Ivy Bridge architecture, Whats new ?
"Ivy Bridge" is the latest and third generation of Intel Core processor packing the i3/i5/i7 series, the new generation is labled ix-3xxx on the three series and is based on the new 22nm process technology wich promise a lower TDP and higher performance and higher frequency achievements.
The new architecture also use the tri-gate ("3D") transistors which use a 3-D built transistor fabrication allowing up to 37% higher speed, or a power consumption at under 50% of the previous type of transistors used by Intel, the new processors require a LGA 1155 socket and the latest series 7 chipset or a BIOS upgrade for some X6 intel's chipsets, the new generation promise from 5 to 15% of performance improvement over the precedent generaion in CPU.
New features on Ivy Bridge:
- Tri-gate transistor ("3-D") technology.
- PCI Express 3.0 support.
- Intel HD Graphics with DirectX 11.
- RAM support up to 2800 MT/s
- USB 3.0 and SATA 6.0 ready.
|Core i3 Ivy Bridge box|
Intel Core i3-3220 specifications:
The i3-3220 got the same specifications as the precedent generation with no turbo boost features, 3MB of cache, the same 3.3Ghz frequency and the same HD2500 graphics chip.
Intel Core i3-2120 specifications:
Intel Smart Cache
Instruction Set Extensions
Embedded Options Available
|Intel® HD Graphics 2000|
Benchmarks selectionPassmark CPU mark Relative score benchmark result:
CineBench benchmark result:
WPrime 32 Benchmark comparison:
Gaming, 3DMark Vantage benchmark:
Gaming, Resident Evil 5 Benchmark score @1280 resolution:
Max Payen 3 benchmark results:
Update:Here are some official benchmarks leaked from Intel, comparing the i3-3220 versus the i3-2120 CPU with different benchmarking softwares, the difference between the two processors is clear, the i3-3220 reach up to twice the performance of the precedent generation i3-2120 according to Intel make it a big deal for your wallet.
Motherboard: Intel DH67BL motherboard.
Graphics: Integrated Intel HD Graphics 2000.
Memory: 4GB (2x2GB) dual channel Micron DDR3 1333 9-9-9-24 Memory.
Hard Disk: Seagate ST31000528AS Barracuda 1TB 32MB cache 7200 RPM.
Operating System: Windows 7 SP1 Ultimate x64
SysMark 2012 benchmark:
CineBench R11.5 benchmark result
Media Espresso benchmark result
i3-3220 Vs i3-2120 Integrated HD 2500 graphics comparison 3DMark Vantage :
3DMark Vantage Benchmark result:
Also bellow another 3DMark Vantage benchmark test result courtesy of zol.com.cn
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