|Intel's Tick-Tock with Ivy Bridge coming soon Tick+|
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Ivy Bridge feature improvements over Sandy Bridge include:
- Tri-gate transistor technology (less than 50% power consumption at the same performance level as 2-D planar transistors).
- PCI Express 3.0 support
- Max CPU multiplier of 63 (57 for Sandy Bridge).
- RAM support up to 2800MT/s in 200MHz increments.
- Intel HD Graphics with DirectX 11, OpenGL 3.1, and OpenCL 1.1 support.
- The built-in GPU is believed to have up to 16 execution units (EUs), compared to Sandy Bridge's maximum of 12.
- A new random number generator and the RdRand instruction, codenamed Bull Mountain.
- Intel Quick Sync Video.
- DDR3L low voltage for mobile processors.
- Multiple 4K video playback.
Performance according to sources (compared to Sandy Bridge):
- Up to 20% increase in CPU performance.
- 30% to 100% increase in integrated GPU performance.