Intel’s Ivy Bridge: Inside Core i’s third generation

“Intel’s latest processor architecture, codenamed Ivy Bridge, is its previous one, Sandy Bridge, shrunk,” Simon Crisp reports for The Register.

“Sandy Bridge chips, marketed as second-generation Core i CPUs, were produced using a 32nm process. Ivy Bridge is 22nm,” Crisp reports. “Actually, there’s a little bit more to it than that.”

Crisp reports, “At the heart of the new fabrication process is the Intel’s Tri-Gate transistor technology, which the chip giant is calling the world’s first ‘3D’ transistor. Traditionally, the transistors in a processor or any other silicon chip are to all intents and purposes flat, so they’re considered to be 2D even though they’re not literally so. The new Tri-Gate transistors have a fin that stands vertically up off the silicon substrate, hence the 3D tag.”

Much more in the full article here.

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