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All posts tagged "ivy bridge"


Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Intel Ivy Bridge To Enable 4096 Resolution

Posted by Michael Knutson in "Apple Talk" @ 08:00 AM

http://www.appleinsider.com/article...etina_macs.html

"Intel quietly revealed last week that its next-generation Ivy Bridge processors will support the 4K display resolution, with up to 4096 x 4096 pixels per monitor, potentially paving the way for Apple to introduce high-resolution "Retina Display" Macs."

When HD just isn't enough, soon we'll have even higher resolution and clarity. 4096 x 4096? Holy headache, here comes the 60-inch iMac!? Intel also announced a Multi Format Codec (MFX) engine that is capable of playing multiple 4K videos concurrently. This codec will also support 4KQuadHD video, a new YouTube video format. It is anticipated that Ivy Bridge enhancements give it roughly a 60 percent performance boost over the current Sandy Bridge processor family. Ivy Bridge will also support the Apple OpenCL standard for future products in 2012 and beyond.


Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Intel's "Ivy Bridge" Gives Moore's Law a Lifeline

Posted by Michael Knutson in "Laptop Thoughts News" @ 11:00 PM

http://newsroom.intel.com/community...58152-c1-266892

"SANTA CLARA, Calif., May 4, 2011 - Intel Corporation today announced a significant breakthrough in the evolution of the transistor, the microscopic building block of modern electronics. For the first time since the invention of silicon transistors over 50 years ago, transistors using a three-dimensional structure will be put into high-volume manufacturing. Intel will introduce a revolutionary 3-D transistor design called Tri-Gate, first disclosed by Intel in 2002, into high-volume manufacturing at the 22-nanometer (nm) node in an Intel chip codenamed "Ivy Bridge." A nanometer is one-billionth of a meter."

"Moore's Law is a forecast for the pace of silicon technology development that states that roughly every 2 years transistor density will double, while increasing functionality and performance and decreasing costs. It has become the basic business model for the semiconductor industry for more than 40 years." So, how does Intel ensure that Moore's Law continues to be valid? Move into a third dimension. 22-nanometers, or 22 billionths of a meter - an amazing technical accomplishment. So, just to give us an idea of how small these technologies have become, Intel states that "more than 6 million 22nm Tri-Gate transistors could fit in the period at the end of this sentence." Production availability is scheduled for the end of 2011. Do we live in interesting times, or what?


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