Conclusion: When we tested the Core i7-3770K in April, we found it to be 10-17% faster than the Sandy Bridge Core i7-2600K while consuming over 10% less power. In essence, this makes Ivy Bridge a more refined version of Sandy Bridge. Intel's only weakness was in its HD graphics engine, with the HD 4000 still being much slower than AMD's A8 series APUs. This remains true of Ivy Bridge's mobile parts.
Excerpt: You might say Intel has been absolutely killing it as of late. Whether you consider their recent earnings announcement beating Wall Street's expectations, the Ultrabook craze, their re-entrance into the handset arena with their Medfield platform, or the proliferation of their 2nd generation Core Sandy Bridge-based processors in the market; it's perfectly clear the company is in an execution groove that will fuel both their own growth as well as industry growth for some...
Intel Core i7-3720QM - Ivy Bridge For Mobile Review: Monster Kill!
23 April 2012
Excerpt: It would be an understatement to say that Intel’s had a good streak as of, say, the last five years. If life was commented on by the announcer from Unreal Tournament, Intel’s product releases would now be followed by the scream of “ M-M-M-MONSTER KILLLLLLLL! ” This is particularly true in the mobile market. Atom aside, Intel’s processors have repeatedly defeated AMD and its own preceding products.
Intel Core i7-3720QM Review; Ivy Bridge Goes Mobile
22 April 2012
Conclusion: Initial Impressions After Sandy Bridge set the bar for mobile processors, this latest generation had quite a bit to live up to. From a feature perspective, Ivy Bridge doesn’t really bring anything new to the table, nor is it a quantum leap forward in terms of performance. What has happened is the next logical step towards increased real world performance and a closer relationship between the CPU and onboard graphics controller without a corresponding spike in power...
Test: Intel Core i7-3720QM - Ivy Bridge goes mobile
23 April 2012
Summary: Nach langem Warten und mehreren Verschiebungen sind sie nun endlich da, die ersten Ivy-Bridge-Prozessoren für Notebooks. Bislang kann man allerdings nur von einer Vorhut sprechen, denn auf die Dualcore-Prozessoren und die für Ultrabooks so wichtigen Low-Voltage-CPUs, die künftig Ultra-CPUs genannt werden, müssen wir noch etwas warten. Intel kann die CPU-Leistung steigern, da die neuen CPUs etwas höher getaktet werden und die GPU merklich verschnellern.
Pros: Hervorragendes Performance/Watt-Verhältnis, HD4000 lässt kleine dedizierte GPUs teils überflüssig werden, Hohe CPU-Leistung, USB 3.0 im Chipsatz integriert