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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?
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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.
Wednesday, February 19, 2014
- Intel Launches New-Generation Xeon E7 v2 Processor for High-End Enterprise Servers. Intel Releases Xeon E7 v2 “Ivy Town” Processors with Up to Fifteen Cores
Wednesday, February 12, 2014
- Intel Describes Next-Gen Xeon E7 “Ivy Town”: 15 Cores, New Topology, New Levels of Performance. Intel Reveals Xeon E7-8800v2 Specs Ahead of Launch
Sunday, November 17, 2013
- Asrock Unleashes Mainboards for Bitcoin Mining. Asrock Means Business: Reveals H81 Pro BTC & H61 Pro BTC “Mining Machines”
Tuesday, September 3, 2013
- Intel Celebrates Tenth Anniversary of “Extreme” Processors with Core i7 “Ivy Bridge-E” Launch. Intel Introduces New-Generation High-End Desktop Microprocessors
Wednesday, July 17, 2013
- Intel: Future Atom Processors Will Get Same Process Technologies and Architectural Advantages as Core Processors. Intel Wants to Align Innovations Between Atom and Core Product Families
Thursday, July 11, 2013
- Zotac Introduces NUC-Like Zbox Nano PCs with RAID Storage Support. Zotac Launches Powerful Core i7-Based NUC-Like Systems
Tuesday, June 25, 2013
- Intel to Introduce Affordable “Haswell” Microprocessors in September. Intel Preps Haswell-Based Core i3 and Pentium Chips for September Launch
Tuesday, June 18, 2013
- Chinese Tianhe-2 Supercomputer Becomes World’s Fastest Supercomputer. Intel Xeon “Ivy Bridge-EP” and Xeon Phi Power World’s Top Supercomputer
Thursday, June 6, 2013
- Retail Versions of Intel Core i “Haswell” Are “Hotter and Slower” Than Expected – Report. Production Haswell Processors Not As Good Overclockers As Samples – PC Makers
Monday, June 3, 2013
- Intel Begins to Shift Celeron and Pentium Microprocessors to Low-Cost/Low-Power Micro Architecture. Intel Moves Celeron and Pentium Products to Silvermont Micro-Architecture
Tuesday, May 28, 2013
- Gigabyte Unleashes Intel NUC-Like Brix Small Form-Factor Desktops. Gigabyte Introduces Ultra-Small Brix Systems
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