Intel has launched its quad-core 3rd generation Intel Core processor family, available in desktop, laptop and all-in-one (AIO) designs. The new processors are made using Intel’s 22-nanometer (nm) 3-D tri-Gate transistor technology.
Systems based on quad-core 3rd generation Intel Core processor products will be available beginning this month. Boxed versions of these processors will also be available this month from online, retail and channel resellers. In the coming months, additional versions of the 3rd generation Intel Core processors will be available to power devices ranging from Ultrabooks, to servers and intelligent systems.
Kirk Skaugen (Vice president and general manager, PC Client Group, Intel): Our engineers have exceeded our expectations by doubling the performance of media and graphics versus the best processors we’ve built until today.
The performance gains found in the new processors are due in part to the three-dimensional structure of the new Intel transistors. Until today, computers, servers and other devices have used only two-dimensional planar transistors. Adding a third dimension to transistors allows Intel to increase transistor density and put more capabilities into every square millimeter of these new processors, says the company.
The 3rd generation Intel Core processor with Intel HD Graphics 4000 delivers up to two times better 3-D graphics performance compared to the previous-generation processor, bringing more gaming fun with richer detail at higher resolutions. Intel HD Graphics 4000 supports Microsoft DirectX 11, OpenGL 3.1 and OpenCL 1.1.
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