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All You Need to Know about Intel Ivy Bridge


The Complete Guide to Ivy Bridge

Intel's third generation Core processors are finally here. Codenamed "Ivy Bridge", these new processors represent the "tick" in Intel’s "tick-tock" strategy, where every “tick” is a shrink in manufacturing process technology used and every "tock" is a completely new microarchitecture. As such, Ivy Bridge is manufactured using the latest 22nm process technology and also boasts a number of other incremental upgrades.

And apart from the new processors, Intel has also announced their new 7-series chipset. The new processors, combined with the new chipset promises to enhance your computing experience, boost productivity and improve overall security of your systems.

In this guide, you will learn everything you need to know about the new Ivy Bridge processors and 7-series chipsets, what kind of performance gains can you expect, just how effective is the new HD Graphics 4000 GPU, what does Ivy Bridge mean for mobile computing and much more. Check out the latest reviews of devices powered by Ivy Bridge processors and also learn more about upcoming Ivy Bridge products.

 


Reviews and Feature Articles
Intel Core i7-4960X Extreme Edition review

Intel i7-4960X Extreme Edition – Ivy Bridge Goes Extreme to Save the Day?

REVIEW / 03 Sep 2013 / By Wong Chung Wee

The Intel Core i7-4960X Extreme Edition CPU brings life to the LGA2011 chip package with its new 22nm microarchitecture. It also offers owners of Intel X79-based motherboards, a much-needed upgrade option. Find out if its performance levels make the option compelling!

Microsoft Surface Pro (128GB) review

Microsoft Surface Pro - Showcasing the Vision

REVIEW / 03 Jun 2013 / By Ng Chong Seng

With a tablet form factor that allows the attachment of a keyboard cover, the Intel Core i5-equipped and Windows 8 Pro-running Surface Pro is Microsoft showing the world how a no compromise device should be made. It even comes with a full HD screen and digital pen support. We find out if it lives up to its promise.

MSI Z77A-GD65 Gaming review

MSI Z77A-GD65 Gaming Motherboard - The March of the Dragoon Army

REVIEW / 01 May 2013 / By Wong Chung Wee

The Z77A-GD65 Gaming is MSI's flagship Intel Z77 Express-based motherboard that is a nod to the gaming community. We check out how this gaming board performs as we put it through its paces!

MSI Slidebook S20 (11.6-inch) review

MSI Slidebook S20 (11.6-inch) - Slide-out Ultrabook

REVIEW / 22 Apr 2013 / By Leo Boon Yeow

The 11.6-inch MSI Slidebook S20 is a Core i5 convertible Ultrabook that has a sliding form factor. It transitions from a tablet into a full-fledged notebook with ease. Priced at $1599, it's one of the most affordable notebooks in this form and function. We find out how it stacks up to the competition.

ASUS Taichi 21 review

ASUS Taichi 21 (11-inch) - Dual Displays

REVIEW / 06 Apr 2013 / By Leo Boon Yeow

The ASUS Taichi 21 is the latest convertible Ultrabook that wields two full HD displays that are placed back-to-back. It's the first time we've seen this form factor on a Windows 8 Ultrabook, so how will it stack up against some of the other Ultrabooks already out in the market? We'll find out.

MSI Z77A-GD65 Gaming review

Preview: MSI Z77A-GD65 Gaming Motherboard

REVIEW / 05 Apr 2013 / By Wong Chung Wee

Banking on the success of its MSI Gaming series laptops, the company has launched its flagship MSI Z77A-GD65 Gaming motherboard that is targeted primarily at gamers and power users. It is also the most feature-rich board following in the footsteps of the MSI Big Bang Z77 MPower motherboard.

Gigabyte Z77X-UP7 review

Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UP7 Motherboard - The King of the Hill?

REVIEW / 21 Mar 2013 / By Wong Chung Wee

With a whopping 32 phases of CPU power circuitry, the Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UP7 is definitely an Intel Z77 board that is not meant for the faint-hearted. It also features the new Ultra Durable 5 technology, so the board sports PowIRStage ICs and high-current 60A chokes to enable 2,000W of power delivery!

Samsung ATIV Smart PC Pro review

Samsung ATIV Smart PC Pro - The Ultra Tablet

REVIEW / 25 Feb 2013 / By Leo Boon Yeow

The Samsung ATIV Smart PC Pro, is really an Ultrabook disguised as a tablet. It's as powerful as most other Ultrabooks in the market, but also gives users the option of discarding the keyboard dock for much more portability. Is this the ultimate combo product? Find out in our review!