Image of Ivy Bridge Impressed, not the CPU Improvements

With the Core i7-3770K brings Intel already the third generation of Core processors on the market. Despite a change of structure width to 22 nanometers that are CPU without load is not economical – there’s a much faster graphics core with DirectX-11.

It has a “tick” in Intel made ??- with this slogan, derived from the tick-tock of a clock in the English language, says the chipmaker, the processor generations that appear within a year straight year. When the tick is always an existing architecture, as now with Sandy Bridge happen, changed moderately developed, but the production on a new structure width. The revised architecture more hot Tock, the next step here is to Haswell 2013 .

Intel has, however, since the first idea of Ivy Bridge have been hard pressed, the new development as a “tick +” for sale – this term was then used even in the last presentation material presented. There is so much more new technology in the Ivy Bridge CPUs stuck than other ticks. This applies above all to the newly developed graphics core, which is known as HD Graphics 4000 or 2500th

Image of Ivy Bridge

This makes a third of the GPU.

If you look at the the CPU, there is a third of the 160 square-millimeter chips from the graphics unit, is a total of Ivy Bridge processor with four cores and full graphics expansion of around 1.4 billion transistors assembled. This is important for Intel, especially for new notebooks and Ultra books: With support of DirectX 11 there are only occasional use of games fewer arguments for an additional GPU from AMD or Nvidia.

Intel has a smaller feature size of transistors Trigate used alongside the development of graphics for the power-saving measures. Instead of 95 watts as the direct predecessor Core i7-2700K (Sandy Bridge) is the Core i7-3770K made ??with only 77 watts TDP. The TDP does in practice but not nearly as much from how the appearance of the technical data it can expect.

We test the following, one of Intel Core i7-provided 3770K (quad-core, 3.5 to 3.9 GHz) in conjunction with an Intel motherboard and a Z77 motherboard from Asus.

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