Posts Tagged ‘Ivy Bridge’
Today, Gigabyte introduced its 15.6-inch P2542G gaming notebook, at CeBIT 2012.
The Gigabyte P2542G is a gaming and multimedia notebook with a race car design, featuring a unique dual heat sink with dual air vents technology, for a powerful cooling during long hours of use. The machine has a 15.6-inch Full HD (1920 x 1080) LED backlight display, powered by a quad-core 3rd generation Intel Core i7 CPU (Ivy Bridge) and an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660M GPU with 2GB of video memory.
Intel sticks to its plans to launch Ivy Bridge processors at the end of April.
Intel is not going to delay its Ivy Bridge processors (by eight weeks) according to Mr. Jon Carvill, at Intel Media Relations. The company will keep its schedule, which has only been postponed by a few weeks and will officially announce its Ivy Bridge CPUs at the end of April, this year.
The new Intel Ivy Bridge platform will cause Ultrabook prices to drop in March, 2012.
The prices of first-generation Ultrabooks will most likely to drop by 20 – 30% in March, due to the upcoming third-generation Intel Ivy Bridge platform, which will be announced in April, this year.
Leading companies will be offering Thunderbolt interface in their ultrabook models in Q2, 2012.
The leading companies Acer, Asus and Lenovo will most likely use Thunderbolt connectivity in their upcoming Ultrabook models based on Intel’s Ivy Bridge platform, in the second quarter of this year.
Ivy Bridge is already set to support by default USB 3.0 technology, which will be implemented in mid to high-end notebook models in 2012, and will become a standard by 2013. While the Thunderbolt technology is only expected to be seen in high-end notebooks, due to its cost of more than $20 USD.
AMD is readying the launch of its next-generation low-cost Ultrathin platform.
AMD is preparing the launch of its Trinity-based Ultrathin platform (which is alike Intel’s Ultrabook).
The Trinity-based Ultrathins are most likely to be launched in June, two months after Intel launches its next-generation 22nm Ivy Bridge platform. It is expected that the average price of Intel’s Ultrabooks will drop down to $799 – $999 USD, once devices with Ivy Bridge processors become available. Till that time AMD will be ready to launch its platform, and lower the overall costs for Trinity-based Ultrathin notebooks by 10% – 20 %, so as to attract leading companies like Hewlett-Packard (HP), Acer and Asus from placing orders.
Intel will unveil some of its 22nm Ivy Bridge notebook processors on April 8, 2012.
Intel is planning to release eight 22nm Ivy Bridge processors for notebooks and ultrabooks, around April 8th, next year.
The notebook processors Core i7-3920XM (Extreme Edition), i7-3820QM and i7-3720QM will be released in April 2012, with prices at $1,096, $568 and $378 USD, respectively. The rest five Ivy Bridge processors including Core i5-3520M, i5-3360M, i5-3320M, and Ultrabook processors Core i7-3667U and Core i5-3427U will be unveiled at later dates.
Intel will lower its Sandy Bridge-based notebook processor’s prices.
Intel is planning to lower prices with 10 – 15% of some of its Core i3 and i5 notebook processors and has already informed its partners. Intel’s move to price reduction is to encourage vendors to drop prices due to the company’s upcoming Ivy Bridge processors, which are expected to be announced in April, next year.
The 22nm Ivy Bridge processors (including Core i5-3450 and Core i7-3370) are expected to be priced between $184 – $332 USD, around $10 – $15 USD more expensive than some of Intel’s existing processors.