Intel Ivybridge 3rd Generation Core Processors: Power Up Your Play
The only thing more amazing than Intel technology is what you'll do with it. It's time to introduce yourself to the processor advance of the year - the new 3rd Generation Intel® Core™ processor family. The new Generation of mobile and desktop processors delivers speed and performance, improved responsiveness, amazing built-in visuals and brand new security, productivity and manageability tools for business.
The first wave of 3rd Generation Intel® Core™ processors. Released April 29th 2012 is a new quad-core line-up including 3rd gen Intel® Core™ i5 and i7 SKUs as well as unlocked SKUs for enthusiasts. The second wave of dual-core 3rd gen Intel® Core™ processors later in the year, including new 3rd generation Intel® Core™ i3 and i5 SKUs.
Why 22nm Makes a Difference
3rd generation Intel® Core™ processors use new Intel 3D tri-gate transistors and 22nm process technology to give your customers faster, smarter, more efficient computing with improved media performance.
> Up to 12% faster typical workload performance compared to 2nd gen Intel® Core™ processors
> Up to 10% faster overall CPU and turbo improvement using the new 22nm architecture
> Up to 50% better thermal performance compared to 2nd gen Intel® Core™ processors
Enjoy brilliant imagery and a seamless computing experience
The visibly smart Intel® Core™ processor family provides incredible performance and stunning visuals delivered by a range of Intel® technologies. Enjoy brilliant imagery and a seamless computing experience -- whether you're creating, sharing, exploring, or gaming.
3rd Generation Intel® Core™ i7 Processor
Delivering top-of-the-line performance for your most demanding tasks, the 3rd generation Intel® Core™ i7 processor is the ideal choice for whatever you want to accomplish. Switch seamlessly between applications with effortless multitasking, thanks to Intel® Hyper-Threading Technology.
Enjoy a performance boost when you need it from Intel® Turbo Boost Technology 2.0, and stunning visuals -- including 3D support and enhanced image processing -- thanks to our built-in visuals. Wirelessly beam content to your big screen TV using Intel® Wireless Display, while you watch premium HD programs, courtesy of Intel® Insider™. Our suite of technologies makes the 3rd generation Intel® Core™ i7 processor perfect for anything in HD or 3D, for multitasking or multimedia.
3rd Generation Intel® Core™ i5 Processor
Choose our most popular family member and prepare to be thrilled by an automatic burst of speed whenever you need it for performance that adapts to you, thanks to Intel® Turbo Boost Technology 2.0. Plus, you'll enjoy a rich visual experience with brilliant imagery, 3D visual support, and other enhancements from our built-in visuals.
Even beam your favorite content to your big screen TV with Intel® Wireless Display, while watching premium HD content with Intel® Insider™. All part of the amazing experience you get with the 3rd generation Intel® Core™ i5 processor.
Our New Self-Build Bundles Featuring The New Intel 3rd Generation Core Processors
The New Intel 3rd Generation Core Processors
Combine with Intel® 7-Series Express Chipset Motherboards For Ultimate Performance
Combine 3rd generation Intel® Core™ processors with the new Intel® 7-Series Express chipset to take advantage of the full range of platform features. To ensure flexibility, desktop 3rd generation Intel® Core™ processors are also backwards compatible with some Intel® 6-Series Express chipsets. 2nd generation Intel® Core™ processors are also compatible with new Intel® 7-Series Express chipsets.