'Sandy Bridge' -2nd Generation Intel Core Processor launched for the Masses

This is not just about speed any more, it's no longer enough to be QUICKER, FASTER but more of SMART Computing. The 2nd Generation Intel® Core™ Processor delivers smart, energy efficient processors that enable innovative, small and stylish PC, Laptop and the like designs. The new processors, combined with the Intel 6 Series Chipset Family, deliver visibly smart performance for a sharper and richer-looking experience.

This was during the Intel 2nd Gen Core Processors Launch in Cebu with Mr. Calum Chrisholm, OEM Regional Marketing Development Manager for Asia, Intel
Intel highlighted several surprising features, services and partnerships that combine to deliver an entirely new visual experience with processor graphics built in. The New 2nd Generation of core i3, i5 and i7 processors has the following new and enhanced features that can be considered a milestone not just for intel but also for the industry:
  • Revolutionary New microarchitecture - Intel has the new 32nm process technology with 2nd generation Hi-K Metal Gate transistors. This new feature vastly improves cores that are better connected with an innovative ring interconnect for improved data bandwidth, performance and power efficiency.
  • Industry's 1st integration of processor graphics - featuring a new execution pipeline which delivers new features like: HD Video, mainstream gaming, Stereo 3D, multi-tasking and online socializing & multimedia.
  • Intel Quick Sync Video - fast conversion of video for various portable media devices for online sharing, video editing and authoring.
  • Intel Clear Video HD Technology - Visual quality and color fidelity enhancements for HD Playback and immersive web browsing.
  • Intel InTru 3D - Stereoscopic 3D Blu-Ray (playback in full 1080p resolution over HDMI* 1.4 and premium audio)
  • Intel Insider - Unlock a world of premium HD Movies and entertainment
  • Intel HD Graphics 2000/3000 - Enhanced 3D performance for immersive mainstream and casual gaming.
This is just the tip of the iceberg features, this is even excluding the Chipset features!

Jermyn Wong, Intel ph's Market Dev't. Manager
SMART Computing:

Smart Performance, energy efficiency and intelligence merge in the new set of processors. Add to that the enhanced versions of the Intel Virtualization Technology, Intel AVX, Intel Smart Cache, Turbo Boost 2.0, HyperThreading and Inel WiDi.

Interesting Facts on the 2nd generation performance:
  • Content creation is 42% much faster and gaming up to 50% faster
  • Close to a billion transistor count inside the 2nd Gen processor
  • A 32nm transistor found in the new chips can switch on & off more than 300 Billion Times in 1 second. That would take a human 4,000 years to do the same with a light switch.
  • If compared to the Core2Duo, the new chips are 831% faster
  • For die hard gamers and overclockers - they have the Core i7 extreme which has no GHz lock
Randy Kanapi, Intel ph's Marketing Manager
About Intel:

Intel (NASDAQ: INTC) is a world leader in computing innovation. The company designs and builds the essential technologies that serve as the foundation for the world's computing devices. Additional information about intel and the 2nd Generation Intel Core Processors, are available at newsroom.intel.com and blogs.intel.com.
'Sandy Bridge' -2nd Generation Intel Core Processor launched for the Masses 'Sandy Bridge' -2nd Generation Intel Core Processor launched for the Masses Reviewed by Vernon Joseph Go on Wednesday, April 13, 2011 Rating: 5