Articles & Reviews
Intel decided to give it a shot in the ultra-compact desktop systems market. And they immediately came up with a unique product: a miniature system case only 12x11x4 cm in size based on Core i3 processor. It boasts a truly impressive combination of features, but does it make practical sense to give us a large desktop box in favor of a tiny guy like that?
We continue talking about different desktop CPUs on third generation Core microarchitecture. Today we will discuss dual-core products: Core i3-3420, Core i3-3225 and Core i3-3220.
We have tested the entire third generation Core i5 processor line-up based on Ivy bridge microarchitecture including Core i5-3570K, Core i5-3570, Core i5-3550 and Core i5-3450 models. How much better are these newcomers than the good old Sandy Bridge CPUs?
Processor microarchitectures continue developing, and the DDR3 SDRAM frequencies continue growing. However, does it really make sense to use high-speed memory with contemporary Ivy Bridge processors? To answer this question we analyzed the influence of memory frequency and latencies on the performance of a contemporary LGA 1155 platform.
Ivy Bridge processors didn’t really impress us that much, because they didn’t turn out that much more advanced than their predecessors. However, we haven’t yet had a chance to really dig into the performance and features of their graphics cores. Let’s make up for this omission and test their graphics. What if obtained results completely change our opinion about them?
Other hot topics
Intel Ivy Bridge
Ivy Bridge is the code name of the new Intel processors, which should replace Sandy Bridge. Ivy Bridge CPUs are believed to have no new generation Core microarchitecture inside and will be a 22 nm die shrink of Sandy Bridge. Ivy Bridge will be the first processors to be manufacturing using tri-gate transistor technology.
Ivy Bridge processors will be backward compatible with all Sandy Bridge platforms, however they will also bring a number of innovative changes, including PCI Express 3.0 support. Moreover, the graphics core in these new processors will support DirectX 11 and OpenCL 1.1.
Friday, May 10, 2013
- Web-Site Publishes Fully-Fledged Intel Core i7-4770K “Haswell” Review [UPDATED]. Haswell’s x86 Performance In Line with Ivy Bridge
Thursday, May 9, 2013
- New Benchmark Results of Intel Core i “Haswell” Hit the Web. Web-Site Publishes New Benchmarks, Photos of Core i7 4000 “Haswell” Chips
Friday, May 3, 2013
- Intel Core i7-4770K “Haswell” Overclocked to 7.01GHz - Report. Intel Haswell Demonstrates Overclocking Wonders Ahead of Release
Friday, April 26, 2013
- Intel Core i “Haswell” Due in 3.3 Quadrillion Nanoseconds. Intel to Launch Fourth-Generation Core i “Haswell” on June 4, 2013
Wednesday, April 24, 2013
- Intel Core i7-4960X “Ivy Bridge-E” Is Up to 11% Faster Than Current-Generation Extreme Offering. First Unofficial Test Results Show Intel “Ivy Bridge-E” Is 5% - 11% Faster Than Intel “Sandy Bridge-E”
Tuesday, April 23, 2013
- Intel Quietly Adds Ultra-Low Voltage Celeron Processor for Slim Ultrabooks into Family. Intel Slashes Ultrabook Prices by $100 with the Introduction of New Celeron ULV Chip
Thursday, April 18, 2013
- MSI Debuts World’s First and Only 27” All-in-One Gaming System. MSI Unleashes 27” AIO System for Gamers
Tuesday, April 16, 2013
- Intel: PC Market Set to Remain Weak, But Haswell Brings New Hopes. Intel Ready for Weak PC Sales, But Pins Hopes on Haswell, New Form-Factors
Thursday, April 11, 2013
- Alienware Introduces Gaming PC with Ubuntu Linux OS. Alienware X51 with Ubuntu Linux Could Be the Second Steam Box PC
Wednesday, April 3, 2013
- Intel Boosts Performance of Integrated HD Graphics 4000 by 10% with New Drivers. Intel Reassures Commitment to Computer Graphics with Driver Update
- Intel Readies Higher-Performance NUC Systems with Core i5 “Ivy Bridge” and “Haswell” Processors. New Intel NUCs Small Form-Factor PCs in the Works – Report
Friday, March 29, 2013
- Intel’s New Extreme Processors Will Barely Improve Performance Significantly – Specifications. Specifications of the First Core i7 “Ivy Bridge-E” Chips Get Published
Wednesday, March 27, 2013
- Google Working on Chromebooks with Core i “Haswell” Chips. Next-Generation of Premium Chromebooks May Be in the Works
Thursday, March 21, 2013
- Intel to Take Gradual Approach to Introduction of New Xeon Microprocessors. Intel to Start Introducing Ivy Bridge-Based Xeon Processors for Multi-Socket Systems in Q3 – Report
Wednesday, March 13, 2013
- Dell Introduces XPS 18 “Table PC”: An AIO Desktop with Touchscreen. Dell Follows Asus, Lenovo with Ultra-Large XPS 18 Tablet
Friday, March 8, 2013
- Intel Delays Next-Generation Core i7 Extreme “Ivy Bridge-E” Chip – Report. Launch Intel Core i7 Extreme “Ivy Bridge-E” Slips by One Quarter
- Asus Introduces All-In-One PC with Detachable King-Size Tablet. Asus Weds Microsoft Windows 8 and Google Android in Transformer AiO
Thursday, February 21, 2013
- Google Unleashes Pixel: The Most Advanced Chromebook Ever. Google Confirms Premium Pixel Chromebook with Retina-Class Display
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
- Falcon Northwest Installs World’s Fastest Single-GPU Graphics Card into Small Form-Factor PC. Falcon Northwest Introduces World’s Highest-Performing SFF Gaming PC
- Gigabyte Introduces Thin Mini-ITX Mainboards. Gigabyte Debuts Thin Mainboards for All-in-One PCs