The chip giant is said to have shown off its up-coming 22-nanometre Ivy Bridge-codenamed CPUs to notebook makers, according to a report in Digitimes.com.
Ivy Bridge will deliver quad-core CPUs for the first time in the entry-level segment of the notebook market while eight-core and 16-core CPUs will fill the mainstream and performance segments. It will also include integrated DirectX11 graphics support.
Although not much is known about these chips at present, Intel CEO Paul Otellini recently said at the 2010 Intel Developers Forum that the company was on track to release the new chips during the second half of 2011.
Ivy Bridge processors will be part of Intel’s next major notebook platform called Chief River and it’s here that USB3.0 will first be integrated into an Intel chipset, rather than notebook makers relying on third party sources such as NEC.