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Intel Core i7-3720QM: Mobile Ivy Bridge Review - Intel Core i7-3720QM: Mobile Ivy Bridge Review
Fri, Jun 22 2012 | 12:00PM | Filed under: CPU / Processors| PermaLink Posted by: STAFF

Instead of breaking new ground in performance, Ivy Bridge improves efficiency, marking the arrival of Intel's 22nm design process which uses new 3D transistors. This allows the flagship quad-core 3.5GHz Core i7-3770K to consume less power than the more modest Sandy Bridge i5-2500K. Granted, the 19-watt power savings we recorded in our tests probably won't excite desktop users, but it does present a tangible benefit for battery-bound mobile machines. Ivy Bridge's improved fuel efficiency should grant laptops a little more mileage away from wall chargers.

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