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Intel launches its Ivy Bridge processor line-up, leaves dual-core and low-voltage varieties for later

Today, a little ahead of schedule, Intel is launching its Ivy Bridge family of processors.

Originally, Intel was supposed to launch the new CPU family on April 29, but after the numerous delays, doing it a bit early won’t hurt anyone.

Built around the 22nm manufacturing process, the Ivy Bridge CPUs feature Intel’s 3D tri-gate transistors technology, which boosts power efficiency.

Initially, 13 quad-core processors of the Core i5 and Core i7 variety are hitting the shelves, most of them aimed at desktop computers. Unfortunately for the ultrabook lovers, dual-core and ultra low voltage Ivy Bridge chips will be delayed yet again until some time later in the summer.

The future looks bright for the company, as Intel plans to launch chips with 14nm transistors in 2013, and by 2015 it should even hit the 10nm mark. Moore’s law looks to be hard at work at Intel’s labs. Are you excited about the new Ivy Bridge chips?

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