Everything You Need to Know About Intel Ivy Bridge
The Complete Guide to Ivy Bridge
Intel's third generation Core processors are finally here. Codenamed "Ivy Bridge", these new processors represent the "tick" in Intel’s "tick-tock" strategy, where every “tick” is a shrink in manufacturing process technology used and every "tock" is a completely new microarchitecture. As such, Ivy Bridge is manufactured using the latest 22nm process technology and also boasts a number of other incremental upgrades.
And apart from the new processors, Intel has also announced their new 7-series chipset. The new processors, combined with the new chipset promises to enhance your computing experience, boost productivity and improve overall security of your systems.
In this guide, you will learn everything you need to know about the new Ivy Bridge processors and 7-series chipsets, what kind of performance gains can you expect, just how effective is the new HD Graphics 4000 GPU, what does Ivy Bridge mean for mobile computing and much more. Check out the latest reviews of devices powered by Ivy Bridge processors and also learn more about upcoming Ivy Bridge products.
Reviews and Feature Articles
REVIEW / 01 May 2013 / By Michael Low & Wong Chung Wee
MSI's flagship Intel Z77 Express motherboard - the Z77A-GD65 Gaming - is a nod to the gaming community. We check out how this gaming board performs as we put it through its paces!
REVIEW / 05 Apr 2013 / By Michael Low & Wong Chung Wee
Following the success of its Gaming series laptops, MSI has launched its flagship Z77A-GD65 Gaming motherboard that is targeted primarily at gamers and power users. It is also the most feature-rich board following in the footsteps of the MSI Big Bang Z77 MPower.
REVIEW / 25 Feb 2013 / By Michael Low & Leo Boon Yeow
The Samsung ATIV Smart PC Pro is really an Ultrabook disguised as a tablet. It's as powerful as most other Ultrabooks in the market, but also allows users to discard the keyboard dock for added portability. Is this the ultimate combo product? Find out here!
REVIEW / 26 Dec 2012 / By Michael Low & Leo Boon Yeow
The Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga is a new breed of convertible Windows 8 Ultrabooks that offer dual usage modes: tablet and notebook. Thanks to its special patented hinges, it also offers two extra modes: 'Tent' and 'Stand'. How does it perform? Read on for the verdict.
REVIEW / 18 Dec 2012 / By Michael Low, Leo Boon Yeow & Martin James David
You'll probably find it difficult to separate a first generation 13-inch ZENBOOK and the second generation ZENBOOK Prime, but you can rest assured that the new ZENBOOK Prime has what it takes to be at the top of the Ultrabook competition.
REVIEW / 11 Sep 2012 / By Michael Low & Leo Boon Yeow
The Lenovo IdeaPad U310 Ultrabook offers an appealing design with an affordable price tag. We gave it a quick spin to see if it's a decent Ultrabook purchase.
REVIEW / 04 Sep 2012 / By Michael Low & Wong Chung Wee
The Big Bang Z77 MPower is MSI's flagship Intel Z77 Express-based motherboard to be OC Certified. This overclocking standard set by MSI is only accorded to boards that have passed its stringent overclocking testing procedure to guarantee stable overclocking results.
FEATURE / 03 Sep 2012 / By Michael Low & Leo Boon Yeow
We take a look at HP's new flagship touchscreen Ultrabooks, the HP Envy Touchsmart 4 and the HP Envy x2.
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