Intel’s Sandy Bridge officially released, brings new features
Well it’s finally here. After dealing with some minor setback with Intel’s next generation Core processor, Sandy Bridge has finally been released in the market and Intel is confident to lets you guys know that it’s their best chip so far. In fact, they’re boasting that it’s up to 42 percent faster when it comes to content creation and up to 50% faster for gaming as compared to the previous generation.
They also added some exciting features to complement the already impressive Hyper-Threading and Turbo Boost technology found in the first generation.
There’s the Intel WiDi 2.0 to beam content such as movies and videos to their big-screen HDTVs. Additional improvements include support for 1080pHD as well as protected content either streaming from the Internet or played locally from a Blu-ray or DVD player.
Then it also features Intel QuickSync Video which is a built-in hardware acceleration that takes the wait out of editing and sharing videos with astonishing performance that completes in minutes what used to take hours. Now faster than ever, consumers can edit, convert and share videos with friends and family. Intel estimated that a 4-minute HD video that used to take 4 minutes to convert to play on an iPod would now take just 16 seconds.
Intel Advanced Vector Extensions (AVX) increases performance for such demanding visual applications as audio processing and professional video image editing such as stitching together multiple photographs.
Intel Clear Video Technology HD improves the visual quality and color fidelity during video playback for a spectacular screen experience.
Intel InTru 3-D enables immersive stereoscopic 3-D to 3-D-capable HDTVs or monitors via HDMI 1.4, making movie excitement almost come out of the screen.
Based on Intel’s 32 nanometer (nm) process technology, the new chips are the first “visibly smart” microarchitecture to combine visual and 3D graphics technology with performance-leading microprocessors on a single chip. For consumers, this means a dramatically improved PC experience, with overall better power management, greater efficiency and increased battery life.