly, there are a lot of new dual-core processors that the users can choose from. In fact, there are 14 in total and these ranges from i5 and i7 processors. As far as the mobile processors are concerned, you have a choice four normal processors and four mobile ultra processors. The normal processors come with a TDP of 35W while the ultra utilizes a maximum of 17W only.
For the desktop counterparts, there are six i5 processors to choose from. The base frequency ranges from 2.9 GHz to 3.4 GHz although this can be boosted up to 3.8GHz. As far as the cache is concerned, all except one has an L3 cache of 6MB while the latter has only 3MB. We itch to get the benchmarking marks for these new batches of processor and compare them with the Sandy Bridge processors.