Ivy BridgeIvy Bridge is the name used for a”third generation” line of processors utilizing the base of 22 nmmanufacturing process introduced by Intel. The name is likewise connected allthe more extensively to the 22 nm die shrink of the Sandy Bridgemicroarchitecture in view of FinFET (“3D”) Tri-Gate transistors, whichis additionally utilized as a part of the Xeon and Core i7 Ivy Bridge-EX(Ivytown), Ivy Bridge-EP and Ivy Bridge-E microchips introduced in 2013. It isimportant to note that Ivy Bridge processors are backward compatible with theSandy Bridge platform, yet such systems may require updating the firmware(which is vendor specific). In 2011, Intel introduced its 7-series PantherPoint chipsets with combined USB 3.0 to supplement Ivy Bridge. Volume creationof Ivy Bridge chips started in the third quarter of the year 2011. The Quad-coremodel was launched on 29 April 2012 whereas the dual-core-mobile model wasintroduced 31 May 2012. Core i3 desktop processors, along with the first 22 nmPentium, were announced and available to consumers in the first week ofSeptember, 2012.
It is the last Intel microarchitecture for which Windows XPdriver bolster authoritatively exists. The Benchmark comparisons between Ivyand Sandy Bridges will be drawn. Contrasted with its forerunner, Sandy Bridge,the Ivy Bridge offers: 1.
3% to 6% expansion in CPU executionwhen it’s compared clock for clock 2. 25% to 68% addition in the integratedGPU performanceAn overview of this introduction willnow be discussed. The Ivy Bridge CPU microarchitecture is the successor ofSandy Bridge and it remains unaltered to a great extent.
Like its forerunner,Sandy Bridge, Ivy Bridge was additionally essentially created by Intel’s Israelbranch, situated in Haifa, Israel. Remarkable enhancements include:-1. 22 nm Tri-gate transistor(“3-D”) technology (up to half less power utilization at a similarexecution level as 2-D planar transistors)2.
An arbitrary number generator and theRdRand direction, which is codenamed as “Bull Mountain”.We also have to discuss the featuresof these Bridges. The mobile and desktop Ivy Bridge chips likewise incorporatenoteworthy changes over Sandy Bridge:- 1. 16 bit floating point conversion instructions known as F16C2. RdRand instruction that is the IntelSecure Key3. PCI Express 3.
0 support that is notcompatible with Core i3 and ULV processors4. Sandy Bridges use a maximum of 57 CPUmultipliers but Ivy Bridges use 635. It supports a RAM of 2800 MT perseconds in 200 MHz additions6. Sandy Bridges have six or twelveexecution units (EUs) built in GPU’s whereas Ivy Bridges have six or sixteenEUs.
7. It has a multiple amount of 4K videoplayback8. For mobile processors, DDR3L andconfigurable TDP which is the “cTDP”9. Intel Quick Synchronization Videoutilizing version 210. It supports up to three displays butit offers some limitations. That is, it has a chipset of 7 series, utilizingtwo of them with DisplayPort or eDP.11. An instruction pipeline of stage 14 to19 but this depends on the micro operation cache hit or cache miss.
12. It utilizes Intel HD Graphics withDirectX 11, OpenGL 3.1 along with a support for OpenCL 1.1. The 10.18.
10.4653 WHQL (drivers) and its successordrivers support OpenGL 4.0. Another important feature is that Mesa 17.
1supports OpenGL 4.2 on Linux.